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Vice News claims UFO & QAnon Connection is Disinformation

On October 29, MJ Banias from Vice News wrote an article claiming that “QAnon and UFO Conspiracies Are Merging”. Banias promotes an alleged “disinformation expert” to make the case that questions arising from a linkage between the Deep State, UFOs and QAnon are harmful, and those investigating such questions are merely opportunists.

Jordan Sather from Destroying the Illusion is a particular target for Banias’ article that devotes much time to him and his comments connecting QAnon and UFOs. I also get a dishonorable mention for one of my articles linking Trump, QAnon and UFO’s, as does Dr. Steven Greer, founder of the Disclosure Project. In fact, I wrote about the Q Anon and UFO connection here.

Sather’s YouTube channel has nearly 200,000 followers thus making him a juicy target for those from the mainstream media threatened by the growing popularity of alternative media sources, which are routinely labeled as “fake news”.

It’s worth mentioning that the “fake news” term was initially pushed by mainstream media sources wanting to delegitimize the alternative media which the US and the global public were increasingly visiting to inform themselves on multiple issues. The breaking point was Hillary Clinton’s presidential election loss, which was largely attributed to alternative media support for Trump’s campaign.

The “fake news” label has been subsequently used to demonetize, shadow-ban and remove countless alternative media websites, YouTube channels and social media pages to ensure that the 2020 election goes more along the path desired by those controlling the mainstream media.

QAnon has exposed the mainstream media as tightly controlled in multiple posts showing that many journalists get talking points sent to them each morning at 4 am, which are then used to craft their news articles. For example, in a January 18, 2018 post (561), QAnon wrote:

MSM is FAKE NEWS.
Propaganda.
Talking points [4am] – private email addresses.
Paid contractors.
JUDGEMENT DAY.
Q

Those journalists faithfully writing up their (4 am) talking points to the satisfaction of their media handlers are “paid contractors” who are subsequently promoted, honored and rewarded in multiple ways.

This perspective promoted by QAnon helps explain why President Trump has been so strident in publicly attacking the mainstream media as fake news. He well understands that many celebrated media pundits are nothing more than hacks receiving 4 am talking points to focus exclusively on in their writing and news commentary.

Trump is the proverbial prophet warning of the coming Judgement Day, foretold by QAnon, that will expose the media hacks that are “paid contractors” for the Deep State.

Sather responds to Banias’ article with an entertaining Youtube video deconstructing the multiple fallacious points in his article. It’s well worth watching to understand why Banias and Vice were targeting Sather over QAnon and the UFO connection.

What I found particularly interesting was Banias’ promotion of Ben Decker from the Global Disinformation Index who is cited extensively as a “disinformation expert” who can get to the truth behind conspiracy theorists. Banias wrote:

Disinformation experts say that the intersection of conspiracy theories is common, and can be particularly dangerous.

“I think that intersectionality is really important when discussing various online conspiracy theories whose relevance is partially handcuffed to the news cycle,” Ben Decker, lead analyst for the Global Disinformation Index said.

Interestingly, when going to the Global Disinformation Index one finds no reference to Decker in the “about” page. The only references to him are five articles he has written on the GDI site since May 3, 2019. We don’t know anything about Decker other than him writing some articles in 2019, yet this is enough to make him a “disinformation expert” according to Banias.

We know that Global Disinformation Index has only been in existence since early 2019. It is a UK registered not-for-profit organization that acknowledges receiving funding from the UK government, philanthropy, and companies. GDI’s funding is a red flag raising the possibility that the GDI is a front sponsored by one of the UK’s intelligence services conducting online disinformation.

We do know for a fact that the intelligence community from the UK, as well as other “Five Eyes” countries, do conduct “online deception” aka disinformation. This was confirmed in a 50-page document titled “The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations” that was part of the Edward Snowden document dump back in February 2014.

The document was authored by the British equivalent of the NSA, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and shared among signals intelligence services from the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The document is quite revealing, as summarized by the journalist, Glenn Greenwald:

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.

Destroying the reputations of different targets by the use of social science methodologies is precisely what the content of the articles by Decker and the Global Disinformation Index attempts to do. Greenwald concludes:

… these GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what GCHQ itself calls “false flag operations.”

What Greenwald is warning us about is that the intelligence community has many online operatives creating false narratives where targets are labeled “fake news”.

The “Art of Deception” has three powerpoint slides that show UFO photos dating as far back as 1950. The fact that the photos take up three of the 50 slides of the “Art of Deception” document indicates that the UFO issue is covered in some detail in the training of online covert operatives in the use of psychological warfare techniques.

UFO photo in The Art of Deception, p. 35

This is not a surprise to any familiar with a 1953 report issued by a CIA convened panel investigating reports of flying saucers, as UFOs were widely known at the time. The Robertson Panel delivered a report, the Durant Report, that recommended debunking the UFO (aka flying saucer) phenomenon for national security reasons. The Report stated:

The “debunking” aim would result in reduction in public interest in “flying saucers” which today evokes a strong psychological reaction. This education could be accomplished by mass media such as television, motion pictures, and popular articles.… Such a program should tend to reduce the current gullibility of the public and consequently their susceptibility to clever hostile propaganda.

The Report’s references to a “strong psychological reaction” and “gullibility of the public” show the CIA/Deep State’s emphasis on conducting psychological warfare operations to deceive the public when it comes to the UFO issue. This strategy is a national security policy that continues to the present day as reflected in “The Art of Deception” document.

This takes us back to the Global Disinformation Index whose content and unknown funding sources raise strong suspicions that it is linked to the GCHQ’s online deception program. By frequently referring to Decker and the GDI as authoritative sources on disinformation, the Vice’s Banias is, in fact, promoting “disinformation experts” that are very likely part of an “online deception” campaign by the British intelligence community.

By making the argument that the linkage of QAnon and UFOs is a harmful threat, Banias is merely providing a new twist to the decades-long psychological warfare policy of discrediting UFO researchers and reports. Banias’ use of alleged disinformation experts, who can be linked to a GCHQ online deception program, suggests he is either simply naïve or has begun receiving 4 am talking points.

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Further Reading

Stunning Video of Cigar UFO in Orlando, Florida

A cigar shaped UFO was videotaped near Orlando Florida on Sept 12, 2019 by my confidential source JP, who I have known since 2008. The video shows a cigar shaped craft that is illuminated during the daylight. It has no apparent wings or tail, and is filmed moving away from JP who is taking the video from inside his car. It is clearly no reflection from inside the car and is not a helicopter or drone.

The YouTube video features my commentary of the original video JP sent along with a zoom of the craft. You can watch the original video along with a zoom version below. Note there has been no enhancements of the original other than the zoom feature used in the final portion of the video.

What follows is a screenshot of the cigar shaped craft in the video, along with a magnified copy as well as an auto-contrasted copy being added for comparative purposes. The zoom and contrast shows that the craft has no wings or tail section, and is emitting no contrail.

JP has been sending me photos and videos of UFOs he has witnessed near MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa and Orlando, Florida since August 2017. He has photographed flying triangle, rectangle, disk and cigar shaped antigravity craft in the vicinity of military facilities. According to JP’s information these facilities are used by a USAF secret space program that is working closely with human-looking “Nordic” extraterrestrials.

According to JP the Nordics operate both cigar and disk shaped craft which he has photographed both near MacDill AFB and in Orlando as I have discussed in previous articles that are available here and here.

You can learn more about JP’s photos and videos of antigravity craft belonging to an USAF run SSP along with their human extraterrestrial allies in a series of articles available here.

Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.

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FURTHER READING

To The Stars With The Stars:  Hollywood’s Love Affair With (Outer) Space   

Hollywood’s long love affair with all things Extraterrestrial continues into the present tense with two new films scheduled for release in the near future.  Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones are heading Ad Astra (“To The Stars”) which will be on movie screens in a couple of weeks () while Natalie Portman will take her own “trip” to outer (and inner) space soon with her latest, Lucy In the Sky.

Seeing the promotions of these star powered new releases made me think of how many movies we have seen emerge from film studios intent on appealing to the public’s fascination with the subject.

Many of the leading cinematic productions of all-time have been related to ETs, space exploration and possible conflict with alien beings desiring to communicate and/or destroy Earth and its inhabitants.

The following is a brief survey in no particular order of some top Hollywood flicks with their “Stars” who have been sent To The Stars……on film:

The Martian (Matt Damon); Gravity (Sandra Bullock); Interstellar (Mathew McConaughey); Aliens (Sigourney Weaver); Blade Runner (Harrison Ford/Ryan Gosling); Elysium (Matt Damon); Star Wars; ET; Avatar; Star Trek; Solaris (George Clooney);  Mars Attack; Men In Black (Will Smith); The X-Files; War of the Worlds (Tom Cruise); Aliens and Cowboys; Space Balls (Mel Brooks); Prometheus (Ridley Scott, Director); The Day The Earth Stood Still (Michael Rennie); Outland (Sean Connery); Signs (Mel Gibson); The Arrival (Amy Adams); Oblivion (Tom Cruise); Kubrick’s 2001; First Man; Apollo 13 (Tom Hanks); The Right Stuff; Hidden Figures; Sunshine (Danny Boyle Director.); Life (Ryan Reynolds); Captive Nation (John Goodman); High Life (Robert Pattison); and so many others.

One might include movies like the X-Men series by Marvel as space related as well as cartoons that have futuristic themes and characters from the Flintstones to Toy Story (Buzz Lightyear) and the Lego films.

How about sci-fi films like Ex Machina; Transcendence and The Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence or The Matrix and even Superman?  I think they qualify, too.

Last year’s Best Film Oscar winner revisited the theme of reptilian (alien) creatures first addressed during the Cold War when The Creature from the Black Lagoon raised the same issues which were more dramatically portrayed in The Shape of Water.

The Russians have a few space classics of their own including the 1981, To The Stars By Hard Ways.

I do not own a TV so am missing all the great shows about Ancient Aliens; UFOs; and similar topics on The History Channel; GAIA TV; the new To The Stars Academy portrayal of The Unexplained; National Geographic’s discussion of these issues and everything else I read about or see snippets of on the internet.

The process of inculturating society to accept the ET presence via films, TV and other media has accelerated in recent months.  The New York Times has given the topic the imprimatur of legitimacy with reporting about Navy Pilots seeing Tic-Tac craft and other UFOs.

A former high level intelligence official, Admiral Wilson, had his notes about a crashed spacecraft released and Bob Lazar has reemerged into the public eye with references to Area S4, alien craft and Element 115.

All this “soft disclosure” is occurring in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing on July 20th. Libraries are filled with books and lectures on space topics and teens being encouraged to “launch into space” as part of a summer reading program.

It appears a concerted effort is being made while President Trump promotes his Space Force project and his plan to be back on the Moon by 2004.  He also talked about UFOs with George Stephanopoulos and Tucker Carlson on Mainstream News.

I doubt there is anything accidental about this process.  Whatever the case, Hollywood is playing its part by using its biggest stars to promote a To the Stars agenda for us Earthlings. Ad Astra indeed!

Rich Scheck
Marysville, WA
July 13, 2019

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