With the recent mass distribution of classified material from Wikileaks related sources and others a new debate has started taking place with several different and interesting questions being raised about UFOs, classified information, and whether disclosure would be helped or hindered by the leaking of files from a classified source. How could this information distribution actually end up hurting full disclosure of an alien presence on Earth?
Wikileaks seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind this week as Julian Assange faces potential extradition to Sweden, and hints have been dropped that there are a number of UFO related files yet to be leaked to a public eager to devour all information related to the UFO phenomenon. But as Stephen Bassett suggested in an interview with the Washington Times, the potential for a Wikileak spilling the beans on the UFO phenomenon could come at a hefty cost when it comes to national security. Bassett suggests a more productive way for the UFO phenomenon to go public would be through the release of information voluntarily so that it could still control the specifics about nuclear facilities, their shutting down prematurely, and the locations and times of these shutdowns.
If, however, this information were to come out prematurely is it possible the government would lock up the remaining files making them virtually impossible to access? For years the disclosure movement has pushed for the legal and voluntary release of all information regarding the UFO phenomenon, and its success has been itself largely a matter of debate. Some suggest that the files that have been released have not been very exciting because there simply is not very much exciting information. And yet still others suggest that the information provided has not been Earth changing only because the most interesting matters still remain a matter of the utmost secrecy. The unconfirmed reports of lights in the sky are so prolific, in other words, that any government would find it not only safe but mandatory to release any and all information that is specifically inconclusive because it would be more suspicious if they did not. With other world governments worldwide releasing information regarding mysterious aerial phenomena it would be very strange indeed if only one country had completely avoided any such contact.
So if there is something world changing left to be released by these Wikileaks UFO files, it seems Assange too will have an uphill battle. We’ve seen how the media commonly reacts to the UFO phenomenon. Could the credibility damage suffered by others also be suffered by Assange if his findings are too fantastic? And if the files he suggests could be released are final proof of an extraterrestrial presence, how will it affect the world? And for that matter, how would it affect future government cooperation on the matter?
It is an interesting dilemma, and one that has been reached with a level of sobering maturity that we have come to expect of UFO researchers over the course of the past year.