Pentagon Official Complains that Congressional Hearing on UFO’s Was ‘Insulting” to Federal Employees
The truth remains out there.
I wanted to follow up on my recent coverage of the congressional hearings focused on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)/Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP).
The testimony came from three whistleblowers, retired Air Force Major David Grusch, Ryan Graves (a former pilot), and Navy veteran fighter pilot Commander David Fravor. The claims included that the US government is concealing a longstanding program that retrieves and reverse engineers UFOs and has evidence of non-human biologics that were piloting the craft.
To begin with, a Pentagon official complained that the testimony was “insulting” to federal employees.
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick’s letter, published on his personal LinkedIn page and circulated Friday across social media, criticizes much of the testimony from a retired Air Force intelligence officer that energized believers in extraterrestrial life and produced headlines around the world.
…A career intelligence officer, Kirkpatrick was named a year ago to lead the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, or AARO, which was intended to centralize investigations into UAPs. The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies have been pushed by Congress in recent years to better investigate reports of devices flying at unusual speeds or trajectories as a national security concern.
Kirkpatrick wrote the letter Thursday and the Defense Department confirmed Friday that he posted it in a personal capacity. Kirkpatrick declined to comment on the letter Friday.
He writes in part, “I cannot let yesterday’s hearing pass without sharing how insulting it was to the officers of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community who chose to join AARO, many with not unreasonable anxieties about the career risks this would entail.”
“They are truth-seekers, as am I,” Kirkpatrick said. “But you certainly would not get that impression from yesterday’s hearing.”
Unfortunately for Kirkpatrick, there are many reasons that Americans are distrustful of government-sponsored narratives on many subjects, including UAPs. You might say we are suffering from “long-covid memories”.
Personally, I believe the witnesses believe what they reported. I believe any attempt to discredit them on a personal level is now meaningless, as we have example after example of real scientists who were right about covid and its origins smeared by officials and the media.
However, whether what these three men shared was actually related to alien life and technology is a different matter entirely. Delving into what these UFOs/UAPs are is more critical to national security than the hurt feelings of a few federal employees.
That doesn’t mean the 650 sightings of UAPs don’t bear looking into—especially, many lawmakers and military personnel argue, if they represent advanced military technology deployed by adversarial nations like Russia or China.
“If UAP are foreign drones, it is an urgent national security problem,” testified U.S. Navy fighter pilot Ryan Graves at yesterday’s hearing. Graves said he once encountered a UAP off the coast of Virginia Beach during a training exercise. “If it is something else, it is an issue for science.”
As a mother of a future Air Force officer, I do understand the need to keep military technology secret. However, if the biological evidence of life is available, that should be shared with the public. Humanity’s ignorance of extra-terrestrial life isn’t going to make such life any less real. I would press our officials in charge of these programs to share information on biologics.
There is currently a bipartisan move to get the UAP information to a review board to attempt to prompt immediate disclosures of such information.
A bipartisan group of senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced an amendment to the annual defense spending bill currently making its way through Congress. The measure, modeled off legislation aimed at revealing government records about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, would require executive branch agencies to hand over UAP records to a review board with “the presumption of immediate disclosure.” Agencies would have to justify requests to keep records classified.
…At Wednesday’s hearing, lawmakers of both parties expressed anger about their inability to get information about UAPs from the military and intelligence agencies, describing a system of overclassification that shields reports of incident from public view.
“We should have disclosure today. We should have disclosure tomorrow. The time has come,” said Democratic Rep. Jared Moskowitz of Florida.
“Several of us are going to look forward to getting some answers in a more confidential setting. I assume some legislation will come out of this,” said GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman, the subcommittee’s chairman.
If such a review board becomes a reality, I would encourage it to disclose all the information on biologics. I think that would be a proper balance, at least at the present time, between security and science.
Until then, I remain alien-questioning. The truth remains out there.
And, no, aliens did not build the Egyptian pyramids. Egyptologists uncovered the “pyramid-industrial-complex” in the 1990s, which has revealed a wealth of information on how the workers were organized to create these legendary structures.
I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you & Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs of the pyramid builders. Mr. Musk, we are waiting for you 🚀. @elonmusk https://t.co/Xlr7EoPXX4
— Rania A. Al Mashat (@RaniaAlMashat) August 1, 2020
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