Jazz Shaw wrote the article below on the website hothair.com, putting into perspective exactly how the US government was caught lying about whether or not they had more information and videos associated with UFOs. Pentagon and Navy contradict each other.
Interesting, if not terribly informative, development has occurred in the history of UFOs encountered by the Nimitz carrier battle group in 2004.
As you may recall, there were three videos released by the Navy over the past two years, through the efforts of the To The Stars Academy (TTSA) showing encounters with bizarre flying objects exhibiting performance characteristics that challenge much of our understanding of physics. One video was of the Nimitz incident and the others were from a much later encounter involving the aircraft carrier Roosevelt. The videos were a bit grainy and short. Many journalists have tried to find out if there are more videos, or at least longer and clearer versions of what was made available. All of these requests were answered negatively.
This is … until now. A researcher named Christian Lambright sent a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) in October, looking for very specific information. He finally received a response recently.
The military did not provide him with new videos or documents, but admitted that they located other documents and another video that would apply to his request. They could not release them, however, because the documents were classified as VERY SECRET and the video as SECRET. Their release, the navy says, could cause “serious damage” to national security. This information was recently published by Paul Dean.
Our analysis of our records and systems reveals that ONI has no releasable records related to your request. ONI searched our records for responsive documents. We found some information slides classified as TOP SECRET. A review of these materials indicates that they are currently appropriately classified as TOP SECRET under Executive Order 13526, and the Original Classification Authority determined that the release of these materials would cause exceptionally serious damage to United States National Security. Specifically, in Section 1.4, the materials would trigger protections in subcategory c), US Intelligence Activities, as well as the Sources and Methods being used to gather information in support of US National Security. In addition, the materials would trigger protections in subcategory e), Science and Technology Issues related to US National Security. For this reason, materials are exempt from release under exemption (b) (1) for classified national defense matters. As a result, these records may not be released and are being retained.
We also determined that ONI has a video rated SECRET, for which ONI is not the Original Classification Authority. ONI referred your request to Naval Air Systems Command to determine the possibility of release… ”
We must immediately put these revelations in context, so let’s review some important points.
THE US Navy has admitted it has top secret footage from a UFO sighting – but say it can’t be released as it would cause “grave damage” to national security.
Starting early last year, the Pentagon seemed to grow tired of fielding all of these questions about UFOs and started referring all journalistic inquiries to a single spokesperson, Susan Gough. This is an important point to make because we’ve heard testimony from several of the sailors from the Nimitz battle group who witnessed these events saying that they remembered seeing longer videos. However, when journalists asked the Pentagon about this, Ms. Gough informed us on multiple occasions that those three videos were the only ones they had and no longer or clearer versions existed.
Now ONI has gone on record stating that there is at least one additional video from the Nimitz encounter and it can’t be released because it’s classified SECRET. (They are reviewing that classification to see if it can be changed now so perhaps we’ll eventually see it.) So once again we have the Pentagon, through Ms. Gough, saying there are no more videos and we have ONI saying there is at least one more. Both of these things can not be simultaneously true. In other words, somebody is lying… again.
Who should we believe? We can apply a bit of logical testing to this situation and make a pretty good guess. One possibility is that someone from the Naval Intelligence Office decided to invent a fairy tale about non-existent UFO videos and send them to researchers and journalists to… manipulate them psychologically?
The other possibility is that when the Pentagon was asked about additional videos they lied to us. You may recall that I wrote a rather lengthy screed about a month ago about the Pentagon (and really most of the government) and their somewhat dubious relationship with the truth. This is the same Susan Gough who told us repeatedly for many months that the AATIP program was real and it investigated UAPs. (That’s their term for UFOs now.) Then on December 7th, she inexplicably put out a statement saying that AATIP had never had anything to do with UAPs. She also told us that TTSA’s Louis Elizondo was never in charge of or associated with AATIP (which may still be true) while numerous other sources claim that he ran the program and his name shows up on one of the only verifiable documents about AATIP associated with Harry Reid.
So I don’t know, sports fans. If we have to decide whether ONI is fibbing or the Pentagon is, which way are you leaning?
One additional thing to note here is that the response from ONI speaks of a set of briefing slides and a single video. But if you follow the link and look at Lambright’s FOIA request, you’ll note that it is structured very specifically to request information relating to UAP encounters happening in relation to the Nimitz battle group over a period from 10-16 November 2004. Having battled through the FOIA process myself on a number of occasions, I can assure you that the government never, ever gives up more than they have to under the law. Lambright apparently got exactly what he asked for, but nothing more.
To put it bluntly, ONI might be sitting on thousands of documents and as many videos. But if they originated from any time prior to November 10, 2004, or any date from November 17th of 2004 to the present, or if they happened anywhere else in the world but the Nimitz training exercise area, they would not include those items in the response.
What does that mean? Well, we’ve heard from the pilots involved in both the 2004 Nimitz encounter and the 2015 Roosevelt incident that they’ve been seeing these things “all the time.” This happens frequently enough to alarm some senior people in the military and they want answers. If that’s the case, do you really think they only managed to record three (or now possibly four) videos in the past sixteen years (at a minimum)? Unlikely in the extreme.
This is yet another example that’s turned up of the government feeding us bogus information on this subject and being caught. More than likely they have a mountain of evidence and they’re withholding it all. And they’re still lying about it. Mind you, this still doesn’t automatically mean that any of this has anything to do with extraterrestrials. For example, why was the slide presentation and the other video so classified? Perhaps that evidence might reveal some secret program of ours or the Russians or the Chinese demonstrating incredible technological advancements. You could understand how that might need to be classified. But without emptying the bag entirely, they should tell us whether it’s one or the other. And just as a favor… STOP. LYING. TO. US.