Will China Mars Mission encounter Breakaway German Colony?

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China is on schedule to launch an orbiter and rover to Mars in July 2020 in a mission called Tianwen-1 – meaning ‘questions to heaven’. While the mission goals for Tianwen-1 appear very mundane – mapping the surface and extracting soil samples – one of the “questions to heaven” that the Chinese are very interested in answering is: “are multiple insider accounts of a German space colony that moved to Mars from Antarctica in the 1950s/1960s true?”

Andrew Jones from SpaceNews explains what to expect with the Tianwen-1 mission:

The Tianwen-1 orbiter will be equipped with a high-resolution camera comparable to HiRise on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It also carries a medium-resolution camera, subsurface radar, mineralogy spectrometer, neutral and energetic particle analyzers and a magnetometer. The orbiter will also play a relay role for the mission rover.

The roughly 240-kilogram solar-powered rover is nearly twice the mass of China’s Yutu lunar rovers. It will carry a ground-penetrating radar, multispectral camera, a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy instrument and payloads for detecting the climate and magnetic environment. The rover has a mission design lifetime of three Earth months. The rover will receive a name through a public vote closer to launch.

The Chinese orbiter and rover will provide independent data to answer many questions Chinese researchers have about Mars in terms of its ancient history and life, without relying on third parties such as NASA and the European Space Agency, which are well known to disseminate disinformation.

The China National Space Administration is well aware of data from NASA’s 1976 Viking mission that showed evidence of both current and ancient life on Mars.

Gilbert Levin’s two experiments conducted by twin landers both showed evidence of microscopic life on Mars. Nevertheless, his positive results were dismissed by NASA as he explained in a 2019 article for Scientific American:

On July 30, 1976, the LR [Labeled Release] returned its initial results from Mars. Amazingly, they were positive. As the experiment progressed, a total of four positive results, supported by five varied controls, streamed down from the twin Viking spacecraft landed some 4,000 miles apart. The data curves signaled the detection of microbial respiration on the Red Planet. The curves from Mars were similar to those produced by LR tests of soils on Earth. It seemed we had answered that ultimate question.

When the Viking Molecular Analysis Experiment failed to detect organic matter, the essence of life, however, NASA concluded that the LR had found a substance mimicking life, but not life. Inexplicably, over the 43 years since Viking, none of NASA’s subsequent Mars landers has carried a life detection instrument to follow up on these exciting results.

Additionally, the Viking orbiter took photos of the famous Face of Mars in the Cydonia region that was analyzed in depth by a number of researchers. Dr. JJ Hurtak was among the first to bring public attention to the existence of artificial structures on Mars revealed by Viking and the earlier Mariner 9 mission in a number of television interviews beginning in 1977.

The first scientific analysis of the Viking data was published in 1982 in Omni Magazine by Vincent DiPietro, an electrical engineer, and Gregory Molenaar, a computer engineer. Their 1982 Omni article was an extract of their 77-page book, Unusual Martian Surface Features, also released that year. They were soon followed by Richard Hoagland, who in 1987 authored The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever; and Hurtak, who co-authored The Face on Mars: Evidence of A Lost Martian Civilization in 1989.

Officially, NASA cast scorn on the analyses of Hurtak, DiPietro, and Hoagland about the Cydonia region containing the remains of an ancient Martian civilization. Nevertheless, other US government agencies were very interested in Hurtak, DiPietro and Hoagland’s analyses.

A declassified Central Intelligence Agency document reveals that in 1984, the CIA employed a psychic “remote viewer” to look at a region of Mars as it was approximately one million years ago. The remote viewer (Joseph McMoneagle), who was not aware that the coordinates given were on the planet Mars, described seeing pyramids, futuristic technologies, and a very tall human-looking civilization facing impending environmental calamity.

What makes the CIA document remarkable is that the coordinates provided to the remote viewer, Joseph McMoneagle, were of the Cydonia region as depicted in the 1976 Viking Orbiter images of Mars.

There are many questions about microbial and ancient intelligent life on Mars that the Chinese will begin to answer for themselves with the upcoming Tianwen-1 mission. However, the more interesting ‘questions to heaven’ are whether indigenous intelligent life continues to exist on Mars and whether in the 1950s/1960s, a German space colony was established there with US funding and logistical support….

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Will Deep State Arrests Happen During 3 Day Internet Shutdown?

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Planned military arrests of Deep State figures have been put on hold until an impending three day shutdown of the internet, according to information presented by David Wilcock in a March 29 webinar. Even more startling is Wilcock’s assertion that at the end of the shutdown, there will be a series of major disclosures covering a spectrum of issues ranging from Deep State crimes to the release of suppressed technologies used in secret space programs. How likely is the sequence of events proposed by Wilcock?

Wilcock’s webinar was watched live by approximately 35,000 viewers, with a total of over 645,000 views to date since its airing. He provided an update to the Defender Europe 20 military exercises, which he explained provided the necessary personnel and equipment that would be used in conjunction with U.S. special forces to raid the European fortresses of senior Deep State figures hiding from secret indictments issued by U.S. grand juries.

As I briefly mentioned in my previous article on Wilcock’s webinar series, the Defender Europe 20 exercises were significantly cut back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, Wilcock’s claim that newly arrived U.S. personnel and equipment could provide armored support for U.S. special forces conducting mass arrests is still plausible.

According to a March 17 news release by the U.S. Army:

In response to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and recent guidance by the United States Secretary of Defense, we have modified exercise Defender-Europe 20 in size and scope. As of March 13, all movement of personnel and equipment from the United States to Europe has ceased…. As we make the appropriate adjustments, the linked exercises to Exercise Defender-Europe 20 – Dynamic Front, Joint Warfighting Assessment, Saber Strike and Swift Response – will not be conducted. We anticipate the involved U.S. armored brigade combat team already deployed to Europe will conduct gunnery and other combined training events with Allies as part of a modified Allied Spirit exercise.

In short, most of the exercises that made up Defender Europe 20 have been canceled, except for the Allied Spirit exercise, which comprises the bulk of six thousand U.S. soldiers shipped to Europe along with “approximately 3,000 pieces of equipment via sea from the United States.” Many of the 3,000 pieces of equipment are 70 ton Abrams tanks to be used in Allied Spirit.

Could a U.S. armored brigade, which normally numbers up to 5,000 personnel, provide the armored support for special forces raiding Deep State compounds to conduct the mass arrests that Wilcock originally contended?

Wilcock cited a number of anonymous sources known to him and secret space program insider, Corey Goode, that confided to him the sequence of events leading up to the mass arrests under the Defender Europe 20 exercises. I have personally met one of the sources, a former NATO general, who Goode introduced me to in September 2017.

After conducting my due diligence, I was able to verify that the General was a retired military intelligence official, who has been informally briefing Goode and Wilcock, about events in Europe and around the world. I have also, on occasion, had the General’s briefings passed on to me for review and background information in conducting my secret space program research.

In addition, it’s worth pointing out that another of Goode’s active sources works within the Defense Intelligence Agency, and had passed on to him two Defense Intelligence Reference Documents that were released for the first time into the public arena in December 2017. They were marked “Unclassified: For Official Use Only,” and their release much surprised the papers’ author, Dr. Eric Davis, who pointed out that only a serving public official could have taken such an action, as I have previously pointed out.

The release of the DIA papers was done in Goode’s words, “to slowly ‘read in’ certain people in the DOD/DIA to Special Access Programs.” The DIA papers provided powerful corroboration for key elements of Good’s remarkable secret space program testimony, which I investigated at length and documented in the book, Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs (2017).

Nevertheless, many leading UFO researchers have disingenuously ignored Goode’s role in releasing these official DIA documents, and instead made disparaging comments of him starting a “blue chicken cult” based on little more than public deception.

This is despite the fact at least one active DIA official and a retired senior NATO official accept Goode’s core claim about him being the liaison for a group of higher dimensional entities comprising “Blue Avians” and others belonging to a “Sphere Being Alliance”, that are intent on transforming political power structures on Earth, our solar system and galactic neighborhood.

In his webinar, Wilcock explained what had been revealed to him from Goode’s sources, particularly the General, after the bold pronouncements made in Wilcock’s previous webinars concerning the Defender Europe 20 exercises as the cover for mass arrests taking place, which I covered in my previous article.

In his March 29 seminar, Wilcock described the delay to the timing of the mass arrests, as explained to him by the General:

The first glimmer that I got was from Corey Goode on Saturday, March 21 he has multiple sources feeding us information. I had already done the video and discussed Defender Europe 20 as if arrests were already happening. That was the first video we did, the general, we have a couple of guys we call the general, but the general called and laughed and said no, it’s not happening yet. Nobody’s been arrested in Europe yet (1:39:19). But he was amazed that I got all those details right.

He said the final stage will involve about three days where we do not have access to regular phone calls you can make emergency calls to 911 … but you are not going to have the internet or the phone.

Wilcock went on to explain that during the three days of darkness, the Presidential Broadcast System will be used to inform people of what is happening:

They want you to know about his so that you don’t freak out and commit suicide I guess…. So there will be an emergency presidential broadcast system that they will use. The QAnon source talked about this on December 19, 2019. They will use a national presidential alert system, and why was this created and tested for political and information warfare.

During these three days they believe that they’re going to be able to get everybody. They’ve got it all planned out how they’re going to get this thing done. They think they can get it all done in three days. It might take a little bit longer, but they probably will get it done in three days and it’s going to be fast. Probably 24 hours a day shifts that these soldiers are working.

Wilcock cited a text message received from Corey Goode March 21, who summarized what he had been told about the upcoming internet shutdown and mass arrests:

I sure hope arrests are going on. I was also told recently that all communications (except 911) would go offline. I am not sure if they mean cell comm’s only … that the internet would slow to a crawl during any actual mass arrests. Then the National Emergency network would come on like you said in the video. With the Virus scenario, they may not need to take comm’s down or shut down electricity in regions. This virus, the cabal’s last ditch effort … may be the perfect screen to do the arrests. I am just hearing majorly conflicting information on that from my contacts.

The General was hearing in the beginning but then said ‘it was called off’.

I am also hearing that there are very strange troop movements, Nat Guard but also elite Marine units that specialize in breeching compounds have been seen moving about in a frantic manner on their base (can’t remember which one).

That FEMA was gearing up some of the camps that were set aside but they are not being setup in a ‘pattern’ that would be expected for a pandemic. So, prisons?

So much speculation even among the top brass because over a week ago all briefings (Proper ones) stopped and ‘Comm’s went down’ … Silent Running.

Was also told to expect a lot of strange E.Q.’s [earthquakes] around areas that you would expect secret bases to be at.

Comm’s being down and troop movement is going on for sure.

It is way toooo much overkill for a virus outbreak of this magnitude.

The General was even saying that there were rumors of using this situation for an economic reset of some kind.

The critical point in Goode’s information here is that the COVID-19 pandemic is a last-ditch effort by the Deep State to create the necessary international chaos necessary to implement their New World Order.

In another article,  I discussed how the origins of the pandemic could be traced back to a 2005 meeting in the City of London, where Deep State figures discussed a plan that had been developed for implementing their New World Order. The key point was that the elaborate sequence of events involving a global pandemic needed to be implemented in full in order to achieve success for the creation of a New World Order.

Not doing so would lead to failure. Consequently, the release of the COVID pandemic is indeed a last ditch effort by the Deep State to overwhelm nation states. Not only is the Deep State plan destined to fail, which we see already with China successfully emerging out of the lockdowns that initially crippled their economy, but the lockdowns do provide an opportunity for Deep State figures to be arrested, as proposed by Wilcock.

Wilcock points out that while some will panic, thinking that the impending mass arrests are tantamount to a military takeover, it is the opposite:

They are not going to tell you this is the mass arrests. So some people are going to have a serious dark night of the soul when we go through these three days because they’re worried that this is the end okay, and this is martial law and this is a government takeover that’s not what it is. The real takeover was going to happen if the illuminati had not been opposed by this amazing group of military and intelligence officials not just from the U.S. but all over the world that are working to make sure these plans don’t succeed, which once again after the only three days what  we are hearing is that everybody’s going to get the truth. These eight-hour chunks of data they’re going to run three times a day you got to watch the whole eight hours to get the data and once you’ve done that you’ll basically now be aware of what’s really going on, who these people are, what they were trying to do, and how they’re being stopped.

It’s clear, according to the information provided by Wilcock, that something very important was originally planned in Europe with the Defender Europe 20 military exercises, until these were significantly scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Goode’s General, the arrests were called off.

Nevertheless, significant U.S. military resources and personnel have been shipped to Europe and could under the remaining  Allied Spirit exercise provide the necessary armored firepower to back up U.S. special forces in storming Deep State compounds in Europe, as Wilcock originally contended.

Could this happen during a three day internet shutdown, which both Wilcock and Goode’s sources predicted? If so, then their advance warning will be very helpful in navigating the uncertain times that lie ahead as the covert civil war between the Deep State and the Military White Hats/Trump Administration comes to a stunning conclusion, while the bulk of the citizenry in the U.S., Europe and much of the planet are experiencing unprecedented national lockdowns.

The arrest and removal of the Deep State officials from positions of power would certainly have major implications for the disclosure of thousands of suppressed advanced technologies dealing with new energy sources, health, and exotic propulsion systems. The possibility that the whole planet will soon learn the truth about secret space programs and extraterrestrial life is quite high if the scenario laid out by Wilcock comes to pass.

Trump & Congress briefed on US Navy Pilot UFO Sightings – The Connection to Space Force & Disclosure

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President Trump and members of the US Congress have recently received briefings about US Navy pilot sightings of UFOs. When combined with the Pentagon acknowledging that it had created a classified program to study the UFOs from 2007 to 2012 with Congressional funding, the briefings are leading to increasing speculation on whether we are on the verge of official disclosure on UFOs and their true origin.

Furthermore, the briefings are occurring at the same time as legislation for the creation of a Space Force is making steady progress through Congress. This raises the intriguing question of whether Trump and members of Congress have been told Space Force is necessary to deal with UFOs being sighted by the Navy pilots which are being viewed by the Pentagon as a potential threat.

In an interview with ABC TV host, George Stephanopoulos, President Donald Trump admitted that he received a briefing about UFO sightings by US Navy pilots that occurred in 2004 and 2015. In a June 15 story titled: “Trump briefed on Navy UFO sightings,” Politico’s Matthew Choi wrote about what Trump told Stephanopoulos:

“I want them to think whatever they think,” Trump said of the Navy pilots. “I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly.”

Trump was here acknowledging that he doesn’t believe in UFOs, which has the connotation of being an extraterrestrial piloted spacecraft. Reading between the lines here, Trump is hinting that what the Navy pilots saw were not UFOs but something else that he and the Pentagon knew the answer to.

When asked the question of whether he knew of an extraterrestrial connection to the sightings, he told Stephanopoulos:

“I think our great pilots would know. And some of them see things a little bit different from the past. … We’re watching, and you’ll be the first to know.”

Trump appeared to be deflecting from what he really knew about the alien connection, but one thing he emphasized was that his administration is paying attention to what the Navy pilots have been reporting. Again, reading between the lines, Trump is saying that his administration is actively seeking answers to the UFO phenomenon, and when he finds out, he will relay this to Stephanopoulos and the general public.

A few days later on June 19, Politico ran a story where it discussed three US Senators that had also received classified briefings on the UFO sightings by Navy pilots. In “Senators briefed on Navy UFO sightings”, Bryan Bender wrote:

Three more U.S. senators received a classified Pentagon briefing on Wednesday about a series of reported encounters by the Navy with unidentified aircraft, according to congressional and military officials — part of a growing number of requests from members of key oversight committees.

One of them was Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, whose office confirmed the briefing to POLITICO.

“If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” his spokesperson, Rachel Cohen, said in a statement.

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Bombshell document confirms Navy Admiral was denied access to UFO crash retrieval program

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The transcript of a conversation between a US Navy Vice Admiral and a leading scientist discussing a failed attempt to gain access to a highly classified program involving a crashed extraterrestrial craft has been recently released online. The conversation took place on October 16, 2002, and involved the retired Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Vice Admiral Thomas Wilson, speaking with Dr. Eric W. Davis, a scientist working on the feasibility of exotic propulsion systems with EarthTech International, an advanced technology think tank established in Austin, Texas.

In the 15 page document comprising the transcript, summary notes and an accompanying letter, Davis describes what Wilson told him about an April 10, 1997 “briefing” where he (Wilson) received information from former Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Dr. Steven Greer (founder of the Disclosure Project) about a classified UFO program that they had codeword information about. At the time, Wilson was a Rear Admiral (upper class); Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; and Vice Director for Intelligence (VJ2), for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a position he held from November 1994 to September 1997.

When Wilson inquired into the program’s existence from a regulatory body created for Special Access Programs, he learned it involved a corporate Research and Development effort involving a retrieved extraterrestrial craft but was denied access by three corporate officials working for a major US aerospace contractor.

The 1997 briefing was first publicly discussed by Greer and his associate Shari Adamiak only a month after it occurred and was corroborated by Mitchell over a decade later. In a May 1997 interview with Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM Greer said:

Joint Chiefs of staff level fellow that I briefed while I was in Washington about a month ago … After he looked at all this and heard the witness, he turned to us and said: ‘Well I have no doubt this is true but I am horrified that I hadn’t known about it’…Because of his position. And very, very senior … I can’t say who it was but a very, very senior position…And then they begin to come to grips with well: ‘Who the hell does know about it, what is going on here?’ And then they become frighten[ed].

Years later, Greer released a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) document containing code words and locations that sparked Wilson’s failed attempt to gain access to the classified UFO program. In a workshop Greer explained the NRO document’s contents and what happened when Wilson investigated it:

“It’s the National Reconnaissance Office document.  …..The reason it’s important is not so much for its content… …..  Take note of the distribution list, please. ….. …….’Blue Fire’, which is a code name, 1991, Commander’s Net, Royal Op’s, Cosmic Op’s…so, cosmic clearance…you’ve heard of this? It’s not a myth.  It’s real.  Maj Op’s, MAJI…It’s MAJIC Op’s.  It goes through a whole bunch of them…Nellis Division, all these code numbers and you get down to some really interesting things. … this secret document went to the admiral [Admiral Tom Wilson] prior to our meeting, and he actually recognized one of these entities and made an inquiry, and it was being run by a contractor.  …..  And the contractor…one of these corporate contractors…when he called them up, he said, ‘I’m Admiral Tom Wilson…at that time he was Head of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff… I want to be read into this project.’  Guess what happened?  They said, ‘Sir, you don’t have a need to know.’  This is the guy who’s supposed to give the intelligence briefings for the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States.  He was told, ‘You don’t have a need to know’… and Admiral Wilson said, ‘Goddamn it, if I don’t have a need to know, who does?’  They said, ‘Sir, we cannot discuss this with you further’ and they hung up and blocked his line.  This all happened before the stand-up meeting I did for [him with] Edgar Mitchell…6th man to walk on the moon…myself, my military adviser, and a few other people met with the Admiral in what’s called a ‘stand-up’ briefing.  I was doing the presenting.  It was supposed to be 45 minutes.

In 2007 Mitchell began publicly confirming that the briefing had indeed taken place, corroborating what Greer had revealed a decade earlier.

A detailed chronology of articles and interviews referring to the 1997 Wilson briefing is provided by Croatian UFO researcher Giuliano Marinkovic.

The transcript of the 2002 conversation between Wilson and Davis was first discussed in radio interviews by UFO researchers Grant Cameron and Richard Dolan in December 2018. Cameron said he was given the 15 page document, which he shared with Michael W. Hall a former lawyer and Superior Court judge. Hall has given several interviews in March 2019 discussing the document’s origins and authenticity.

Cameron, Dolan, and Hall believe the document is authentic, and its consistency with what Greer and Mitchell had earlier revealed does point to this. I contacted Dr. Eric Davis to comment on the document’s authenticity, and he replied saying: “I have no comment on this.” If the document was a hoax, I see no reason why Dr. Davis would not have said so.

All this leads me to conclude that the document is an authentic transcript of what Dr. Davis and Admiral Wilson discussed back in 2002 about the April 1997 meeting and Wilson’s subsequent investigation. The transcript was very recently released online and are available for public viewing.

The transcript, summary notes, and accompanying letter provide compelling documentary support that the 1997 briefing had occurred, exactly as Greer and Mitchell had reported up to two decades earlier. Importantly, the notes substantiate one of Greer’s major claims that he was regularly briefing senior officials in the Clinton Administration about the UFO coverup – something many UFO researchers had previously dismissed or ridiculed.

The transcript provides a fascinating insight into how a US Navy admiral who was Vice Director for Intelligence (VJ2), for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, was denied access by corporate officials to a classified UFO program, which he firmly believed fell under his field of responsibility.

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US Navy Pilot reports of UFOs go mainstream

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On May 26, 2019, the New York Times published a story about five US Navy pilots reporting UFO sightings in 2014 and 2015 off the coast of Florida. The story cites their descriptions of unknown craft that could fly at hypersonic speeds and hover over the ocean. Their reports were handed off to the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program (AATIP).

The five Navy pilots were interviewed by the New York Times reporters about the UFO sightings that occurred while they were conducting training maneuvers off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt before deployment to the Middle East. The Times reporters said that due to the 2014 and 2015 sightings, that the Navy upgraded its classified guidance for how pilots are to report UFOs, which now are officially referred to as Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAP).

A video was included of one of the UFO incidents where the pilots could be heard exclaiming: “Wow, what is that, man? Look at it fly!” The video had been released over a year earlier and was the subject of a March 12, 2018, Fox News interview with Luis Elizondo, the former Pentagon official, who headed AATIP from its 2007 up to 2017 when he retired in protest over the lack of support the program was receiving.

In the Times story, the pilots made clear that no known piloted aircraft could perform the UFO’s complex aerial maneuvers:

What was strange, the pilots said, was that the video showed objects accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns — something beyond the physical limits of a human crew.

They speculated that the UFOs might be part of a highly advanced drone program that raised several safety issues due to the possibility of a midair collision. They refused to speculate further about the UFO’s origins. Earlier in April 2019, the Navy issued new guidelines for reporting UFO sightings, and cited safety concerns as a factor for the need to improve the reporting process.

There are several important takeaways from this latest New York Times story that follows a December 16, 2017 story that analyzed similar sightings reported by Navy pilots back in 2004.

The first is that the US Navy is allowing….

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Do We Need Space Force to Protect us from Space Pirates?

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On May 14, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a speech in support of Congress moving forward with the creation of Space Force as a new branch of the US military. Cruz gave an intriguing perspective on what the proposed new military branch would protect the country from – space pirates!

Cruz said the following in his Space Force speech at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, which he chairs:

Since the ancient Greeks first put to sea, nations have recognized the necessity of naval forces and maintaining a superior capability to protect waterborne travel and commerce from bad actors. Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space. In this same way, I believe we, too, must now recognize the necessity of a space force to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration. 

Cruz’s implicit reference to “space pirates” quickly garnered much internet attention, particularly on Twitter’s “moments” news thread, where tweets of multiple people mocking him appeared. Cruz fired back at Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter, for not giving equal coverage to his responses:

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Hey @jack how come Twitter’s “moment” quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites? https://twitter.com/i/moments/1128794276677029888 …27.8K8:53 PM – May 15, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacyTexas Sen. Ted Cruz wants the Space Force to defend the US against space piratesUS newsSenator Cruz (R-TX), who is the chairman of the subcommittee on aviation and space for the US government, made a comparison of the space force to American naval forces, stating the need to protect…Moments22.7K people are talking about this

President Donald’s Trump’s proposed Space Force is currently being debated in the US Congress which is considering legislation officially creating it as a new military branch under the US Air Force.

The Pentagon has come out in support of Space Force being created, despite initial oppositionby the Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, and its Chief of Staff, David Goldfein. Patrick Shanahan, the Acting Secretary of Defense, has been the driving force behind the Pentagon getting behind Trump’s proposal.

A two stage process was outlined by the Pentagon on August 9, 2018, for realizing Trump’s goal. One of the four components in the first stage was was the elevation of the Air Force’s current Space Command into one of the Pentagon’s unified combatant commands. Currently there are ten combatant commands that are at the apex for command and control of different geographical regions and specific functions performed by all branches of the US military.  

On March 27, 2019, John William “Jay” Raymond, a four-star general who is the current head of Air Force Space Command (2016-), was proposed by President Trump to head up the new Space Command.

In his February 19, 2019, Space Policy Directive 4, Trump proposed that legislation be created for the formal establishment of a Space Force as a separate military branch initially placed under the Department of the Air Force. Trump’s desire for a separate Department of the Space Force, would be revisited at a later stage.

Legislation for Space Force was submitted to Congress in February by Secretary Shanahan and is currently being debated in various congressional committees, including Cruz’s. The Space Force legislation is a major test for whether or not the new military branch has enough Congressional support to have its creation passed into law.

While the partisan nature of the current Congress makes any passage of policies proposed by Trump challenging, there is still strong bipartisan support for policies supported by the Pentagon. A letter of support from 43 former Pentagon officials is proving to be very influential in overcoming doubts expressed by members of Congress. The letter states that Space Force will:

… develop military space culture and ethos; recruit, train, educate, promote, and retain scientists, engineers, and warriors with world-class space skills and talent; advocate for space requirements and resources; develop space doctrine and operational art; develop, field, and deliver advanced space capabilities; and steward resources to sustain America’s strategic advantage and preeminence in national security space activities.

Consequently, because Shanahan and other Pentagon officials are committed to the creation of Space Force, it’s very likely that Congress will pass the proposed legislation and authorize its creation.

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