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Exposing U.S. Government Policies On Extraterrestrial Life: The Challenge Of Exopolitics Paperback – January 24, 2009
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Dr. Michael Salla is an internationally recognized scholar in international politics, conflict resolution and U.S. foreign policy. He has held academic appointments in the School of International Service & the Center for Global Peace, American University, Washington DC (1996-2004); the Department of Political Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1994-96); and the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C., (2002). He has a Ph.D in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia. During his academic career he was author/editor of four books including The Hero's Journey Toward a Second American Century (Greenwood Press, 2001); Essays on Peace (Central Queensland University Press, 1995); Why the Cold War Ended (Greenwood Press, 1995); Islamic Radicalism, Muslim Nations and the West (1993) . He has conducted research and fieldwork in ethnic conflicts involving East Timor, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Sri Lanka. He has been awarded significant financial grants from the United States Institute of Peace and the Ford Foundation for peacemaking initiatives involving mid-to-high level participants from the East Timor conflict. Dr. Salla is more popularly known as a pioneer in the development of 'Exopolitics', the scholarly study of the main actors, institutions and political processes associated with extraterrestrial life. His groundbreaking Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004) presented the first scholarly framework for understanding the political implications of an undisclosed extraterrestrial presence. In addition to Exposing US Government Policies on Extraterrestrial Life, he has another book scheduled for release in 2009 that reveals his most recent exopolitics research and its relationship with international politics: Galactic Diplomacy. He is Founder of the Exopolitics Institute, and the Exopolitics Journal, and Co-Organizer of the Earth Transformation series of conferences in Hawaii. His main website is: www.exopolitics.org
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Numerous reliable officials suggest that the US military was both perplexed and partly outmaneuvered by advanced, intelligent aliens during the first decade after Roswell. Salla's early chapters show how alien-related programs went deep black and soon became a security and constitutional nightmare. Initially, President Truman had direct control over alien-related programs, but when Eisenhower allowed Nelson Rockefeller to re-design his executive department in 1953, Rockefeller removed Eisenhower and subsequent presidents from active management of such programs. Eisenhower felt betrayed, and since 1953, crimes committed in alien-related programs have become a threat to both the US Constitution and human global security.
This book shows how the CIA Act of 1949 is used to funnel up to a trillion dollars annually into alien-related programs by allowing the CIA to secretly use funds from other agencies without regard to laws about their usage. Salla looks at the evidence for new, sometimes disturbing subjects like reported secret government agreements with extraterrestrials and human rights abuses at US government bases where whistleblowers say e.t.'s are allowed as part of joint programs (in which humans sometimes don't appear to have the upper hand). Worse yet, corruption and racketeering in alien-related government programs has resulted in disinformation and back-stabbing by CIA and other compromised personnae--all intended to confuse the public, for highly questionable reasons. Salla shows how some critics of Eisenhower National Security staff member Col. Philip Corso have crossed the line, going from critics to questionably-motivated debunkers.
Salla says "the power politics strategy that has dominated the extraterrestiral management system has laid the foundation for a devastating breakdown in the way the extraterrestrial presence is managed." In other words, human officials are way over their heads when dealing with extraterrestrials, who, can offer advanced technology to corrupt human officials in order to manipulate them and thwart public awareness of the many risks involved. What risks? Weapons technology, advanced spaceflight and energy technology, and more. The question, of course, is the alien agenda in all of this.
Both of Salla's exopolitics books, to date, break new ground by looking at very real, sometimes shocking developments in secret government programs that will play a major role in the technology and the politics of the human future. We're entering what may be the most important phase in all of human history---the tipping point in public awareness about aliens. However, readers must think for themselves and must carefully consider both the science and the credibility of the many sources who write on alien-related subjects.
My main bone of contention with Michael Salla, and many of the people that he draws information from, is that they overlook the basic principles of astronomy. They make the assumption that aliens can come from ANY star and from ANY distance (supposedly because alien physics is different and better than ours, allowing aliens to "bend" space or use "wormholes.") Until I see an article or book written by an astrophysicist that demonstrates the likelihood that alien craft can travel faster than the speed of light, I will not accept the idea that we can have alien visitors from very far away. This means that aliens are most likely NOT visiting us from the Pleiades (ca. 440 LY away), Betelegeuse (ca. 300 LY away), Alpha Draconis (ca. 230 LY away), the Andromeda Galaxy (ca. 2.2 million LY away), etc. In addition, astronomers believe that alien life MIGHT exist in main sequence star systems with spectra of about F8 to G6 (optimally) and that are at least 3-4 billion years old. This eliminates stars such as Alpha Draconis, Vega, Sirius, Procyon, any star in the Pleiades, and Arcturus (all of which are accepted as homes of aliens by Salla and other authors referred to in his book).
Salla also accepts the "12th planet" idea of Sitchin, which is totally ridiculous from an astrophysics point of view.
I recommend that people interested in possible extraterrestrial life start with a scientific source such as the "TPF"--Terrestrial Planet Finder--or some comparable listing of stars. On such lists you WILL find Alpha Centauri, Tau Ceti, and Zeta Reticuli, which are mentioned by Salla and others as home stars of aliens.
In summary, I DO feel that Michael Salla has made an important contribution to UFO literature with this book, but primarily in the area of "exopolitics" itself--not in the area of alien types and origins.