Italian MEP Calls for UFO Disclosure
Speaking at a July 7 press conference in the European Union parliament building in Strasbourg, Italian euro-deputy Mario Borghezio presented a written declaration calling for declassification of all EU member states’ documents relating to UFOs.
No stranger to controversy, the flamboyant Borghezio is a prominent member of the conservative Lega Nord (Northern League) political party. According to an EUObserver.com article, Borghezio held a press conference in Brussels last month accusing the Bilderberg Group of “secretly running the world.”
The Bilderberg Group is an invitation-only gathering of roughly 130 international movers and shakers, held each year in the Netherlands and closed to the public. The list of past attendees includes Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and SC Governor Mark Sanford.
EUObserver.com also reports that, in 2005, Borghezio was found guilty of arson after setting fire to the sleeping pallets of immigrants living under a bridge in Turin.
The Epoch Times reported that as of July 8, 31 members of the 736-member European Parliament had pledged support for Borghezio’s proposal, which was submitted on June 14.
“Many members of the scientific community have been looking into the issue of UFOs and have denounced the systematic covering up of information on the subject,” Borghezio said in the proposed resolution.
Borghezio pointed out that the 33rd General Assembly of the United Nations officially recognized the existence of UFOs in 1978. When Grenada Prime Minister and U.N. disclosure advocate Sir Eric Gairy was overthrown in Grenada in 1979, however, that particular branch of the disclosure movement withered and died.
“I think that, under the principle of transparency, the EU member states have a duty to make public and available to all scientific data on the UFOs which today are partially or wholly withheld,” Borghezio said.
U.S. readers may be surprised to discover how active and open some members of the European community have been in addressing the topic of UFOs. Britain’s Ministry of Defense has released thousands of pages of UFO-related documents in recent years.
The French COMETA report, published in 1999, was a landmark event in that it was prepared by former high-level military and government officials. Other countries also have responded to grassroots pressure by officially acknowledging both the reality of the phenomenon and ongoing efforts to investigate it.
Read the brief text of Borghezio’s June 14 proposed declaration on Scribd here.