Throughout the past year we have been very closely following the creation of a Pentagon task force, then "reinforced" from NASA, to investigate many sightings of UFOs (sorry, UAP), unidentified flying objects, in the skies of the United States and the world. So far, government officials have always said they don't rule out anything, not even extraterrestrial hypotheses, but apparently things are different.
And to think that in all those posts we too had emphasized American concerns, which seemed to us little "extra" and very "terrestrial". It took yesterday afternoon's press conference at the White House to dispel any doubts (but not the borderline criminal headlines that even national newspapers continue to bring out). "There is no indication of extraterrestrial activity in relation to these recent episodes," the White House spokeswoman said Karine Jean Pierre. "We just wanted to make sure the American people knew about it," she added. A reporter asked: "if they were, would you have told us?": Widespread smiles and ET jokes
Extraterrestrials: mass distraction
The facts are few and simple, even if not clear. The US shot down (and helped Canada shoot down) three unidentified aerial objects in three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). According to White House officials, all of these objects lacked propulsion and were wandering aimlessly in the atmosphere between 6 and 12 kilometers high (20.000 and 40.000 feet), thus posing a risk to commercial aircraft.
The three killings follow the previous one case of a Chinese "balloon" shot down last week (US is certain it is a spy aircraft, China has called it a weather balloon). John Kirby, coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council, said in a briefing that the "China case" should be separated from the latter three. This means that recent culls have not yet been associated with anyone. Why don't journalists care about this, instead of asking questions about extraterrestrials?
How come out of the blue all these cases come up?
Here too the answer is simple, and this time also clear. As demeaning as it sounds to supposed American defense capabilities. Since the Chinese balloon incident, the military has improved its radar technology to better locate slow-flying, high-altitude objects. In other words? They see more, because they are looking more and better.
A debacle that raises many concerns, and perhaps it is quicker to "cover" them by launching suggestions on the public so as not to make them think. But someone ventured the right questions. One above all: what are the real relations between the United States and China now, after the "spy balloon" episode? The National Security Council spokesman stressed that the United States maintains its embassy in China and still has ongoing contacts with officials, but there are no immediate plans for President Biden to speak directly with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
And what does China say? The Chinese government has begun accusing the US of sending surveillance balloons into its airspace. Maybe not in Chinese airspace, as the spokesman for the National Security Council denied it, but perhaps over territories "claimed" by China (since the spokesman here declined to offer details).
Here's the context: I'd suggest going back to talking about extraterrestrials in a bit. Right now, I'd worry about the Terrans.