This video got cut off just as we were about to wrap up — we shot it with my phone which, unbeknownst to us, was low on battery. But I said basically everything I wanted to say here.
Please check out this link to read the details. As with the other link I provided on potential life on Venus in the previous post, this leads to RT.com, which is one of the news sources I read. I imagine this story is also discussed elsewhere.
Two major points that I made here. First, the news itself is interesting. You have the Japanese Minister of Defense, Taro Kono, who stated that earlier this year, in the aftermath of the Pentagon’s confirmation of the three Navy UFO videos, ordered Japan’s military to update its UFO reporting procedures, even though he says he doesn’t believe in UFOs.
There is more to the article, all of which I discuss in the video above, but essentially one gets the picture of ongoing denial.
The other major point I make here is the observation that, despite where we think we are in terms of greater openness in the U.S. on the matter of UFOs — we all know it’s still baby steps — when you look at other nations, there is still essentially nothing happening. Japan is a major economic power, one of the most advanced technological societies on Earth, and ostensibly a parliamentary democracy. And yet, nothing ever comes out of Japan in terms of genuine UFO information. There are a few private UFO groups there, but they have always been extremely marginalized. The government has never been open about this subject.
So it is with nearly all other nations. Yes, there have been exceptions from time to time. But overall, silence.
At the very end of the video, I was about to offer a reason as to why I think this is the case. Unfortunately, my phone battery died and I didn’t get the chance. What I was about to say, however, is that the vast majority of nations are simply not in a position to say much about UFOs. At least if we look at the relative strength and capability of their military. Over 80 percent of global military spending is from (I think) just ten nations. I am doing this from memory so forgive me if I am slightly off, but I think that’s correct. And the top twenty nations account for something like 85 to 90 percent of all spending.
But there are 195 sovereign nations recognized by the U.N., so that means the vast bulk of them don’t have much in the way of military spending. Which means, in all likelihood, that they lack a proper means of identifying, tracking, or dealing with the phenomenon. That is, if you are using military capability as a metric here, which I am doing in this case. The fact is that most nations just are not in a position to throw themselves into this issue publicly, and since nearly all of them are dependent in one way or another upon the United States, they are not likely to step out of line.
Anyway, I think this is a somewhat interesting news story and thought it would be a good idea to discuss it here.