Source: Lee Speigel, AOL News, March 11, 2012
Wes’ Comment: After you have read this article, please read about the background to this Treaty in a follow-up posting here: https://battleofearth.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/dr-carol-rosin-a-call-to-action/.
It’s a good thing the outer space battles in “Star Wars” happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — because under a new space-based weapons treaty drafted by aerospace and military experts, humans and aliens alike would be barred from waging war above Earth.
The carefully prepared treaty invites all U.N. member nations to be signatories — and all “cosmic cultures” to become parties — in a plan to create a framework “that will assure and verify that space is and will remain a neutral realm from which all classes of space-based weapons are banned in perpetuity.”
Carol Rosin, an acclaimed aerospace consultant and founder of the Institute for Security and Cooperation in Outer Space, is the driving force behind the Outer Space Security and Development Treaty of 2011.
Among the many items listed in the treaty are clear references to extraterrestrials, where the treaty asks all signing parties to:
Acknowledge that we are not alone in the universes, that there are cosmic cultures that will be important allies for our security and development, and that our national and international policies must reflect this reality…
Acknowledge that from the beginning of nuclear weapons testing, extraterrestrial craft have demonstrated a capability to selectively shut down communications and/or the power of participating operational units, and have appeared over [intercontinental ballistic missile] fields in several countries, causing non-destructive failure of dozens of[intercontinental ballistic missiles] — taking them out of operational status for days…
This is something that’s been in the news recently as several former military officers have come forward publicly to describe their experiences with UFOs at nuclear missile sites.
The proposed space treaty has roots dating back nearly 40 years, when Rosin worked with Wernher von Braun, the “father of rocketry,” who was the chief architect of the giant Saturn V rockets that propelled American astronauts to the moon. Together, von Braun and Rosin coordinated the award-winning “It’s Your Turn” educational program that motivated youth, women and minorities in the fields of science and technology.
“I was invited to Fairchild Industries where they introduced me to von Braun, who wanted someone he could trust who would deliver the message that there must be no weapons in space,” Rosin told AOL News.
“He would say things like, ‘We have to keep space free of weapons so that we can explore in the universes to find out who we really are,’ implying that we’re not alone,” she added.
Last month, Pentagon leaders called for the U.S. to strengthen its ability to use satellites as weapons in space.
“It’s a domain, like air, land and sea,” said U.S. Strategic Command Gen. Kevin Chilton, who added, “Space is not just a convenience. It’s become a critical part in every other [battlefield] domain.”
The treaty was drafted by Rosin; former Navy intelligence Cmdr. Scott Jones; retired Navy Capt. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences; retired Navy Cmdr. Will Miller; and retired Boeing aerospace executive Abe Krieger.
Jones, one of the treaty’s architects and founder of the Peace and Emergency Action Coalition for Earth (or PEACE), had several Pentagon assignments during his 30-year naval career, which included intelligence service. It was his idea to include extraterrestrials in the wording of the treaty.
“We felt that, not only was it appropriate, but it was timely and absolutely necessary if the treaty can be implemented and verified,” Jones told AOL News. “The extraterrestrial cultures are the ones that are really going to keep this honest, because they have the capability.”
But wait a minute. Is he saying there’s actual evidence of ET visits to Earth? He cites as an example the aforementioned stories about UFOs at nuke missile sites.
“I think that’s the most powerful evidence of contact with UFOs — either UFOs with crews on them or, if not, being controlled from somewhere else by a crew, sending a message to the U.S. that ‘If you think you’re ever going to launch a missile in combat again, we’re giving you a big clue that it’s not going to happen.’ That’s my personal speculation.”
Jones is a strong advocate for the peaceful uses of outer space as well as total disclosure of UFO/ET evidence.
“Given that I truly believe that disclosure is underway — not in a formal sense — but because of things like large numbers of UFO sightings, the release of documents in the U.K., France, Argentina, New Zealand, clearly, these countries, either unilaterally or collectively, have made a decision that it is time to now start a dialogue on this.”
Another co-writer of the treaty, Miller, who spent 30 years in senior military and civilian positions, agrees that “the weaponization of space extends and demonstrates the very worse traits of humanity to other cosmic cultures.”
In his lectures, he quotes from the classic 1951 science fiction movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” where an alien lands in Washington, D.C., and announces that the people of Earth must live together in peace or be destroyed if we continue to take our aggression into space.
Miller told AOL News he was initially reticent about the inclusion of extraterrestrials in the anti-space-based weapons treaty.
“I had some ambivalence at first about adding that in there, but I am of the firm belief that we’re not alone and that we must consider that we are just one of many sentient entities in the universe. To ignore that fact is something that we do at our peril and at the peril, to some extent, of other entities out there.
“If we’re going to look at space as a place where we can conduct business and have tourism, then you don’t promote those things by having conflict and war. Who wants to go into a hot war zone for any purpose other than to join in the war?” Miller said.
The idea that we’re engaging in activities that can endanger our own planet is also echoed by Apollo 14 astronaut Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon as well as a 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He’s convinced that aliens have been visiting Earth.
“Well, for me, it’s just a matter of the evidence, and the evidence, as far as I’m concerned, is overwhelming,” Mitchell recently told AOL News. “Not only are they here, they’ve been here for quite a long time, and the more I’ve investigated, the more I realize it’s been much longer than any of us really thought.
“Their motivations are somewhat different, depending upon what species we’re talking about. Some seem to be here to help us and to be saying, ‘Hey, you’re about to destroy yourselves and your civilization with your way of doing things.’ ”
Rosin introduced the space-based weapons treaty during her presentation at the recent International UFO Congress in Arizona.
As Rosin and her colleagues plan a variety of ways to get their proposal into the right hands in as many countries as possible, she points out that they don’t need too many official signatories in order to get it on the U.N. agenda.
“We only need nine nation-state leaders to sign and ratify this treaty and send it off to the U.N. secretary-general’s office, who is the treaty depositary,” she said. “Then, any countries who want to join later can. It’s open for amendments at any time, but the most important fact is that it only needs nine countries.”
It’s unclear how soon the U.N. will consider their case. But if it does, it won’t be the first time UFOs have been discussed by international leaders on the world’s biggest stage.
In 1978, I led a group of scientific, military and psychological experts at the U.N. hoping to create a special UFO commission that would share information around the world. Early planning meetings that year included representatives from the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
In the end, that forum didn’t lead to huge changes in global policies on UFOs, but perhaps the timing is right, now, and this new one will.