Sunday, May 13, 2018

UFO Info Wars

"And like, wow, that’s it? That’s all you’re gonna tell us? Really? And you want applause for your 'revolution'? This sounds like a big-time tactical error by BAASS. Who in their right mind hangs this kind of stuff on the line and expects people to walk away without asking some very basic questions? Who paid for this research? Bigelow? Uncle Sam? Both? When do we taxpayers get to see the results? How about the names of all the contributors? What are you thinking?"
- Billy Cox, De Void, on BAASS public statement
To The Stars Academy and its friends of the program are getting some justified scrutiny. If you're going to jump out there and make bold claims, perhaps it would be wise to give more thought to the initial statements if the best idea for follow up is to tell people you can't talk about it.

Advocate for transparency and the normally more tolerant than not Billy Cox came to question TTSA public relations, as described in his March 19 De Void post, TTSA needs a new game plan. Cox presented valid critical points of view about TTSA strategies and leadership while acknowledging the outfit indeed got the public talking UFOs.

Robert Bigelow
In his May 7 offering, A question of ownership, Cox addressed, among other topics, what can reasonably be called a mind numbingly questionable public statement from Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS). The statement directly claims BAASS UFO investigation involved some 50 full-time staff, including retired military intelligence officers, scientists, analysts, and project managers "in adopting the novel approach of utilizing the human body as a readout system for dissecting interactions with the UFO phenomenon." 

The BAASS statement continued:
The BAASS approach was to view the human body as a readout system for UFO effects by utilizing forensic technology, the tools of immunology, cell biology, genomics and neuroanatomy for in depth study of the effects of UFOs on humans. This approach marked a dramatic shift away from the traditional norms of relying on eyewitness testimony as the central evidentiary arm in UFO investigations. The approach aimed to bypass UFO deception and manipulation of human perception by utilizing molecular forensics to decipher the biological consequences of the phenomenon.
The result of applying this new approach was a revolution in delineating the threat level of UFOs.

It is more than reasonable to expect substantiating data. Researchers should be satisfied with no less than clear and supporting documentation of how involved the Defense Intelligence Agency was in funding such work (as previously claimed), what was reported to the DIA, and clarification of what is available for public release. 

Scientific Method?  

Arguably adding insult to injury, longtime Team Bigelow consultant Dr. Eric Davis made a social media post berating researchers attempting to clarify the circumstances through the Freedom of Information Act. What's more, Davis made some assertions about how the FOIA works, which were addressed and challenged as "blatantly false" by John Greenewald of The Black Vault.

While Greenewald's points are indeed valid, there was yet another statement in the Davis rant that deserves calling out. Davis wrote, "The multi-sensor and radar platforms data fusion plus F-18 pilot and warship observers, all analyzed and synthesized into a forensic picture that Tic-Tac shaped craft are non-terrestrial because all other possible explanations were scientifically eliminated according to the scientific method." Emphasis mine.

CB Scott Jones, Edgar Mitchell & John Alexander
Okay, I'm not gonna take the time to get qualified experts to explain the scientific method and what's wrong with that statement, but suffice it to say there's plenty. I've spent a significant amount of time over the past eight years blogging about the sensational kinds of circumstances and statements as described above. I've covered the conspiracy mongering of Gen. Bert Stubblebine and his wife Dr. Rima Laibow, the evasiveness of Col. John Alexander, and the mind control and pro-ETH statements of Cmdr. C.B. Scott Jones, among much more.

I don't know what was wrong with these people. I don't claim to know why they thought themselves entitled to be exempt from providing documentation of their claims and/or accountability for their statements.

Maybe they truly believed the things they said. Maybe they were involved in orchestrated deceptions. Perhaps the very nature of their work led to some extent of irrationality over time. Maybe combinations of all of that apply, but one point should come through loud and clear: Statements from the intelligence community and its consultants can absolutely not be taken at face value, whatever the reasons. Verification is a must, and any given individual either demonstrates an understanding of the necessity of evidence available for public review or they do not.

8 comments:

  1. There’s no reason whatsoever to believe or accept at face value that after people leave the military, government service, or the intelligence community their subsequent actions and statements are ethical, moral, forthright, and trustworthy. After entering the private sector, they’re free to lie, scam, and hoax until they blatantly run afoul of criminal law and get caught.

    Of course, if anyone actually leaves the intelligence community also is an open question since security oaths apply after leaving service. What was covered up and obfuscated while on duty, must still be covered up and obfuscated after retirement.

    Meanwhile, TTSA and BAAS look and smell (quite strongly, in fact) just like gigantic boondoggles to me.

    Even for the well-heeled Bigelow, it’s very likely just about money. Bigelow purchased a few politicos (e.g., Harry Reid) who advocated for him so that his shell companies and fake research organizations could land government contracts. The work proposed is mostly nonsense, but in the overall federal defense and intelligence budgets, the money Bigelow bags with these is chump change so they sound no alarms in Congress.

    But for Bigelow, to paraphrase the late Senator Everett Dirkson, a million here, a million there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money. Bigelow has a real sweet side deal going on with these government contracts in addition to his regular business ventures, and he’s invited other snouts to the trough to make the bogus contract work seem credible (hence the former defense and intelligence community honchos).

    What does any of this have to do with aliens? Not a damn thing. It’s just empty PR for when questions are asked.

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  2. Space-based weaponry. It is a lucrative contract for a company.
    But, first they would need decent cover to mask their real research. Hmmmm.

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  3. Wasn't Stubblebine the one who tried to walk through walls?

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    1. Yes, Paul, he sure was. Men Who Stare at Goats. Stubblebine was credited with initiating Remote Viewing - and redesigning the intel structure of the entire U.S. Army. A lot of the RV gang and resulting stories involved the same NSA base that spawned the Gulf Breeze Six. So in a manner of speaking, maybe the Six weren't as much of an anomaly (as often thought) as much as the natural evolution of things.

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    2. Remote viewing is obviously nonsense. Have you investigated this issue? What were they really up to? Perhaps this was all a part of an MK Ultra type of mind control experiment.

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  4. Several members of the Remote Viewing program have also expressed an interest/been involved with UFO research: John Alexander, Hal Puthoff, Christopher Green, Jacque Vallee, and Ingo Swann. Some of these individuals have also been tagged as members of William Moore's "Aviary".

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  5. Ah, but who cares anymore about scientific research? Ufology seems to have embraced a new meme, the Secret Space Program whistleblower juggernaut. With all the juicy Star Trekian tales being told by whistleblowers like Michael Salla, Corey Goode, David Wilcock, Emery Smith, William Tompkins, and others of that ilk, all the dry tedious scientific research presentations are being met with yawns from the fickle base of ufology. If a tall tale fills a cozy niche in someone's psychological profile, then that story is automatically fact and truth as we know it. Ufology has embraced a juggernaut of heresay and wondrous tales from a host of new Gulliver's Travelers In Space. Much more fun than taking soil samples and making cement casts of landing depressions, doncha know.

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  6. I wouldn't even begin to take any former intelligence officer seriously unless he/she became a vocal critic of US foreign policy, an anti-imperialist and peace activist. My favorite CIA whistleblower is still Philip Agee.

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