“I have fixed your doorbell from ringing, there is no charge” — Inspector Clouseau OK. So, late Friday afternoon – the go-to slot whenever officialdom wants to dump a load of skank in hopes of minimal exposure – the Office of the Director of National Intelligence releases the “analysis” of the UFO/UAP problem as ordered by Congress in December. Its “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” is historic insofar as there have been no formal government analyses of the issue in more than half a century. And, given the insertion of “Preliminary” in the title, that should be enough to tide us taxpayers over until ODNI decides to drop the next installment of what’s destined to become a protracted serial doled out in constipated little marbles.
And now fmr Chief Kevin Day wants formal vindication. "“I was laughed at, mocked, and talked about behind closed doors within [the Department of Defense] whenever I tried to describe what we had seen off [the coast of Southern California] in 2004." Navy veteran mocked over UFO sightings demands public apology from Defense Department. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tic-tac-ufo-navy-mocked-b1874089.html
So what's going to happen next? Does anyone think Congressional hearings might generate more revelations or will they be held behind closed doors?
Here's another conclusion: Dennis Kucinich, and the countless other witnesses who've been ridiculed by the mainstream media for having the cahones to talk about their sightings, is owed an apology. Actually, the MSM ought to acknowledge it's historical collaboration in creating the stigma in the first place. I don't care that it's a new generation of reporters, the UFO stigma, the Great Taboo as Billy calls it, can be directly attributed to elite media cooperating with military/intelligence agencies who instituted a program of denial and ridicule in the late 1950's. It's time for some "mea culpas" by the press. Who will have the guts to do that?
I am convinced that many officers within the U.S. Department of Defense (and within other militaries) strongly suspect that these things are not from here.
Curious...how life's ironies can comically find a way into profound circumstances. In 12/17 the balloon went up. In 6/21 the deflating balloon was the only definitive conclusion.
The report is a large, double-patty nothing-burger. Nothing about Nimitz or the Roosevelt incidents. I wonder what's in the Classified report. I didn't expect much, but I did expect more than we got.
The military establishment wasn't going to change its behaviour over night, so this is exactly what one might expect from a report (written by guys with zero funding) designed to nudge a leviathan in a new direction.
The report is frustrating for us because:
1. We are grounded in a great deal more UFO history and knowledge of incredible events.
2. Leaks apparently intended to limit expectations missed the mark quite widely.
3. Of no mention of Elizondo's AATIP, its alleged research, records and analyses; despite the problems encountered by UAPTF in exactly this regard. Wouldn't those records have been a treasure trove, assuming they exist? (Potential analysis of historical radar data was mentioned, so why not AATIP's work?)
4. No mention of the incredible Nimitz encounter, despite the UAPTF timescale starting from the year of that incident - even though someone included a deflated balloon example!
Will we learn, sometime later, that the report was reduced by higher powers? Or were 9 pages always on the cards given the limitations of UAPTF?
Of course, most of us understand the crown jewels are kept in the "other" bin.