For years now, Disclosure Project guru Dr. Steven Greer has claimed that he "briefed" DCI James Woolsey in 1993 about the UFO phenomenon, and the government's cover-up of the truth. He repeated these claims recently, in a December, 2004, interview with Richard Dolan in Phenomena Magazine (see www.ufoevidence.org/news/article196/htm).
Supposedly, at the end of the "briefing" Woolsey said to Greer, "Dr. Greer, how can we disclose what we are denied access to? What would that say to the world?"
That is Dr. Greer's version of the truth. The "other side of the truth" comes from Woolsey and the other people who were at that "briefing," which was, in fact, simply a dinner party. The letter, below, from the Woosleys and the Petersens, makes it clear, if one is to believe them, that Greer has, to be polite, stretched the truth about the "briefing."
Of course, Dr. Greer had a response, which can be found at www.cseti.org/position/greer/cni2.htm, in which he disputes the account of the Woolseys and the Petersens.
So - who is telling the truth here?
In his response, Greer claims that he received a "sensitive memo" (by FedEx) from Petersen in advance of the "briefing" in which Petersen allegedly wrote:
"I talked to Woolsey this morning and he (underlined in the original) suggested getting together over dinner. He was not aware of your organiztion or that anyone was planning such an announcement (regarding UFOs). This almost certainly means that,
1. there is an active attempt being made at lower levels of government to sabotage Project Starlight (the CSETI UFO disclosure effort),
2. this group almost certainly has tapped your phones and is aware of most of the details of your plans...
If we do have dinner with Jim (Woolsey), we will have moved this whole thing to a much, much higher plane and in doing so raised significant red flags for those who don't want to see us succeed. Operation Starlight will become a serious (underlined) threat to the status quo.
Meetings with people like Woolsey must be kept closely guarded. I have not even told Diane (Mr. Petersen's wife) about it.
You must understand that great principalities and powers will oppose your plans...
Remember: the most powerful people in the world will have a deep, compelling interest in our activities and will use everything at their disposal to effect their objectives."
Okay... this seems simple to me. If Greer wants to settle this, once and for all, let him "disclose" this letter he claims to have received from Petersen, which he quotes from but does not display at his website.
Also, let him "disclose" the FedEx receipt that would have come with the letter.
In short, Dr. Greer - put up, or shut up.
If he cannot, or will not, do so, then I think we all know which side of the truth we should believe.