Subject: [exopolitics] Woodward hinted at exotic black budget project?

Aloha all, here is a very insightful article on what were likely 
some of the deeper issues behind the Watergate scandal and the role 
played by Mark Felt. I think it useful to appreciate that President 
Nixon had a deep knowledge about ET related topics since he was Vice-
President under President Eisenhower, and was almost certainly fully 
briefed on these issues. Watergate was the surface of something more 
fundamental in terms of competing agendas, and this article by Thien 
Vehl (a pseudonym suggestive of the 'thin veil' that separates us 
from the truth) points to what was really happening.

In peace

Michael Salla, PhD



Woodward: Deep Throat leads to "fantastic" discoveries   
by Thien Vehl
07 Jun 2005  

Woodward hinted at exotic black budget project?  
A few years ago while in San Francisco, Bob Woodward made an 
intriguing remark. He told the San Francisco Chronicle he wouldn't 
expose Deep Throat until the man died but that when he died people 
would begin to research the case and one thing would lead to 
another. Woodward said it would all lead to a "fantastic" discovery. 

Now that we know that Deep Throat was W. Mark Felt, former #2 man at 
the FBI and the architect of J. Edgar Hoover's COINTELPRO scheme to 
thwart the lives of thousands of anti-Vietnam war dissidents, the 
question looms large. What "fantastic" discovery was Woodward 
referring to? 
In early Watergate contacts, Mark Felt told Woodward that the White 
House "regarded the stakes in Watergate as much higher than anyone 
outside perceived." Felt "made veiled references to the CIA and 
national security." In All The President's Men, Woodward expanded on 
the subject as follows. At the height of his investigation, Woodward 
met with Felt, whose hands were shaking. Woodward's notes say Felt 
said "everyone's life was in danger^Ň. "The covert activities involve 
the whole US intelligence community and are incredible. (Felt) 
refused to give specifics because it is against the law. The cover-
up has little to do with Watergate, but was mainly to protect the 
covert operation." (p. 72-3, 318 All the President's Men)

Let's recap: Mark Felt told Woodward that all the intelligence 
agencies were involved in a covert project that was "incredible," 
or "fantastic," as Woodward later put it. Felt said the Watergate 
cover-up had little to do with Watergate, more to do with protecting 
the covert project. 

Why does Woodward think that when we learn that Deep Throat was an 
FBI chief, we'll begin to discern the nature of that "incredible" 
covert project? Apparently, the covert project was so large and 
controversial that it impinged on Felt's role in law enforcement. 

What were Felt's motives for meeting secretly with Woodward in order 
to in expose Nixon's crimes? Some say it was frustration because 
Felt was passed over when Nixon appointed an outsider to head the 
FBI after J. Edgar Hoover died, or committed suicide as Anthony 
Summers suggests, after Nixon tried to force Hoover out of office. 
As Summers wrote in his biography of Hoover, Nixon may have had 
abundant dirt on J. Edgar Hoover, himself (homosexual parties and 
payoffs from the mob), which would have given Nixon critical 
leverage in the end. Whether Hoover's demise figured in Mark 
Felt's "Deep Throat" move against Nixon is difficult to say. Felt 
described Hoover as both disciplined and tyrannical. It's possible 
that after Hoover died, Felt regretted having violated so many 
people through break-ins, job sabotage and other crimes committed 
under COINTELPRO. In 1980 Felt was convicted for having ordered 
break-ins of anti-war Weatherman underground figures' homes but was 
soon pardoned by Reagan. 

Felt may have had deeper motives for exposing Watergate. What was 
Felt's main contribution to Woodward and Bernstein? In addition to 
telling about an "incredible" covert operation involving all the 
intelligence agencies, Felt told the two reporters to "follow the 
money," which led investigators to roughly $100,000 laundered 
through Mexico to help pay the Watergate burglars and buy their 
silence. And what did Nixon and his cronies fear would be discovered 
through Watergate? Some of the burglars were CIA employees, and at 
the time, Nixon was engaged in a struggle against CIA director 
Richard Helms. Woodward and Bernstein were aghast when they 
discovered the CIA connection to the Watergate. 

As the scandal unfolded in the press, Nixon called CIA director 
Richard Helms into his office and warned him to help steer the FBI 
away from Watergate because it would lead to revelations about "the 
Bay of Pigs," which Nixon aide H. R. Haldemann interpreted as 
referring to the JFK assassination. Helms literally began to shout 
when Nixon threatened that "the Bay of Pigs" story might be exposed. 
Thanks to the confession of former CIA officer David Atlee Phillips 
(see Mark Lane's book about E. H. Hunt's lawsuit against Lane), we 
now know that the CIA was involved in the assassination. The CIA 
faked Oswald diversions in Mexico to make Oswald look suspicious by 
contriving a connection to Cuba. It was a typical intelligence ploy. 

Five months later, Nixon fired Richard Helms and the Watergate case 
began to drag Nixon down. But why did Nixon distrust Helms so 

After studying Nixon and Helms during Watergate, Sen. Howard Baker 
said, "Nixon and Helms have so much on each other, neither of them 
can breathe." Numerous studies suggest that Helms' CIA tried to 
bring the Watergate case to public attention, perhaps to get revenge 
on Nixon for previous doings. James McCord, one of the Watergate 
burglars, was a former CIA officer, as was E. H. Hunt, also. As Jim 
Hougan and other researchers have documented, McCord volunteered 
information to investigators and made seemingly intentional mistakes 
that led Washington DC police to catch the burglars in the act. 
McCord repeatedly taped open the Watergate building's doors so that 
security guard Frank Wells discovered the tape on two different 
security rounds. McCord was the CIA's former chief of physical 
security yet he taped the doors in a sloppy, visible way as though 
trying to attract attention. 

More to the point, Nixon had close ties to one military industrial 
faction (Du Pont, Bush and cohorts) that had long worked against a 
Howard Hughes-related faction on a major covert project involving 
exotic aviation technologies. Nixon's favoritism may have given 
Richard Helms a revenge motive to work against Nixon in Watergate. 

Herbert Liedtke, the man who provided half of the $100,000 hush-up 
money funneled through Mexico to the Watergate burglars, was the 
business partner of George Bush Sr. in a company now called 
Pennzoil. Nixon's famous remarks about "the Texans" helping Nixon in 
the Watergate case has been interpreted a reference to both Liedtke 
and Bush Sr. As Nixon told one of the Watergate conspirators at the 
time, "George Bush will do anything for us." (see Nightmare, by 
Anthony Lukas) 

What, exactly, was Nixon referring to in his "Bay of Pigs" remarks? 
Former Pentagon insider Col. Fletcher Prouty suggests that the real 
subject of concern may have been Gen. Ed Lansdale, an Air Force 
officer who worked with the CIA and was photographed in Dealey Plaza 
on the day JFK was shot. Prouty and some of his Pentagon colleagues 
who worked with Lansdale are convinced that Lansdale is the man in 
the black suit who was photographed as he walked past the "hobo" 
suspects on Dealey Plaza about an hour after the shooting. Prouty 
said Lansdale specialized in organizing sniper teams, and appeared 
to have orchestrated the shooter team that killed Kennedy. After the 
1978 House Assassinations committed re-opened the JFK case, a New 
York Times book pointed to the mob as having organized the murder. 
The Times and other corporate sheets have neglected to discuss the 
Lansdale story. 

So what is the "fantastic" aspect of the Watergate case that 
Woodward referred to? What is it about Felt that Woodward thinks 
will lead us to a major breakthrough? 

Don't ask Woodward. As managing editor of the Washington Post, he 
has worked too long within Graham family money circles to step 
forward and make an explicit statement. Katharine Graham's family 
was extremely wealthy throughout her childhood and was intermarried 
with prominent Jewish financial families. Growing up in a variety of 
mansions, one of which was literally a palace in the New York 
countryside, Katharine adopted her parents' Republican outlook as a 
teenager yet grew more liberal with the rise of fascism. Bob 
Woodward was raised a Republican and later worked for the Office of 
Naval Intelligence before he became a reporter. He hand delivered 
secret documents to Pentagon leaders and the White House during the 
Vietnam War, which may be why Mark Felt favored Woodward: Woodward 
wasn't one of those anti-war people who, as Kissinger later noted, 
verged on civil conflict with the administration. 

Owned by Katharine Graham's family, the Washington Post has long 
been criticized for being a CIA-friendly sheet, if not its 
mouthpiece, in some cases. Some Post writers, i.e. Walter Pincus, 
were once CIA employees and are rumored to have directly aided the 
CIA while working at the Post. Katharine Graham once remarked 
that "governments need to keep secrets," suggesting that she wasn't 
about to air the CIA's dirtiest laundry. For economic reasons, Post 
editors want to be favored by sitting administrations in order to 
get exclusive stories. During the current phase of "globalization" 
(code word for Bush's Orwellian kind of empire) Post writers are 
even more reluctant to embarrass the government. Some critics have 
panned Woodward's last book, Bush at War, for being little more than 
leaks by Bush insiders trying to cultivate close relations with the 
paper that sank Nixon. 

In her autobiography, Katharine Graham wrote that upon hearing JFK 
had been shot, her mother remarked that the US is just 
another "goddamned banana republic." Katharine's decision to include 
the remark in her autobiography suggests that she suspected criminal 
conspiracy in the assassination, even though she denied the fact for 
most of her life. Katharine Graham's biographer Deborah Davis wrote 
that after Katharine's husband Phillip commited suicide, Richard 
Helms' purported grandfather, Gates White McGarrah, steered 
Katharine Graham into the purchase of Newsweek magazine before 
others found out that it was up for sale. If biographer Davis is 
correct, Katharine Graham had a conflict of interest in her coverage 
of Richard Helms because Helms' purported grandfather helped 
Katharine go from owning a metropolitan sheet to owning a national 
news magazine. 

As Woodward suggests, those who research Mark Felt will find that 
one aspect of the story, does, in fact, lead to another. There may 
be more to the Helms-Graham relationship than is commonly known. 
Read the following story: 
 for a summary of how
Howard Hughes and Richard Helms may not merely have worked toward 
the same CIA ends; they may have shared aspects of their identity. A 
comparison of photos on the link above shows that Hughes and Helms 
were look-alikes when photographed from certain perspectives. The 
history of the subject suggests that a double identity may have been 
arranged through Rockefeller and Mellon family sponsorship, 
presumably for oil industry and intelligence reasons.

Watergate burglars specifically targeted Hughes lawyer Larry 
O'Brien's files during the burglary of Democratic National 
Headquarters in 1972 because O'Brien was Chairman of the Democratic 
National Committee. Why did Nixon's men risk arrest to learn more 
about Hughes lawyer O'Brien and Democratic Party strategy in 1972? 

During Nixon's failed 1960 run against John Kennedy for the 
presidency, an unpaid $205,000 loan by Howard Hughes to Nixon's 
brother Donald embarrassed Nixon and may have cost him the election. 
Hughes money given to Nixon on later occasions also proved 
embarrassing. It was a recurrent theme during Nixon's years in 

Nixon may have suspected that further Hughes and Helms-CIA dirt on 
Nixon might be used in the 1972 campaign, hence the Watergate break-
in was planned in order to go through Larry O'Brien's files and 
check on the possibility. In 2003, Jeb Stuart Magruder stated that 
Nixon, himself, ordered the break-in. The resort to criminal means 
suggests that Nixon was afraid of something, or someone in the CIA, 
which is consistent with Bob Woodward's remark that those who 
investigate W. Mark Felt will make unexpected discoveries. Of 
course, we now know that the CIA was (and still is) a hotbed of 
murder, narcotics trafficking, and more. But what is so "fantastic" 
about that? Was there a larger struggle going on within government 
that the public was unaware of?

Obviously, the "incredible" covert project wasn't COINTELPRO. 
Although Felt objected to some aspects of COINTELPRO, Woodward's 
recent article about Felt says that Felt followed FBI chief J. Edgar 
Hoover's instructions on COINTELPRO largely without question. 
Perhaps the biggest thorn in the side of law enforcement during 
Felt's FBI years was massive narcotics trafficking by the CIA and 
other intelligence agencies. 

Historians have documented Air America's heroin shipments for 
defense and CIA purposes, plus countless CIA and defense 
intelligence interventions to stop prosecutions of narcotics 
traffickers. US intelligence agencies have thwarted local, state, 
and federal prosecution of narcotic traffickers for decades by 
saying that narcotics cases were part of their intelligence 
operations. National security has been invoked to keep FBI and other 
officials quiet. 

For example, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover opposed the formation of 
the CIA, fearing that it would become a hotbed of corruption where 
intelligence officers would live richly by taking bribes. During 
World War II, US intelligence used Meyer Lansky's gangsters 
in "Operation Underworld" and after the war, Lansky's mob reigned 
supreme in US narcotics trafficking. During the Vietnam War, heroin 
was stuffed into the cadavers of dead GI's by CIA defense 
operatives, then shipped to America for sale. In 1979 a nightmarish 
case of narcotics, murders and theft was investigated by the FBI: 
Mexican Miguel Nazar Haro, head of Mexico's spy agency, was indicted 
in San Diego, but the CIA intervened to stop the case. In the Iran 
Contra case, Oliver North noted that George Bush Sr. was present at 
a meeting in which cocaine shipments by the Contras were apparently 
condoned. Later, Danilo Blandon, the prime seller of cocaine to Los 
Angeles when the Crips and the Bloods were getting into the trade, 
was targeted for arrest. An FBI teletype of a conversation between 
Blandon and his lawyer about Blandon's guns-for-drugs enterprise 
reads, "CIA winked at this sort of thing."

In other words, Mark Felt's most honest FBI agents were forced to 
watch their anti-narcotics work be sabotaged by corrupt intelligence 
officers. A recent example of the sort is the case of Sibel Edmonds, 
the FBI translator who said that during the months before 9-11, she 
read FBI documents about possible terrorist plans to fly a civilian 
jet into the twin towers but when she tried to tell news media she 
was silenced by Bush's Attorney General John Ashcroft. Sibel Edmonds 
says that in her FBI work, she read documents about massive 
narcotics trafficking abetted by US government agencies. She told 
reporter Amy Goodman she saw documents about "criminal 
investigation, and money laundering investigation, drug related 
investigations that actually have major information regarding 9-11 

Daniel Hopsicker's recent book Welcome to Terrorland shows that Bush 
Jr.'s subordinates worked to prevent public awareness of narcotics 
trafficking surrounding the 911 hijackers' flight training in the 
small coastal city of Venice, Florida. Apparently, numerous heroin 
flights preceded the arrest of two men caught with 43 pounds of 
heroin in the private jet of Wally Hilliard, a businessman with Bush 
family and CIA ties. The heroin was seized by DEA agents at 
Hilliard's small Venice, FL airport/flight where 9-11 ringleaders 
Mohammed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi were training, at the time. How 
does this relate to Deep Throat? 

For decades, FBI men like Mark Felt were pushed aside and told to 
shut up so that "intelligence"-related narcotics shipments could 
proceed into the United States unhampered, for national security 
reasons. But which "incredible" and "fantastic" covert project did 
such narcotics trafficking point to? 

The obvious answer, the only massive project that eclipsed Watergate 
on a major scale, is narcotics trafficking that secretly 
funds "reverse-engineered" black budget technologies, some of which 
are truly bizarre. Which covert project back in 1971-2 was more 
important than Watergate? Government whistle-blower and former head 
of Air Force Project Pounce, Col. Steve Wilson, told researcher 
Richard Boylan that "the first successful U.S. antigravity flight 
took place July 18, 1971 at S-4 (on Nellis Air Force base in 
Nevada), wherein light bending capabilities were also demonstrated 
to obtain total invisibilities. Present at this flight were notables 
such as Admiral (Bobbie Ray) Inman (former National Security Agency 
director), who is now head of SAIC (Science Applications 
International, Incorporated) in San Diego, CA, which makes the 
antigravity drives." 

Physician Steven Greer is the head of an organization called CSETI 
that has videotaped testimony by 570 current and former defense, 
intelligence, and aviation officials who report direct experiences 
with "aliens" and UFO's while on duty. Says Greer, "I have 
interviewed other very well placed people who have connected these 
black projects to the drug trade. One, a senior SAIC (Science 
Applications International Corporation) executive directly told me 
of this and how there was an army of 8000 men who did nothing but 
import drugs under the cover of classified, need-to-know operations. 
He stated that of the 8000 men involved (as of 1997 when we spoke of 
this) that 2000 of them had been killed for sometimes minor 
infractions of security. He assured me that this was a major covert 
funding source and that it was destroying our country, but nobody is 
willing to take on such a lethal and powerful group to stop it." (p. 
268-9, Disclosure, by Steven Greer). Admiral Bobby Ray Inman appears 
to be Greer's informant on the subject. Inman should know; he was 
Director of Naval Intelligence in 1974, Vice Director of the Defense 
Intelligence Agency in 1976, and Deputy director of the CIA from 
1980-81 under Reagan before working for SAIC.

Buttressing Inman's story, is that of Former Army Col. Phillip 
Corso, who worked in Eisenhower's White House and in the Pentagon. 
Corso wrote a memoir stating that a major high-level campaign to 
copy downed "alien technology" began as early as 1961, if not 
sooner. As the project developed, private industry began to gain 
control over the project. President Eisenhower told Brigadier 
General Stephen Lovekin and others that alien-related affairs and 
technology were being taken from his control. As Eisenhower 
said, "It is not going to be in the best hands." (Lovekin's 
testimony, p. 235, Disclosure, by Steven Greer) Eisenhower's fears 
were echoed in his farewell statement that "we must guard against 
the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or 
unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the 
disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

Those who are new to the subject of alien technology may not know 
that for decades numerous top US officials have made public 
admissions on the subject. The list includes former presidents, 
astronauts, high-ranking Pentagon brass, and more. See CSETI's 
publications on the subject. 

If Gen. Lovekin and others are correct, a power struggle within the 
US government centered on one simple question: who would control the 
most important technology that had ever been "discovered" by 
humankind? (scavenged might be a better word) Who would own and 
control what we now know as "electrogravity" technology 

Other CSETI witnesses report that the Hughes Corporation did 
extensive research on downed alien antigravity technology. Witnesses 
to Hughes work on antigravity are: aerospace contractor James 
McCandlish, Air Force Lt. Col. John Williams, classified graphics 
worker Don Johnson, and a top secret scientist and engineer 
named "Dr. B." (p. 265, Disclosure) In other words, Howard Hughes, 
who figured importantly in Watergate, was heavily involved in 
an "incredible" covert project. 

Hughes' role in the covert project may have been frustrated when 
Nixon contributor Robert Vesco escaped the United States in 1971 
with $224 million in Investor's Overseas Service (IOS) money, much 
of which was dirty money laundered into the Bahamas to avoid paying 
taxes. Howard Hughes may have lost millions in the theft because, as 
Hughes biographers Bartlett and Steele report, many millions of 
Hughes' money was laundered into the Bahamas, where it mysteriously 
disappeared during the same time period. 

In 1971 when the first successful US antigravity flight assured that 
manufacture of such technology would soon follow, a shady financier 
named Robert Vesco met and did business with Hughes' arch 
competitors in the Du Pont family just before Vesco escaped abroad 
with the looted IOS millions. The two Du Ponts sold a company called 
All American Aviation to Vesco, who was then known for mob ties. 
Shortly afterward, Vesco, who was short on cash at the time, took 
millions from All American's accounts and used it to bankroll his 
looting of IOS' $224 million. 

In other words, Du Pont money made the IOS looting possible. Vesco 
consulted with mob financier Meyer Lansky's aides, Dino and Eddie 
Celini, in Rome before looting IOS. In short, just before Nixon's 
1972 re-election campaign and Watergate, Hughes (and Helms at the 
CIA) may have been betrayed, Hughes nearly bankrupted, by a Du Pont 
faction that was competing with a Hughes-Mellon-Rockefeller faction 
for control of reverse-engineered antigravity technology. Later the 
Hughes-Mellon-Rockefeller faction joined with Allied Chemical, the 
company that Katharine Graham's father had owned a major share in. 

Within months, Richard Helms' Hughes-related CIA was maneuvering in 
ways that helped to expose the Watergate case, perhaps as revenge 
against Nixon, who had favored the Du Pont faction and Vesco over 

As a result of his big cash losses, Hughes' finances were crippled 
and Hughes Aircraft was soon taken over by Du Pont^÷controlled 
General Motors. All of the reverse-engineered, antigravity 
technology that Hughes had been working on was apparently taken by 
Du Pont family interests. It was an aviation coup, of sorts, that 
involved the worst of organized crime. 

Those who haven't read about such subjects won't appreciate just 
how "fantastic" the further implications of the Mark Felt story 
actually are. Would Bob Woodward actually come right out and speak 
about such things? 

Not explicitly. Woodward is employed by a family that had a 
financial stake in military-industrial contracts of the sort. 
Katharine Graham's father, Eugene Meyer, was the prime organizer of 
Allied Chemical Corporation. Meyer, who later became Herbert 
Hoover's governor of the Federal Reserve Board, earned most of his 
fortune through Allied Chemical, which later merged with Martin-
Marietta, now part of Allied-Lockheed Martin. Allied-Lockheed Martin 
is deeply involved in the manufacture of Cosmic Top Secret 
technologies used in craft like the Stealth bomber, the X-22A, the 
TR-3B and other craft like the reported TAW-50, the most recent 
gravity-manipulating craft in the United States arsenal. The famous 
Skunk Works is an Allied-Lockheed Martin facility. 

As numerous government whistleblowers have stated, question remains 
as to who actually controls such technologies: the US government or 
a cabal of private manufacturers who have used billions in black 
budget narcotics profits to fund reverse-engineered technologies in 
order to avoid having to report the cash flows to Congress. Secrecy 
of the sort has allowed certain private estates to lie and steal 
from the US government without Congressional oversight. In other 
words, greed, rather than secrecy, may be the motive. Back in 1972 
when W. Mark Felt helped expose Nixon in Watergate, the CIA was up 
to its eyebrows in criminal activities. 

When antigravity "flight" was reportedly first achieved in 1971, 
Nixon's second presidential campaign was being organized and 
Watergate would soon follow. The winner of the 1972 election would 
have leverage in determining who would profit by the manufacture of 
reverse-engineered anti-gravity technology. *Some researchers say it 
isn't actually "anti-gravity" technology because it manipulates 
different kinds of gravity, instead. Retired naval engineer Col. Tom 
Bearden and others write at length about their experience 
with "electrogravity" technology. Over time, Bearden has become the 
grand old man of electrogravity theory, yet black budget physicists 
may have slightly different equations for electrogravity. In 1947 
when Truman's National Security Act was first implemented, black 
budget labs reportedly plunged into the study of reverse-engineered 
technology with an intensity that rivaled the Manhattan Project. 

Did Bob Woodward hint at such "fantastic" subjects when he discussed 
Deep Throat with the San Francisco Chronicle a few years ago? He 
might have, but as the employee of a family that has holdings in 
Allied-Lockheed Martin, he had little room to discuss such subjects 
openly. The best he could possibly do while working for Katharine 
Graham's son, Donald, at present, would be to vaguely hint at such 
subjects. Non-corporate press has taken the lead in reporting on 
such topics, given that corporate sheets tend to be compromised due 
to their dependence on defense-related advertisers and finance.

Watergate occurred at the height of the Cold War, hence Mark Felt 
and others who ranked high enough in the US government to know about 
antigravity technology assumed that it was "illegal" to talk about 
it. They feared that the Soviets or other challengers might misuse 
such technology. As CSETI witness "Dr. B" noted, military men who 
spoke loosely about the project were killed to keep it secret. 

So how would Woodward have known enough to appreciate 
the "incredible," or "fantastic" nature of the project? Woodward had 
two direct routes to information about aliens and antigravity 
technology. During Woodward's Navy intelligence stint, he personally 
handed secret documents to top Pentagon Brass and the White House. 
According to dozens of CSETI witnesses, an abundance of information 
about secret labs, UFO sightings, and foreign encounters of the sort 
is handled by top Pentagon brass daily. Secondly, for years the Navy 
has had a special role in researching recovered "alien" technologies 
because when downed alien craft were first seized for study, the US 
military assumed that they were nuclear powered.

The Navy was the first service to experiment with nuclear reactors 
at a research station near Twin Falls, ID because the Navy wanted to 
use them to power submarines. For that reason, Woodward's Navy has 
long had its own program of research and intelligence regarding 
recovered alien technology, although the Army and the Air Force 
tried to compete with separate programs. In short, Woodward had two 
possible routes to information about recovered technology: his ONI 
briefings to top Pentagon brass (and the White House), and the 
Navy's traditionally more independent role in researching alien 

During his "Deep Throat" meetings with Woodward, Mark Felt probably 
didn't need to explicitly say that the "incredible" covert project 
shared by all intelligence agencies concerned antigravity 
technology. All Felt had to do was make an oblique hint. Given his 
previous intelligence work at the highest levels in government, 
Woodward should have understood Felt immediately.

Even if Woodward didn't understand the "incredible" nature of the 
secret project that loomed so largely behind Watergate, he has had 
32 years since then to pick up on the subject. By the time Woodward 
spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle a few years ago, hundreds of 
witnesses had publicly testified about reverse-engineered, 
antigravity technology. Perhaps that's why Woodward went out of his 
way to emphasize that a "fantastic" discovery that may soon unfold, 
now that we can begin to analyze Mark Felt's cryptic revelation.

However, Woodward has little reason to think that most readers will 
go from learning about Felt, to a succession of further discoveries, 
culminating in a "fantastic" breakthrough. Watergate is old news. It 
won't hold the public's attention for long.

The fantastic nature of the covert project that Mark Felt spoke 
about requires sustained, if not combative, reporting by major news 
outlets on the scale of Watergate. Given the lack of investigative 
reporting done by the handful of conglomerates that control most US 
media 32 years after Watergate, it will take a major crisis to tease 
out such details, yet the leads should be abundant.