BY EDITOR’S NEWS DESK STAFF
“Who is Number One?”
January 2006: Former NSA chief Vice Admiral Mike McConnell is linked to a bizarre alien story and legendary MJ-12 Majestic UFO group following nomination to Director of National Intelligence.
MJ-12 later appears on cover of James Bamford’s NSA expose’ “The Shadow Factory.”
Admiral Mike McConnell is the former director of the National Security Agency (1992-1996) and former Director of United States National Intelligence (2007-2009). Admiral McConnell also previously served as vice admiral to the United States Navy.
And who’s calling these shots, we might like to know? That’s the only real question right now.
Gates, McConnell and Gen. Clapper. Gates appoints Clapper to be head of intel at the Pentagon. I didn’t know that this was anything different from his present position as the director of the DIA, but I am told that it is. MM [McConnell] will need to be confirmed by the Senate, obviously, but I don’t think GC [Clapper] will have to be confirmed by anybody.
I met separately with two birds in D.C. yesterday. I infer that one is against a show, the other is more neutral.
I am told that GC [Clapper] also has left tracks in the phenomenological jungle, but probably not as large tracks as MM [McConnell]. There are other such magi being repositioned, as we speak. Is this a palace coup? Is the Old Man taking Junior out behind the woodshed? Does Junior have a clue?
— Dan Smith, from his blog, January 2007
Original date of draft article 17 January 2007
First published on 7 August 2012
The author of this article has requested to remain anonymous. Additional commentary is provided by our editorial staff.
A White House news release issued on January 5, 2006 revealed that Vice Admiral Mike McConnell had been nominated to replace John Negroponte as Director of National Intelligence. 
Information received by STARstream Research, from several sources, indicates a strange twist of events linking Admiral Mike McConnell to the Dan Burisch saga, in which it is claimed that Mike McConnell is none other than “MJ1” of the alleged Majestic 12 (MJ-12) secret government black ops UFO recovery group — known to Dr. Burisch and his colleagues as Dadmiral or ‘Daddy-O’ for his paternalistic fawning over Burisch.
For the uninitiated, the ‘12’ of the MJ-12 referred to twelve highly placed individuals, allegedly charged with managing an alien retrieval cover-up.
The Majestic Twelve operation was allegedly created under an executive order on September 24, 1947. The MJ panel was empowered to sequestrate all available evidence and data collected by the government, military and intelligence agencies pertaining to alien contact and technology.
Editor’s note: And in another curious inexplicable twist, “TOP SECRET / MJ-12” appears sideways on the far right side of the cover to author James Bamford’s National Security Agency expose’ “The Shadow Factory” — clearly visible in the on-line preview of the hardcover book at Amazon.com. More recently, STARstream Research was able to confirm a connection between paranormal research involving psychic ‘dream detective’ Chris Robinson, a citizen of the U.K., and Thomas Andrews Drake, the former senior NSA official charged under the Espionage Act for whistle-blowing. Charges against Drake were dropped at the last minute by the Justice Department.
Dr. Dan Burisch is a controversial figure within UFO circles.
His claims of involvement in military black projects relative to alien contact have caused some heated debate between UFO/ ET proponents over the past few years. His story is convoluted to say the least, which starts with an abduction in 1973 while playing football in a park with his grandfather. He recalls several other children onboard the alien craft, later to discover one of those children was the son of MJ1, who, according to Dr. Burisch, died during the abduction. 
Two days after the official White House press release, Dr. Burisch issued his own statement on the nomination of Admiral Mike McConnell:
I have been asked, from an important source, for a public comment on the nomination of the Honorable Adm. John Mike McConnell, by the President of the United States of America, the Honorable George W. Bush; to the ODNI.
I can think of no better, nor more qualified a person, to hold the title of Director of National Intelligence, than J.M. McConnell. I laud the decision of the President of the United States, to nominate this gentleman, as the gentleman’s record bears true witness to a life of service, honorably dedicated to the people of the United States of Amercia, and the defense of our Homeland. During a time of necessary and right reliance upon Providence, the safety of the United States of America, and of the world, will be well stewarded by the assistive presence of this gentleman, in the ODNI.
Danny B. Catselas Burisch, Sc.D.
January 6, 2007″ 
Back in July 2006, a list of names was released on the Burisch Information Forum 
The names are alleged to be the current Very Majestic 12:
J1: JMM – Admiral John M McConnell — former NSA director, a/k/a “Daddy-O”.
J2: RBC – Richard B. Cheney — soon-to-be-former Vice-Resident, USA
J3: PJG – Porter Goss — former DCI [Director, Central Intelligence, a/k/a the CIA director], a/k/a “Snotface”
J4: BRI – Admiral Bobby Ray Inman — another former NSA director, among many other positions within the US black-ops community. a/k/a “The Cryptkeeper”. However, in his defense, his Wikipedia entry contains the following: “In 2006, Inman criticized the Bush administration’s use of warrantless domestic wiretaps, making him one of the highest-ranking former intelligence officials to criticize the program in public.”
J5: HAK – Henry (Heinz) Alfred Kissinger — former Sec’y of State under Tricky Dick Nixon as well as his National Security Advisor
J6: ZB – Zbigniew Brzezinski — another former National Security Advisor, but the Democratic answer to J5. Highly critical of the Bush administration’s Iraq policy
J7: RBM – Richard B. Myers — a/k/a “CJCS”, or Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Resident Bush until his recent retirement in Sept. 2005
J8: KT – Kevin Tebbit — Permanent Under Secretary for the British Ministry of Defence, alleged to be the “K” who provided or arranged for some of the ‘leaked’ information given to myself
J9: CT – Carol Thatcher — daughter to former Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher of Great Britain and a school chum to Dan while he was ‘schooling’ in the British Isles, appointed by Dan to succeed him as J9, Dan having succeeded Romano Prodi, an alleged Illuminist who was recently elected Prime Minister of Italy
J10: AG – Alan Greenspan — former chairman of the Federal Reserve, a/k/a “Xxxx Xxxx”, deleted out of deference to Andrea Mitchell, his wife and a current leading broadcast journalist for NBC News
J11: HEV – Harold E. Varmus — former Director of the National Institutes of Health and “an American Nobel prize winning scientist. He was a co-recipient (along with J. Michael Bishop) of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes.”
J12: (previously E.M. Kelly) — (I have no information on his replacement at this time)
“The linkage will now be unavoidable. Questions from the media can be parried only for a few more months.”
During recent email exchanges between Dan Smith and several others, it was claimed that his DNI source — presumably CIA analyst Dr. Ron Pandolfi — had indicated that the relationship between Dr. Burisch and Mike McConnell was a well known fact. In an email dated 15 January 2007, addressing Dr. Burisch, through his colleague Marcia McDowell, Mr. Smith wrote:
I would like to know what Dan Burisch would like to do relative to the confirmation hearing for Mike McConnell.
[Name redacted] tells me that he is in contact with Senate staffers about what questions ought to be posed to MM [Mike McConnell] concerning his involvement with UFOs.
The people on the RU [Reality Uncovered] forum believe that Bill was my only source concerning your acquaintance with MM [Mike McConnell] in the Navy. However, [name redacted] has confirmed that ‘everyone’ knows of that connection, thus the interest in the Senate hearing.
Let us know about your preferences. Please note that [name redacted] has not asked me to contact you about this. I am doing this on my own interest.
Dr. Burisch responds:
First, thank you for your inquiry.
When just an upstart youth of age 22, in 1986, I was privileged to embark upon what would become 20 years of service to Majestic. During that time, my response to operators (including some of the seated Maji), foisting their personal tack on procedures and protocol, was to often call them to account for breaking faith with the tenets and mandates of Majestic. Those mandates were established at approximately the same time the major provisions of National Security Act of 1947 were taking effect. While faithfully performing my duties, against the backdrop of the multi-layered goals of other sanctioned agencies and groups, and into my retirement, I hope history will record that my loyalty to Majestic has never been called into question. Such is the case as I write to you, this night, and such will hopefully be the judgment of history long after my humble time on this earth has passed.
During my tenure of service, I was privileged, albeit for a very short time, to have been seated with the 12, as one of them. Following my acceptance of that responsibility, I was made privy to specialized, highly classified, information and intelligence, concerning not only the defense assets and posture of the United States, but also of the earth, as it pertains to the future of humankind. Such highly classified information, added to the extant defense, scientific, and political/diplomatic material to which I was exposed, ever since the late 1980’s. That earlier information included direct personal interaction with an extraterrestrial time traveler of human lineage. In the first few years of this new human millennium, I was also tapped to be involved with the treaty system, established by the Truman administration.
In October 2005, I was provided with what I consider to have been an unambiguous set of orders, my final orders before being fully admitted to emeritus grade retirement. In September 2006, I was judged by the empowered representatives of Majestic, to have completed the aforementioned orders, and was thereafter retired from service. As a now retired senior operator and scientist, it falls to me to continue by providing due honor to the Majestic, and demonstrate due diligence prior to responding to any inquiry involving contemporary actions of the United States government, especially where matters of intelligence and defense are resident.
Concerning the nomination by the President of the United States, of the Honorable J.M. McConnell to the position of Director of National Intelligence, it is incumbent upon me to exercise that due diligence, deferring either until the arrival of an authentic set of instructions, or being placed under a lawful subpoena. Short of that, the tenets of the adjourned Majestic are clear that I should either defer or recuse. To date, no such authentic instructions have been properly received, nor have I been placed under subpoena.
I am free to make a personal statement, about the nominee, and have done so, publicly. [See the statement already reproduced above]
Save that statement, it would be improper of me to interpose within the machines of government, now set in motion by the President of the United States. On a personal note, I consider that I should be the last to assume a position whereby I would act in a questioning manner toward that particular nominee.
Once more, thank you for the inquiry.
We live in a seminal time, a time of human destiny, and I live in the hope that my humble service has at least, in some small way, been a benefit in that regard.
Danny B Catselas Burisch. Sc.D.
On his public Blog, Mr. Smith further writes:
Things have slowed down. I continue to suspect that no questions will be asked of MM [Mike McConnell] concerning DB [Dan Burisch] during confirmation. I have a call into DB, but there has been no response.
The repositioning of these probable magi does seem to argue for a disclosure plan that is in its late stages. The President would necessarily be aware, and at least partially compliant. So would most of the world’s intel organizations. It would follow that a global deal has been brokered, including most of the major players, i.e. nations and religious organizations. There are those interests which want this expedited, and those which want to delay. The visitors have set certain time limits, which can trigger prods of various kinds.
One or more spokespersons would have already been selected by the various parties. Preemptive moves are probably anticipated. Countermoves must be available. It is likely that one of the spokespersons will need to be focal. At this late hour, there cannot be too many remaining possibilities.
If the repositioning is successful, then we should expect the final phase of disclosure to get underway within a few months. There are two gambits left: Hollywood and political. No longer can they be separately pursued. The linkage will now be unavoidable. Questions from the media can be parried only for a few more months. At that point there will be a rush to publish or perish. One or more basic scenarios will emerge. Energy will feed into them. We can hope that the best scenario wins. A BPWH [Best Possible World Hypothesis] will get fleshed out, with or without my continuing input. And that’s about all She wrote.” 
 Interview with Dr. Dan Burisch: http://projectcamelot.org/interviews.html
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STARstream Research is not responsible for nor do we endorse the opinions expressed here by Mr. Dan T. Smith or Mr. Dan Burisch. This article was originally submitted in January 2007 by a contributing source who has requested to remain anonymous, although the editor believes the style belays the source’s identity. Original draft version copyright (c) 2007 — all rights reserved by the original author.