Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama appoints new Director of CIA Leon Panetta - signals Ufo disclosure ?

Obama's choice of new Cia director Leon Panetta means great news for the Ufo community and disclosure but bad news for the intelligtence community and those against disclosure.

For those who don't know Panetta is close to John Podesta who served as Panetta’s deputy during the Clinton Administration. Podesta became Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1998-2001. Podesta now serves on the co-chair of Obama’s transition team and the selection of Panetta is likely due to Podesta’s influence. (Note Below extracts from this article )

The choice of Panetta to direct the CIA speaks very strongly about Obama's strategy for an open goverment & Ufo disclosure. Podesta who chose the new CIA director has long been an outspoken advocate of Open Government. Infact On September 16, 2008, he gave a speech before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution titled “Too Much Secrecy Puts Our Nation at Risk.”

Podesta helped create the Clinton Administration’s efforts to implement greater government openness through the passage of Executive Order 12958. Passed on April 17 1995, EO 12958 made it easier to declassify national security information that had been unnecessarily classified for decades. The Bush administration later neutralized key sections of EO 12958 thereby making it harder to declassify documents. Less well known is that in October 22, 2002, Podesta petitioned for the release of UFO files that had been unnecessarily classified. He said: "I think it's time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark on the question of government investigations of UFOs.” source



Podesta speaks at the national press club in washington about the need for UFO disclosure :



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