Friday, March 05, 2021

X-Zone Broadcast Network - John Greenewald on the Nature of FOIA


In a follow up to Tony Bragalia’s interview, I reached out to John Greenewald, who I believe is the expert on FOIA. Tony and I had come to an impasse as he insisted that the FOIA officer’s use of UAP in his response was sufficient to connect the documents Tony received with tales of alien spaceship crashes. John had a different point of view and we discussed that. You can listen to that interview here:

John Greenewald

Probably the most important part of our discussion on FOIA was that many of the responses use the old cut and paste option, which plugs in parts of the original request into the response. John also talked about FOIA officers sometimes focusing on a single part of a multipart request. In this case it was UAP, which didn’t mean the Pentagon was admitting to anything, but attempting to respond to a request. In other words, the response was not an admission that they were pulling material that came from crash recovered debris. I think the discussion might clear up any questions about how some of this works.

We did take a look at the documents as well, known as DIRD (Defense Intelligence Reference Documents), many of which have been in the public arena for a number of years. There was nothing extraordinary in the documentation supplied, and as I had mentioned, I had just seen some of it in YouTube videos (that I found more by accident than in a real, concentrated search).

This interview was at the other end of the spectrum. Tony is convinced that the documents and the emails he has received prove that the Pentagon has crash recovered debris, and John believes the documents, and the emails, do not lead to that conclusion.

We did talk about the classification markings on the documents which was For Official Use Only (FOUO) which is the lowest of the classifications. It does not require the document to be safe guarded. You don’t even have to lock it in a drawer or cover it up when someone else approaches. It just keeps it from being disseminated to those on the outside… and if someone on the outside sees it, it doesn’t matter all that much. We agreed that had a spacecraft been recovered, the classification would be much higher than FOUO.

Next up is Steve Bassett, on the trail of discovery and a couple of other things he said are exciting. Questions, as usual, can be directed to the blog and I’ll try to get them asked during the show.

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