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Clyde Lewis | May 28, 2021
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The U.S. government is finally starting to publicly acknowledge UFOs. The media is also publicly acknowledging UFO’s. Senators are not afraid of discussing them. Reporters are boldly asking the President about them – and some of us are curious as to why.

It’s a potentially trans-formative moment for the American public as intelligence agencies prepare to deliver a report to Congress about what they call unidentified aerial phenomena. 

The idea of UFOs’ arriving on Earth has long been linked in public consciousness with “aliens” and refracted through the prism of Hollywood, for better or worse. It’s a paradigm that the public has gleefully embraced, and others have tried to thoughtfully subvert.

This has been a fact of life for researchers, hobbyists and those who dress up in cosplay at various Comic Cons and UFO related gatherings like at Roswell, New Mexico or Contact in the Desert.

Hollywood’s role in shaping public attitudes about UFOs — what is considered socially acceptable dinner party conversation, which accounts of purported sightings are taken seriously is hard to overstate and difficult to pin down. The mass media’s interest in UFOs has often been a double-edged sword, fueling legitimate interest in the topic while sensationalizing it to boost ratings.

Now it doesn’t seem to affect ratings at all, as it is becoming more part of the talking points on an average day leading up to the intelligence reports.

The UFO narrative that is now in the hands of the mainstream media has opened discussions about just what is about to be revealed. There have been numerous articles in science-oriented magazines and websites that have severely ridiculed those who believe that we are about to hear the truth about extraterrestrials. This may or may not happen and the chances are slim that we will be getting any real revelations about any extraterrestrial relationships with humans.

However, former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told “Your World” with Neil Cavuto on Fox News that the building blocks of life exist all over Mars.Your World With Neil Cavuto : FOXNEWSW : February 18, 2021 1:00pm-2:00pm PST : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive

Bridenstine added that while such compounds ” exist all over the Earth … they are not on the moon at all … they are all over Mars and all over Earth.

The red planet contains 12 kilometers of liquid water below its surface, Bridenstine explained, “and we know that the methane cycles of Mars match the seasons of Mars.

“All of this conspires to say that the probability of finding life on another world is going up and it’s going up rapidly,” he told Cavuto, “so it is perfectly appropriate that now we are sending an astrobiology mission to Mars and we are going to one of the hardest places to land. This is why it is so important to congratulate the NASA workforce.”

Science nerds have known for some time that the building blocks for life have been hitching rides on asteroids and meteors– this is called panspermia. This theory gives us insight as to how the planet may have been seeded with single celled organisms that evolved and thrived on our planet.

This would mean that perhaps we are the aliens we seek. But if we are the aliens, then perhaps there are more out there and this is why we ponder over whether or not we are alone in the Universe.

UFOs, however, are another deal entirely. Unidentified craft could have many explanations and even though the government is being forced into revealing what they know about the recent UFO and military encounters — there is an air of skepticism over whether or not the government will give the full story about what we are dealing with.

There are reasons to be skeptical. After decades of stonewalling on the issue, suddenly American military chiefs appear to be giving credence to claims of UFOs invading Earth.

A Senate intelligence committee is to receive a report from the Department of Defense’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force next month. That has also raised public interest in the possibility of alien life breaching our skies equipped with physics-defying technology far superior to existing supersonic jets and surveillance systems.

Several other questions come to mind that beg skepticism. Why does the phenomenon of UFOs or UAP only seem to be associated with the American military? This goes back decades to the speculation during the 1950s about aliens crashing at Roswell in New Mexico. Why is it that only the American military seems privy to such strange encounters?

Is there any information about whether or not the Russian or Chinese military have the same encounters?

People are now questioning the so-called UFO monopoly on information and why these investigations and reports are now Americacentric.

I mean let’s face it the alleged sightings of UFOs invariably are associated with U.S. military training grounds or high-security areas. There have been no comparable stories coming out of China or Russia.

Some people are claiming that fomenting public anxieties, or even just curiosity, about aliens and super-technology is an expedient way to exert control over the population. That what we are witnessing is a well-organized psy-op.

At a time when governing authorities are being questioned by a distrustful public and when military-intelligence establishments are viewed as having lost a sense of purpose, what better way to realign public respect by getting them to fret over alien marauders from whom they need protection?

There is here a close analogy to the way foreign nations are portrayed as adversaries and enemies in order to marshal public support or least deference to the governing establishment and its military. We see this ploy played over and over again with regard to the U.S. and Western demonization of Russia and China as somehow conveying a malign intent towards Western societies. In other words, it’s a case of Cold War and UFOs from the same ideological launchpad, so to speak, in order to distract public attention from internal problems.

However, more worrying still is that there is a dangerous reinforcing crossover of the two propaganda realms. The fueling of UFO speculation is feeding directly into speculation that U.S. airspace is being invaded by high-tech weapons developed by Russia or China.Space arms race as Russia, China emerge as 'rapidly growing threats' to US

U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers from the Pentagon about whether the aerial “encounters” are advanced weaponry from foreign enemies who are surveilling the American homeland at will. Some U.S. air force aviators have recently expressed to the media a feeling of helplessness in the face of seeming superior technology.

At a time of heightened animosity towards Russia and China and febrile talk among Pentagon chiefs about the possibility of all-out war, it is not difficult to imagine, indeed it is disturbingly easy to imagine, how optical illusions about alien phenomena could trigger false alarms attributed to Russian or Chinese military incursions.

I have seen countless times the attitudes on social media about how the UFO narrative is a distraction from internal problems with the Biden White House. But keep in mind that the UFO inquiries were first given the approval by President Trump and it was he who gave the go ahead to investigate the so-called incursion of these exotic craft.

The decision to reveal; what is happening with the UFO phenomena has been in the cards since the Clinton administration and the slowdown of disclosure can be blamed wholly on The Obama administration and how the budgets for space exploration where tied up in global warming schemes.

UFOs now have the spotlight but it does not change the view that what is happening is a very clever – a psychological operation perpetrated by U.S. military intelligence for the objective of population control. Its aim is to corral the citizenry under the authority of the state and for them to accept the protector function of “our” military. The big trouble is that the psy-ops with aliens are, in turn, risking the exacerbation of fears and tensions with Russia and China.

It puts us in a mood of anxiety and denial of both threats. One that is more prosaic and the other more outrageous.

Yes there are people that want to believe but what is it that we are believing?

And who has the monopoly on the information; if you guessed, the Department of Defense you are correct. If you guessed the intelligence of the deep state, you are also correct.

Conspiracy theorists have criticized the intelligence community for decades as they have been accused of covering up the truth is what is called the “Cosmic Watergate” so why would they trust the final word on the issue when the so-called disclosure report happens in June.

The truth is that many don’t. There is also a division among those who have been part of what is called the UFO community as there appears to be a monopoly on the information and only certain players have been called upon to speak about the new information that will quite possibly lead to this so-called disclosure.

Most of the public is unaware that the military has been playing investigators against each other and that there have also been independent investigations within the government that have been obligated to investigate the methods in which the information is being reported.

The Inspector General for the Department of Defense announced plans to conduct an evaluation of how the Pentagon has responded to the UFO phenomenon. The endeavor was revealed in a memo issued by the oversight office and quickly caught the attention of UFO enthusiasts when word of the decision spread throughout the community.

The announcement from the Inspector General somewhat vaguely states that they intend to “determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.” The memo goes on to say that “we may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.”

This means that the decision to reveal anything may be revised because of national security concerns.

Additionally, it indicates that “we will perform the evaluation at the Offices of the Secretary of Defense, Military Services, Combatant Commands, Combat Support Agencies, Defense Agencies, and the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations.” Receiving the memo were a myriad of high-ranking DoD personnel including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as the directors of both the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency.

As is so often the case when it comes to the UFO phenomenon and the United States government, this latest development brings with it far more questions than answers, including what exactly prompted the decision to launch an evaluation in the first place as well as what, if anything, might come of it.

I have heard that the Inspector General’s investigation came directly from President Biden, who recently dodged questions about the forthcoming UFO report.

President Biden laughed off a question about unidentified objects in the sky at a recent press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The question was lodged by a Fox News reporter after former president Obama made comments about how the objects buzzing our military appear to be real and are very intriguing.

Obama said early last week that “What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there are, there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are. We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. “They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know, I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”

Asked what he made of the flying objects, Biden laughed and said, “I would ask him again,” before walking off the stage.

There is speculation that the inspector generals report is underway– Biden has a bad attitude with regard to the UFO inquiries.

While the Inspector general’s inquiry into the matter is seemingly separate from the forthcoming Pentagon report on UFOs, which is due to be released next month, there is some speculation that it may have been initiated due to a lack of transparency among different departments within the DoD when it comes to producing information for that investigation or perhaps for members of Congress looking into the phenomenon. Nonetheless, the decision by the DoD Inspector General to evaluate how the Pentagon has handled unidentified aerial phenomena has been met with considerable enthusiasm by UFO disclosure advocates since the office has both significant investigatory powers as well as the funds to carry out such endeavors.

Luis Elizondo, who headed the Pentagon’s now-defunct Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, lodged a complaint with the defense department’s inspector general claiming malicious activities, professional misconduct and other offenses at the agency, according to Politico.Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone' | CNN Politics

He said one senior-level official went so far as to threaten to tell people he was crazy, potentially jeopardizing his security clearance. “I responded … by telling him that he can take any action he thinks is prudently necessary, but that I was not mentally impaired, nor have I ever violated my security oath,” Elizondo wrote, adding he feared retribution by the official.

The inspector general’s office did not give Politico details on the status of Elizondo’s complaint, though his legal team said he would be meeting with IG investigators in June.

In the complaint, Elizondo also accused the defense department’s press arm of trying to discredit him through misleading comments.

“Several internet bloggers were notified … that I had no duties regarding AATIP and that AATIP did not involve the study of UAPs,” Elizondo wrote. “As a result, the bloggers began to disseminate reporting, accusing me of being a fabricator.”

This signals that there may be trouble on the horizon and that the disclosure that people are wanting is hitting a few bumps along the way.

This is typical.

Many people who have been involved with the investigations into what is really going on with the UFO phenomenon have gotten quite accustomed to this type of treatment.

One man in particular is Donald Schmitt who was the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies of Chicago. He also served as director of special investigations for 10 years. He is also a founder and board advisor of the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell.

He has organized and independent worldwide committee called the International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research.Welcome to the International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research - YouTube

This not-for-profit organization is comprised of scientists, academics and leading UFO/UAP researchers from 27 countries on 5 continents who are unanimous in their recognition that we are not alone in the cosmos.

Based on more than 75 years of research, ICER acknowledges that the UFO/UAP phenomenon is real; it acts with intelligence and is likely to be extra-terrestrial/non-human in origin.

One of ICER’s national representatives is Professor Lachezar Filipov from Bulgaria, a Space Astrophysicist who supervised the training of their first astronauts.

Another is Eamonn Ansbro, an astronomer based in the Republic of Ireland who is set to feature in a book with Harvard Professor Avi Loeb that is due for release in late 2021.

Both Filipov and Ansbro ardently believe that it is time to purge the stigma that has plagued the UFO phenomenon for decades and embark on serious scientific studies.

With national representatives in 27 countries on 5 continents ICER believes that all countries now need to prepare for confirmation that the Earth is being engaged by non-human intelligences and are proposing ‘awareness’ programs to be established to deal with the profound issue of Contact and its global implications.

ICER aims to take this discussion to the highest levels of governance, including the United Nations.

Donald Schmitt knows a thing or two about how the Government gives researchers the run around with regard to disclosure.Donald R. Schmitt - Government Suppression: Silencing the Roswell Witnesses - The UFO Congress Store

He witnessed it twice with Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Project Blue Book. He experienced it first-hand immediately after Hynek died when he and his colleagues were instructed to come to Washington for a disclosure announcement. Next, he experienced it personally while working with the late congressman, Steven Schiff of New Mexico, in his efforts calling for hearings on Capitol Hill on Roswell.

Looking back, we all know how the government felt about Roswell.

For nearly a century, intel gathering under clandestine programs — Project Mogul, Project Sign, Project Grudge, Project Blue Book, Project Ozma had one guiding principle and that was blanket denial that UFO’s which by definition were speculated to be off world vehicles that may be piloted by ETI did not exist.

The stated goal with military programs was to investigate UFO sightings. The outcome was official excuses.

UFOs were reported to be weather balloons or streetlamps or migrating birds. They were illusions refracted by the natural world. They were fantasies of deranged imaginations. They were not real.

All of that has changed dramatically, starting with a 2017 New York Times blockbuster that revealed the existence of the U.S. government’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, created a decade earlier to analyse unexplained phenomena. The Navy has since publicly verified three videos that show unidentified aircraft violating the laws of aerodynamics. Apparently, there are more.Blink 182's Tom DeLonge examines UFO report from San Diego Navy pilot

What was once the stuff of supermarket tabloids is now taken seriously by politicians and scientists.

The question is how serious the military are and is this just a ploy to lure people in with UFO novelties and then stoke the fears of adversarial countries using exotic weapons against us.

The solution has always been bottomless pockets for military budgets.

It is certain that the military industrial complex will funnel money into Space Force to fight off some outside universal threat – both real and imaginary.

Written by Clyde Lewis

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