Published: 2:43 PM 7/4/2012
by Billy Cox
Last month, Rep. Peter King, R-NY, received yet another letter concerning the alleged surveillance and/or deactivation of nuclear missiles by UFOs during the 1960s and ‘70s.
The authors wanted to know why the chair of the House Committee for Homeland Security continues to ignore affidavits from seven Air Force veterans warning of a serious breach surrounding America’s weapons of mass destruction.
The retired airmen shouldn’t have been — but almost certainly are — strangers to Capitol Hill. In September 2010, they sounded the alarm at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and CNN streamed the event live.
The USAF declined to refute their claims and stood by a moldy “fact sheet” last modified in 2005.
One of those who signed the appeal to King was former USAF captain Bob Salas, who was on duty at Malmstrom AFB with the 490th Strategic Missile Squadron in 1967 when 10 nuclear Minuteman weapons went offline as topside security reported UFOs overhead.
Salas argues the UFO threats to Uncle Sam’s nuclear arsenal are ongoing, and that “I could get [active duty] Air Force personnel to come forward and testify to his committee about the 50 missiles that went down in Wyoming in 2010.”
But King’s office has not responded, to either the letter or to De Void’s request for a statement. “We just want him to do his job as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee,” says Salas.
“We’re ready and willing to give our testimony, and we’re going to keep pressing him for answers. If he doesn’t respond, we will pursue other members of the Committee.”
Letter co-author Victor Viggiani of Zland Communications in Toronto has a log of these one-way correspondences beginning in December 2010. He says he managed to wring a grudging verbal acknowledgement of receipt of the affidavits from a King staffer in January 2011, but little more.
“We’re really not at all impressed with King’s response,” says Viggiani. “If this were a private pilot who managed to fly a Cessna over nuclear launch sites, this would be front-page news.”
But a major player who declined to sign the letter is UFOs and Nukes author Robert Hastings, who has interviewed 120-plus USAF veterans on this issue and assembled the 2010 press conference in Washington.
He argues going through Peter King or anyone else in Washington is like giving clarinet lessons to a manatee.
“If the public wants the U.S. Congress to take action on the UFO Disclosure issue, someone has to figure out a way for the corporations to make money on the deal, since they own most of the lawmakers,” Hastings states in an email to De Void.
“I also wonder why anyone would look to Congress in the first place, given that they recently received an 8% approval rating among the American people in a major public opinion poll.
“My approach is to educate as many people as possible, via the Internet and other means, about the UFO reality and their presumed pilots’ interest in nuclear weapons, as confirmed in declassified documents and military eyewitness testimony.
In other words, a grassroots consciousness-raising effort … Knowledge is power and, at some point, critical mass will be reached. It will become an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ situation among the public as a whole, not just UFO proponents.
Then things will get really interesting and the potential for governmental candor will be increased.”
Assuming, of course, events haven’t rendered governmental candor extraneous by then.