A documentary series that takes an in-depth look at the topics found in recently de-classified government documents. It explores well-known issues with new information that has been ... See full summary »
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A documentary series that takes an in-depth look at the topics found in recently de-classified government documents. It explores well-known issues with new information that has been sequestered from the public for over sixty years. Written by Anonymous

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15 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Les archives oubliées  »

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Fake News
9 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the best summary is one of the opening lines where they claim the show is based upon a "recently discovered repository, classified by the secret government". Read that again. Not "classified by THE government" but classified by "the SECRET government". If that doesn't set off alarm bells, then I have some ocean-front property in Arizona with the Brooklyn Bridge on it that I'll make you a really good deal on! In their discussion of the Savannah bomb, they even get the wrong date... only by one day, but still. Talking about jettisoned or lost bombs they repeatedly refer to them as being "armed" and they show images of atomic weapon detonations, but the bombs are only armed right before dropping them as war shots, weapons jettisoned or lost in a crash would not normally be armed and would NOT detonate.

They talk about the 24x7 airborne nuclear strike force as if it was some great secret, hidden from the American people, when in fact it the knowledge of the existence of this force (while not it's strength) was a major element of the concept of nuclear deterrence. There were contemporary movies about it for crying out loud! "Strategic Air Command" came out in 1955, "Bombers B-52" in 1957, the iconic "Fail Safe" came out in 1964. They go on to claim that SAC operated with almost "total autonomy" which is flatly untrue. US Nuclear forces have always acted under a system of "positive control" requiring the President to authorize the use of nuclear weapons. It took this show less than 8 minutes into the first episode to totally discredit itself as anything more than conspiracy theory and fake news.


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