On Tuesday Dec.18, President Donald Trump signed a memo that officially established a US Space Command, which is seen as the first step toward the “Space Force” that the President has envisioned as the sixth branch of the U.S. Military. The news was announced by Vice President Mike Pence during a speech at the recent SpaceX Rocket Launch event in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The official line from the Department of Defense is that the “Space Force” is a necessary response to the significant threats the US faces from satellite killers and other spaced-based weapons of our earthbound adversaries. Even before the memorandum, the Pentagon has been pushing programs such as anti-satellite weapons, missile detection capability and space-based solar power, to counter mounting space threats from Russia and China.
Still, others argue that a “Space Force” is needed to counter the danger of the tons of space debris that is floating around the Earth in continually decaying orbits. Not to mention the real threat of an asteroid impact, similar to the one that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
However, is there another agenda at work here?
Government Now Admits Investigations Into UFO Sightings
Once thought to be the headlines of supermarket tabloids, it was the New York Times that published a story in 2017 that said that the Department of Defense ran a shadowy program whose purpose was to conduct research and analysis into UFOs.
According to the Times, the sinister-sounding program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, began in 2007 at the behest of former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, with support from two now-deceased senators, Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Ted Stevens of Alaska.
It was run out of the Pentagon headed by Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official. The initiative was officially cancelled in 2012, however, Elizondo and others maintain that despite the absence of government funding, the program has continued its research, with help from the Navy and CIA.
The Pentagon report discussed by the Times included two incredibly dramatic videos of aerial encounters between air force interceptor jets and UFOs. But that was just the beginning of the recent dramatic increase in seemingly alien encounters that are being taken far more seriously by the government than they once were.
In October, an object passed through our solar system that looked an awful lot like a spaceship, and astronomers spent much of 2016 arguing over whether the weird pulses of light coming from a distant star were actually evidence of an “alien megastructure.” Beyond that, an army of Silicon Valley billionaires are racing to make first contact, and our new super-powered telescopes are discovering more conceivably habitable planets every year.
Then, in September, the Sunspot Solar Observatory, in New Mexico, home to one of the largest active solar telescopes in the world, was raided and shut down by the FBI, and all personnel evacuated. The Observatory remained shuttered for 10 days after the raid.
During the 10 day investigation, even the local police were barred from the facility, and the company that runs the observatory – The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) – would only say that the Observatory was shut down for a “security issue.” Of course this led many to believe that the telescope had likely picked up an image of something it should not have. Perhaps a spy satellite, a secret missile base – or just maybe – an alien artifact?
Sunspot has since reopened. The official story is that the Feds were there investigating criminal activity related to the distribution of child pornography from the site. But, that sounds a heck of a lot like the kind of cover stories that were once used to dismiss as “weather balloons” — the very UFO sightings that the Pentagon now admits are real!
So, is all of President Trump’s bluster about the need to build a wall to protect us from “illegal aliens,” just a metaphor for the real reason why we have this sudden rush to create a Space Force?