/Former Pentagon leader who revealed UFO evidence accuses government of smear campaign – New York Post

Former Pentagon leader who revealed UFO evidence accuses government of smear campaign – New York Post


A former national security official who blew the whistle on reports of UFOs claimed the Pentagon tried to smear his reputation and discredit him so the government could continue to cover up details about unexplained aerial phenomenon.

Lue Elizondo, a former head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, filed the 64-page complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general on May 3, according to Politico.

“Several internet bloggers were notified … that I had no duties regarding AATIP and that AATIP did not involve the study of UAPs,” Elizondo reportedly told the IG. “As a result, the bloggers began to disseminate reporting, accusing me of being a fabricator.”

The complaint also said a senior official warned Elizondo he would “tell people you are crazy, and it might impact your security clearance,” according to the article.

“These negative actions against me have resulted in great personal and professional challenges to me and my family,” Elizondo’s complaint reportedly read.

Elizondo retired from his role in 2017.
Elizondo retired from his role in 2017.
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Elizondo allegations of a coordinated character assassination come as Washington officials are set to present Congress with a report detailing everything the government knows about UFOs.

The mandate was attached to December’s $2.3 trillion COVID-19 bill, and Pentagon officials have since acknowledged that footage of three UFOs harassing Navy ships off the coast of California is authentic.

Elizondo’s lawyer told Politico the main goal of his complaint is to pressure the Pentagon to coming clean about close encounters of the third kind.

“Nobody seemed to be taking this thing seriously,” Daniel Sheehan reportedly said of his client’s grievances. “The different units and different groups that are responsible for responding to this particular phenomenon … they’re not briefing each other on this.”

The Defense Department’s Inspector General did not issue a comment about the complaint, but launched an investigation into the Pentagon “actions” on UFOs the same day it was filed.

“The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP),” the memo announcing the probe read.

Elizondo has been outspoken about his discredited former role in the Pentagon after retiring in 2017.

“There are some people in the Pentagon that still don’t like me very much. I think they’re pissed at me for the way I left,” he told The Post last month, in an interview where he offered a hopeful preview of the upcoming UFO report.

Elizando said he thinks it will be “an interim report … [with] all the unknowns” laid out, and not a bombshell, but he warned lawmakers should take the findings seriously.

“They’re {UFOs} still coming up and causing aviation havoc. They’re getting in the middle of aviation operations, and that’s dangerous.”

Elizondo interviewed military eyewitnesses who encountered UFOs on an almost “daily basis,” and spoke to The Post of vehicles detected flying 43,200 mph and turning on a dime.

Elizondo said officials need to take the threat of UFOs seriously.
Elizondo said officials need to take the threat of UFOs seriously.
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“The level of interest is reaching a critical mass,” he said. “I think [government officials realize that] it would be like putting the cat back in the bag or like putting toothpaste back in the tube. Now that the government has acknowledged the reality of unexplained aerial phenomenon … it’s going to be real hard to backtrack.”

“Maybe we’re going to realize that what we thought were monsters are really just our neighbors.”

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