A blizzard in hell
|It’s been a week now, and I keep waiting to wake up. Because when I think I’m woke, the “Advanced Aerial Threats” section of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 hasn’t done the disappearing ink thing. Which leads me to believe the Senate Intelligence Committee is serious about ordering the Pentagon to produce a legitimate audit of The Great Taboo, at least as it relates to national security. By December — an unclassified report, with a possible “classified annex” at the end.|
The “how” of why we’re here is the easiest part to figure. Without To The Stars Academy – which has been lambasted in small but obstreperous corners as the propaganda arm of some hidden hand – there is no “Advanced Aerial Threats” mandate in the Senate package. Period. For all of its flaws during and after its 2017 rollout, TTSA, guided most credibly by Luis Elizondo and Chris Mellon, has accomplished the impossible. Can we all at least agree on that?
Already, De Void has heard grumblings about the timing of the Senate’s move, coming just weeks before the second season of History’s “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.” Some critics charge the series, which premieres on July 11, couldn’t have gotten a better marketing boost than a Senate inquiry. Which is true. And so what? If this is brainwashing, bring it on. What theory are “they” promoting? What do “they” want us to believe? Who are “they”? Game on.
Consider the briefly famous Stephenville incident from January 2008, which suggested more about the military’s knowledge of tactical UFO behavior than about the UFO itself. Radar records retrieved from the FAA and National Weather Service (the Air Force would provide no records of its own) indicated there were no military interceptors in the air at all when the no-fly zone over President Bush’s “Texas White House” was apparently being challenged by an object without a transponder.
“The Air Force should be in the hot seat because they’re in charge of patrolling our skies,” says UFO historian Jan Aldrich. “I think they’re enjoying seeing the Navy in the hot seat.”
“It’s all over our defense installations,” the Army veteran notes of the historical UFO penetrations, “and in more than half a century, nothing has really changed.” Furthermore, says Aldrich, many of “the best” UFO cases, like incidents involving the old Strategic Air Command, never made it into Blue Book. Will lawmakers care about going that deep into history?
And there’s a clause in the “Advanced Aerial Threats” section indicating the need for “an official accountable” for “an interagency process for ensuring timely data collection and centralized analysis of all unidentified aerial phenomena reporting for the Federal Government, regardless of which service or agency acquired the information.” That’s bigger than huge. It’s the key. Who might that person be? Military or civilian? An Edward Condon or a James McDonald? It would be a pleasant surprise to learn that anyone inside the Beltway knows either of those names.
De Void isn’t convinced this whole thing isn’t an extended old-school dream sequence, doomed to end on the clatter of teletype or an urgent voice-over from a Movietone newsreel: “Bulletin! Putin Blows Up Capitol Dome, President Not Informed! UFO Senate Report — Delayed!”
Failing that … Christmas is coming. Ready or not.
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