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05/02/2020

Why did the Pentagon just acknowledge leaked UFO footage?

Why did the Pentagon just acknowledge leaked UFO footage?

When it comes to extraterrestrials, the truth is certainly out there, but in this case, the coronavirus and new defense plans are likely the true reasons behind the Pentagon’s decision to declassify some of their UFO footage.

On April 28, the Pentagon published declassified videos showing unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. The footage was taken by crews of combat aircraft in November 2004 and January 2015.

This footage shows flying discs whose appearance cannot be attributed to any known aircraft. In 2007 and 2017, the video appeared without permission from the Ministry of Defense, but the Navy has not officially acknowledged their authenticity.

On the Pentagon’s website, this strange move is likely explained by a desire to clarify any misunderstandings to the public as to whether the footage being distributed was real or something else.

At the same time, it is not clear why in January, in regards to the same video, representatives of the US Navy said that the publication of materials about UFO meetings with pilots threatens the national security of the United States.

It is also interesting that on April 1, 2020 the CIA published materials on encounters with UFOs.

However, as noted by the world media, the latest decision of the US defense agency may provoke speculation and a wave of discussion among supporters of conspiracy theories about contact with aliens.

A distraction from real problems

Why would the Pentagon want to publish these videos now? While it is true that they had already somehow “leaked” to the Internet leading to demands from those who believe in the existence of aliens to publish the whole video, nobody is really concerned with aliens at present. Americans are worried about the coronavirus, problems with the economy, record unemployment growth… the list is extensive.

Given that the state’s exceptional failure to handle the crisis has left over a million people infected and the fact that President Trump’s seemingly only response has been to repeatedly  reiterate the US’ unsurpassed greatness (Orwellian doublespeak), distracting people with talk of aliens hardly seems appropriate.

We have already nearly forgotten the meme-inspired failed “raid” on Area 51 last year, but luckily for those in power, there is now a new extraplanetary distraction. Strangely, the Area 51 “raid” coincided with the arrest and death of Jeffrey Epstein – a billionaire pedophile close to the Clinton, Bush, and Trump families. Epstein seems to have taken the truth about US leaders and oligarchs to his grave.

The UFO-lobby

Another interesting point is the approval of the publication of the UFO video by none other than former Senate majority leader Harry Reid.

In the past, this senior UFO-enthusiast and friend of the US military-industrial complex actively lobbied for more money to be allocated to the Pentagon regarding UFO-related topics. In 2007, he promoted the creation of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Millions of dollars were allocated to study the facts of meetings with UFOs.

The annual budget of $22 million from 2007 to 2017 is not much compared to other parts of the US military budget, but for research spending it is a lot. However, society cannot assess the results of such work in any way, everything is classified.

The acknowledgement of the UFO video may mean that the Pentagon is in a struggle for funds and is seeking to allocate money into this area. Last year, the Pentagon began warming up public opinion when the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare stated that the number of encounters with UFOs has increased since 2014, which means they need more money. Against the backdrop of coronavirus and the prospect of reducing military programs, all the fuss about potential aliens is in the military’s best interests.

X-files?

This is not the first time the Pentagon has addressed the subject of unidentified flying objects. The US military has been engaged in programs related to the study of UFOs for decades.

Even in the early 1950s, the US Air Force began to implement the “Blue Book” project, designed to study incoming reports of UFOs and to understand this phenomenon.

In 1952, after two American fighter jets tried to catch up with four glowing objects in the sky over Washington, President Harry Truman demanded from the “Blue Book” participants clarify the circumstances of what happened. Moreover, the Central Intelligence Agency organized its own investigation.

The “Blue Book” project was closed in 1969. Its report noted that the appearance of unidentified flying objects can be explained by optical illusions or atmospheric phenomena which posed no danger to the United States.

After that, the US media continues to print stories of witnesses who allegedly observe “flying disks” in the sky on a regular basis.

Last year, new details of how the US defense agency is working on the subject of unidentified flying objects appeared. In October 2019, the US media reported that the Army’s Ground Vehicle System Center (GVSC), part of the service’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), confirmed its participation in a joint research project with To The Stars Academy (TTSA) led by former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge. The TTSA is dedicated to the study of UFOs and unidentified atmospheric phenomena.( https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30498/the-army-wants-to-verify-to-the-stars-academys-fantastic-ufo-mystery-material-claims)

The treaty between the parties noted that “To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science is a company with materiel and technology innovations that offer capability advancements for Army ground vehicles,” “These technological innovations have been acquired, designed, and produced by the Collaborator [TTSA], leveraging advancements in metamaterials and quantum physics to push performance gains.

Thus, the US Army has long shown interest in “extraterrestrial” technologies for predictable reasons. The contract will last until 2023.

Against the backdrop of US intentions to achieve military superiority in space and Trump’s desire to privatize the Moon, the Pentagon will now develop these areas focusing even more on related research. Space has become the new American dream, and the Defense Department’s projects aiming to fund the study of UFOs fits this dream like a glove.

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When the US announces UFO research, it is quite possible that what they are actually aiming at is a very real secret development masking itself as UFO research. Perhaps the purpose of disseminating such information is to lead the intelligence agencies of other states that are closely following the developments that are now available in the US, all the more so because Washington is now aiming at space exploration, which requires the creation of new types of aircraft.

 
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