Former President Barack Obama has opened up about the topic of UFOs (or UAPs) and extraterrestrials just before an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena intelligence report is due to Congress.
On June 1, the New York Times published a podcast interview with columnist Ezra Klein. During the interview, Klein posed a hypothetical situation where UAPs are alien drones we couldn’t contact.
Obama responded that in this hypothetical situation, his approach to politics wouldn’t change.
“It’s interesting. It wouldn’t change my politics at all. Because my entire politics is premised on the fact that we are these tiny organisms on this little speck floating in the middle of space,” Obama said.
Sharing an analogy from his former science advisor, John Holdren, Obama noted that sometimes, it cheered up his staff. Other times, it elicited eye-rolling.
“…there are more stars in the known universe than there are grains of sand on the planet Earth,” he reflected.
If aliens are proven to exist, Obama hopes it might serve to unite humanity.
“We do the best we can. And the best thing we can do is treat each other better, because we’re all we got. And I would hope that the knowledge that there were aliens out there would solidify people’s sense that what we have in common is a little more important,” Obama said.
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The former President also foresaw that knowledge of extraterrestrial life could cause considerable changes on Earth. For example, it might start an arms race and even inspire new religions.
“But no doubt, there would be immediate arguments about, well, we need to spend a lot more money on weapons systems to defend ourselves. And new religions would pop up, and who knows what kind of arguments we’d get into. We’re good at manufacturing arguments for each other,” Obama said.
Obama Opens Up About Aliens
Last month, Barack Obama appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. On the show, bandleader Reggie Watts decided to take the opportunity to ask about UFOs.
Watts prefaced the question by saying he knows UFOs aren’t necessarily extraterrestrial.
“When it comes to aliens, there are some things I just can’t tell you on air,” Obama said, drawing laughter.
Then, Obama revealed that when he came into office, he asked if the government was concealing “alien specimens” in a lab.
“They did a little bit of research and the answer was no,” Obama said.
However, he continued:
“What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t exactly know what they are,” he said. “We can’t explain how they move, their trajectory,” Obama said. “They did not have an easily explainable pattern, and so I think that people still take seriously, trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”
Then Obama went on to joke with Watts. (see video below)
The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Report
Christopher Mellon, deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence under presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, recently discussed the upcoming UAP report.
Although Congress is expected to receive the UAP report in June, the information may not be public. Unfortunately, much of the report may remain classified.
Notably, Mellon believes the Pentagon has “a massive intelligence failure on its hands,” and believes the federal government must overcome “self-inflicted ignorance, and start collecting data.”
As CNBC reported:
“Congress is set to be briefed on UFOs in June, but Mellon told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that it is unlikely the classified information that will be shared with senators will be shared with the public. That’s because details about strategic defense systems, like those used to prevent nuclear warfare, could be disclosed, and that would put U.S. safety at risk.”
On the other hand, Mellon says, “The senators behind closed doors, of course, will get a lot more information.” For the general public, there will be an unclassified version. Therefore, we may not learn very much.
See Mellon discuss UFOs from CNBC: