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Trump says he will check on reports of UFOs, ‘I’ve heard that…so I’ll check on that.’



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President Donald Trump told Fox News Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo that he will investigate reports of unidentified advanced aircraft witnessed visually by military personnel and captured by the United States military on radar. The Sara Carter Show podcast has been interviewing experts in this field and here’s what some have had to say.

The topic used to be treated as a laughing matter, that is until recently, when the Defense Department disclosed it was being taken seriously by the military. Moreover, there have been a number of these Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon captured in recent years and more and more witnesses that can’t be dismissed have come forward.

In fact, this year the Pentagon first disclosed its secret program and made some of the evidence its special unit had collected on its UFO investigations public in an expose in The New York Times.

“I will tell you this, we now have created a military the likes of which we’ve never had before in terms of equipment. The equipment that we have, the weapons that we have, and hopefully to God we never have to use it,” President Trump

“Well, I’m going to have to check on that, I mean,” said Trump to Bartiromo.”I’ve heard that, I heard that two days ago, so I’ll check on that. I’ll take a good look at that.”

Related: WATCH: Pentagon Releases US Navy Footage of UFOs, Confirms The Videos Are ‘Real’

The President added “but I will tell you this, we now have created a military the likes of which we’ve never had before in terms of equipment. The equipment that we have, the weapons that we have, and hopefully to God we never have to use it.”

Bartiromo put a question on Twitter addressed to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos if they believed the Earth has been visited. Musk answered on Twitter, but his answer was a bit cynical saying, “I have seen no evidence of an advanced civilization visiting Earth. Fuzzy pics that are worse than a 7/11 security cam frame grab don’t count!”

However, the Department of Defense in the United States, along with intelligence and military agencies around the world are studying the phenomenon, which has has reportedly interfered with nations defense and military systems.

Last month, on The Sara Carter Show podcast, I invited Luis Elizondo to speak with me about the ongoing work inside the Pentagon to identify these aircraft. Elizondo is the former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (ATTIP), which is the secretive Pentagon unit that studied UFOs.

He has also served as the senior counterintelligence officer for the Department of Defense, working throughout the world in places like Afghanistan, the Middle East and Latin America, to name a few. Elizondo is also a host and investigator on the History Channel’s new television documentary series called Unidentified: Inside the America’s UFO Investigation.

Elizondo, who still retains a high level security clearance with the U.S. government, went into extraordinary detail with me on several podcasts. He was straight forward about the dangers for the nation’s national security if the government ignores the hundreds of reports from accredited pilots, military personnel and regular citizens of these unidentified aerial vehicles over the past decade.

He also talked about these unexplained aerial phenomena in historical context as well and why modern technology may be the reason the government has been more open about what it is investigating.

Elizondo said “the American people either may or may not be surprised that we spend each year we as American taxpayers” on trying to identify what is happening in the sky’s above our planet.

He said “forget about internationally just us billions of dollars with a NASA budget billions with a B, in order to send probes into other other planets like Mars, etc. and moons to in the hopes of maybe kind of possibly finding some sort of microbial life”

“And then you have other efforts such as SETI, SETI Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” which was “actually part of their mission to find extraterrestrial intelligence.”

“And at one point, again, millions of taxpayer dollars were used to try to find these electronic signatures in these perhaps EXO worlds, that that exists beyond our solar system,” he said> “So hopefully, maybe one day detect some sort of signs of life. So for so for us to to engage in this effort as a country. I don’t think it’s unusual. There’s a long sea history of us doing this in the past and frankly doing it even currently.”

Elizondo told me “So what we did in the Pentagon is simply that using that same line of logic, and ask the question, okay, we have pilots that are seeing interesting things in the sky, we’re picking them up on gun camera footage, we’re picking them up on radar. Is it possible that that there is potentially potentially some of this, this, this this life, right here on this planet?”

“And I think if you if you look at the vastness as you said of space, I would encourage your audience to look up on on Google one day just type in under images, pale blue dot, and it’s a famous photograph that was taken by by one of our probes, and as it was leaving the solar system, it turned back around and it snapped a happy snap of Mother Earth,” he said. “And what you will notice unless you really look carefully, all you see is this black vastness of space, and some We’re in the middle of that black vastness of space, you’ll find this little tiny, maybe four pixels, blue dot, and that is everything we have ever known, everything we have ever done.”

Basically, that’s how small we look from a distance in space. I get what Elizondo is saying because it’s the same logic explained to me by a number of scientists that say seeing the planet Earth from a distance is the same perspective we have of other planets in our vast solar system, and the expanse of our universe.

You can listen to his full podcast here. I plan to continue writing these series of stories as part of our in-depth series on Unexplained Aerial Phenomena, better known as UFOs.

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump appointee explains an ‘America First Strategy’ in the ME



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The author interviewed Ellie Cohanim, one of the authors of the new book: “An America First Approach to US National Security.” Ellie is the former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism under the Trump administration. She is currently a Senior Fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum focusing on Iran, Israel, and global antisemitism, and is a national security contributor for the Christian Broadcasting Network. In 2021, Ellie launched and hosted for Jewish News Syndicate 30 plus episodes of the show “Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim.” Ellie spent 15 years in media and NGO management before serving in the public sector. How would you define an “America First” strategy in the Middle East?

Cohanim: An America First strategy in the Middle East would seek to advance American national security interests in that region, while maintaining our status as THE global superpower. To do that, the US would ensure that our principal allies in the region, countries like Saudi Arabia and Israel, are economically and militarily strong, and that our adversaries in the region are deterred.

Postal: How has the United States’ standing in the Middle East differed between the Trump and Biden administrations?

Cohanim: Under President Trump, for four years we had peace, stability and prosperity in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Under President Biden, in just three tumultuous years there has been war in the region, which holds the potential for becoming a regional conflict and even a nuclear confrontation. Meanwhile, the US’ status in the region and the world has diminished due to Biden’s disastrous mishandling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, his emboldening of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his weak response to Iranian attacks on our personnel and assets in the region. 


Postal: Do you think the United States and Israel are/were in a stronger position to deter Iran’s nuclear and territorial ambitions in Biden or Trump’s administration?

Cohanim: America’s position of strength has not changed under either administration vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran. What has changed is our Iran policy. Under President Trump’s administration, the US contained and constrained Tehran. Trump applied a “Maximum Pressure” sanctions campaign which left the Iranian Regime with only $4 billion in accessible foreign currency reserves by the end of his term, giving the Iranians less cash and less ability to fund their terror proxies and their nuclear program, and Trump eliminated Qassem Soleimani. While all President Biden needed to do was to continue implementing such successful policies, his administration instead did the exact opposite.  Under the Biden administration, Israel, our leading ally in the region, was attacked for the first time directly from Iranian soil. This was an unprecedented escalatory attack by the Iranian regime, and could only happen under the Biden administration.

Postal: In your chapter of the book, you discuss the weakening of US relations with Israel and Saudi Arabia under the Biden administration. How has the Biden administration affected the likelihood of future normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia, and deals between Israel and other Muslim countries (i.e., new Abraham Accords)?

Cohanim: The good news is that the Abraham Accords have withstood the test of multiple Hamas provocations against Israel, and now the current war. Despite numerous claims from the Biden administration regarding “successful” efforts to normalize ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, I do not think that the Biden administration will be able to clinch such a deal. In the Middle East, people have a long memory. Saudi Arabia’s de-facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has not forgotten President Biden’s snub when he first came into office, and Biden’s incredibly poorly advised behavior towards the Crown Prince when he made his first visit to the Kingdom as president. The last thing the Crown Prince wants is to hand Biden his first foreign policy success with a Rose Garden peace deal ceremony. So, I do not believe President Biden can broker Saudi/Israeli normalization.

However, I am also convinced that it is a matter of “when” and not “if” such a peace deal will happen between those two countries, as it serves both of their interests to make such a deal. The Saudis understand better than anyone that it is the Islamic Republic of Iran that threatens the Kingdom’s security and stability, not Israel.

Postal: What do you think of the Biden administration’s latest statements withholding arms to Israel?

Cohanim: President Biden will go down in history for his abject moral failure in not standing by Israel while she fights a five-front war. Biden has shown his despicable personality for trying to keep his anti-Israel arms embargo concealed until he could first deliver a speech on the Holocaust. Biden’s behavior is despicable on so many levels.

Ultimately, Biden is betraying the American people. He came into office presenting himself as a “centrist Democrat,” but has proven repeatedly to be beholden to the radical, extremist, pro-Hamas wing of his party.

Postal: How does the Biden administration’s support of a Palestinian state differ from the Trump administration’s support of a Palestinian state under its Peace to Prosperity framework?

Cohanim: The Biden administration stated that they will “unilaterally recognize” a Palestinian state. What the borders of that state are and who would lead it, nobody knows. 

The Trump administration’s “Peace to Prosperity” was a detailed plan that was premised on the realities on the ground in Israel. The plan required that the Palestinians reach benchmarks proving a real desire to live in peace with their Israeli neighbors. It included over $50 billion in investment in the region, which would have been a road to prosperity for all. Perhaps most significantly, the Palestinian state envisioned under the Trump plan would have been demilitarized, the wisdom of which could not be more clear following the October 7 massacre and attack.

The author would like to thank Ellie Cohanim for participating in this interview.


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