I want some input on this
Hellyer revealed, "The secrecy involved in all matters pertaining to the Roswell incident was unparalled. The classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied minister of defence, were never in-the-loop."
Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."
Hellyer’s speech ended with a standing ovation. He said, "The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today."
Ok... I admit I used to be a UFO nut but this sounds like UFO nuttry combined with hatebushery.
a little thing like a moon shot couldn't be hidden....
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2005-11-24 07:22:03 PM El_Swino [TotalFark]
Meh. Hellyer's had the rep of being a total loon for years and years. When he was in government, he was incompetent. That incompetence blossomed into full-blown insanity 10-15 years ago. Canadians have learned to ignore him.
2005-11-25 10:05:26 AM My Little Pony of Borg
Canadian cabinet ministers are not chosen based on any skill they might have related to the position, but rather, are rewarded with the positions based on how much ass they kiss for the party and how much the Prime Minister likes them. There are no pretenses made about appointing people who are qualified, and as completely unqualified ministers have become the norm in Canada, there are rarely protests about specific appointments. In some cases, a member from another party is bought off, and convinced to switch parties and is then rewarded with a ministerial position (a recent example being Belinda Stronach, who was bought on the eve of a crucial vote).
Over the course of their careers, most MPs (Members of Parliament) who are popular with their leader are put into a number of different, and unrelated, ministerial positions. This particular whacko, Paul Hellyer, was Pearson's Minister of Defence, then later Trudeau's Minister of Transportation and Deputy Prime Minister.
UFO conspiracy theorists like to point to Hellyer's credentials to legitimize their beliefs. However, even Hellyer admits that his term as Minister of Defence gave him no special information regarding UFOs, and he did not come to believe in their existance until much later.