Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nellis AFB range commander keeps his cool in a rare 1998 interview at Area 51 Public Hearing!!

from Norio Hayakawa at: Civilian Intelligence Central

Here is a rare, 1998 "interview" with Nellis AFB range commander by my colleague, Anthony J. Hilder.

This impromptu "interview" was held during a break between various speakers at a public hearing held in Las Vegas and organized by Nellis Air Force Base to discuss the aquisition of additional 4000 acres of public land as a buffer zone to the buffer zone at Area 51.

Anthony Hilder and I both attended this hearing which was held at El Dorado High School in Las Vegas. We both spoke at the hearing.

What was most amazing about this interview was that the commander did not expect such an impromptu "interview" which lasted close to 10 minutes.

However, the commander surprisingly kept his cool throughout the grueling, tough questioning by conspiracy-promoting Anthony J. Hilder.
Anthony J. Hilder pulled no punches.
But my hat's off to the Commander for keeping his cool. He responded to the questions exactly as he was trained to do.

This historical "interview" was one of the most serious (but yet most amazing, amusing, historical and even hysterical) interviews I have ever witnessed with my own eyes. I was right next to Hilder, looking at the Commander.

(Actually I felt a little embarassed when Anthony began to bombard him with questions I am sure that sounded "nuttier" and "nuttier" to the commander).



According to a military aviation historian, Commander Percival was, at that time, a wing commander not of Detachment 3 of the Air Force Flight Test Center (DET 3, AFFTC, the official name for the "operating base near Groom Lake", Nevada, a.k.a., Area 51, assigned, managed and operated by Edwards AFB AFFTC) but a wing commander of Nellis Air Force Range itself, which is not directly affiliated with the operations at Groom Lake.

By the way, the U.S. government (through the Department of Energy) finally began to compensate these workers who were sickened while they worked at Groom Lake. The reason for their illnesses was primarily because they were contaminated by toxic chemicals used in stealth programs (stealth coatings, etc.) at the base and not because of bacteriological weapons.


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