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Ask Trump and Biden About UFOs

Article by Jazz Shaw                               October 20, 2020                                     (hotair.com)

• On October 22nd, NBC’s Kristen Welker muted the microphones and scrapped the foreign policy focus of the debate to again pour over the pandemic, racial inequity and police reform. But when will a moderator bring up the topic of UFOs, now that the Pentagon has created a UAP Task Force. Would either Donald Trump or Joe Biden release government information on UFO incursions into our air space?

• An article on Newsweek.com (see here) asked “is it really unrealistic that the topic of UFOs could surface at the next presidential debate?” Would Weller set aside her anti-Trump agenda long enough to field a topic like UFOs? No. There are still too many people in mainstream media who are afraid that broaching the subject would make them appear unserious. or even unhinged. Welker has never publicly touched on the topic.

NBC’s Kristen Welker

• But that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth asking about or somehow not a valid point of debate. The Newsweek article shows how far the UFO topic has migrated from the realm of paranormal research into the mainstream media. Tucker Carlson hits the subject regularly on Fox News. Both Jake Tapper and Michael Smerconish have done serious segments about UAP incursions on CNN. The New York Times and the Washington Post have both done multiple articles covering these strange craft without making jokes about it.

• President Trump has been asked multiple times about UFOs. He’s never given us an answer beyond saying that he would “check into it”. But at least he hasn’t brushed it off entirely. But we’ve yet to hear anything from Joe Biden on the topic. Medium.com writer Bryce Zabel published a UFO briefing memo (see here) for Joe Biden earlier this year, although there’s nothing to indicate that Uncle Joe looked it over.

• One reporter in New Hampshire kept asking every Democratic presidential candidate during the primaries about their position on UFOs, but somehow never got around to Joe Biden. So we really don’t know if Biden HAS any position at all. If he does wind up winning the election, he really needs to get up to speed. According to former Senator Harry Reid, there is a ton more UFO evidence that the public hasn’t seen, and that UFOs have even shut down some of our nuclear weapons facilities in the past.

• On the other hand, what if President Trump dropped a truth bomb in the run up to the election? Wouldn’t that be a totally ‘2020’ thing to happen right about now?

 

                    NBC’s Kristen Welker

We’ve already learned some of what we should expect from the final presidential debate this week. For

        Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

one thing, we know that the candidates’ microphones are going to be muted at times, possibly to avoid any “spicey” encounters. We’ve also heard that the original, scheduled focus of the debate, foreign policy, has been essentially scrapped by Kristen Welker. She will instead go back to the same list of topics that were dealt with last time, such as the pandemic, racial inequity, police reform, etc. But there’s one subject missing from the list. When will a debate moderator ask the candidates about the Pentagon’s UAP Task Force and whether or not they plan to release government information on UFO incursions into our air space? If you think it’s just me and the ufology enthusiasts asking about this, think again. The question popped up this week at Newsweek.

                  CNN’s Jake Tapper

“2020 has been a shocking year, to say the least, so is it really unrealistic that the topic of UFOs could

        Fmr. Nevada Senator Harry Reid

surface at the next presidential debate? Believe it or not, some Americans want to see President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden address the topic of national security in a totally new way on Thursday night.

Bryce Zabel, writer and producer of NBC’s Dark Skies, published a Medium article on Monday that questions if debate moderator and NBC reporter Kristen Welker could bring up the topic of UFOs during the final presidential debate before the 2020 election.”

Zabel makes many good points as usual, but then again, UFOs are sort of his beat. So do I think that Welker will set aside her anti-Trump agenda long enough to field a topic like this? No. I would say the chances are basically zero. There are still too many people in mainstream media who are afraid that broaching the subject would make them appear unserious or even unhinged. I was doing some searching this afternoon and couldn’t locate a single instance where Welker has even touched on the topic.

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Did Trump Threaten Aliens With Military Action?

Article by Kyle Mizokami                                October 14, 2020                                 (popularmechanics.com)

• On October 11th, Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo asked Trump, “Can you explain why the Department of Defense has set up a UFO task force? Are there UFOs?” “Well, I’m going to have to check on that,” Trump replied. Trump then took the opportunity to boast about the power of the U.S. military. In August, the Pentagon established an official ‘UAP Task Force’ to investigate UFO sightings, following confirmed UFO sightings by US Navy pilots between 2004 and 2014.

• “I will tell you this,” said Trump. “We have now created a military the likes of which we have never had before. In terms of equipment, the equipment we have, the weapons we have, and hope to God we never have to use it. But have created a military the likes of which nobody has, nobody has, ever had. Russia, China, they’re all envious of what we had. All built in the USA. We’ve rebuilt it all—$2.5 trillion dollars. As far as the other question I’ll check on it, I heard about it two days ago actually.”

• So what, exactly, was Trump getting at in this interview? Was this just about touting the $2.5 trillion Trump spent on defense with no real increase in America’s overall military strength and number of weapons? Or was it about warning extraterrestrial forces – or more likely, the foreign governments behind the UAPs that the Pentagon is investigating – with military action? If Trump considers aliens a threat, that would likely explain the sudden rush to establish the Space Force.

• Could the Pentagon fend off a UFO attack? It seems unlikely. Even America’s most high-tech military hardware and the thousands of nuclear weapons that make up our strategic nuclear forces would almost certainly be powerless against any technology advanced enough to travel between stars.

• Consider the progress in weapons technology over the last 200 years. Military forces of the 1820s, complete with muskets, horses, and field guns, would stand no chance against the armed forces of the 2020s. Alien civilizations could easily be thousands, or even millions, of years more advanced, with weapons that might seem miraculous to us. The unfortunate truth is Earth is likely ripe for the taking by any alien race technologically advanced enough to travel here.

• If anyone on this planet knows the real truth about UFOs and extraterrestrial life, it would be the President of the United States. So what might Trump someday reveal?

 

President Donald Trump, when asked about a new Pentagon task force for studying UFOs, replied that he would look into it—and then began boasting about the power of the U.S. military. Some observers saw this as Trump touting his funding of the Department of Defense, while others saw it as a threat to extraterrestrial beings.

       Donald Trump / Maria Bartiromo

In an interview on Sunday, Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo asked Trump, “Can you explain why the Department of Defense has set up a UFO task force? Are there UFOs?”

“Well, I’m going to have to check on that,” Trump replied. “I mean, I’ve heard that. I heard that two days ago. So I’ll check on that. I’ll take a good, strong look at that.”

Trump then went on to talk about the U.S. military: “I will tell you this: We have now created a military the likes of which we have never had before. In terms of equipment, the—the equipment we have, the weapons we have, and hope to god we never have to use it. But have created a military the likes of which nobody has, nobody has, ever had. Russia, China, they’re all envious of what we had. All built in the USA. We’ve rebuilt it all—$2.5 trillion dollars. As far as the other question I’ll check on it, I heard about it two days ago actually.”

In August, the Pentagon established an official task force to investigate UFO sightings, following confirmed UFO sightings by U.S. Navy pilots between 2004 and 2014. The Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF) will investigate the sightings of UAPs, also known as UFOs.

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Scientists Call for Serious Study of UAPs – ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’

Article by Leonard David                                 October 12, 2020                                     (space.com)

• The US Navy recently admitted that strangely behaving objects caught on video by Navy jet pilots, radar operators and technicians are genuine ‘UAP’s or ‘unidentified aerial phenomenon’. In August, the Navy established a ‘UAP Task Force’ to investigate the nature and origin of these UFOs and to determine whether they pose a threat to U.S. national security.

• These observed UAPs (or UFOs) can purportedly accelerate in the 1000’s of G-forces – far more than a human can survive. Furthermore, there’s no air disturbance visible and they don’t produce a sonic boom.

• Philippe Ailleris, a project controller at the European Space Agency’s Space Research and Technology Center in the Netherlands, has created the ‘Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena Observations Reporting Scheme’, a project to facilitate the collection and study of UFOs reported by both amateur and professional astronomers. This comes as more scientists are calling for a more scientific study of the UFO phenomenon.

• “There’s a need for the scientific study of UAPs and a requirement to assemble reliable evidence, something that could not be so easily ignored by science,” Ailleris told Space.com. Recent technological advances in open tools and software, cloud computing and artificial intelligence with machine and deep learning offer scientists new possibilities to collect, store, manipulate and transmit data.

• Ailleris points to orbiting civilian satellites as a good way to search for UFOs. One avenue is to tap into the ‘free-of-charge’ imagery collected by the European Union’s Copernicus satellites, managed by the European Commission in partnership with ESA. More and more Earth-scanning spacecraft are being launched by private companies that can be used to view the planet and detect possible UFOs. “This evolution will stimulate forward-thinking ideas across different domains, including controversial topics,” Ailleris said. “And why not the UAP research field?”

• Kevin Knuth is a former scientist with NASA’s Ames Research Center and is currently an associate professor of physics at the University at Albany in New York. Knuth is working with Ailleris to employ satellite imagery to detect and monitor UFOs. “We are looking into using satellites to monitor the region of ocean south of Catalina Island where the 2004 Nimitz encounters occurred,” Knuth said.

• The Catalina Island area will also be the target for a 2021 UAP expedition (see here for UAPx website) carried out by Knuth and other researchers “to provide unassailable scientific evidence that UAP objects are real, UAP objects are findable and UAP objects are knowable,” according to the UAPx website. Knuth’s UAPx team includes military veterans and physicists, as well as research scientists and trained observers that will use specialized gear to observe possible UFO activity.

• “I certainly think that (UFOs) deserve to be studied, just like we would do with any other problem in science,” said Jacob Haqq-Misra, an astrobiologist with the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science in Seattle, Washington. In August, Haqq-Misra helped organize a NASA-sponsored interdisciplinary workshop, called TechnoClimes 2020 (see here for website), that sought to prioritize and guide future theoretical and observational studies of non-radio “technosignatures” – observational manifestations of technology that can be detected through astronomical means.

• Ravi Kopparapu is a planetary scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “There’s a fundamental problem that we have right now to scientifically study UAP,” Kopparapu said. “We do not have proper data collection of this phenomena that can be shared among interested scientists to verify claims and filter out truly unexplainable events.” He views the UAP/UFO phenomena as a scientifically interesting problem, driven in part by observations that seem to defy the laws of physics. But Kopparapu is wary of using the term “extraterrestrial”. “That’s because there is absolutely no concrete evidence that I know of that points to them as being extraterrestrial,” he said.

• The entire UFO topic has been maligned by being associated with ET, says Kopparapu. This prevents a thorough scientific investigation by the science community because of a taboo surrounding ET claims. “I think people immediately think about ‘aliens’ when they hear UFOs/UAPs, and I want scientists to not fall for that,” Kopparapu said. “[D]on’t let preconceived ideas cloud judgments. Have an open mind. Consider this as a science problem. If it turns out these have mundane explanations, so be it.”

 

          Jacob Haqq-Misra

The U.S. Navy recently admitted that, indeed, strangely behaving objects caught on video by jet pilots over the years are genuine head-scratchers. There are eyewitness accounts not only from pilots but from radar operators and technicians, too.

                          Kevin Knuth

In August, the Navy established an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force to investigate the nature and origin of these odd sightings and determine if they could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.

The recently observed UAPs purportedly have accelerations that range from almost 100 Gs to thousands of Gs — far higher than a human pilot could survive. There’s no air disturbance visible. They don’t produce sonic booms. These and other oddities have captured the attention of “I told you so, they’re here” UFO believers.

           Ravi Kopparapu

But there’s also a rising call for this phenomenon to be studied scientifically — even using satellites to be on the lookout for possible future UAP events.

Philippe Ailleris is a project controller at the European Space Agency’s Space Research and Technology Center in the Netherlands. He’s also the primary force behind the Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena Observations Reporting Scheme, a project to facilitate the collection of UAP reports from both amateur and professional astronomers.

There’s a need for the scientific study of UAPs and a requirement to assemble reliable evidence, something that could not be so easily ignored by science, Ailleris told Space.com.

It is necessary to bring scientists objective and high-quality data, Ailleris said. “No one knows where and when a UAP can potentially appear, hence the difficulty of scientific research in this domain.”

New tools

Recent years have seen rapid advances in information and communication technologies — for example, open tools and software, cloud computing and artificial intelligence with machine and deep learning, Ailleris said. These tools offer scientists new possibilities to collect, store, manipulate and transmit data.

Ailleris points to another potent tool. “The location over our heads of satellites is the perfect chance to potentially detect something,” he said.
Working in the space sector, it occurred to Ailleris that Earth-observation civilian satellites could be used to search for UAPs. One avenue is tapping into free-of-charge imagery collected by the European Union’s Copernicus satellites, an Earth-observing program coordinated and managed by the European Commission in partnership with ESA.

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