Friday, January 08, 2010

Responding to Bragalia’s Rebuttal to My Editorial About “The Foster Ranch and The BLM”

Foster Ranch BLM
By Dennis Balthaser
1-6-10     Unlike several comments I’ve received about my recent editorial shown above, Tony Bragalia has written a rebuttal because he is “left wondering precisely what point I was trying to make”. I have no intentions of getting into a word battle with Tony about this, and believe he fits into Stanton Friedman’s often used quote of “Don’t confuse me with facts, my minds made up”. He did the same thing in a recent article he also wrote about the Socorro New Mexico incident.

So for Tony’s sake, the point I was trying to make was simply sharing with the reader the facts about how the BLM documents were obtained by Wendy Connors and I back in 1998 and 1999, and exactly what was contained in them referring to the 1947 Roswell Incident. I had no interest in the other content of the 9 page documents, since they referred to grazing rights on the current ranch, which Tony apparently has no knowledge of here in New Mexico. I also didn’t comment on other things he mentioned in his article due to not having first-hand knowledge of those things, in contrast to the first-hand knowledge I did have about the BLM documents.

In his original article it appeared to me that Tony was indicating the BLM was covering up something by imposing restrictions on the site, while they admitted in a government document that it was the location of one of the “alleged” sites of a UFO crash in 1947.

In Tony’s rebuttal to my editorial, I noticed the following comments:

“He had no prior knowledge of this”. Well Tony, the documents (and there were two as I showed in my editorial) were written in 1998 and 1999, so I don’t suppose you did any research with the BLM back then, consequently you’re a little late coming to the dance. Did he even notice the date of the document he quoted when he did his examination of BLM documents? What he discovered “remains unclear in examining BLM online records”, according to his rebuttal.

Tony also made a comment that “the Foster’s Great Grandson and Foster daughter both believe that their family knew that the crashed object was extraterrestrial in nature”. Do they believe it or know it? There is a difference in the two Tony.

In the same paragraph Tony said, “ the grandson believes the Fosters may have been granted land rights for their silence”, and “the daughter believes her father was threatened and intimidated by the government”. Those are all possibilities, but should not be taken as a factual without more research, which Tony obviously didn’t do before writing his article.

The two paragraphs I quoted in my editorial were scanned from the original documents I have had in my files for the past 10 years, and are not of the best quality, but I was trying to show that they were copies of the original documents---not something I retyped.

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