Vol 3:2 (July 2009). ISSN 1938-1719
Come Carpentier de Gourdon
In the course of the last decades a growing body of evidence, compiled by a number of researchers, suggests that a very large and critically sensitive covert endeavour to understand, "reverse engineer" and harness technologies and processes possessed by extraterrestrial or alter-dimensional beings has been undertaken under the auspices of certain military and civilian agencies of the US Government and possibly of other states. If confirmed, this program would dwarf in its magnitude and effects the fabled Manhattan Project and would indeed pave the way for the irruption of our species into the interstellar space age, for better or worse, leading inevitably to the transformation of mankind and life on earth as we know it: However, the ominous military implications of the technologies being developed should cause grave concern for the very survival of our civilization. Come Carpentier reviews some of the facts that point to this largely hidden reality on the basis of some recent books, including Michael Salla's latest work: "The Challenge of Exopolitics".
In recent years a few books have presented various facets of a hitherto largely ignored reality that seems to intrude into every aspect of our lives. I refer to the increasing likelihood that the forces at play beneath the spiritual, ecological, social, political and economic crisis that befalls us are hidden from view and remain inscrutable from a conventional rational perspective. If this exordium is mystifying, the best way to clarify what I am pointing at is to mention the titles of the books that I will use as beacons in this exposition. One is Dr. Michael Salla's Exposing Government Policies on ET Life - The Challenge of Exopolitics (2009), another is Richard M Dolan's UFOs and the National Security State – An Unclassified History (Vol. I- 2002), another yet is Prof. Peter Dale Scott's Drugs, Oil and War (2003) about “Deep Politics.” I also have in mind John Perkins's Confessions of an Economic Hitman (2004) and Timothy Good's Need to Know: UFOs, the Military and Intelligence, Jim Marrs' The Alien Agenda (1997) as well as Dr. Steven Greer's Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge (2006), Dan Sherman's Above Black – Project Preserve Destiny (1997) and Paola L. Harris's various works, including the latest entitled Exopolitics: All of the Above (2009). A special mention must be made of the cryptic and prophetic writing entitled Behold a Pale Horse, authored in 1991 by the late Milton William Cooper, a former Naval Intelligence Officer at the US Pacific Fleet Command, a seminal work.
In a nutshell, the theme or at least the proposition that underlies those books and connects them is that there is a secret world (or quasi-global) government which is by definition neither democratically elected nor publicly accountable, and which may have been able to connect with or tap into forces that are at least partly non-human and possibly originate outside our planet. Though not all the cited books make the latter allegation, which some authors such as John Perkins or Peter Dale Scott may not agree with, they all bring various pieces to the puzzle we are trying to construct – or unravel, and all demonstrate and conclude that the global socio-political and “scientific” reality is not what most people are taught and subsequently believe it is. What are, in brief, the elements of proof or the indications which lead us toward that stunning and yet not unprecedented conclusion?
Many authors, even among those of relatively conservative persuasion, have
shown or acknowledged what Nafeez M. Ahmed calls “the increasing
criminalization of the state” at the global level, but particularly applying to
the most powerful or leading states, beginning with the “sole superpower” and
its closest allies: the
Ahmed asks in the same article entitled “Torture, Rendition, Terror and Oil: a Primer on Deep Politics”: “In the service of what powerful vested interests are states acting in this increasingly criminal manner?” and provides in response the definition coined by Peter D. Scott for “deep politics”: “(a system) in which institutional, non-institutional and para-political bodies, criminal syndicates, politicians, judges, media, corporations and leading government employees, resort to decision-making and enforcement procedures outside…law and society. What makes these supplementary procedures “deep” is the fact that they are covert or suppressed, outside public awareness as well as outside sanctioned political processes” (in “Drugs, Oil and War”).
Ahmed adds that this situation generates “a form of police-crime symbiosis where the defining parameters of which side controls the other are no longer clear.” John Perkins is one of several expert witnesses who, as a former actor within the system (“an economic hit-man” as he defines himself) has documented and shown how this criminal hidden ruling structure spread its tentacles to control global economy and politics. He provides a vivid illustration of the operational methods used by the global powers-that-be, some of which were analyzed by Noam Chomsky in his books “ Manufacturing Consent ” (1988, with Edward S Herman) and “ Necessary Illusions ” (1988).
2. Dolan, Salla, Good, Sherman, Marrs, Harris, Greer and a host of other researchers have gathered and presented some of the massive evidence that our planet has been for many decades at least under the frequent or constant watch of intelligent highly technological “alien” (?) visitors who may or may not be “human,” but who do not belong or report to any known governments or corporate authorities in any country, and who often interfere with military, energy-producing, telecommunications, aeronautical and astronautical systems and organizations, with the apparent design to prevent any aggression from “our” side and to curtail or control our defensive and offensive capabilities.
Many nation-states have now acknowledged through the relevant official agencies or from the lips of very senior political and military leaders that they have been aware of this presence and potential threat for many years and have tried, without much if any success, to track down, study and understand the nature, origins, motives and goals of the “unknowns”. A documentary by Jose Escamilla entitled “The Greatest Story ever denied – Proof of the Alien Presence” in one of several that provides hard and solid visual evidence from NASA and other “official” records about alien ships filmed in the atmosphere and in outer space.
3. Some researchers , especially Michael Salla and his colleagues in the realm of Exopolitics, Paola Harris, Alfred Lambremont Webre, Stephen Bassett, NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Greer, Victor Viggiani and others, (supported at least in part by many “whistle blowers” and by various high level government officials such as the former Defence Minister Paul Hellyer from Canada, Admiral Lord Hill Norton, former Chief of the British Defence Staff, French Defence Minister Robert Galley and General Bernard Norlain, once Hill Norton's counterpart in the French Air Force, the late Colonel Philip Corso from the USA, Dr. Jacques Patenet, Director of GEIPAN at the CNES (the French NASA), Prof. Jean-Claude Ribes, associate director of the National Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics, France and Nick Pope who headed the “UFO Desk” at the UK's Ministry of Defence) have concluded that certain government agencies, especially the military-industrial administration symbolized by the Pentagon, linked with the Intelligence complex led by the CIA and NSA, have accumulated substantial information on the “alien” presence and activity.
Hellyer said as much in his address to the 2006 Exopolitics Conference in
Hawaii: “ It appears that real government has passed from elected accountable
representatives of the people to an unelected, unaccountable elite group of
senior government officials and industrial leaders .” This is the covert state
that Senator Daniel K Inouye of
this regard, the statement made to Clark McClelland, Mission Operations Monitor
for NASA on 16 July 1969 at
The implication is that the aforesaid agencies, known or unknown to the public, have used this information - and possible access - to further their goals of global domination, justified by the imperative of planning for “planetary defence” against any and all invaders from space , camouflaged as national security preparations against a foreign enemy, formerly defined as the USSR and now as China, Russia and accessorily the international Islamic threat, embodied either by an amorphous terrorist network such as Al Qaida or by a regional power like Iran. This broadly was the initial conclusion reached by M W Cooper in his brochure “The Secret Government - the origins, identity and purpose of MJ-12.”
Some data on the real but hidden scope of this strategy are found in the book by Dr. Travis Taylor et al. all cutting-edge experts working for the Pentagon, NASA and the Intelligence Community, entitled An Introduction to Planetary Defense: A Study of Modern Warfare applied to Extra-terrestrial Invasion used as a textbook for advanced military studies.
The effects in our polity
Richard Dolan, one of the most “political” of the authors mentioned defines the situation very well in the preface to his aforementioned book (UFOs and the National Security State): “America is a country with a bad conscience, nominally a republic and a free society, but in reality an empire and oligarchy: vaguely aware of its own oppression.” He describes the mysterious realm of “special projects” surrounding government military UFO intelligence and research as “a project that is taking place in near complete secrecy, for purposes unknown, by entities unknown, with access to apparently substantial resources and technology.”
He compares this elephant in the room to the Manhattan Project which in its day was completely hidden from the public and from legal or democratic oversight, though it consumed the then colossal budget of $ 2 billion towards the attainment of a very ominous goal that was only revealed when it was achieved - with the detonation of the first atom bomb in the New Mexico desert at Los Alamos on 16 July 1945.
Specifically, the Manhattan Project was designed for the mastery of absolute power through the ability to inflict the greatest destruction. There are many indications that its current equivalent pursues the same goal, but in a much more comprehensive manner: the target is total control of the known universe and its denizens through a combination of scientific, technological, financial, intelligence-related and military means. The implication of the extreme secrecy that shrouds this plan is that most officials, even at the highest nominal levels, are not aware of it “in toto” and may be given only peripheral ad hoc information on a need-to-know basis.
restrictions seem to apply even to heads of state, such as the President of
America. Although it seems hard to believe, the fact is that the
Several other high level figures have confessed being kept in the dark, including Barry Goldwater and at least one CIA Director, James Woolsey. President Bill Clinton himself is recorded telling veteran White House correspondent Sarah McClendon during his tenure that there was secret government which he did not control. A question that arises in the context we have sketched is whether this project involves certain non-human or non-terrestrial agents and if so, to what extent . This is where we will refer extensively to Michael Salla's The Challenge of Exopolitics.
author quotes at length testimonies submitted by various witnesses acting as
whistle blowers who, with varying degrees of personal credibility all allege that
“secret treaties or agreements have been signed by senior security officials
and implemented through Presidential executive orders since the 1950s at least.”
Like Salla, several researchers have reported the secret meeting that allegedly
took place on 20 Feb. 1954 at Muroc (Edwards) Air Force Base,
hitherto unproven claims could be dismissed as silly rumours if it were not for
the fact that a large number of historically documented facts tend to show that
certain contacts have been made at the “official” level in the
Steven Spielberg has reported that prior to the release of his film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” inspired by real events, in 1979, he received a 20-page confidential letter from NASA specifying what could and could not be included in the definitive version of the movie. The alleged secret treaty or treaties seem to follow the recommendations contained in a draft memo purportedly authored by Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer in June-July 1947 for the American President, which envisions “the peaceful absorption of a celestial race(s) in such a manner that our culture will remain intact with the guarantee that their presence not be revealed.”
are now several reports by witnesses whose credentials have checked out as
authentic, to the effect that secret underground or underwater bases have been
built by certain non-human entities, with or without the cooperation and
knowledge of the US Government. In some cases, circumstantial evidence has been
found that makes their stories more plausible. For example, the electronic
signals intercepted by physicist and electronics engineer Paul Bennewitz in the
According to his 1978 Project Beta Report, radio communications were exchanged between UFOs and a huge multi-level underground human-alien joint base located deep under the Archuleta Mesa, near the Kirtland AFB and Manzano Nuclear facilities, as part of a binary pulse signal developed at NSA's Cryptocity specifically for communication with a federation of extra-planetary species collectively called “Unity”. Reportedly, some of the aliens were cybernetic organisms made out of a mixture of human and bovine genetic material upgraded with Artificial Intelligence.
Bennewitz also detected electronic subcutaneous micro-implants in some local residents who had seemingly been abducted and tagged by the Aliens for monitoring and remote control. Much of his work was carried out thanks to a US$75,000 grant from the US Air Force. With a computer and Hex Decimal Code software, he reported establishing radio contact with the Aliens. His work was closely monitored by Air Force Office of Special Investigations, but it is clear that at one point he came to know too much and was fed disinformation by the Intelligence community, which reportedly drove him to a mental breakdown.
The name “Unity” incidentally echoes the code name ‘Amicizia’ (Amity) used by several Italian contactees, headed by Bruno Samaccicia, to designate an Alien federation based in deep underground facilities in the North Eastern region of Italy on the Adriatic coast in the 1960s and 70s. Bennewitz who, unsurprisingly, was derided as a mad man by US official sources, claimed the Dulce Base was the locus of a variety of genetic, neuro-biological and psychic experiments involving the breeding of hybrid beings carried out by the Aliens with the likely participation of certain US or supra-national authorities . It is notable that his detection of these mysterious ELINT messages seems to confirm Dan Sherman's allegation (in “Above Black”) that the telepathic, electronically-aided communications with his off-planet contacts at the NSA were of the kind used by the so-called radio HF short-wave “numbers stations” that are generally unidentified and use artificially generated voices to read lists of numbers for unknown purposes.
It is difficult to explain why so many unrelated persons would come out with such stories, at great risk to their credibility and even personal safety, if they were mere inventions. Many of them have been tested by psychologists and are not delusional or insane. Their motives for telling these seemingly unbelievable tales are hard to fathom unless they are simply trying to share very disturbing experiences that have changed their lives. Various self-confessed participants in the secret joint research projects being allegedly carried out at Dulce and other facilities (Bob Lazar, Phil Schneider, Dan Burisch, Michael Wolf) have provided independent confirmation of at least some of Bennewitz's claims
It is noteworthy that various highly sober and experienced professionals of space exploration as Dr. Edgar Mitchell do not dismiss such apparently incredible allegations, but rather give them the benefit of doubt. Mitchell has often gone on record to state that he is convinced of the existence of a “cabal of insiders” which controls relations with the Aliens and the study of their technologies. Indeed, the CIA's Stargate Project employed psychic remote viewers such as Pat Price who claimed to have detected at least four major Alien underground bases on the planet; their reports were taken seriously by the Agency who had entrusted the supervision of the project to Dr. Harold Puthoff, formerly from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI).
Reportedly human-alien joint research facilities have been listed by various researchers on certain American military bases. Apart from the Dulce underground laboratory and the famous Areas 51 and S-4 at Groom Lake AFB Nellis, Nevada , the secret US Space warfare headquarters located beneath the Wasatch mountain range (near King's Peak) in Utah is supposed to host both reverse-engineered man-made anti-gravity vehicles and some “alien” ones. Richard Boylan also mentions the secret Northrop R&D facility, code-named the “ Anthill ” buried under the Tehachapi mountains east of Edwards Air Force, where various witnesses have reported seeing captured, borrowed or duplicated flying discs and a covert Air Force Academy hidden beneath the mountains near Colorado Springs, only some miles away from the official or public AFA campus.
Significantly Ben R. Rich, late head of Lockheed Martin “skunkworks” (secret projects) department, is recorded having admitted that “we now have the technology to take ET home” (referring to Spielberg's homonymous film). Whether he was overstating the technological prowess of his company does not alter the importance of his testimony that “… Aliens have communicated with an elite group of US military and scientific elite personnel (and) there has been a transfer of technology.” Ben Rich was protégé and successor to the legendary Lockheed advanced projects chief engineer Kelly Johnson, who did not hide his belief or rather his knowledge about UFOs and their technological feats, while trying to imitate their aeronautical features.
All those testimonies cannot be ignored even though they must be weighed against the body of evidence and we may abstain from lending them unconditional acceptance. Many people will, often for cultural or religious reasons, simply reject any statement or even evidence which is not officially confirmed and accepted by the majority of mankind. We should respect their choice, but that should not deter us from looking at each case on its own merits.
Systematically dismissing everything that contradicts the prevalent belief system and denigrating inconvenient or counter-intuitive claims does not allow for any evolution or progress. Prejudice and unquestioning conservatism are often confused with rationalism and good sense. The late illustrious Harvard Psychology Professor John Mack pointed out in several writings that modern society is conditioned to reject anything that is not a part of its cultural consensus, thereby confirming the contention that every civilization is a conspiracy, at least between its influential beneficiaries. However, one of the most troubling signs that we are all being lied to can be found in the colossal amount of funding that the “ black budget ” of the United States has attracted in the last decades , to the point of hollowing out a number of government and private institutions by diverting their resources to unknown ends.
the basis of figures provided by the
An undetermined proportion of those funds are allocated to the Agency's own COPs (Covert Access Programmes) and to the DoD's SAPs (Special Access Programmes), many of which, started and regulated by unpublished Executive orders and NSC directives, are “waived”, which means that their coordinators do not provide written reports to the chairmen of the relevant Congressional Committees.
An early whistle-blower within the higher
reaches of the US Government was Catherine Austin Fitts. A former Assistant
Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner in the GHW Bush
administration, she discovered some massive misappropriations of funds within
her Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department. When she tried to raise the
issue and was stonewalled, she was briefed by John Peterson, ex-Navy
Undersecretary who was the Director of the private Arlington Institute, in the
presence of some colleagues, about the presence on Earth of Alien beings which
seemingly necessitated the use of very large funds for secret projects. In an
article written in 2002, she says one of the members of the
The military-industrial complex therefore enjoys discretionary power over all aspects of public policy and budgeting. This virtual omnipotence is not dissimilar to the hegemony that the Chekha, later the KGB, achieved in the former
The underlying structure
power of the national security state which is no different from Dale Scott's “
In an article published in Op Ed News of 7 Feb. 2009 entitled “PROMIS and the shadow government,” Ed Encho lays out a similar scenario revealed by various investigations into the covert surveillance and espionage programmes developed by the successive Reagan and Bush administrations:
Suppose the US Government, or more likely an unaccountable privatized intelligence colossus empowered by the reaction to the 9/11 attacks…had a surveillance tool capable of peering into the most private aspects of American lives on a whim…What if this surveillance industrial complex was in possession of a database that was so large and so powerful that not only could it instantly process and retrieve the most minute or intimate aspects of a citizen's life but was also able to utilize extremely sophisticated Artificial Intelligence capabilities to actually predict likely patterns of future-behaviour.
Encho points out that this tool, which is being used already for global monitoring and espionage of untold millions of people and organizations, relies on the computerized methodology of social network analysis , systematized through block modelling technology, and that it relies on the Main Core database of the National Security Agency (NSA) whose brain centre is the “ Black Widow ” super-computer. Main Core's existence was exposed by investigative journalists Chris Ketcham in Radar Magazine of May-June and Tim Shorrock in Salon.com on July 23rd, 2008.
It is my hunch that the concept of “Black Widow” is inspired by the orbital Spectra supercomputer on board an Alien space platform which some reports allege is used by certain extraterrestrials to monitor our planet. This contention is highly controversial as claims of Spectra's existence rely on unproven reports from the famous psychic Uri Geller during hypnosis sessions conducted by Dr. Andrija Puharich.
The PROMIS software (“stolen” by the Federal Government from the private INSLAW firm in the early eighties) is used to browse and mine Main Core. Other components of that universal monitoring system are DARPA's Information Awareness office developed by Admiral John Poindexter, once US National Security Adviser, which includes a number of programmes run by Advanced Research and Development Activity at the NSA “Puzzle Palace” in Fort Meade, Maryland, and the NSA's ECHELON global spy satellite array.
situation that emerges from the analysis of those various data is that the “UFO
and ET interface” has been taken over by the private oligarchic interests which
not so covertly control the US Government and, pari passu, most of the world's financial and economic systems (reserve
currencies, credit, strategic minerals and energy, high tech, information and
media) through the agency of the western military-industrial complex that is
under their control. An enforcement mechanism is in place and includes, in its
current form the Psychological Strategy Board set up by former Secretary of the
Army and MJ-12 member Gordon Gray (father of GHW Bush's White House Counsel J.
Boyden Gray) in 1951 as an executive arm for the NSC. Gordon Gray, whose family
belongs to the old
The role played by certain shadowy elite secret societies such as the US, Yale-affiliated Brotherhood of Death, better known as “Skulls and Bones”, the annual Bohemian Grove conclave, the Bilderbergers, Cecil Rhodes's Secret Society or Inner Circle, the “Black Network” reported by police investigators into the 1991 BCCI scandal, the Pilgrims Society, and other Masonic or putatively Templar (“Illuminist”) cryptocracies is not easy to define, but some might serve as antechambers to the “Sanctum” of the global oligarchic control structure whose tentacles and ramifications extend, through a web of interlocking partnerships and cross-holdings, to the major banking, financial, energy-owning, high-tech defense and intelligence-related equipment manufacturing corporations, and at whose core is the US Federal Reserve system, controlled by its private owners since its inception in 1913. The latter effectively controls global credit through its monopoly on the Dollar as the world's reserve currency.
According to an article by Joel van der Reijden, dated 29 July 2008, for the site of Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics, the Belgium Gendarmerie investigation's ATLAS Report into the 1994 Comuele financial scandal includes these revealing lines:
Our conclusion would be that at least over the last twenty years the economic powers, some of which Mafia types, have allied themselves with political forces and organized criminal structures and reached the fourth stage of money laundering, namely absolute power. It has been specified to us that… these characters control 50% of the world economy. One should not lose sight of the fact that this network would control the majority of the financial traffic as well as the highest political leaders worldwide.
The magnitude of power and the size of the resources alluded to by the Belgian judicial report match the figures listed by Michael Salla in his book.
There is little doubt that such a mighty international structure, which appears to have both a hotline and backdoor access to the largest regulatory and law-enforcement agencies, would have made sure to gain all possible control of any actionable intelligence related to Alien matters and the pertinent scientific and technological data in order to perpetuate its hegemony by keeping sensitive and useful information under its exclusive purview. Effectively that entity would be the main factor behind the embargo on UFO-related official knowledge and could enforce its writ across borders if it operates as the ATLAS report describes it, as “a global Intelligence Operation (with) a Mafia-like enforcement squad.”
In the current context of global financial collapse, one cannot avoid asking questions about the role possibly being played by that mysterious and ominous entity which would indeed be in a position to trigger a systemic economic heart attack by emptying banks of their assets at short notice for their own ulterior motives, such as further expanding their control and bolstering their monopoly on currency. This is precisely what has been happening in the years 2008 and 2009 so far, with internationally devastating results.
Many UFO investigators are led to wonder about how closely this “secret government” is connected with at least one of the Alien powers that operate on Earth. Given the diversity of non-human species and forms of intelligence that have been detected on this planet in the last decades, the answer to this question, assuming we knew it, is likely to be long and complex.
As we said at the outset, some Aliens are reported to have entered into agreements with the US Government and possibly with some other earthly powers, but as those agreements have been arguably taken over by semi-private clandestine interests on the human side, it would be logical for Aliens to feel free to carry out their own unfathomed agenda without always feeling bound by the terms of the original protocol, if we go by certain testimonies leaked from inside official agencies.
The “Star Wars” programme launched by the Reagan administration was reportedly driven by US fear of a possible Alien invasion or aggressive action and the desire to have an effective deterrent. The same apprehension motivated the development of the HAARP and of EMP weaponry.
Don Sherman in his factual and detailed account of his work for NSA as a telepathic conduit for Aliens in “Above Black,” testifies that the unknown entities he exchanged messages with seemed free to act as they pleased, being manifestly outside US government control, and communicated at their sole discretion.
reports about warnings given by Aliens regarding the effects of the wrong
course mankind is on, indicate that at least some visitors do not agree with
the methods and objectives of the conspiracy sponsored by the secret oligarchy
we have tried to identify . Will there be a showdown? There are signs this may
indeed happen in the next few years if we draw inferences from the rapidly
increasing number of reports of UFO activity, some of which are very unlikely
to be caused by secret man-made spacecraft, however relatively advanced the
If some or all Aliens are for any reason not pleased with the direction our species has taken or if they have their own ulterior motives not congruent with the goals of the deep government, they could well act before human military advances pose a real peril to their own presence and survival.
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