From The Jerusalem Post (emphasis mine)
Has the State of Israel made contact with aliens?
According to retired Israeli general and current professor Haim Eshed, the answer is yes, but this has been kept a secret because “humanity isn’t ready.”
Speaking in an interview toYediot Aharonot, Eshed – who served as the head of Israel’s space security program for nearly 30 years and is a three-time recipient of the Israel Security Award – explained that Israel and the US have both been dealing with aliens for years.
And this by no means refers to immigrants, with Eshed clarifying the existence of a “Galactic Federation.”
The 87-year-old former space security chief gave further descriptions about exactly what sort of agreements have been made between the aliens and the US, which ostensibly have been made because they wish to research and understand “the fabric of the universe.” This cooperation includes a secret underground base on Mars, where there are American and alien representatives.
If true, this would coincide with US President Donald Trump’s creation of the Space Force as the fifth branch of the US armed forces, though it is unclear how long this sort of relationship, if any, has been going on between the US and its reported extraterrestrial allies.
But Eshed insists that Trump is aware of them, and that he was “on the verge” of disclosing their existence. However, the Galactic Federation reportedly stopped him from doing so, saying they wished to prevent mass hysteria since they felt humanity needed to “evolve and reach a stage where we will… understand what space and spaceships are,” Yediot Aharonot reported.
But sadly, we may never know the truth.
The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach out to this supposed Galactic Federation for comment.
Much more at the link, including the revelation that Eshed has a book to sell…
Also, if Eshed believes that anything could’ve kept Trump from talking about this, I have a bridge to sell you.
Regardless, this important breaking news from General Eshed does mean that we have to embed this obligatory video!
More 2020 just sucks. General Chuck Yeager, the epitome of the Right Stuff, has passed away at 98.
Anyway, we all know that alien federations only reveal themselves to Earthlings who set high-score records on certain video games.
Adam L Silverman
@dmsilev: And these guys!
Jim, Foolish Literalist
I didn’t know who Dan Gable was before I clicked on this– Olympic gold medal wrestler and now coach– and given his demographic– 73 YO white guy from Iowa– he’s probably a trump supporter, but still…. the man is just tacky AF
also, more than a dozen mask-less people crowded around in the Oval Office, which Obama’s memoir tells me is smaller than it looks on TeeVee
Funny. They don’t look Druish.
So the aliens picked the US and Israel? Yeah, okay. Are we sure these are aliens with whom we want to ally ourselves?
Adam L Silverman
@Omnes Omnibus: We are not.
She and her ENTIRE FAMILY ????
I agree – there’s *NO WAY* Trump would keep this quiet. I mean, let’s face it; he wants to claim credit for pharmaceutical companies trying to rush a vaccine with up to 7 *billion* customers, that will likely need multiple doses (not just 2 – there’s no reason to suspect covid-19 immunity will last forever!), as if his continued whiny, piss-and-moany demands had any effect.
(No, *MOANY*, of, or as if, moaning. Not “Mony” as in “Mony Mony”. (Though I confess, I did love giving a shout-out for the song to my friends when I was a college DJ. I announced “And this one goes out to the ladies of Chi Omega Psi, the so-called ‘milk and cookies club’, who taught me, uh, *all* the words to this song.” I confess, I *had* lived a sheltered life, but let’s be honest – the call-out had to be done, given the circumstances, and nicknames!))
Oh, for fuck’s sake. If the “Galactic Federation” existed, and if for Prime Directive reasons it were worried that Earthlings couldn’t handle knowing about its existence, it wouldn’t have contacted anyone here at all.
they wish to research and understand “the fabric of the universe.”
You want research? So take it out and look at it in the light! Believe me, they’ll bury you in that fabric!
Legal question: Now that Joe Biden has was Georgia for the third or fourth time in just a month, is he allowed to bank some of those spare Electoral votes to use in 2024?
This is why my people have trust issues…
Didn’t Mutual of New York pay to use the song as an ad jingle?
Adam L Silverman
You’re a member of the Galactic Federation?
@Omnes Omnibus: @Amir Khalid: Maybe it had been a long millennia crossing the interstellar distances and when the Federation arrived they really just needed some hair tips and Don Trump and Netanyahu were just right there!
@Benw: If that were the case BoJo would also be a player.
@Sherparick: Yeagher was a rightwing asshole.
@Adam L Silverman:
I neither confirm nor deny anything…
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
I saw that earlier and everything about Trump’s demeanor was the bratty 4-year-old boy at another kid’s birthday party who tries to blow out the candles and gets mad when he can’t.
This all makes me want to re-watch one of Peter Jackson’s finest movies!
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: For once, I guess, the clip really is unfair to the Shiatgibbon; they actually did the ceremony, both guys gave their little speeches, and then the Shiatgibbon left abruptly after getting questions from reporters. But yeah on the masks, you can see one of the kids strap one on the instant he’s gone, hinting that maybe he pitched a fit on the subject beforehand.
And while I don’t believe that aliens have visited Earth, I imagine there’s all sorts of things the Squatter-in-Chief has been kept out of the loop on.
Starman (pronounced with the accent on the first sylllable).
“Galactic Federation” is a dead give away that this is a super serious declaration.
hells littlest angel
@John Revolta: That’s hilarious.
Mike in NC
My older brother’s first wife was Jewish and she taught my mother the expression, “Oy Vey”
@Benw: Harry Turtledove wrote a nice alternative sci-fi story about that: aliens arrive, expecting caveman era humans, but instead arriving smack dab during WW2. Nice little series.
Brings to mind a Firesign Theater riff on an actual radio ad from the 60’s asking noncitizens to register every year.
@Omnes Omnibus: how do we know he’s not? Those feathery locks would spice up any mothership!
@Omnes Omnibus: Just what I thought. “See? The aliens are talking to Israel & the U.S., not the damn Ay-rabs, Russkies or Chinese Commies.”
@BigJimSlade: I quite partial to this cover.
The kid pitched a fit, or the Soviet shitpile mobster manbaby? :)
@Benw: Well, according to GEN Eshed, they ain’t.
@Leto: I haven’t read that, but Douglas Adams was on the same wavelength!
@Anya: Super duper sirius!
But they’re aliens, with technologies we can only imagine. Maybe it’s tied in with that QAnon claim that people have been killed and replaced with exact clone duplicates (or is it robots? Probably depends on the day of the week and/or QAnon sect and/or medication level). The aliens are the ones making the clonebots, in cahoots with the CIA and prompted by the Israelis.
This is making me want to play Steve Jackson’s Illuminati.
@Leto: Considering how, in the series, the warring nations kept warring & tried to use the invaders rather then stopping fighting & throwing the bums out I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion Turtledove was inspired by Reagan’s claim that if aliens attacked Earth the & U.S. & Russia would immediately unite & resist.
But, is the Galactic Federation sending us their Best aliens, huh?!
It was sunny in western Ireland today. Go figger.
@Omnes Omnibus: maybe that’s what they WANT you to believe!
Those hair feathering tips aren’t for everyone…
These people are deranged. I can’t imagine how they’d behave if intelligent alien life was discovered, when they can barely handle the notion that black people can vote.
@Amir Khalid: No, no. You’re missing the point that they feel the only evolved humans that can handle that information are, well, fascists.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: There truly is no bottom to the man. I didn’t think he could be a bigger ass, but yes, he can.
Just wait until he literally whines “Why isn’t it about me?!” during Biden’s inauguration.
Two Silverman posts in two hours, *and* an embedded Jews In Space. What a night at the Juiceteria!
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Rachel Maddow has turned her (very good) podcast about Spiro Agnew into a book. Will there be an audiobook version?
also, the book is being marketed with a blurb from Rod Rosenstein, which is…. odd.
Or just hang it up and head to bed. Niters!
OK, the funny part is funny, but the unfunny part is not. What’s the backstory here? Is this guy really mentally ill, or does he have a grift angle, or what?
@mrmoshpotato: There was a report a day or two ago saying that he was planning a counter-programming event to Biden’s Inaugural, a kick-off to a 2024 run. I’m not sure how much I believe that story though. While I could absolutely see him doing that, starting to plan it now would mean admitting that he lost and, well.
Look, since it is well established that the Lost Tribe of Israel colonized Vulcan, I have no trouble believing that aliens came to Earth and contacted Israel (“Wait, we have our own country again? Sweet”!).
I can also believe they listened to Netanyahu and Trump for maybe 30 seconds and decided, “Yeah, let’s not reveal ourselves to the rest of humanity because humanity is barking mad, and not in a good way.”
So this Galactic Federation thing makes perfect sense to me.
@dmsilev: also when has he ever planned anything? That requires too much… work…
He knows he lost, he’s doing his best grifter. You know he’s gonna fly off on AF One which won’t be AF One anymore at 12:01 p.m. on inauguration day and head to a campaign rally.
Whether or not the media flock follows is a tell.
That’s what I’m referring to. Dump will be one whiny sack of shit on January 20th. (Yes. How’s that any different?)
@dmsilev: he’ll do more than that. I strongly suspect he will attempt to act as a president in absentia, ordering the GOP to do “x” and “y” for every Biden initiative. I see him ordering GOP govs to ignore laws passed by Congress and Exec Orders issued by Biden. Unless Twitter kills his account, its going to treason-lite every day for 4 yrs
@Sherparick: And now I see that Paul Sarbanes, my MD senator when I lived there, also died, at 87.
ETA: We lived close to Hopkins and one day around Christmas I chatted with him as we were both stretching.
No time machines involved. :-(
Re the jpost piece,
– The Space Force is not related to those aliens. :-) It’s cover for black budget research into (very) exotic (and expensive!) Earth-defense weapons.
– The Beresheet spacecraft crashed because there was too much nationalism involved, and because the arrogant and annoying PM Netanyahu was attending. :-)
Re nuclear apocalypses (lack thereof), this is interesting, and sobering: Why No Mushroom Clouds? (Michael Krepon, December 16, 2019)
 “We will try again. We reached the moon, but we want to land more softly,…” (4 points out of 10 for the joke, though.)
Ben Carson claims that the Egyptian pyramids were constructed by the biblical Joseph to store huge quantities of grain and were not, as is commonly believed, tombs for the pharaohs. Since Joseph’s wife, Mary, was impregnated by a being not of this earth, one could….reasonably….conclude that Joseph had alien help to construct the pyramids….how am I doin’….
jesus being half-alien explains a lot. By George, I think you’ve picked up the scent!
@Omnes Omnibus: Nice version!
Mel Brooks is a prophet.
And I’m not so sure that’s a good sign….
I strive to be the next Indiana Jones…. :))))
@John Revolta: Never mind the quality, feel the width!
Bah! This is a nothing story. The Doctor has had a relationship with the British government for years and an on and off one with the Royal family for centuries.
And having the Doctor watch your back is much better than some Galactic Federation every time.
? There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds?
@frosty: RIP Paul Sarbanes, a heckuva fine Congressman and then Senator and a heckuva nice guy. He entered Congress the same year I got active in pollitics, along with Parren Mitchell (MD’s first black Congressman); both of them defeated Democratic incumbents in the 1970 primary.
I spoke with him a few times over the years, the last couple of times when we were both perusing bookshelves, once at the Enoch Pratt Central branch, once at the Baltimore Book Festival spread out around the Washington Monument.
I remember the first time, after a talk he gave in the interval between Nixon’s re-election and his resignation. Henry Kissinger came up, and I said, He wants to be the 20th century’s Metternich.
Exactly! the senator shot back, seeming a tad surprised (pleasantly) to hear something like that from a 20-something in the wilds of deepest darkest Dundalk.
His son John has been quietly carrying on the family political tradition in MD-03 and I have heard nothing negative about his performance.
Hey, that’s the plot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) :D
So, now that the entire world’s been under attack (ok, by a virus rather than space aliens, but whatever) and we’ve seen how that’s worked out, Turtledove for the win.
Hell, in the U.S., the Republicans wouldn’t even unite with the Democrats to fight the virus, but instead did their damnedest to undermine the Dems’ attempts to fight it.
the Nephilim (Gen. 6:1-4) impregnated Mary, and they’re baaaaaack!
By math that makes both Netanyahu and tRump Visitors…
Nobody in particular
@Adam L Silverman:
General Zod should be along any day now, to cap this year off.
Auld lang syne.
In other news… mix guns and politics and what do you get?
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Good article by the Wonks. By no means a wonk, I knew all that history and you might enjoy reading this from the National Security Archives, declassified about 20 years ago, unless you are attached to the false narrative about Reagan and the Evil Empire. Basically, many Warsaw Pact nations, who had first-strike plans, didn’t feel confident enough their missiles would launch and detonate on target. They were fearful the weapons would detonate at launch. These are all translated from the Warsaw Pact documents themselves. Glasnost and detente.
Gen. Odom was at NSA for a time. He’s passed on now but he was cast in the same mold as Bradley and Truscott. The new battlespace and hybrid non-linear, non-kinetic warfare, cheap like Ikea and asymmetric in comparison to our historical doctrines of total kinetic battlespace dominance that Adam studies, is certainly messing with this Elephant. Death by a thousand cuts and no knife, lasers.