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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:22 PM

Senators get classified briefing on UFO sightings

Source: Politico



“If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” Sen. Mark Warner's spokesperson said. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

By BRYAN BENDER 06/19/2019 08:25 PM EDT

Three more U.S. senators received a classified Pentagon briefing on Wednesday about a series of reported encounters by the Navy with unidentified aircraft, according to congressional and government officials — part of a growing number of requests from members of key oversight committees.

One of them was Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, whose office confirmed the briefing to POLITICO.

“If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” his spokesperson, Rachel Cohen, said in a statement.

The interest in “unidentified aerial phenomenon” has grown since revelations in late 2017 that the Pentagon had set up a program to study the issue at the request of then-Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Officials interviewed multiple current and former sailors and aviators who claim to have encountered highly advanced aircraft that appeared to defy the laws of aerodynamics when they intruded on protected military airspace — some of which were captured on video and made public.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/19/warner-classified-briefing-ufos-1544273

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Reply Senators get classified briefing on UFO sightings (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2019 OP
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #1
Bradshaw3 Jun 2019 #6
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #7
Bradshaw3 Jun 2019 #8
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #9
Bradshaw3 Jun 2019 #10
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #11
ZZenith Jun 2019 #13
JonLP24 Jun 2019 #12
Dream Girl Jun 2019 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2019 #15
Irishxs Jun 2019 #3
Midnight Writer Jun 2019 #14
meadowlander Jun 2019 #20
JoeOtterbein Jun 2019 #4
2naSalit Jun 2019 #5
murielm99 Jun 2019 #16
sandensea Jun 2019 #17
Judi Lynn Jun 2019 #18
sandensea Jun 2019 #19
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 #21
geralmar Jun 2019 #22

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:33 PM

1. Judi, this is intended as entertainment?

The UFO's are most likely coming from rumpian distortions of reality. Don't feed the trolls, imo.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:30 PM

6. It is a news story, like it or not

The NYT and Politico have reported on the military sightings, there is a Pentagon office looking at them, and U.S.Senators are getting briefed on it. They are taking it seriously even if you mock it.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html

https://nypost.com/2019/05/22/the-pentagon-finally-admits-it-investigates-ufos/

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/16/pentagon-ufo-search-harry-reid-216111





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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:38 PM

7. Duly noted, "I want to believe."

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:39 PM

8. Duly noted: "ignorance is bliss"

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:46 PM

9. Just call me the "Dummy",

and give me a dose from that movie "V for Vendetta" or other silly predictions of our future.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:16 PM

10. Ignorance means lack of knowledge

It's not that hard to read a new story. It is easier to pretend knowedge on an internet site and mock those things that one is too afraid to confront. If you had bothered to read it, you would find out that pilots and radar techs from two different ships reported the incident and that the Pentgon released a video.

The two Navy pilots, radar tech and Navy Security chief who came forward on this particular story said they did it in spite of the kind of ridicule the blissfully ignorant like to use instead of reason. Christopher Mellon is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Staff Director of the Senate Intelligence Committee and John Podesta was White House Chief of Staff for Clinton and Counselor to President Obama. They are also pursuing this story. The writers from the Times and Politico are all respected journalists. You might want to be careful about bashing a Democrat Podesta, since that is frowned on here.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:23 PM

11. Thanks for the warning.

I give others the same respect they give in kind.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:04 AM

13. "I give others the same respect they give in kind."

I have seen evidence that that’s not exactly true.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 12:37 AM

12. If I understand correctly most UFOs are military aircraft

CIA claimed responsibility for UFO sightings in the 50s & 60s.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 09:37 PM

2. Waiting for dumb responses either posting silly little green men or saying of course they're

UFOs if they can’t be identifies. Or maybe alien overlord jokes. The poo-pooers will be along any minute...

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:27 AM

15. Well shucks.

Was about to post a question of whether there's been any sightings by tRump's Space Force, but I'll stay quiet as a quasar.

.........

Seriously, it will be interesting to follow this story. Pilots and astronauts through the years have seen many mysterious things.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:04 PM

3. And that outranks election security???

: banghead:

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Response to Irishxs (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:16 AM

14. Yeah, that election security was going so well in McConnell's Senate.

Now I guess that is screwed over a meeting with a handful of crackpot Senators.

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Response to Irishxs (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 04:48 AM

20. If they're a new kind of spy plane, potentially.

UFO just means unidentified flying object - not automatically ET.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:09 PM

4. Ms/Mr alien; if you are listening from outer space....

...Please Save Us from Trump!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:28 PM

5. +1

Some days I think they could be our only hope.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:54 AM

16. Maybe they came to take him back home.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 03:22 AM

17. Ironically, Rick Scott wasn't there

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Response to sandensea (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 04:03 AM

18. Too bad he's anywhere!



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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 04:04 AM

19. Alas, his home planet doesn't want him back

Can't say I blame them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 05:43 PM

21. UFOS INVADING MILITARY AIRSPACE MULTIPLE TIMES PER MONTH, BUT PUBLIC WON'T BE TOLD MORE

https://www.newsweek.com/ufo-sightings-2019-us-military-tic-tac-pentagon-navy-unidentified-aerial-1412272

BTW: Newsweek’s headline. And the article is a darn good read, IMFO.

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