The Senate Is Unhappy With the Intelligence UFO Report, Demands More
Congress is doubling down on UFO legislation — first the House and now the Senate is demanding answers going back decades.
Members of Congress who are not pleased with the lackluster response from security agencies and the Department of Defense’s response to last year’s UFO-related legislation called for sweeping changes and oversight to the reporting of UFO activity. They just passed even stronger language in the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2023.
Mirroring the House legislation, the Senate would also create a “secure system” for reporting UAPs, as well as loosen the restrictions on, or release people from, non-disclosure agreements. It also calls for a deep dive into how UAP-related activities were handled by the government dating back to 1947.
So what makes this bill so groundbreaking? Nick Pope served with the UK’s Ministry of Defense covering UAP activity.
“We now have some really strong language in the draft Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023. The bottom line is that Congress is continuing to say to the DoD and intelligence community, ‘we want action on the UAP issue,’ and they are clearly not letting it go, and the language is robust. They are articulating a number of must-haves here that we have not seen before.”
What are these not-seen-before, “must haves” included in this bill?
“One of the key provisions is going to be a strengthening of the collection methodology and the science plan,” Pope said. “They’re separate-but-related factors, and obviously have the equation is ‘if you see something say something.’ We’re still not getting all the reports, there’s still some stigma, though that is lessening. But the science plan comes in because you can have all the reports you want, but if it’s not then subsequently investigated in a proper way, it’s meaningless.”
“One of the absolute key pieces which is completely new is — if you remember when the Congressional hearing that took place back in May — one of the representatives asked about the 1967 Malmstrom (AFB) missile shutdown case, and there were a lot of blank looks and looking at each other, and ‘well, we don’t really have anything on that.’ I think there was a sense that, hey look, DoD and the intelligence community is trying to pretend that this is a story that started in 2004 with the USS Nimitz. It’s not, this is a phenomenon with a 75-year backstory. What the new language says is ‘we want to hear some of that backstory.’ Because what they say is the General Accounting Ofice must go back and review all holdings, all the information, written, oral, whatever they’ve got since 1947, which is a clear nod to Roswell, amongst other things.”
What should we look out for as this legislation moves through Congress?
“Don’t get too sidetracked by the House version, the Senate version, the Intelligence Authorization. Keep an eye on the NDAA, that’s always the flagship piece of legislation. The Senate wording in the Intelligence Authorization Act is strong. We’ll see, the only danger is that it gets watered down a little. See what goes into the final version of the NDAA and watch for other left-field developments. It’s not like this is happening in isolation,” Pope said.
The legislation could be passed as early as October or after the midterm elections in November.
John Warner IV Discusses the State of UFO Disclosure
Over the past several years, the disclosure movement has taken some interesting turns as videos of UFOs (or UAPs) tracked by the Navy have been made public. With esteemed media outlets reporting on the matter, and credible Navy pilots coming forward to describe their experiences, motley groups of researchers, celebrities, and government insiders have banded together to steer the narrative.
Within that group is Christopher Mellon, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, who also happens to be a member of one of the most highly influential families of bankers and politicians in American history.
Mellon first announced his role in the recent alleged disclosure movement through his involvement with To The Stars Academy, a bizarre amalgam of scientists, intelligence officials, and former Skunk Works engineers led by eccentric rockstar Tom Delonge.
While Mellon’s rhetoric around the UFO/UAP topic has been relatively conservative and pretty much what one would expect from a former intelligence bureaucrat, his cousin John Warner IV has recently begun to discuss his views on the subject from a more radical perspective.
Warner IV is the son of former Sen. John Warner III who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 in the Nixon administration. During his storied career in military and politics, Warner III married Catherine Mellon, before divorcing and starting a second marriage with the immensely famous Elizabeth Taylor.
Needless to say, Warner IV was privy to a stimulating upbringing, rubbing elbows with famous movie stars, top military brass, royal families, and banking moguls, including his grandfather Paul Mellon who was a fox hunting buddy of the legendary Gen. George Patton. In fact, this is one of the relationships in which Warner IV says he was given his first drips of disclosure about UFOs.
According to Warner IV his grandfather was cold and distant from his mother, but the two shared a male bond that led to some interesting conversations, especially regarding his time in Eastern Europe in the late 1940s.
“He said, ‘I was with Patton at the end of the war in Czechoslovakia… I was with Patton in Pilsen and we went into a warehouse and looked at all the Wunderwaffe stuff. You know rocket works, V2, maybe some V3 parts, the Flugelrad with the jet engines and all this stuff. And you know I saw this big disc aircraft,’” Warner IV said his grandfather told him.
“And I said, ‘Oh, is that the Flugelrad with the BMW jet engines?’ and he was like, ‘No…no’ and that was the end of the conversation,” Warner IV said.