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:
Russia Orders Obama: TELL THE WORLD ABOUT ALIENS, Or We Will
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.”
Again, without getting into all the wrangle concerning American UFO lore about secret meetings between Eisenhower and ETs (about which, as my book readers know, I have profound misgivings), it again seems clear that Medevedev was perhaps not joking at all. And if the article is to be believed, Russia is pressuring the West to "come clean" on the issue, and, reading between the lines a bit, the West is balking.
Let's assume, again for the sake of argument, that the article's assertions are true, specifically, that (1) there is a secret Russian security department tasked with monitoring the presence, and presumable whereabout, of "ETs" among us, and (2) that it is pressuring the West to make some sort of disclosure of this fact. What would be the corroborative indicators that this might be so?
As the article points out, the Vatican has made a number of curious announcements in recent years about its position toward ETs, namely, that baptizing them would clearly be acceptable. Even the Pope himself, you'll recall, alluded to this in a homily last year. Such announcements might and indeed could plausibly be taken as a corroborative indicator. But what about the assertion that Russia monitors the "ET" population - apparently quite sizeable according to Mr. Medvedev - via a security service? What might be the indicator one would look for in such an instance?
As I've offered before, the only certain way to do so, if indeed these alleged ETs are biological entities, would be via their genetics, and a fairly sophisticated and widespread system of collecting DNA, and a system of tracking, would have to be in place to do it(along with a massive computational and data-processing capability). Given the appropriate technologies, it might even be possible to sequence DNA without having to have any physical contact with an individual directly. Indeed, we've seen a dramatic up-tick in the government's calls for precisely such genetic monitoring, and an up-tick in technologies able to sequence DNA "in the field," so to speak, that is to say, without having to send sample to far off laboratories and wait for the results. Such capabilities would indeed be condign to the type of effort Mr. Medvedev alludes to in his remarks. As I've often remarked, it has been my conviction - and remains so - that there is an aspect of the genome project and the ongoing research to gather information about the historical emergence of human haplogroups, that is entirely secret. I have maintained in this respect that perhaps the "Family Elites" of the west have been "looking for something," and I have suggested that this could be genetic proof or disproof of those ancient stories of interference with the human population via interbreeding and genetics experiments. However, another secret purpose of such a project would be precisely to spot such "alien" populations. (Indeed, if one think about it a bit, the two are not necessarily unrelated.)
Which brings us to point number two, and to what Mr. S.D. in his email to me suggested was "the epistemological problem." But first the point itself. Assuming, again for the sake of argument, that the article's assertions are true, and that Russia is indeed pressuring the USA to make some kind of "disclosure," then we have another factor, perhaps the principal factor, in the meltdown of American-Russian relations in recent months. Such a view would suggest that the Ukraine and all the busy and frenetic diplomatic activity might be something of a distraction deliberately designed to head off consideration of a far deeper issue, perhaps even a big enough crisis designed to get the Russians to "shut up" about it (which, if the article's assertions be true, they're not doing).
Which raises the epistemological question: how would we know, even if such disclosure were made, that any of this is true? Again, the only way would be (1) to test genetically with replicatable results, and (2) to have plausible, and to some extent verifiable, answers to the inevitable questions this would produce: who are they? why are they here? how did they get here? where did they come from? and what do they want? And perhaps that's the rub: maybe Russia's "ETs" are a very different (perhaps friendlier?) group of ETs than America's ETs? or, perhaps, there simply isn't any such information forthcoming. Notably, Mr. Medvedev did not provide any data such as genetic data to verify his statements. But it is worth recalling that it is the very same Mr. Medvedev who, one month before the Chelyabinsk meteor incident, called for a Russian asteroid defense system, with or without the participation of other nations, and that such a system would entail the use of thermonuclear missiles "and other methods" of destroying asteroids. Then, as if on cue, the Chelyabinsk meteor appeared, and just as weirdly, blew up in circumstances that still have many (myself included), scratching their heads.
See you on the flip side...