Monday, April 29, 2019
Little Green Men, Who Cares?
Cue the dreaded "War of the Worlds" mass panic. What? It didn't happen? No, it didn't. The American public seem decidedly nonplussed at the acknowledgement, by a fairly senior Pentagon spokesman, that American airspace and especially its military airspace is receiving strange and unwelcome intrusions, several times a month, by unidentified flying craft. These vehicles vastly outperform American frontline fighters. Yet they appear to have no flight surfaces and no sign of any propulsion systems and they leave no telltale heat signatures or exhaust.
They also fly circles around top pilots sent to intercept them before flying away at rates of acceleration that would probably kill a human being.
The Pentagon has even released video taken from a Raytheon tracking pod aboard a US Navy F-18.
Yawn. The story has run in the Washington Post, Politico, Global News and, naturally, FOX and just about nobody much cares. I suppose with Donald Trump in the White House the national security apparatus has greater threats to worry about. Who knows?