by Michael Salla, Ph.D
Honolulu Exopolitics Examiner
from Examiner Website
U.S. Army & U.K. MOD Multinational Experiment 3.0
Photo U.S. Army
After 50 years of having an official reporting mechanism in place for public sightings of UFOs, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense stated that the funds could be better used for the Afghanistan war.
In a November 1 update to its UFO reporting page, the British MOD laid out the grounds for its decision:
Put most simply, the MOD decision was claiming that after a 50 year investigation, there is no legitimate national security reason to continue collecting UFO data.
The MOD decision was saying that it could safely ignore UFO sightings given that nothing has been found to confirm that they are extraterrestrial in origin or form a threat of any nature.
The MOD decision has sent shock waves through the British UFO community given that official releases of UFO files that point to the reality of UFOs, and their serious national security implications.
For example, the British files contain reference to a 1957 incident where a US Air Force pilot received orders to fire 24 missiles at an aircraft carrier sized UFO.
He was later debriefed to remain silent.
Britain announced it will increase its troop
levels by 1200 and justified the closure of the UFO desk as a cost
cutting mechanism. Given the paltry sum to be saved (44,000
pounds/US$73,000 a year) it should be asked if that is the real
reason for the closure?
The officer claims that he was ordered to disclose the information by an admiral who was part of a covert U.S. Navy working group run by a number of admirals. In addition, a French civilian, with ties to the French military intelligence, also leaked information about the U.N. meetings, and an important agreement reached at them concerning a new policy of UFO openness beginning in 2009.
election of President Obama, and the appointment of a number of
former Clinton administration officials involved in an unsuccessful
earlier UFO disclosure effort, and former Navy/Marine officers with
information about extraterrestrial life and/or technology, the
ground work had been set for a powerful pro-disclosure alliance.
U.S. and U.N. Disclosure efforts were considerably boosted by a
Vatican based astrobiology conference at the beginning of November
that legitimated scientific and religious dialogue about the
implications of extraterrestrial life.
It is therefore not likely that an impending announcement of extraterrestrial life would be in any way linked with the UFO phenomenon. This means that extraterrestrial disclosure is more likely to take the route of an official announcement of primitive microbe life discovered in meteorites, on the moon or Mars, or other planetary body by NASA.
Less likely, though still possible, is a
possible impending NASA announcement of ancient ruins found on the
moon in conjunction with
the October LCROSS mission as suggested by
long time investigator of NASA missions,
What is now more likely, is an announcement that extraterrestrial life has been discovered in a primitive form, and the increased possibility that intelligent extraterrestrial life may be found elsewhere in the universe. Such an announcement would continue to marginalize the UFO movement, and launch astrobiology as an important scientific field.
It has been
anticipated that when extraterrestrial life would be officially
disclosed, that it would be spun in a way that hid much of the truth
behind UFOs. The MOD decision greatly influences how disclosure will
be framed, and ensures that a minimalist approach will be taken.
A compromise between the minimalist and maximalist disclosure factions, given the MOD decision, would ensure that any impending official announcement of extraterrestrial life would be minimal in scope.
Such an announcement would likely be firmly framed as a scientific discussion over proof of primitive extraterrestrial life forms ‘recently discovered’ by NASA or other national space agencies. While such a minimalist announcement will be a disappointment to many in the UFO movement, it will open the door to further scientific debate over the implications of extraterrestrial life.
This will legitimize emerging scientific disciplines such as
astrobiology/exobiology, and exopolitics/astropolitics whereby the
truth eventually emerges about extraterrestrial life.