As if the news couldn't possibly become any stranger this week, Mr. S.D. sent me this one, and my first reaction was "You're kidding, right?" Well, that's still my reaction, and hence, today's high octane speculation comes with a warning label: "Warning, take this one not with just a grain of salt, but a whole bag of it."
So here we go:
Now, regular readers here know that I'm nowhere close to the "disclosure" mania that infects the UFOlogy world with its very own special version of rapture prediction. But, what is very telling in this case is that Dmitri Medvedev, Prime Minister, and at one time, President of Russia, is calmly telling the reporter(if you go to the first video linked in the article), that, yes, the Russian President is briefed on two things (1) the nuclear "football" with which he will launch Russian nuclear missiles in case of a general war, and (2) the presence of aliens and the special Russian security service (Men in Black, believe it or not) designed to trace them.
Now, beyond the possibility that this is just a bit of propaganda fun, let's assume for the sake of argument that Mr. Medvedev is telling the truth. (After all, he certainly appears to be saying all of this with a straight face, though the reporter interviewing him seems mildly amused at certain points). When one makes the assumption that he is telling the truth and being sincere, a rather astonishing set of problems emerges. The first is one that UFOlogists in the USA will(perhaps) recognize, and that is that the Russian state has apparently been able to retain control over its UFO-alien monitoring activities, whereas, if one believes a certain strain of the lore in the USA(helped along by the so-called Cooper-Cantwheel Majestic 12 documents), control of the "secret" was lost by the government to shadowy corporate-military groups under Nixon. This shadowy Russian security agency is known to the Russians as "the Men In Black," and has nothing to do with the silly American movies with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but refers to an apparently well known Russian documentary by that titlle (the second video linked in the above article, and more or less a typical "they're here and they mean us well and the government knows all about it", but in Russian, of course).
What the article goes on to point out is that Medvedev's remarks were dismissed as being a kind of elaborate joke, based on the confusing reference to "Men in Black":
"Western news sources reporting on Medvedev’s shocking reply about aliens stated that he was “joking” as he mentioned the movie Men In Black, which they wrongly assumed was a reference to the 1997 American sci-fi adventure comedy about two top secret agents battling aliens in the US.
"Medvedev, however, wasn’t referring to the American movie but was, instead, talking about the famous Russian movie documentary Men In Black which details many UFO and alien anomalies.
Where Western news sources quoted Medvedev as saying “More detailed information on this topic you can get from a well-known movie called ‘Men In Black,’” his actual answer was, “You can receive more detailed information having watched the documentary film of the same name.”
"The reason(s) for Western propaganda news outlets deliberately distorting Medvedev’s words become apparent after his shocking statement, and as evidenced in just one example of their so called reporting on this disclosure of alien life already being on our planet where the title of one such article was “Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev makes a crack about aliens, and conspiracists promptly lose their minds.”
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