The CIA’s admission last week of the existence of Area 51 at Groom Lake in Nevada was no surprise to most people.
President Clinton actually alluded to its existence during his administration in a letter of exemption to the Air Force at the Groom Lake facility concerning solid waste involved in a lawsuit against the government which stemmed from the death of a civilian worker from a fire caused by toxic materials on the secret base.
Regardless of the function of the base as either a secret back engineering base of alien technology or simply our own classified aircraft, there has been so much published and so many photos taken by old Soviet Spy Satellites (as well as television documentaries), that the reality of the base has long been accepted by most people.
The government has always denied Area 51’s existence due to the stigma of extraterrestrial involvement associated with it.
The reality however is that that Lockheed Skunk works had long utilized the base for test flights of highly secretive test flights of classified aircraft; such as U-2s and the Stealth fighter and bomber.
The greater question is not whether Area 51 exist or even its purpose but rather why now?
Most people have always accepted its existence, so why the admission now and why by the CIA?
There are at least three reasons for such an admission by our government which the following list describes: