Here’s an unexpected side effect of the Covid-19 Stimulus bill that President Trump signed on Sunday. It started a 180-day countdown in which both the Pentagon and various spy agencies were required to disclose what they know about UFOs. This provision was hidden, or obscured, in the massive bill that was over 5000 pages long. Our representatives and senators had a couple of hours to read the bill, so you know that they all knew exactly what they were voting for.
Senator Marco Rubio, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said, “[It] directs the [director of national intelligence], in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other such agencies… to submit a report within 180 days of the date of the enactment of the act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena [UFOs, in other words].”
We have gone through this time and again. There have been presidential directives and there have been congressional investigations and they have not led us to disclosure. We have seen the Air Force manipulate the situation when they bought the University of Colorado study, telling them in advance what they wanted to be found. We have seen the CIA put together a mock hearing in 1953, chaired by Dr. Robertson, in which they suggested that the idea of UFOs be debunked (which, BTW, isn’t necessarily a bad thing) but the real point was to bury the interest in UFOs, rather than explain or identify the problem.
We have even seen the Air Force lie to a United States Senator, telling him that there was no such thing as Project Moon Dust (which had a UFO component) only to change that lie when documentation for Moon Dust was presented. Now, rather than denying it existed, they said it had never been deployed… another lie contradicted by that same documentation.
The other problem here is national security. Using that as an excuse to hid the truth is an old dodge. And, just how far can they go, using that excuse? Can they deny the Intelligence Committee the information because of national security or can they just sort of leave some of the information out of the presentation? After all, they must now scramble to find the data and include it in the report.
Finally, if the specter of national security raises its ugly head, can that be used as an excuse not to say anything to those of us who have an interest in the topic? That means just one more classified document that will be heavily redacted if any portions of it are released under FOIA.
The public answer, I’ll bet, will be that we looked into it, and there were some issues that can be seen as national security (methods of gathering the data for one) that prohibits the release of sections of this report to the general public… after all, we know that our senators and representatives are better equipped to understand this than we peons toiling out here in the real world.