Is Trump blocking us from learning more UFO news? Inside the rumors
We can’t get over the fact the U.S. government had to change UFO to UAP. UFOs gained too much of a joke connotation from pop culture. Instead of calling those mysterious spaceship-looking things in the sky unidentified flying objects, the government refers to them as unidentified aerial phenomena. (Unmanned aerial vehicles is another terminology used for UFOs, although it can also refer to things like drones.)
As recently as this August, the Department of Defense (DoD) approved the creation of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) whose primary objective is to investigate sightings of UAPs. That’s right. Better think twice about jokingly claiming you’ve sighted a UFO. You might end up with Big Brother on your tail.
At the moment, President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a bill that would give the public more access to government information about UFOs. Many are wondering what the deal is. Is Trump potentially leaving us hanging about UFOs in order to protect national security, or is he in cahoots with the aliens to keep their secrets?
Trump & UFO info: Does he not want us to know?
UFO enthusiasts everywhere have their panties in a wad because of Trump’s threat to veto the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This move would prevent them from learning some long sought-after information about the mysterious visitors in our sky.
The truth is, Trump’s threat to veto the bill has nothing to do with withholding top secret UFO information. At the very least, that’s not what his administration says it’s about. The National Defense Authorization Act is a bill that’s passed annually in the U.S. to set the policies and budget of the U.S. Military.
As many know, Trump is all about strengthening the U.S. Military. What he’s not about is renaming every single military base named after a Confederate leader. Controversy over the tearing down of monuments and name changes of schools and streets has been going on for a while.
Many feel it’s inappropriate to honor those who were in favor of slavery by allowing any tributes to them to remain. Others, like Trump, feel it’s unreasonable to tear down every vestige of confederate residue because large portions of the country’s history would be torn down with it.
In an attempt to take a stand regarding this matter, Trump has delivered the ultimatum that unless lawmakers remove the amendment that includes renaming military bases he will veto the entire NDAA bill. Of course, with it would go the appropriations for the UAPTF. Thus, bye-bye UFO info, we’ll see you in a couple years maybe.
The Pentagon’s loose lips about UFOs
Essentially, June’s Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) allocated some funds toward the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) for 2021. This language was included in the NDAA that Trump is threatening to veto. If Trump does indeed end up vetoing the bill, Congress won’t be able to produce a new version before the deadline. This move would stall the act that has made so many UFO buffs hopeful.
You may be wondering why the potential NDAA would even make people hopeful the government will disclose intelligence on UFOs or aliens to the public. The feds have a history of being pretty tight-lipped about the matter. What makes people think they’ll be disclosing information all of a sudden?
Well, in April of 2020 the Pentagon released coveted footage of UFO activity to the public. Videos leaked in 2004 and 2015 were finally confirmed to be true. One of them had footage of a Navy pilot exclaiming as they caught sight of a UFO while flying.
The DoD explained they were “releasing the videos in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos. The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified’.”
In truth, the government sees UAP as much more likely to be the intelligence-seeking devices of hostile nations than evidence of strange green men. It seems the Pentagon has chosen to be more transparent about UFOs to downplay the alien life aspect and instead encourage the public to think of it as their duty to report any sightings for national security purposes.
Acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Marco Rubio, had this to say about the government’s mission to investigate UFOs: “The bottom line is that if there are things flying over your military bases and you don’t know what they are because they’re not yours, and they exhibit – potentially – technologies that you don’t have at your own disposal, that to me is a national security risk and one we should be looking into.”
Government operations concerning UFOs used to be very covert operations, but Big Brother is clearly trying a new tact. The re-establishment of an organization devoted to “detect, analyze, and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security”, combined with their recent divulgence of UAP intel, shows we could be in for a few surprises.
Hopefully, Trump’s ultimatum doesn’t get in the way of any planned UFO reveals. For now, all we can do is dream about alien life with movies like Proximity and speculate about their existence with documentaries like The Phenomenon. Oh yeah, and you should probably hope no foreign government is planning the demise of your country by spying on it with aerial vehicles.