BO GRITZ AND GOVERNMENT SECRECY
Date: 12 Oct 92
From: Gregory B Lush
Col. James 'Bo' Gritz is was an independent candidate for President and n
was on the ballot in a couple dozen or so states. The following is an
excerpt from a question and answer session following a speech he gave in
Tehachapi, California. I think it is of interest to you readers.
Question: What about William Cooper and his claims about
extraterrestrials and the Kennedy assassination?
Bo: It's a great and a good question and a fair one about
Bill Cooper and all that he says including the part about
when I was Commander of Special Forces in Latin America, I
had something to do with the alien stuff. Here's the real
quick run down...
First of all, Bill Cooper caught himself in a terrible lie.
He shot himself. We didn't do it to him. Bill Cooper had
been selling a tape made by someone who worked for me by the
name of Lars Hansen. Allegedly, it shows the driver, Bill
Greer, turning around and killing the President, but, Bob
Groden is a friend of mine, he was the man for the
Congressional Assassinations Committee who was their
technical film advisor. Life magazine bought up the
Zapruder film, but, Groden had access to it for the
Congressional Investigations. So, Groden made himself a
first generation copy. I told Lars, when he showed me that,
I said, 'Lars, you got big trouble. We never shoot anybody
with a chrome-plated 45. We've got so much stuff we could
use, you'd never use something that would reflect like
that.' Secondly, the driver impossible. The reason is
because the driver has got to control that vehicle. If
you're going to kill the President, I don't care how
hypnotized you've been or how little blood you've got in
your veins, you don't kill the President every day and turn
around and have to direct your attentionyou know what
happens when you turn around if you drop a cigarette butt
between your knees or you turn around to get something that
falls off the seatand so, I said, 'It's just too tricky and
you don't need it because there's enough ways to get him
without using the driver.'
So Lars went to Bob Groden and when he went there Bob Groden
laughed and pulled out his 1st generation and gave us a copy
of it and it very clearly shows that it is Kellerman.
Kellerman is in the right-hand seat. Kellerman gets down
when the bullets start flying, then just as the President is
killed, Kellerman raises up. When he raises up, the sun
reflects off of Kellerman's hair. The same as it's
reflecting off the other peoples hair, but, the bar is kind
of a bright bar, It's slanted up this way and Greer, on the
1st generation film, has both hands on the wheel just like
this (Bo demonstrates hand position). He is turned and
looked at the President, but, both hands are locked, just
like they're taught to be locked, so the vehicle isn't going
to veer. He turns around, looks at the Presidentno
question, I think Greer is probably in on it, 'cause he's
slowing the vehicle downbut, Kellerman lifts up, the bar of
light shows off his hair, the President is hit in the head.
I believe from the right front, and, of course, you all know
the result of it.
Now, Cooper, of course, has said that he saw that and all
the secret documents. Let me give you some logic.
Does anybody believe that I was a Chief of Congressional
Relations in the Office of Secretary of Defense? Does
anybody believe that I was an Army General Staff Officer in
the Pentagon? I have been there at the highest levels of
classification. As a Chief of Congressional Relations,
there were almost no documents that weren't available
because you have to be there to determine whether Congress
has the clearance to see the stuff that they request. Like
when Senator Barry Goldwater wanted to go into Hangar 18 at
Wright Patterson, somebody had to see whether or not it was
all right and they said, 'No, you can't go.' Somebody was
authorized to look and see. I didn't know anything about
flying saucers in those days, or aliens and so I didn't go
looking around, but, I guess I probably could have.
Here's my point. Cooper says that when the watch
officer Cooper's never claimed to be an officer. He keeps
saying he's been a Naval Intelligence Officer. That's a
lie. Cooper's been an enlisted man, there's no question.
He was an enlisted man in the Navy and in the Air Force.
Cooper said that when the Naval Watch Officer went for
coffee that he grabbed a file and copied it. Now, here's
the problems with that. See, Cooper's never been around
First of all, Watch Officers don't go for coffee. They send
the enlisted man, probably, to get it. Secondly, if you do
go, every safe has a red and green tag. It says 'Open' or
it says 'Closed'. On every safe there is a place to sign in
and sign out. If you even take your eyes off those
containers, you spin all the dials, you put the green tags
in and you sign them and then you go to the men's room or to
get coffee. Nobody leaves those safes open. Secondly,
there is no Xerox machine authorized anywhere around
classified information containers. Can you understand why?
Xerox almost put us out of the security business anyway,
but, you can understand why you couldn't have a Xerox.
Thirdly, and here's the greatest problem with his logic can
you imagine having in one file that a Navy person could go
through and look and find one file that tells everything
from the aliens to government drug trafficking, to who
killed John Fitzgerald Kennedy, to everything else that he
says. It was all in one file? Give me a break.
It would be in probably twenty five files and it would be
all over the place and why would they have that kind of
information in Hawaii? You see, they don't copy this stuff
and put it all over. If it is 'code word', if it is coded,
then sometimes an Admiral may have to fly all the way from
Hawaii to Washington in order to see a 'code word' document
that is S.I. Special Intelligence, Above Top Secret, because
they don't let these things out, they don't Xerox them and
send them all out.
When I was in command of Special Forces Latin America, I
knew a lot about what was going on within the CIA and our
covert operations. My efficiency report is right in here.
It says, 'This officer is responsible for unconventional
warfare in Latin America.' Unconventional warfare, guerilla
warfare, subversion, sabotage, assassinations, direct action
missions, all of those were within my scope of
responsibilities. I didn't know anything about aliens. I
had never heard anything about them. I knew about the
government drug operations. I didn't like it, but, as a
commander, you are always taught you keep your eye on your
So, when Manuel Noriega turns up dirty dealing in Operation
Watch Tower, we're going to kill him and that's what we send
back. Then, when I'm ordered by a three star general,
Harold Arons says, 'You keep your hands off Manuel Noreiga.
He has immense value at the highest levels.' What are you
going to do? You don't know how this thing is interfacing
with the world. You have to have some faith in great white
father and big brother. That's why there is no original
thought in uniform. If you've got people in uniform looking
like Schwarzkopfpeople saying, 'Make Schwarzkopf
President.' Maybe in three or four years if Schwarzkopf
will start getting his head up and learning what's going on,
he might make a good President. But, coming out of uniform,
friends, you know far more than General Schwarzkopf right
now about what's real in the world.
So, that's the story. I think Cooper got caught and I think
he got mad. He put on his phone answering machine, 'If you
support Bo Gritz, Jesus Christ will not claim you.' (Crowd
laughter) I don't know what Cooper knows about Jesus. I
know this if you looked, for example, at my files, it says
very clearly, 'This officer is given Top Secret clearance,
background investigation this date...' It's easy to show.
It's no big deal. But, Cooper has never produced a single
document that has ever shown that he has even had access.
Your assignments say, 'This officer was a Chief of
Congressional Relations... this period of time.' Cooper has
no documents that show or he's ever presented I've got his
file that shows he had any kind of assignment that would
allow him to have any other clearance than maybe he turned
the lights on and off for a briefing one time.
Here is what we're going to do. You see, if the alien thing
is real you know, about The Grays and The Reptilians here's
what happens: Who created us? God. Thank you. Who created
government? We the people created government. Now, if we
created the government, should there be secrets? There is a
need for national security, but, friends, if there are
aliens and when I say, 'I'm going to open up Hangar 18' that
doesn't mean that's all. When I say, 'If you want to go
into Hangar 18, we're taking volunteers.' I mean that we are
going to open the book, because I don't care what's in
Don't you think America should know what is going on? We
need to know the history, all the way back from the very
beginning. We need to know whether it was Nazis flying
saucers or whether it was from outer space. We need to know
what landed at Roswell (New Mexico) or crashed and that they
were so secret that they wouldn't let Barry Goldwater look
at it. We need to know these things. Why? It's our
country. Who are we keeping the secrets from? The
Russians? Mikhail Gorbachev perhaps? No, and so, do you
understand when I say, 'We're going to open the doors to
Hangar 18', what does that mean? It doesn't mean that we
say, 'Hide everything in Hangar 18, we're getting ready to
open the doors.' It means the whole program gets their
If you want to be part of it, if you've got some skill and
knowledge, you make sure we get your name and address. I'll
guarantee you that when we're in the office, you'll be one
that will be one of a party of a hundred. You think that
this inspection in Iraq is going to be in detail? We're
going to get to the bottom. We need to know if the aliens
are here to help us GOOD. If they are here to not nibble on
our ankles, we need to know that, don't we? So let's just
get to the truth. Isn't the truth a very precious
commodity? But, it sure isn't easy.
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