Apparently about six weeks ago, the U.S. Navy finally publicly admitted that the government is aware of so-far unexplained aircraft that operate beyond mankind’s presumed technological limits, at least in this country. On September 18th, it publicly acknowledged that the advanced aircraft depicted in several recently declassified gun-camera videos are what have been referred to for decades as UFOs, though just to be contrary, the Navy prefers to use the term “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon” or UAPs.I guess this is so they can keep saying that various conspiracy theorists and “They’re out there!” kooks have been wrong about UFOs, as in, ‘UFO’s are all fiction and swamp gas. UAP’s, however, are another story!’
The vehicles observed and recorded by U.S. Navy fighter pilots seem impervious to altitude or the elements; they are able to maneuver above 80,000 feet; they can hover and then instantly accelerate to supersonic and even hypersonic speeds; they have very low radar cross-sections and use a means of propulsion and control that does not appear to involve combustion, exhaust, rotors, wings or flaps.Since the Navy asserts these are not U.S. aircraft, we are confronted by the daunting prospect that a potential adversary of the United States has achieved the ability to render our most sophisticated aircraft and air defense systems obsolete.
The Hill article raised some of the questions I have about this:
Strangely, this shocking announcement seems to have scarcely been noticed by Congress or the Trump administration. Is the information too jarring and radical to process? Are U.S. government officials in denial? One can only wonder, given the glaring disconnect between the Navy’s announcement and the limited government actions to protect U.S. military personnel and the nation as a whole.
I have others, though…
- How did I miss the story? I had just returned from a two day ethics road trip, one that caused me to miss two full days blogging. On the 19th, I was scouring news feeds for stories, desperate to catch up. The big ethics story appeared to be that Canada’s leader had a fondness for dressing up in blackface. (To evoke Lloyd Bridges in “Airplane!,” I guess I picked the wrong day to stop checking the Drudge Report (I decided to start sniffing glue instead)—Matt had the story. But I’ve been burned by Drudge’s hysterics too often, and so no longer visit there.)
The next day’s ethics warm-up was …AHA! THIS is why the news that aliens may have been dropping in all along while our government lied to us was ignored! September 20th was the day the mainstream news media was convinced that it finally might be able to get rid of President Trump!
There is one more reason the “resistance” obsession with reversing the 2016 election is destructive and dangerous: it has completely warped journalists’ priorities and sense of what the public needs to know most. Only the anti-Trump Deranged would think that an anonymous “whistleblower” reporting hearsay information about a White House phone call is a more important and interesting development than the U.S. military conceding that more than a half-century of flying saucer reports weren’t entirely the product of insanity, lies, swamp gas, optical illusions , secret tests of experimental planes, publicity seekers and wackos.
- OK, that explains the 20th. Why so little coverage over the next six weeks—so little that I didn’t see anything at all, nobody mentioned the matter to me, and no one dropped me a “Did you see…?” email?? I just googled UFOs, and except for The Hill piece yesterday, there has been nothing in the mainstream media about this for a month. Now think about all of the other trivial, useless stories that have been reported and obsessed over ad nauseam over the same period.
Congress has seemingly ignored the whole thing, which is strange, especially since the two most likely explanations should scare the hell out of us. The late Stephen Hawking repeatedly warned that Earthlings should not seek contact with the superior alien civilizations that he believed were watching us, since the best case scenario was that they would treat us as well as Europeans treated Native Americans. If those UAPs are from this planet, on the other hand, the United States just lost the arms race. Writes Christopher Mellon in the Hill article,
Some 60 years ago Americans were shocked when the Soviet Union orbited Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. Sputnik garnered sustained front-page coverage, however, and Congress promptly acted on Americans’ concerns by approving increased space and defense expenditures and enhanced education programs for math and science. The concerns roused by Sputnik spurred America to enter “the space race”…Consider by contrast our government’s tepid response to the latest news about UAPs. Some congressional oversight committees have asked for and received briefings, but none has held a hearing, either open or closed; none has appropriated funds for collection or analysis; none has even asked for a report or a threat assessment. Nor have Congress members expressed concern over apparently being kept in the dark on this issue for years by the executive branch, a situation that changed only after a small private organization — To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, which I advise on national security affairs — made Department of Defense gun-camera footage available to the press and to Congress.
…[E]xamination of major US intelligence failures — from Pearl Harbor to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Iraqi WMD — shows that, in each case, we had information that, properly analyzed and acted upon, could have prevented disaster. We’re at a similar place today, with ample warning lights flashing but no effective effort to pool relevant data from the myriad services and agencies that possess it.
Now about those abductions…
Facts: Washington Post