What the hell? Doesn’t Senator Marco Rubio know that talking about UFOs will destroy his political career?
Or maybe he knows enough about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena to bet his chance for higher office on its reality.
Calling for investigations, based on a potential national security threat, and defending the policy concisely in a public interview, Rubio has set himself center-stage in the large drama that is playing out these days.
He wants to be seen as someone trying to lead us to the truth and keep us safe. He seems sincere when he talks about it.
Remember that Rubio wanted to be President in 2016 and still does. That means he’s thinking about a 2024 run right now.
He’s a smart man. He knows he has to think strategically and that boldness is a virtue. He has almost certainly received a classified briefing by the Office of Naval Intelligence on this issue. He may not know everything but he knows something.
He has bet his political fortune on UAP being the real deal. He’s all in and that just changed the game again.
Senator Rubio is the rising young star of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He started the year as just a member of the Republican majority. On May 18, he was made “acting chairman” when the previous chairman, Richard Burr, had to step down while an FBI investigation looks into some ill-timed stock trades.
They may be playing the game currently that says innocent until proven guilty, but put your money on Rubio taking the job full-time.
Rubio basically wasted zero time in showing just how seriously he does take that work. The Florida Republican was the man-of-the-hour over at the committee for just one month when he dropped a bombshell on his watch.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
In mid-June, Acting Chairman Rubio submitted to the full Senate a surprising and controversial draft of this bill on behalf of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. There is a whole lot in it about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, or UAP, but not a mention of UFOs. The name change is an upgrade so serious people can talk about this enduring phenomena without being made fun of for doing it.
The new Acting Chairman’s first official act included a call for a deep, urgent investigation to determine what we know about the entire UAP issue, and how we plan to gather further information about it in the future. It asked that the Secretary of Defense, working with our 17 Intelligence organizations, produce a mostly unclassified report for public consumption. The review request also comes with a ticking clock, 180 days, or just six short months.
“The committee supports the efforts of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force at the Office of Naval Intelligence to standardise collection and reporting on unidentified aerial phenomenon, any links they have to adversarial foreign governments, and the threat they pose to US military assets and installations.
“However, the committee remains concerned that there is no unified, comprehensive process within the Federal Government for collecting and analysing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat.
“The committee understands that the relevant intelligence may be sensitive; nevertheless, the committee finds that the information sharing and coordination across the Intelligence Community has been inconsistent, and this issue has lacked attention from senior leaders.”
In the report, the committee calls for a “detailed analysis” of unidentified aerial phenomena data held by the Office of Naval Intelligence and other agencies, in both intelligence and military. The senators want to know what we already know about UAP, how that data is collected and processed, and how we share it. It’s all in the service of answering if these objects pose a risk to us or not.
This specifically includes a request for information on UAPs held by the Office of Naval Intelligence’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. Wait, what? ONI has a UAP Task Force? This was news in itself. When surprises like that drop unannounced, the UAP intelligentsia sees meaning, and after decades of shady dealings by the government, why shouldn’t they?
Granted, this still has to be approved by the wider Senate, reconciled with the House, passed by both chambers, and signed by Trump.
Bottom Line: Rubio’s committee, stuffed to the brim with 15 classified United States Senators, thinks we should be doing a better job when it comes to UAP (which is just another way of saying UFOs) because they’re concerned that the answer might be linked to America’s foreign adversaries. Of course, if they determine they don’t belong to Russia or China and we admit we don’t make them, well, that makes the list of suspects rather much smaller and more controversial.
It’s a Phenomenon and It’s Unexplained
Less than a month after making the committee report public, Senator Marco Rubio engaged in explaining his position in an open forum with a CBS Miami television reporter. The video clip of Rubio’s comments is embedded in Jim DeFede’s Tweet.
The Truth Is Out There.
And @marcorubio wants the answer.
As acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Rubio is pushing to have the military prepare a public report on "Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon" – better known to the rest of us as UFOs.
cc @CBSMiami pic.twitter.com/KctTUt6STa
— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) July 16, 2020
The takeaway from this straight talk from Rubio is threat analysis. From Tom DeLonge to Rubio, there’s increasing use of the argument that if UAP is, as now admitted by the DoD, a reality, then we need to study it immediately as a matter of national security. Not everyone likes to hear that these days, but it does lay the predicate for necessary investigations.
“We have things flying around military bases and places where we’re conducting military exercises, and we don’t know what it is and it isn’t ours. So that’s a legitimate question to ask and I’d say frankly if it’s something outside this planet it would actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technology leap on behalf of the Russians, the Chinese or some other adversary that allows them to conduct this sort of activity.
The bottom line is, if there are things flying over military bases and you don’t know what they are, they’re not yours, and they exhibit potential technologies you don’t have at your disposal, that to me is a national security risk and one we should be looking into.
It’s a phenomenon, and it’s unexplained. I just want to know what it is, and if we can’t determine what it is, then that’s a fact point that we need to take into account. I wouldn’t venture to speculate beyond that.”
Rubio made a couple of other key comments in that interview. He said flat-out that other countries have been experiencing these anomalous events, too. He stated that his knowledge over the past decade came most often through Navy events, not from the Air Force. And let’s remember that in a couple of minutes time Rubio said twice that we do not make these things that our Navy’s best pilots using our best aircraft cannot keep up with or explain.
Just Take the Win
How is this playing in the UFO community? One essential barometer is UFO historian and researcher Richard Dolan.
Take a breath to appreciate this moment. This is a prominent U.S. senator talking about the serious nature of airspace violations by unknown objects of extraordinary capabilities over places where they are not supposed to be, and which baffle U.S. military authorities.
This is exactly the kind of thing I have been writing and saying for more than 20 years. It’s a weird feeling to see somebody so prominent saying it now, after years of dismissal from the establishment media. But as I have been trying to explain to a number of folks who just don’t seem to get it, just take the win.
Another voice being heard these days is Rubio’s fellow Floridian Ryan Robbins, appearing in his on-line persona as UFO Jesus who also thinks it’s history making language.
Staking His Claim
No matter how pure his motives may be, Senator Marco Rubio also knows that by acting now, he has a chance of being the historic figure who ushers in Disclosure in a serious way.
He probably doesn’t think that the absolute nature of the cover-up will stay in force until 2024 when he would run, and 2025 when he could take office. Rubio’s latest moves and behavior tell us that he does not think that talking about UFOs will hurt him then, and he may be setting himself up to be the UFO candidate of 2024, only not talking about ending the cover-up but about what to do next.
Whether the cover-up breaks apart during the tail end of Trump’s administration or the first years of Biden’s, Rubio will be able to say that he was among the first national politicians to understand the complexity and challenge of this issue and to act on it.
If the Senate Intelligence Committee gets its investigation and the writing of an unclassified review of these issues, they plan to share that report with the American people.
Rubio now stakes his claim to being the go-to guy in Washington if you need to talk about UAP. The guy you want to put in charge to handle a tough national security issue like this one.
Senator Marco Rubio wants to be President Marco Rubio and he thinks the UFO/UAP issue will take him there.
That alone shows how far we’ve come and how fast we’ve gotten here.