On May 25, an Inspector General Report by the US State Department revealed that Hillary Clinton had ignored rules for handling classified information by setting up a private email server. An earlier report, disclosed in a January 14, 2016, letter by the Intelligence Community Inspector General, confirmed that among official State Department emails found on Hillary Clinton’s private server were a number dealing with highly classified Special Access Programs (SAPs).
Some SAPs have long been claimed by whistleblowers and researchers to involve the UFO phenomenon and extraterrestrial life. The Inspector General reports by the State Department and Intelligence Community make it plausible that among the email discussions stored on her private server were those dealing with the UFO phenomenon and alien life. Significantly, there is reason to believe that this access to SAP UFO files may have factored into her 2016 Presidential campaign strategy.
On the subject of UFOs, Hillary Clinton has received widespread coverage due to her recent comments that she would look into the UFO topic. First was her December 30, 2015, statement to a reporter where she said:
He [John Podesta] has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out. One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.
Clinton followed this up with a statement on Jimmy Kimmel Live in March 2016, where she discussed UFOs, or what she referred to now as “Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon” (UAP). She pledged to release any UFO/UAP files that were not classified for national security reasons:
I would like us to go into those files and hopefully make as much of that public as possible. If there’s nothing there, let’s tell people there’s nothing there. If there is something there, unless it’s a threat to national security, I think we ought to share it with the public.
Clinton’s comments have sparked many mainstream media stories, and led to the White House Press Spokesman responding to a question from an Associated Press reporter about UFOs. Indeed, speculation has recently emerged that President Obama is on the verge of releasing UFO related information.
Clinton has long been a person of interest to UFO researchers due to documents released by the Freedom of Information Act confirming that she was involved in a private initiative by Laurence Rockefeller, a billionaire philanthropist, to have President Bill Clinton disclose the truth about UFOs.
FOIA documents confirm that Rockefeller helped the Clintons develop a strategy for having classified UFO files released through a more streamlined declassification process. Clinton’s Executive Order 12958 made it possible for older national security files to be automatically subjected to review for declassification and eventually released to the public.
Among these were historic files either designated Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and/or belonging to Special Access Programs (SAP’s). SCI files and SAP’s are very highly classified, requiring stringent security procedures for gaining access and/or discussing them.
Such files are generally regarded as “Above Top Secret,” even though the security classification of a specific file in an SCI/SAP compartment may not be Top Secret, it nevertheless requires “need to know” and clearance to the compartment in question. The unauthorized disclosure of SCI/SAP information is viewed as among the most serious of national security breaches, which for Top Secret is defined as follows:
“Top Secret” shall be applied to information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.
If successful, the Clinton Administration’s initiative would have had dramatic global impact through the release of previously classified UFO files revealing vital information about the historic UFO phenomenon and extraterrestrial life. As veteran UFO researcher, Grant Cameron, has discussed at length, the Clinton Administration (1993-2001) was unsuccessful, and did not lead to the release of classified UFO files.
Nevertheless, as Commander in Chief, President Clinton would very likely have been briefed to some extent about SCI information and SAP’s that involved the UFO phenomenon. For example, the UFO phenomenon has been confirmed to involve the electronic interference of nuclear weapons control systems, which would have given Clinton “need to know” access to such information, in order to discharge his capacity as the ultimate decision maker when it came to authorizing their use.
Any briefings involving “Unacknowledged” SAP’s would have been verbal only, where President Clinton would not have been given permission to copy and keep in his possession any classified UFO documents he saw. Consequently, by law, President Clinton would have been unable to disclose anything he had seen or been told about UFO’s during such briefings either to the public, his staff, and even the First Lady, Hillary.
Given Hillary Clinton’s documented role in the Rockefeller UFO disclosure initiative as a pivotal figure, it is highly unlikely that Bill would not have shared something about what he had learned from any classified briefings about SCI files/SAP’s dealing with UFOs.
However, whatever Bill privately shared with Hillary on the topic, it would not have been anything that she could ever publicly reveal or even hint at. She would have to feign total ignorance or risk legal reprisal from the national security apparatus, who would closely watch the former First Couple for any unauthorized disclosure of classified information after leaving office.
Hillary Clinton’s elevation to the position of Secretary of State (2009-2013) once more provided a means for the Clintons to gain access to highly classified files that involved the UFO phenomenon. This time it would be Hillary who would have direct access, and subsequently privately share anything she had learned with Bill.
A January 14, 2016 letter by the Intelligence Community (IC) Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III confirms that Hillary was given access to SCI and/or SAP files:
Furthermore, Hillary signed a Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement on January 12, 2009, which outlined her legal responsibilities. Importantly, her Nondisclosure Agreement reveals four SCI Control Systems, also described as SAP’s, she would have access to.
One of the SCI Control Systems was TK (Talent Keyhole) which stands for the following according to Wikipedia:
TK covers space-based IMINT (Imagery intelligence), SIGINT (Signals intelligence), and MASINT (Measurement and signature intelligence) collection platforms; related processing and analysis techniques; and research, design, and operation of these platforms… The original TALENT compartment was created in the mid-1950s for the U-2. In 1960, it was broadened to cover all national aerial reconnaissance and the KEYHOLE compartment was created for satellite intelligence.TALENT KEYHOLE is now a top-level control system…
Given the advanced satellite technologies involved in monitoring the Earth and nearby space, it’s fair to assume that at least some classified UFO information would have fallen under the rubric of TK SCI control system.
Consequently, Hillary’s access to TK SCI information during her tenure as Secretary of State would have enabled her to get an idea of what was happening when it came to the issue of UFO’s, at least as far as space satellite surveillance was concerned. This raises several critical questions when it comes to her use of a private email server, and deliberately ignoring State Department rules, as the May 25 Inspector General Report revealed.
First, did Hillary set up her private email server in the Clinton basement so she could share with Bill and key staffers highly classified files in order to develop a strategy on sensitive topics, including how to deal with SCI/SAP’s involving UFOs? Key insights from the failed disclosure initiative during the Clinton Presidency could have led to her developing new strategies.
Second, how much does Hillary really know classified UFO files and the reality of extraterrestrial life? Her recent pledge to look into the phenomenon, after winning the 2016 Presidential Election, is shown to be disingenuous given what is likely to be a significant pool of information she has gained over at least two decades.
Third, do Hillary’s recent public comments about UAPs/UFOs, along with those of her campaign chair John Podesta, suggest an agenda to make the UFO issue newsworthy due to forthcoming global developments on the issue? Rumors that President Obama is about to make some important UFO disclosures make it plausible that Hillary wants to get ahead on the UFO issue in a way that assists her Presidential campaign.
Finally, is Hillary Clinton a true champion of “full disclosure” of UFO information, who has been fighting the good fight since 1993? Or alternatively, are her recent statements part of a “limited disclosure” initiative where “national security” will be used as the trump card for hoodwinking the American and global public about what has been really happening concerning UFOs and extraterrestrial life?
While there is much public attention on the May 25 State Department Inspector General Report criticizing Hillary’s disregard of rules for handling classified files, a January 14 letter discussing an earlier report conducted by the Intelligence Community Inspector General is much more significant. What clearly emerges from the earlier report is that Hillary’s private email server contained SCI/SAP files which were accessed by those with a documented history in seeking access to classified UFO files.
Hillary’s recent public statements confirm her readiness to make the UFO topic a Presidential campaign issue. It is therefore possible and likely that Hillary and her staff, along with Bill Clinton, discussed Special Access Programs involving UFOs, and this has to some extent influenced her Presidential campaign strategy.
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Ever wondered what kinds of highly classified military programs are happening in outer space? Well if you happen to know something about one of them then chances are that it’s an Unacknowledged Special Access Program (USAP) and it’s a criminal offense to reveal anything about it to others. That creates a problem for the field of astropolitics which is dedicated to studying activities in outer space.
As a field of study that began with the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite in 1957 and subsequent treaties ratified by space faring nations, astropolitics has grown into a multidisciplinary science studying a wide array of political, legal, economic and social issues related to publicly acknowledged activities in outer space. Yet when it comes to USAP’s there is precious little that is known about them by astropolitics scholars other than they exist and may impact “acknowledged” space activities in important areas of interest.
This week, a novel approach to this problem was proposed in a respected peer reviewed academic journal on astropolitics that went live online on March 3. USAPs are a problem better left to the field of exopolitics which uses a very different approach to understanding what is happening in outer space.
The latest edition of Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy contains a paper titled, “Astropolitics and the ‘Exopolitics’ of Unacknowledged Activities in Outer Space.” For those that don’t yet know, exopolitics is broadly defined as the study of extraterrestrial life and its political implications, which raises much controversy among space scientists since most believe hard evidence is yet to be found for alien life.
This has led to exopolitical scholars developing a range of social scientific tools to examine the available “soft” evidence that extraterrestrial life has been discovered and has been the subject of highly classified military/corporate programs for as much as seven decades. This soft evidence largely comprises whistleblower and first hand testimonies based on direct personal experiences. These testimonies are both hard to substantiate, yet difficult to completely dismiss. Something to be expected if the testimonies do genuinely involve USAPs.
This is where exopolitics offers astropolitics scholars a way of resolving the dilemma of what to do about USAPs. Many space scientists believe that in the absence of hard evidence, it is a waste of time speculating about what is happening with USAPs and the impact on space. Yet not to examine available soft evidence would mean that USAPs would continue indefinitely without any risk of exposure even though they may be significantly impacting on important space activities. The possibility that the impact may violate space treaties is an important area of concern.
The exopolitics approaches offers a way out of this dilemma since it can examine the available soft evidence in a way that does not compromise the discipline of astropolitics which would continue to focus on hard evidence concerning publicly acknowledged space activities. As a complement or sub-field of astropolitics, exopolitics offers a means of gaining insight into USAPs without turning astropolitics into a speculative field of study.
Whether the proposal to incorporate exopolitics research into the astropolitics discipline succeeds or not, it is significant that the term “exopolitics” has now officially entered the academic lexicon. This suggests that at least some space scientists are interested in learning more about USAPs in Space. The day when astropolitics scholars begin learning about all activities in outer space, acknowledged and unacknowledged, may be arriving a lot sooner than expected.
Note: The article, “Astropolitics and the Exopolitics of Unacknowledged Space Activities” is available to subscribers of the Journal of Astropolitics here. An earlier version, the “Author’s Accepted Manuscript,” is available to non-subscribers here.
© Copyright 2014. Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.
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