On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Among the most important policy questions he will be facing is how to respond to classified briefings about secret space programs and extraterrestrial life. Will President Trump maintain the status quo of secrecy on the grounds of national security, or will he support official disclosure as complimentary to his vision to “Make America Great Again”?
One of the perennial questions confronting UFO and exopolitics researchers is, “how much are U.S. Presidents briefed about classified programs concerning secret space programs and extraterrestrial life?” According to some experts, U.S. Presidents are told relatively little, and run into institutional roadblocks when they explore alternative routes to the truth.
It is well known for example that President Bill Clinton asked his close personal friend, Webster Hubbell to get answers to two questions:
If I put you over there in justice I want you to find the answer to two questions for me: One, who killed JFK. And two, are there UFOs.
There is no reason to doubt the accuracy of Hubbell’s recollections. This suggests that soon after being elected President in November 1992, Clinton had concluded he was being given the institutional run-around in learning the truth.
In contrast, Canadian researcher, Grant Cameron, states that U.S. Presidents are told quite a lot. If so, this might explain references by President Obama during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, apparently in jest, that aliens would not allow him to disclose the truth.
The aliens won’t let it happen. You’d reveal all their secrets. They exercise strict control over us.
According to Andy Basiago and three other purported first-hand witnesses, Obama had learned as early as 1980 about a covert CIA program involving jump room teleportation technologies that allowed covert missions to Mars. If true, that would mean that Obama, upon becoming President, already knew about one secret space program, but chose not to reveal this either out of national security concerns, or alien threats.
Sometime after his January 20 inauguration, President Trump will receive a classified briefing on the extraterrestrial topic. Regardless of how extensive the briefing(s) will be, he will have to make a decision about what to do with the information. Will he decide that national security arguments used to maintain the decades-long secrecy policy are compelling and worth preserving, or will he adopt a new approach based on his desire to restore high paying manufacturing jobs to the American people.
According to secret Space Program whistleblower, Corey Goode, Trump was quietly backed by a consortium of institutional actors, the “Alliance”, wanting to disclose the truth about secret space programs and extraterrestrial life.
Donald Trump is indeed being backed by the Alliance. Trump is certainly not entering into this battle free from his own baggage. He has said and done a variety of things that are upsetting to people. He does not, however, represent a group that actively seeks to kill billions of people by starting World War III as soon as possible.
Goode’s information suggests that key figures and leaders in the Alliance have decided that Trump will back disclosure initiatives since he is unlikely to submit to being pressured or blackmailed into remaining silent. Trump’s background in large scale real estate construction projects predisposes him to supporting disclosure of classified technologies that help restore the industrial manufacturing capacity of the U.S.
Trump’s desire to create American jobs through resurrecting its latent manufacturing capacity, is going to find a perfect outlet when he is briefed about the advanced technologies used in secret space programs. Arguments to continue keeping these technologies hidden due to national security concerns are unlikely to persuade him. Threats made against him are also doubtful to succeed given his success in warding off all kinds of negative publicity and attacks during the Presidential campaign.
Consequently, this leads to the question of what kind of disclosure will Trump support. Will it be “full disclosure” or a form of “limited disclosure”?
Goode states that in late 2016, agreements had been reached to go forward with a limited disclosure initiative which would reveal the existence of the U.S. Air Force based secret space program involving two Earth orbiting stealth space stations, and antigravity vehicles used to service these such as the TR-3B.
During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Wikileaks released emails by John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair, which revealed that two retired U.S. Air Force Generals and the head of Lockheed’s Skunkworks, are part of a group of ten senior advisors working directly with Rock Star, Tom DeLonge. They are backing DeLonge’s disclosure initiative which he describes in his co-authored book, Sekret Machines.
In an extensive two part book review of Sekret Machines (see here and here), I have shown that the information DeLonge has received is part of a limited disclosure initiative backed by the USAF. In short, DeLonge provides a sanitized version of the history of secret space programs in which the main national security threat from Russia, which possesses its own fleet of destructive antigravity spacecraft responsible for abductions, interference with U.S. nuclear weapons facilities, and UFO sightings.
I contrasted DeLonge’s “limited disclosure” initiative with a “full disclosure” initiative backed by the U.S. Navy, which is far more revealing of the full range of space assets secretly developed and deployed over the last six decades. Importantly, full disclosure covers nefarious activities, such as a space slave trade and the key individuals that made this trade possible.
In December 2015, retired aerospace engineer, William Tompkins, came forward to disclose how the U.S. Navy developed eight space battle groups, which were first deployed in the 1980’s as part of a covert program called “Solar Warden”.
According to Tompkins, a number of top Aerospace corporations played key roles in designing and developing kilometers long antigravity spacecraft used in Solar Warden. He says that the Navy’s eight battlegroups are now antiquated and a new generation of 12 space battle groups is currently under development, and is expected to be deployed in the 2030’s.
Upon learning the full extent of the USAF and US Navy secret space programs, and the existence of multiple extraterrestrial visitors, some of whom have reached agreements with elements of the Military Industrial Complex, Trump will be confronted with highly significant policy choices about how much and when to disclose. What can be predicted with certainty is that Trump will seek to strike a deal of some sort, and then move forward with his final policy.
Trump is a man with huge ambitions and has a reputation for getting his way, as is well illustrated through his successful Presidential campaign despite great opposition. On the other hand, there is a seven decades long secrecy policy that is deeply entrenched in the national security system.
This brings us to the paradox of what happens when an unstoppable force [Trump] meets an immovable object [secrecy]? There are certainly going to be fireworks, as we are already witnessing in the run to Trump’s January 20 inauguration. My best guess is that Trump will stamp his name on an official disclosure policy on secret space programs and extraterrestrial life that results in massive scale industrial projects designed to “Make America Great Again”.
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[Originally published, May 2, 2006] In January 1994, I remember visiting the Jakarta office of Mr Irawan Abidin, the former Director of Foreign Information in the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I had just arrived from a two week field trip to the former Indonesian territory of East Timor researching alleged human rights abuses. I had found ample evidence of abuses through the traumatized testimonies of many East Timorese I had spoken with.
Mr Abidin assured me that systematic human rights abuses were not occurring in East Timor and that such claims were spurious accusations orchestrated by discontented Timorese expatriates who were the former ruling elite. I politely explained to him what I had been told in my fieldwork involving interviews with dozens of private citizens, but he insisted that such claims were gross exaggerations and people were basically content in East Timor. He handed me a Ministry publication to support his position and exhorted me to tell the world how content people were with Indonesian rule in East Timor.
In reading Steven Greer’s recent public statement, “Exopolitics or Xenopolitics” where he openly criticizes me as someone supporting xenophobic approaches to Exopolitics, I had a feeling of déjà vu with my earlier meeting with Mr Abidin concerning my research into alleged human rights abuses.
In his May 2 statement, Greer claims:
While there are certainly diverse opinions regarding why any given extraterrestrial civilization may wish to visit Earth at this time in our history, recent public comments by Michael Salla have added a virulent strain of fear-based xenophobia, based on the flimsiest of documentation.
Dr Greer further states:
He has maintained that a nefarious and injurious group of ETs have made a secret pact with covert humans – and have a harmful agenda towards the human race.” This, and more. The Disclosure Project has over 450 military, government and corporate insiders who have first-hand knowledge of actual UFO/ET events and projects. We find it odd that not a single one of these insiders can confirm the xenophobic rumors proffered by Salla.
I accept Dr Greer’s implicit invitation to engage in a public debate with him concerning the evidence supporting the diverse motivations and activities performed by extraterrestrial visitors. I think such a debate is healthy and can lead to greater cooperation between exopolitical researchers and activists who have long been polarized into mutually antagonist camps of those exclusively viewing extraterrestrials as benign visitors helping humanity evolve, and those generally viewing extraterrestrials as committing systematic human rights abuses.
I will avoid personalizing such a debate which can only be a distraction and focus only on the arguments offered by Dr Greer and myself in discussing the substantive issues raised in his public statement and my own public research.
To begin, in his statement Greer explicitly refers to his database of 450 whistleblower cases as the source for his exopolitical view that extraterrestrials visiting Earth are exclusively benign advanced civilizations sincerely desiring humanity to evolve into a mature, sovereign and independent galactic species.
It’s worth pointing out that Dr Greer has only released the identities and testimonies of a comparatively small sample of that database in his Disclosure book (which has almost 70 testimonies, less than 20% of his alleged database). I have privately corresponded with Dr Greer on a number of occasions where he has repeatedly dismissed the data I have forwarded to him that some extraterrestrials are violating the rights of individuals, and that agreements with covert agencies have indeed been reached where these agencies have become complicit in such violations.
Dr Greer claims that his database of 450 military, government, and corporate whistleblower cases do not support the idea that extraterrestrials are engaging in such human rights violations, nor that some extraterrestrials have reached agreements with covert government agencies. He boldly claims that “not a single one of these insiders can confirm the xenophobic rumors proffered by Salla.”
This is a gross misrepresentation of the data possessed by Dr Greer. This can be easily demonstrated by the case of Lt Col Philip Corso who is prominently featured as a Disclosure Project witness, and is arguably the most widely known and significant whistleblower to ever emerge in UFO research.
According to Greer, Corso did not confirm that some extraterrestrials were engaging in activities that violated individual rights which for Greer are xenophobic claims. That is a gross misrepresentation of Col Corso’s position as evidenced in statements such as the following in his soon to be published private notes:
… the aliens have shown a callous indifference concerning their victims. Their behavior has been insidious and it appears they might be using our earth and manipulating earth life. Skeptics will excuse them that possibly they are benevolent and want to help, however, there is no evidence they have healed anyone or alleviated human ailments. On the other hand, they have caused pain, suffering and even death.
I have privately corresponded with Greer on Corso’s testimony but he has repeatedly dismissed this information and now boldly states that not a single one of these insiders can confirm such allegations. As the above quote and other selections from Corso’s testimony demonstrate, Greer is incorrect.
The case of Corso is not isolated. For example, with regard to allegations of human rights abuses and of a shooting war involving extraterrestrials at an underground facility in New Mexico, Dulce, made by whistleblowers such as Phil Schneider, Greer includes these among the list of xenophobic rumors.
Unfortunately, another prominent Disclosure Project whistleblower, Dan Morris, not only confirms the existence of the Dulce facility, but also that Schneider did indeed work there and was eliminated for disclosing classified information about such bases and what had occurred there with resident extraterrestrials.
In Greer’s’ Disclosure book, Morris says:
There are other people who have been eliminated for what they know. One was a friend of mine. Phil Snyder (sic) who worked out here in New Mexico building the tunnels – the biggest one that he was involved with was the Dulce underground facility (Disclosure, p. 359).
Another area where I have privately corresponded with Greer concerns alleged covert agreements between some extraterrestrial groups and covert government agencies. According to Greer’s statement, this is part of the xenophobic rumor mill I am spreading on the flimsiest of documentation.
We do not have to look too far to find evidence of such covert agreements among Greer’s list of Disclosure Project witness. In addition to Corso who claims that the government had been forced into a “negotiated surrender” with extraterrestrials, and of Morris’s claims of extraterrestrials residing at the underground Dulce facility, we find the example of Capt Bill Uhouse, another Disclosure Project witness, who describes how extraterrestrials would come into classified meetings to give hints to scientists and engineers concerning the reverse engineering of extraterrestrial technology.
Similarly, Sgt Clifford Stone has testified how upon his induction into covert projects concerning extraterrestrials, he was taken into a secure facility under the Pentagon where he was taken to have a telepathic communication with a gray extraterrestrial where he blanked out and was then threatened with death if he disclosed what had happened.
The above examples demonstrate that Greer selectively filters out or ignores the testimonies of some Disclosure Project witnesses who describe invasive extraterrestrial behaviors, and agreements between extraterrestrials and covert government agencies.
More significantly, Greer excludes from his database an extensive number of whistleblowers that have publicly discussed extraterrestrials performing egregious activities, e.g., Paul Bennewitz, Phil Schneider, Robert Dean, John Lear, “Connor O’Ryan”, Dan Burisch, Charles Hall and others.
For example, in the case of Charles Hall, Hall described numerous instances where Tall White extraterrestrials willfully intimidated, threatened or injured military servicemen who were unfortunate enough to accidentally run into the Tall Whites that roamed the Nellis AFB hidden facility and deliberately stalked servicemen.
In addition to manipulating his database by filtering Disclosure Project witness testimonies and excluding the testimonies of other whistleblowers revealing abusive extraterrestrial activities and covert government agreements, Greer regularly dismisses evidence from researchers with extensive field work expertise such as Dr David Jacobs, Budd Hopkins, Dr Karla Turner, Whitley Strieber, and others analyzing case studies of abductees whose rights have been systematically violated by extraterrestrials.
Dr Jacobs for example has examined hundreds of abduction case studies over several decades to reach his conclusion that the behavior of extraterrestrials consistently violates accepted human rights standards and is a long term threat to human sovereignty. According to Greer, Dr Jacobs work can be easily dismissed as part of the undocumented xenophobic rumor mill based on flimsy evidence, yet Jacob’s work is well documented.
Also, Greer regularly refers to the Military Abductions (MILABs) phenomenon offered by Dr Helmut Lammer to support his thesis that all alleged abuses attributed to extraterrestrials can be ascribed to MILABs imitating extraterrestrials or to individuals projecting psychological traumas onto benign extraterrestrial visitors. This is a distortion of the evidence provided by Dr Lammer who does not exclude the possibility that extraterrestrials are violating human rights during the abduction phenomenon, only that the military is attempting to replicate extraterrestrial methods and violating human rights in the process.
Furthermore, Greer does not refer to the extensive research of those such as Zecharia Sitchin, Dr Arthur Horn, William Bramley, Jim Marrs, and others who have examined archeological records and argued that humanity has been seeded by extraterrestrial groups who have violently competed among themselves for control of the Earth.
Indeed, these sources point to a long historical presence where humanity has been used as an exploitable resource by some extraterrestrial groups whose motivations and activities are certainly questionable when it comes to the question of human rights violations.
Finally, in addition to dismissing the data on different categories of researchers documenting extraterrestrial violations of human rights in the modern and ancient era, Greer dismisses the testimonies of a great number of alleged contactees describing the nefarious activities of some contemporary extraterrestrial visitors. Contactees such as Howard Menger, Enrique Castillo Rincon, Eduard “Billy” Meier, “Prof Hernandez”, Brian Scott, and many others whose testimonies have been documented and investigated by competent researchers.
In sum, by filtering the testimonies of Disclosure Project witnesses on invasive extraterrestrial activities and covert agreements; excluding the testimonies of whistleblowers openly describing invasive extraterrestrial behaviors; excluding the extensive data offered by reputable researchers of the abduction phenomenon; ignoring the data of exo-archeologists, and dismissing the relevance of many ‘contactee’ testimonies, Greer is engaging in a willful attempt to distort the public conclusions concerning the true motivations and activities of the extraterrestrial visitors.
While his effort to spin data concerning extraterrestrial activities in a positive light may be perceived by some to be well intentioned, it is in reality both naive and dangerous to distort public perceptions in this manner given the extensive data suggesting that extraterrestrials have been involved in systematic human rights violations and that some government agencies have been complicit in these.
Based on the data I have examined in my Exopolitics research, I have arrived at the conclusion that extraterrestrials are as varied as humans in terms of their motivations and interactions with humanity. Some extraterrestrials are highly ethical and principled as Dr Greer contends.
I have pointed out in a number of my research papers that many extraterrestrial groups are advanced evolved beings genuinely wishing to assist humanity in its evolution, and have not entered into covert agreements with government agencies where they believe advanced extraterrestrial technology will be misused by irresponsible government agencies. These extraterrestrials appear to be in the majority which would replicate the social dynamics of human societies where a majority a citizens are law abiding.
This is where in his statement Greer distorts the nuances in my research and argues as follows:
I feel a point has been reached where silence only redounds to the further empowerment of a message of fear, hatred, prejudice – and the unwitting buttressing of the argument for weapons and war in space.
So Greer believes that my analysis buttresses the argument for the weaponization of space. The deliberate targeting of extraterrestrial visitors by covert government agencies using advanced weapons is a major concern which I have pointed out on a number of occasions in my recent papers.
On the other hand, there appears to be a minority of extraterrestrial visitors, who view humans as a biological resource to be exploited and have entered into covert agreements with a number of government agencies who easily exploited due to the latter’s desire for advanced technologies.
Extraterrestrials entering into such agreements have demonstrated little genuine desire to assist humanity in its evolution to a mature planetary civilization. There is credible evidence that covert agreements have led to various government agencies becoming complicit in some of the more egregious extraterrestrial activities such as what had or is occurring at the alleged Dulce facility.
The solution is not a military campaign using space weapons, but a political solution based on political disclosure of the extaterrestrial presence and the public accountability of public officials making key decisions in the management of extraterrestrial affairs.
The truth concerning alleged covert agreements between some extraterrestrial visitors and government agencies makes for a far more complex exopolitical situation than Dr Greer is willing to concede or support. That is understandable since the data is seldom conclusive, important whistleblowers or witnesses are intimidated into silence, which altogether compounds the difficulty of researchers seeking to document their sources and reach reliable conclusions.
Nevertheless, the available data is overwhelming that such agreements exist, and that some extraterrestrial visitors are violating human rights with the complicity of government agencies. Greer laments that:
“The facile acceptance of every story as true- no matter how dangerously xenophobic – is irresponsible and can only serve the agenda of those who wish to see the populace dis-informed, panicked and cowed into eventually accepting a military, space-based solution to the ET problem.”
He further argues that trying to distinguish between different categories of extraterrestrial visitors to discern their motivations and activities is a form of racism. He claims:
Today, we see racist appellations applied to certain alleged ET groups – The Grays! The Reptilians! The Tall White Ones! Must we go down this tired, dirty path again? Must we replay the sordid history of human racism, prejudice, and xenophobia as we begin our first steps towards the stars?
Unfortunately, Greer overlooks the solid research data that points to as many as 60 or more different extraterrestrial races actively interacting with or monitoring Earth. This data is supported by credible whistleblowers such as Clifford Stone and Robert Dean.
To conclude that all extraterrestrial visitors are uniform in their benign activites and motivations is greatly mistaken, and it appears Greer wishes to assert such a fallacious view on the general public and use his status to punish or intimidate researchers arguing a contrary position.
I have presented my research concerning the motivations and activities of different extraterrestrial visitors and their varying degrees of involvement in covert government agreements in a 17,000 word report. The data is impressive and credible, and cannot be simply dismissed by a strongly worded rhetorical flourish of 1400 words as evidenced in Greer’s May 2 statement.
While I respect the important work Dr Greer has done through the Disclosure Project in encouraging many credible whistleblowers to come forward, I disagree both with his research method and his conclusions. Greer claims with regard to my research that:
The facile acceptance of every story as true- no matter how dangerously xenophobic – is irresponsible and can only serve the agenda of those who wish to see the populace dis-informed, panicked and cowed into eventually accepting a military, space-based solution to the ET problem.
Greer’s opinion here greatly distorts the data presented by several of his own Disclosure Project witnesses as explained above, in addition to the work of many other whistleblowers, researchers and witnesses, which are supported to varying degrees by available documentation.
I certainly don’t accept all data concerning alleged abuses by extraterrestrial visitors, but conclude that there exists credible and substantiated data supporting this conclusion. Rather than get into an acrimonious turf war over what can and can’t be said or accepted in exopolitics research, I invite Dr Greer to respond to my criticisms of his research method so I and the general public can gain a more accurate picture of the true motivations and activities of extraterrestrial visitors.
I think a scholarly debate over the pros and cons concerning the data pointing to the varied motivations and activities of extraterrestrial visitors, and their alleged agreements with covert government agencies is highly valuable. Greer dismisses those holding contrary views on alleged extraterrestrial abuses or covert agreements as xenophobic, racist, and supporting military solutions to extraterrestrial visitation.
This strikes me as a form of political spin or “exospin”, that replicates methods used by the mouthpieces of repressive regimes such as Mr Irawan Abidin of the former Suharto government in Indonesia. I contend that exopolitics is the scholarly analysis of all credible data concerning the extraterrestrial presence, not a highly selective approach that supports a preconceived conclusion of only advanced benign extraterrestrial visitors to our planet. The latter is not objective exopolitical scholarship but exospin of the most disingenuous kind.
Michael E. Salla, PhD
May 5, 2006
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The above video published today on Youtube outlines how global politics needs to expand beyond the traditional scholarly focus on nation states, transnational corporations, non-state actors, international organizations, and social movements.
Global politics requires three dimensional thinking, as depicted in the fictional 3D Chess of Star Trek, in order to factor in how both advanced subterranean civilizations and extraterrestrial civilizations influence political events on Earth.
Dr. Michael Salla has held full time university positions teaching both graduate and undergraduate students key concepts in global politics. He combines his scholarly expertise in global politics with his more recent research in exopolitics, to produce a remarkable 3D understanding of global (exo)politics.
More info at: exopolitics.org
On Tuesday, Dr. John Grunsfeld, head of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate told the House Science, Technology and Space Committee that extraterrestrial life is on the verge of being discovered. For many, Grunsfelds bold prediction was basically a pitch to the House Committee to increase spending levels for NASAs space exploration missions, where recent successes by NASA in discovering water on other planets and moons in our solar system justifies more funding. Was his discovery prediction merely a pitch for more funding based on recent scientific discoveries, or is there a deeper ‘exopolitics’ agenda at play concerning the imminent disclosure of extraterrestrial life?
Grunsfeld told the House Committee:
Are we alone? Many, many people on planet Earth want to know…. We are on the cusp of being able to answer that question.
The Huffington Post gave a summary of the recent developments concerning the discovery of water in the solar system:
There’s evidence of an interior ocean on Pluto. One of Jupiter’s moons has a global ocean beneath its crust that could contain more than twice as much water as Earth. There are at least half a dozen of these ocean worlds in our solar system alone — and where there’s water, there may be answers about the potential for life across the universe.
In addition, there was the recent discovery of a rocky exoplanet only 60% larger than earth that rotates around a sun similar to our own, in a comparable orbit of 385 days. Scientists said that the likelihood that Kepler has surface water, and therefore the right conditions for life to evolve is very good.
NASAs recent scientific discoveries and bold predictions by Grunsfeld and other NASA officials lead to the conclusion that the public is being prepared for the imminent discovery of extraterrestrial life. Is this merely a result of genuine scientific advances in NASAs ability to better detect the conditions for life in our and other solar system? Or is Grunsfelds prediction part of a deeper ‘exopolitics’ agenda driven by developments behind the scenes?
Beginning in early March 2015, there was an alleged meeting on the moon involving up to 70 private individuals along with about 120 officials representing different secret space programs and national governments who heard plans about disclosing the existence of extraterrestrial life. The meeting was addressed by an 8ft tall extraterrestrial called Raw-Teir-Eir who belongs to an alien race called the Blue Avians that is part of an alliance called the Sphere Being Alliance. The Sphere Being Alliance is allegedly intent on helping bring about full disclosure of extraterrestrial life.
Two of the individuals that attended that secret moon meeting have revealed themselves to varying extents. Corey Goode, who initially used the pseudonym GoodETxSG when his testimony first emerged in October 2014, publicly revealed himself in early April. The second individual, a military officer who uses the pseudonym Lt Col Gonzales, more recently allowed summaries of two secret space program meetings he attended in June to be released. The summaries were Goode’s notes on the oral briefings Gonzales had given to Goode who did not attend the two meetings. Goode gave video testimony of the secret moon meeting held in March that both he and Gonzales attended which is available for free online at Gaia TV.
Goodes and Gonzales testimonies suggest that public officials at NASA, the European Space Agency and other national space programs have been advised that plans are advancing quickly behind the scenes to disclose to the general public the truth about extraterrestrial life. In order to better prepare the world for the psychological shock of discovering that extraterrestrial life is real and that government institutions have been withholding this for decades, officials such as Grunsfeld are very active in playing up the imminent nature of a discovery of extraterrestrial life. Presentations such as Grunsfelds at the House Science Committee are a good opportunity to generate media interest in the implications of such a discovery while making it appear as though the only hidden agenda is a pitch for more NASA funding.
If Goode and Gonzales are correct, then there is a deeper exopolitics agenda behind Grunsfelds announcement. This agenda suggests that any NASA announcement about the discovery of extraterrestrial life is preparation for further disclosures about when alien life was first discovered, when it first made contact with humanity, and why this vital information was kept secret from the public for decades.
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Is Veterans Today a genuine pro-UFO disclosure site where white hats in the military intelligence community are leaking what is really happening behind the scenes, or a military psyop disseminating disinformation to divide the truth movement? That is the key question arising from an ongoing debate between the VeteransToday.com and Infowars.com websites where hostile articles and radio shows have been exchanged about the veracity of their respective flag ship icons: Gordon Duff and Alex Jones.
For Veterans Today writers, Infowars is deliberately down-playing Zionist involvement in false flag events because Jones is a shill for Israels intelligence service, Mossad. For Infowars, Duff is a self-declared serial misinformer trying to divide the truth movement by inserting falsehoods that are part of a military intelligence psyop.
Investigative Reporter Wayne Madsen recently weighed in on the acrimonious debate by clearly siding with Alex Jones, and accusing Veterans Today of being a military intelligence operation. Madsens sterling credentials and NSA background may be enough to settle the issue for those trying to evaluate the Veterans Today and Infowars debate. However, when it comes to the UFO disclosure issue, one that has been given increasing prominence by Veterans Today writers, both Madsen and Jones fall short.
Here is what Madsen had to say about the Veterans Today website on Feb 24:
WMR has received a number of queries about a certain website that claims to cover ‘veterans’ affairs” but actually promotes dubious conspiracies, self-admitted fraudulent stories, and staffers with highly-inflated curricula vitae. In fact, the website contains no information not already available at more reputable websites.
A more trenchant criticism of Veterans Today can be found in a Jan 20, 2014 report on the forum of the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) website. The unnamed writer provides editorial assistance to Madsen who helped in the fact checking for the report. The WMR writer meticulously outlines the intelligence background of Duff and his editorial board who are involved in a shady intelligence group call Adamus
According to the WMR writer, Adamus is an alleged company located in Zug, Switzerland that presumably has ties with a Swiss organization used by the NSA to monitor official intelligence by national governments as exposed by Madsen in a Feb 1999 report.
The WMR writer cites the Veterans Today website description of the Adamus group.
Several Adamus group companies work in the area we broadly refer to as disclosure, managing the integration of after next-gen technologies. Among those are energy sectors including a variety of fusion systems, advanced energy weapons and unconventional flight systems. Adamus is privately held, quasi-governmental and operates under the authorities of several treaties and conventions.
The above statement is critical for how easy it is to dismiss Veterans Today and the shady Adamus Group as merely covers for a military psyop as the WMR writer does indeed conclude:
That sounds quite compatible with the NSA-tied Crypto AG with whom they are bunking up in the village in Switzerland.
Another interpretation is that Duff and the Adamus Group are involved in a pro-disclosure agenda of encouraging the release of classified alien technologies similar to what Col Philip Corso described in the Day After Roswell.
Corso revealed that the U.S. Army was behind a classified attempt to seed alien technologies in the civilian sector, No less than a three star general, Arthur Trudeau, the former head of Army Intelligence, was secretly in charge of the pro-disclosure operation. Is it possible that that Duff and the Adamus Group is behind a new pro-disclosure initiative that is endorsed by senior military intelligence figures? That indeed is what Duff claims is occurring with the Adamus Group and information released through Veterans Affairs on alien UFO issues.
Unfortunately, Madsen doesnt give such a possibility the time of day, even though he has shown himself to be sympathetic to the UFO pro-disclosure movement and written favorable comments about the evidence behind it. In a Nov 2007 article titled, Kucinich is not the only Democrat to have shown an interest in UFOs, Madsen wrote about documentary evidence that the Clinton administration actively researched the UFO issue. In a 2009 article, titled Apollo 14 astronaut says UFOs are real, he described Edgar Mitchells interest in UFOs as something that is helping change mainstream media attention on the subject.
Madsen with many others associated with the UFO disclosure movement associate it as a physical phenomenon that deserves a serious investigation by the US Congress and mainstream media. The focus is firmly on accumulating reliable documentation in terms of photos, radar evidence, pilot reports, Freedom of Information Act records and credible witness accounts of UFOs. Discussion of actual extraterrestrial life is posed merely as a hypothetical explanation of the data, if at all. This kind of UFO disclosure advocacy has since the inception of the UFO era led to a lobbying effort to get Congress and the media to investigate the UFO phenomenon
However, the above approach is only the documented surface level of the UFO cover up. There is much more to the issue in terms of classified programs involving the study of retrieved extraterrestrial technologies; deep underground bases using alien technologies; off-world programs involving a secret space fleet and bases; corporate control over much extraterrestrial information; assassination of prominent US officials opposed to the cover up; face to face meetings with extraterrestrial visitors; and finally secret alien agreements.
This is where Duff and fellow writers such as Preston James go much further in their UFO disclosure advocacy. They embrace the concept of exopolitics since they recognize the extraterrestrial issue forms the contextual overlay for understanding geopolitics and international finance. They recognize that the alien issue is the Holy grail of international intelligence activities. On that score, Duff and James are correct.
As far as Alex Jones and Infowars.com is concerned, there is little support for the UFO disclosure movement other than isolated articles discussing an alien false flag invasion and an elite belief that extraterrestrials are their progenitors. Yet Jones is on the record in rejecting extraterrestrial conspiracy theories. Like many in the truth movement, UFOs are regarded at best as an unnecessary distraction from real issues if not outright disinformation. On that score, Jones and fellow Infowars writers are deeply in error.
When it comes to UFO disclosure in terms of its deeper exopolitics issues concerning alien life, Gordon Duff, in contrast to Jones and Madsen, is a serious advocate.
Back in 2010, Duff had this to say about UFO disclosure:
The other issue, a very devisive one, UFOs I have been getting continual feedback out of the DOD on this subject, long the Holy Grail of the intel world. Warnings have been coming out about the United States having UFO technology for decades, capabilities we have kept secret from the public, are in the chatter world every day.
Later in Sept 2012 Duff began releasing information from his sources concerning a US Chinese military alliance battling hostile aliens off the coast of California. This was remarkably similar to the scenario described in the movie battleship, and could easily lead to dismissal of Duffs comments as outright disinformation.
Duff and the other main Veterans Today writer covering the exopolitics issue, Preston James, have gone on to pen articles and give interviews on aggressive aliens battling a consortium of nations secretly working together. James in particular has been prolific in putting out 19 articles that touch on various exopolitics themes many of which promote fearful images of hostile aliens wanting to exploit humanity. His latest exopolitics article is no exception and bears the title, Alien Agenda XIX: High-tech Soul-snatching and the long planned Final Solution.
This is where Duffs declaration that 40% of his information on military intel is disinformation becomes relevant. This is done, according to Duff, to protect sources who are taking major risks in releasing sensitive information on the most classified information in the intel community involving exopolitics. It is one thing for whistleblowers such as Corso to go public after the expiration of their secrecy oaths, decades after the end of the programs they witnessed, it is entirely another thing to spill the beans on current alien projects for personnel still sworn to secrecy. Thats why Duffs 40% disinformation claim is understandable.
Jones and Madsen, however, dont buy it. They condemn Duff and co. for disseminating disinformation and doing it so blatently. Clearly, Jones and Madsen dont want to work in the smoke and mirrors of alien intel or exopolitics where the truth is hidden under layers of disinformation. Yet, Duff is telling us that this is precisely how pro-UFO disclosure advocates in the military-intel community have to work. He has a point, even if its a difficult one to accept for those wanting to stick to documented research and data on UFOs, rather than cover more contentious exopolitics issues.
For decades, UFO researchers have tried to focus on the documented phenomenal aspect of the UFO issue, and black-balled researchers probing deeper exopolitics issues where disinformation is rife. The most egregious recent example is the International UFO Congress run by the Open Minds production group that avoids legitimizing exopolitics research by having it covered at its flagship annual event. In its steadfast opposition to exopolitics research, Open Minds reveals itself to be anything but open minded on evidence concerning both historic or current classified extraterrestrial projects. That is unfortunate since it is both possible and necessary to sift through the dross of disinformation to find the nuggets of truth into what is happening in extraterrestrial related programs.
In the now acrimonious debate between Veterans Today and Infowars, the leading protagonists have valid points to make against one another. Jones soft pedaling on Mossad involvement in false flag events is a cause for concern. Duffs and Jamess advocacy of hostile aliens battling multinational alliances lays the foundation for a future alien false flag invasion. This is also a cause for concern,
Wayne Madsens weighing in on the acrimonious debate appears to be the impartial assessment of a well credentialed investigative writer. Yet, Madsen is no impartial investigator here. His embrace of UFO disclosure is limited to the documented physical sightings phenomenon, rather than the deeper exopolitics issues at stake.
By introducing exopolitics issues into the public arena, even if mixed with as much as 40% disinformation as Duff and James concede, Veterans Today is opening the door to the public to take a peek into what is really happening behind the scenes. Duff and Veterans Today may be involved in a modern version of Col Corsos release of classified alien technologies sanctioned by White Hats in the military intelligence community. The only way of ultimately telling if Duffs intel on extraterrestrial projects is a military psyop designed to misinform, or an officially sanctioned UFO disclosure initiative designed to inform, is by doing the necessary exopolitics research.
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Popular alternative news websites Infowars.com and VeteransToday.com are officially at war. They have traded increasingly critical articles or videos against their respective flagship icons – Alex Jones and Gordon Duff. According to a Feb 19 article from Duff’s Veterans Today, Jones is part of the controlled opposition run by the Mossad and international Zionist bankers. Duff and his writers quote Jones himself in his uncritical support for Israel and Zionism found in an old radio broadcast. According to Infowars’ Paul Watson, Duff and Veteran’s Today is a disinformation site citing Duff’s own admission where as much of 40% of what he says is necessarily disinformation to protect himself and his sources.
Supporters of both sides make their respective claims both pro and con of one another’s positions and writers. Rather than simply jump into the fray on behalf of one side or the other, I thought it worthwhile to assess their responses to the exopolitics factor. If exopolitics – an internationally orchestrated cover up of extraterrestrial life and technology – is the biggest secret underlying how the world is run, that would give us a means of assessing whether Infowars or Veterans Today is putting out more of the truth of what is really happening behind the scenes in respect to false flag events.
As far as Alex Jones is concerned, extraterrestrial life is something he believes to exist somewhere in the galaxy, but claims there is no concrete evidence of a government cover up. Jones instead says that an alien false flag operation has been prepared, and commented about this in a May 2009 interview on Coast to Coast Radio.
Jones also claims that a belief in extraterrestrial progenitors as illustrated in the movie Prometheus is a key article of faith for the ‘Illuminati’ which comprises the international banking elite.
The film Prometheus is completely constructed around the secret religion of the Illuminati who believe they are transcendent and becoming the superman… The Illuminati believe they have stolen the fire of true genius from the gods.
In earlier articles, I’ve written about Jones’ problem when it comes to the issue of extraterrestrial life and a high level government cover up. I have concluded that Jones position is driven by his belief that publicly accepting core premises of exopolitics would undermine his support base. So far, I have to give Jones a bare pass on the exopolitics factor insofar as he chose pragmatism over the truth of his convictions.
This now takes me to the issues of Jones silence on the Mossad and international Zionism that he has been criticized for by Duff as well as many others.
James Jesus Angleton who was the head of Counterintelligence (CI) for the CIA from 1954 to 1975, was the go-to person for the MJ-12 Special Studies Group initially set up to run the extraterrestrial cover up. In addition to his responsibility as CI chief, Angleton also ran the Vatican and Israel desks. The intelligence service of the Vatican, the world’s oldest and largest, is run by a secretive Jesuit dominated organization S.I.V. In contrast, Israel’s Mossad, is the youngest and smallest, but probably the most ruthless of the world’s major intelligence services. If you don’t believe so, then I recommend reading Victor Ostrovsky’s By Way of Deception for details.
Both the S.I.V. and the Mossad were essential for the success of Angleton’s covert operations at the apex of which stood the JKF assassination. Basically, the CIA’s CI, the Vatican’s S.I.V. and Israel’s Mossad are the unholy trinity when it came to keeping secret that our world is being visited by extraterrestrial life.
Jones’ focus on the international banking cartel as behind most of the false flag operations and evils facing our world correctly identifies a key factor in the manipulation of world governments. In doing so, Jones has some justification in not exclusively focusing on a sub-group such as Zionist bankers, when there are many other large banking cartels that have little to do with international Zionism.
The key role of the Mossad in the unholy trinity performing covert operations authorized by the MJ-12 Group (as originally known) is another matter. When it comes to Jones silence on the role of the Mossad when it comes to false flag events generally, and exopolitics issues in particular, his critics are correct to point out the disturbing conclusions that might be drawn.
As far as Duff is concerned, he has made quite a number of statements about extraterrestrial life both on air and in articles. He claims to have briefly served with the ultimate controllers of extraterrestrial information, MJ-12, and has many contacts with many intelligence insiders regarding extraterrestrial related projects. Among Duff’s claims is that both Mossad and an international Zionist bankers are key players in the extraterrestrial cover-up.
Duff made a lot of waves in Sept 2012 with his claims that hostile extraterrestrials were battling both US and Chinese forces in the Pacific, as exemplified in the move Battleship:
This last week, reports of Chinese naval vessels off the US coast, Northern Californian in particular, have been reported but denied. Now an Asian intelligence agency reports that a combined fleet operation between the US and China has been going on, a full combat operation against what we are told is a “highly unfriendly extra-terrestrial threat.” The verifications of the fleet operations have been many, there have been no confirmations from the US side though the ships have been seen by every vessel that makes it offshore. The true nature of both the threat and the extent of the multinational military force used is beyond any imaginable classification level.
Duff’s writings and claims about extraterrestrials basically frames them as a global threat that requires a military response. He is ably supported in his claims by Preston James who on Feb 19 wrote the 19th installment in a series of articles about hostile aliens and their threat to humanity.
In response to Duff’s (and James) position, I would point to extensive testimonial evidence that extraterrestrial life forms a spectrum of the good, the bad and the indifferent. While the international controllers have struck deals with those aliens that don’t hold humanity’s best interests at heart, those that do have been playing a mitigating role.
As far as the Mossad is concerned, Duff is correct of its key role in the secretive world of exopolitics. The Mossad, along with the CIA’s CI and the Vatican’s S.I.V., is essential to covert operations authorized by the successor to the MJ-12 Group which is allegedly called Scion today.
While Duff is correct that a high level cover up of alien life and technology exists, and that the Mossad and international Zionism play key roles, there is quite a lot of disinformation woven in that can prove very disastrous in setting future policy on extraterrestrial life. So I have to give Veterans Today a bare pass on its inclusion of the exopolitics factor.
The disinformation that Duff weaves into his exopolitical analyses, does raise the very real possibility that it could be used to justify an alien false flag operation. I find it ironic that this is precisely what Jones is most concerned about in his more limited exopolitical analysis based on the ‘non-existence’ of visiting extraterrestrials as he claims. While Jones is silent about the role of Mossad in false flag operations generally, Duff is silent about the possibility of an alien false flag operation in particular that could be used for setting official policy on how to respond to extraterrestrial visitors.
Both Infowars and Veterans Today have done admirable work over the years in exposing false flag operations. When it comes to an alien false flag operation, that’s where Duff and Veterans Today seem to have a blind spot. Jones is correct that such a possibility exists and it’s important to educate people to the possibility that it could be used to significantly increase levels of government surveillance and control.
Yet Jones has his own blind spot when it comes to the key role of the Mossad in the Unholy Trinity of intelligence agencies at the core of the extraterrestrial cover-up. Duff, James and others are right to castigate Jones on his silence over the Mossad in false flag operations.
Exopolitics is a very helpful way of evaluating how well public figures, websites and the alternative media are doing in revealing the deepest truths behind how our world is being secretly run to prevent the release of revolutionary information concerning extraterrestrial life and technology. The need to guard against impending ‘alien’ false flag operation is as important as exposing all the actors responsible for past false flag operations. On that score, Duff, Jones and co., have much to learn from each other.
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[Correction 12/22/16] – In an earlier version of this article, I made a mistaken attribution to Dr. Preston James. I do apologize to Dr. James for the mistaken attribution, and have edited the above article accordingly.
2014 was a big year for the field of exopolitics – the nascent science of understanding the political implications of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. There were many exopolitics developments that figured prominently in news articles and videos from around the world. These developments point to two complementary processes that are likely to continue in 2015 and lead to very different outcomes. The first is a decades-long top secret policy of covering up evidence of extraterrestrial life that appears to be slowly unraveling due to an ongoing disclosure movement. Second, there is an official effort to prepare the general public for the impending discovery of extraterrestrial life. These processes can lead to either a “post-disclosure world” where the alien UFO cover-up has been exposed; or a “post-discovery world” where humanity learns that we are not alone. Here are my top ten exopolitics stories (listed in reverse order) based on a combination of popularity, persuasiveness and significance to either a “post-disclosure” or “post-discovery” world in the near future.
# 10. On Nov. 11, the European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed that it was receiving a mysterious signal from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The ESA described the signal as a “mystery song” and uploaded a recording with the caption: “Hear our comet sing.” The confirmation follows months of rumors that the Rosetta mission was originally sent to explore a radio signal from the comet first detected 20 years ago.
#9. On Feb. 24, a leaked NSA document was released that explicitly reveals a clear connection between online covert operations by the “Five Eyes” intelligence community (US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) on the UFO issue. Titled, “The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations,” the document is smoking gun evidence that the intelligence community is training its covert operatives to deceive the public on a range of sensitive national security issues including UFOs.
#8. Over a four day period up to Nov. 9, NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) detected a strange area near the sun where solar activity was apparently being absorbed by an invisible object. The immense spherical lens shaped field was claimed to be part of an advanced technology based on the principle of a “Dyson Sphere.” NASA’s SOHO images appear to be evidence of the sun’s energy being absorbed by a gigantic lens shaped solar collector whose approximate size was larger than the sun itself!
#7. On Aug. 14, the Mars Curiosity Rover photographed an object that appears to be a thigh bone on the Martian surface. When the photo was released by NASA’s JPL affiliate a few days later, initial observers claimed that the object was a fossilized bone fragment. The first thigh fossil claims generated much media attention and public controversy with coverage by major media outlets such as the Huffington Post and Britain’s Daily Mirror. In an unusually quick response, NASA replied to the growing controversy on August 21 by claiming that the object was a rock. Not so according to a growing number of independent researchers that have uncovered past Curiosity Rover images of what appear to be different life forms on the Mars surface.
#6. On April 8, an alleged USMC whistleblower came forward to claim that he spent 17 years on Mars serving at a secret military base whose main mission was to protect five civilian space colonies. In exclusive testimony released on ExoNews TV, Randy Cramer, who used the pseudonym, Captain Kaye, said that the Mars Defense Force recruits personnel from different military services. He claims that he was recruited from a covert branch of the U.S. Marine Corps called “Special Section,” and also served in a secret space fleet for nearly three years.
#5. On June 27, the Hawaii Star Visitor Sanctuary was officially launched in a dedication ceremony on the Big Island of Hawaii aimed at welcoming extraterrestrial visitors to Earth. The extraterrestrial sanctuary was first promulgated in a declaration by official representatives of the reinstated Kingdom of Hawaii. The “Declaration for Creating Hawaii Star Visitor Sanctuary” makes it possible for extraterrestrials to land on sovereign land claimed by the reinstated Kingdom of Hawaii.
#4. On Oct. 27, Pope Francis I endorsed the view that extraterrestrial life – which he referred to as “beings of the universe” – has evolved in ways that is consistent with the plans of “God the creator.” The Pope’s statement was a surprising endorsement of the view that the activities of intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe can be part of a universal plan. Consequently, Pope Francis’s statement is preparing the Catholic world for the discovery of extraterrestrial life visiting our world in UFOs may be part of “the plan of the creator.”
#3. On Aug. 19, ITAR-TASS reported that Russian scientists have found microbial life on the surface of the International Space Station (ISS). The Russians first detected the microbes over a year ago and confirmed that the organisms can live in zero gravity, extremely low temperatures and with cosmic radiation. Despite the harsh conditions, the scientists reported that the bacteria were thriving on the surface of ISS and could live there for years. The Russian discovery is startling since it confirms that extraterrestrial microbes can flourish in deep space. Read more.
#2. From Sept. 18-19, 2014, NASA and the Library of Congress hosted a symposium on how society can prepare for the discovery of extraterrestrial life. Leading astrobiologists from around the world convened at the Library of Congress in Washington DC., to discuss the latest scientific theories and developments in the search for extraterrestrial life. Presenters discussed the implications from recent scientific breakthroughs in discovering the existence of exoplanets, new theories of the conditions under which extraterrestrial life can flourish, and how to communicate with them. The symposium took the position that the discovery of extraterrestrial life is imminent and the public needs to be prepared.
#1. On Jan 29 the live camera feed of the International Space Station (ISS) showed what appeared to be a strange yellow elliptical object docked with the hull of the ISS. The video shows the sleek looking yellow UFO docked at the ISS for just over two minutes with the Earth slowly rotating in the background. The video ends with ISS live feed going into blue screen mode. This suggested that NASA cut the ISS live feed once it was realized that the video of the UFO docked at the ISS was going live to the world. The docking positioning of the UFO suggests that it is not the result of a camera anomaly but a genuine spacecraft of unknown origin. This led to much speculation that the UFO was docked so that extraterrestrials could meet with NASA astronauts as has allegedly occurred in the past.
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Ever wondered what kinds of highly classified military programs are happening in outer space? Well if you happen to know something about one of them then chances are that it’s an Unacknowledged Special Access Program (USAP) and it’s a criminal offense to reveal anything about it to others. That creates a problem for the field of astropolitics which is dedicated to studying activities in outer space.
As a field of study that began with the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite in 1957 and subsequent treaties ratified by space faring nations, astropolitics has grown into a multidisciplinary science studying a wide array of political, legal, economic and social issues related to publicly acknowledged activities in outer space. Yet when it comes to USAP’s there is precious little that is known about them by astropolitics scholars other than they exist and may impact “acknowledged” space activities in important areas of interest.
This week, a novel approach to this problem was proposed in a respected peer reviewed academic journal on astropolitics that went live online on March 3. USAPs are a problem better left to the field of exopolitics which uses a very different approach to understanding what is happening in outer space.
The latest edition of Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy contains a paper titled, “Astropolitics and the ‘Exopolitics’ of Unacknowledged Activities in Outer Space.” For those that don’t yet know, exopolitics is broadly defined as the study of extraterrestrial life and its political implications, which raises much controversy among space scientists since most believe hard evidence is yet to be found for alien life.
This has led to exopolitical scholars developing a range of social scientific tools to examine the available “soft” evidence that extraterrestrial life has been discovered and has been the subject of highly classified military/corporate programs for as much as seven decades. This soft evidence largely comprises whistleblower and first hand testimonies based on direct personal experiences. These testimonies are both hard to substantiate, yet difficult to completely dismiss. Something to be expected if the testimonies do genuinely involve USAPs.
This is where exopolitics offers astropolitics scholars a way of resolving the dilemma of what to do about USAPs. Many space scientists believe that in the absence of hard evidence, it is a waste of time speculating about what is happening with USAPs and the impact on space. Yet not to examine available soft evidence would mean that USAPs would continue indefinitely without any risk of exposure even though they may be significantly impacting on important space activities. The possibility that the impact may violate space treaties is an important area of concern.
The exopolitics approaches offers a way out of this dilemma since it can examine the available soft evidence in a way that does not compromise the discipline of astropolitics which would continue to focus on hard evidence concerning publicly acknowledged space activities. As a complement or sub-field of astropolitics, exopolitics offers a means of gaining insight into USAPs without turning astropolitics into a speculative field of study.
Whether the proposal to incorporate exopolitics research into the astropolitics discipline succeeds or not, it is significant that the term “exopolitics” has now officially entered the academic lexicon. This suggests that at least some space scientists are interested in learning more about USAPs in Space. The day when astropolitics scholars begin learning about all activities in outer space, acknowledged and unacknowledged, may be arriving a lot sooner than expected.
Note: The article, “Astropolitics and the Exopolitics of Unacknowledged Space Activities” is available to subscribers of the Journal of Astropolitics here. An earlier version, the “Author’s Accepted Manuscript,” is available to non-subscribers here.
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