Everything we thought we knew about our planetary system is destined to change dramatically, according to at least one scientist, regarding incoming photos from Pluto. Far from the tedious ice chunk anticipated by some NASA personnel, the mighty bantam and still-evolving Pluto reveals intriguing surface features, among them a gigantic mountain range suitable for exploration by the widest-eyed of suicidal mountain climbers.
Too bad more of these mind-changing scientists won't also alter their impression of the (gasp!) UFO phenomenon, because even more fireworks have crept into that issue with Col. Charles Halt's new assertion -- that is, Col. Charles Halt of the Rendlesham Forest / RAF Bentwaters UFO event (1980) -- bringing radar evidence into a very complicated mix.
The BBC reports (July 13) that during a speech in England a few days ago Halt claimed knowledge of statements obtained from radar operators at RAF Bentwaters and Wattisham Airfield indicating that an unknown object was tracked, as the infamous Rendlesham UFO encounter unfolded. This was a multiple witness experience, with base security personnel involved along with Halt, and there are multiple accounts of the affair all over the Internet for one's perusal.
From Halt's presentation before a British audience on July 11, quoting the BBC report:
"I have confirmation that (Bentwaters radar operators)... saw the object go across their 60 mile (96km) scope in two or three seconds, thousands of miles an hour, he came back across their scope again, stopped near the water tower, they watched it and observed it go into the forest where we were. . .At Wattisham, they picked up what they called a 'bogie' and lost it near Rendlesham Forest. . .Whatever was there was clearly under intelligent control."
As might be expected, British military people involved with the Rendlesham affair wished not to go "on the record" until retirement, and that's how these stunning new revelations came to be. Obviously, new witness corroboration regarding radar tracking should put absurd "explanations" (such as witnesses mistaking a lighthouse for a UFO) to bed forever. However (sigh. . .), the debunkers and skeptics of opportunity will undoubtedly continue their rant, because the only "truth" of consequence to them is their truth, true or not.
President Obama races along haphazardly, eager for a legacy of agenda at any cost: President Obama is dangerously wrong about a deal with Iran. He expressed as an example of mutual cooperation that the United States and Russia (as the Soviet Union) worked together to resolve a conflict during John Kennedy's administration. However,. Kennedy was dealing, at least, with rational minds. The Iranian government's ultimate decisions and operations, on the other hand, are prescribed and carried out by the most radical of religious fundamentalists, and in this case it is absolutely and grievously true that there is no fanatic like a religious fanatic. As a member of the Air Force's medical service during Vietnam, at a time when Iran was on friendly terms with the United States, I both attended classes with Iranian civilians at the USAF Medical Service School in Texas and later treated Iranian military pilots at a clinic I operated at a pilot training base in Georgia. This was a time when Iranians dressed in Western attire and had an opportunity to at least experience some degree of freedom. That's a far cry from today, when the Iranian people are captive to bullies, thugs and profoundly fanatical "leaders." No, you can't trust anything Iran's usurper leaders tell us -- but I don't believe we will be able to verify the essentials, either. The President said nobody had offered a viable alternative to the current plan? Here's one: Keep the hammer on these thugs, deny them their funds and continue current restrictions until they crack. And yes, the matter of four American hostages should have been addressed as part of any negotiations. Iran's actions and weaponry have murdered Americans and others as a matter of course -- and that some actually believe a bureaucratic corral will both hold and eventually temper Iran's appetite for exercising its extremist and violent ways reflects some nutty college classroom theory carrying enormous consequences if failure ensues.
One would think, by now, that members of the U.S. Congress and public would be outraged at this president's tendency to threaten and warn us every time he wants something accomplished, while he gushes and bows politely to the whims of other countries. We so appear to border upon fascism in this country now, and one just wishes this outlaw bunch -- soundly defeated during last year's elections, but ignoring the results nonetheless -- could be grabbed by the scruff of their necks, arrested, put on trial and convicted. I rather did enjoy video of Obama's visit to a prison in Oklahoma, and as he stood near a jail cell I was thinking, yeah, go for it, just a few steps more, Mr. Prez, inch yourself right on in. Probably lots of room for other White House perps, too. Keep dreaming.
Don't take your eyes off HUD (Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) as it stealthily plans to bring not only low income, but low-life housing to more affluent neighborhoods in the name of fairness. Rational minds here would assume that the failure of LBJ's "Great Society" and other spectacularly failed Democrat-inspired programs have caused this administration to further put its profound lack of success on the backs of accomplished Americans, as if making those who actually earn a living and accumulate wealth babysitters for the lesser of the less. Wow, how these White House criminals detest capitalism and pretty much everything else about America which won't accept their square pegs into round holes. Fortunately, there is some movement in Congress, and we hope it grows, to withhold funding from this devious and un-American project.
The Tennessee Murders of four U.S. Marines: We're saddened and angry as hell, and I believe we should pound Capitol Hill with demands that ALL uniformed military personnel be allowed to pack weapons for their safety and the safety of others at once. Thanks to the Bush administration, followed by enhancement via the military-hating Bill and Hillary Clinton in the early nineties, this necessity was taken away from service folk serving domestically. The cops can't be everywhere, and American military -- whose members occupy one of the last bastions of integrity -- need this basic right immediately.
And thanks, Mr. Obama, for helping foster an atmosphere of Islamic violence (which this latest event almost surely was) and unrest within our own shores, and thanks for giving all those Muslim Brotherhood folk jobs in your administration -- people who would be imprisoned if this were Egypt, where MB members are considered criminals for good reason.
Also, we wonder if convicted multiple murderer Major. N. Hassan will get the magic needle of death before the big O leaves office?