Tucker Carlson has claimed the US military is not dealing with the ‘clear and present threat’ of UFOs because it is too busy purging its ranks of soldiers who are not woke enough.
The Fox News host hit out at military leaders on his show Monday night after new footage surfaced appearing to show UFO sightings off the coast of America.
Last week, a video was released appearing to show a UFO buzz a US stealth ship near San Diego before diving under the water back in July 2019.
Retired Navy officials have warned the technology seen is up to 1,000 years ahead of that used by the US while others have revealed they spotted unidentified objects in the skies every day during military postings.
Carlson questioned whether the Pentagon is taking this ‘threat’ to the US’s national security seriously, accusing the likes of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin of focusing on diversity and inclusion initiatives and ‘the weather’ instead of investigating UFOs.
He fumed the military is too busy ‘hiring more pregnant air force pilots’ and being ‘obsessed with political purity’ to defend America from potential adversaries.
Carlson pointed to the US Army’s new recruitment ad which features an LGBTQ+ protest as well as the recent ousting of Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier from the Space Force over his comments branding its diversity programs ‘Marxist’.
‘This is your country, please defend it. It is becoming clear they have no interest in defending it,’ said Carlson.
Tucker Carlson has claimed the US military is not dealing with the ‘clear and present threat’ of UFOs because it is too busy purging its ranks of soldiers who are not woke enough
Newly leaked Navy footage (pictured) confirmed as real by the Pentagon appears to show a UFO buzz a United States stealth ship before diving under the water in 2019
Carlson aired footage from CBS 60 Minutes Sunday night showing an unidentified flying object spotted by a Navy aircrew off the US Atlantic coast in 2015.
Journalist Bill Whitaker narrates the footage saying that ‘the Pentagon admits it doesn’t know what in the world this is…or this…or this…’
Carlson said this admission from the Pentagon is a ‘very big problem.’
‘Oh, UFOs, they’re spooky and kinda funny. Crazy people believe in them. Up until you get to the line, ‘The Pentagon admits it doesn’t know what in the world this is.’ That’s all you need to know,’ he said.
‘From a national security perspective, that’s a very big problem. How big a problem is it?
‘One Navy pilot said military observed unidentified objects maneuvering in restricted airspace off the coast of Virginia ‘every day’ for two years.’
Carlson cuts to another clip from the CBS show where Whitaker says the Pentagon ‘can’t identity’ what the objects are and speaks to Lt Ryan Graves who says the sightings were regular occurrences.
‘Every day. Every day for at least a couple years,’ Graves says.
In another clip, Lue Elizondo, the former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, tells Whitaker ‘it’s real’ and reveals the technology ‘can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity.’
‘Imagine a technology that can do 600 to 700 G-forces, that can fly 13,000 miles an hour, that, that can evade radar and can fly through air and water and possibly space, and oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity,’ he says.
‘That’s precisely what we’re seeing.’
Last week, the video was released appearing to show a UFO buzz a US stealth ship near San Diego before diving under the water back in July 2019
Carlson hit out at the Pentagon questioning why the military has not acted on the sightings and ‘did nothing after two full years of daily incursions.’
‘Sound like a potential threat? You think? So what has the Pentagon done about it? Well, we don’t know the full story as of tonight,’ he said.
‘But we don’t know that they’ve done anything about it, and then cover the fact they ignored it by declaring the whole subject classified for decades, then spending the rest of the day thinking about how to bomb Syria again and rid the marine corps of people who voted for Donald Trump.’
Carlson suggested the Space Force division is well-equipped to handle this matter but claimed resources are instead being wasted on ‘political purges.’
‘They’re busy conducting political purges of their own ranks, as all the branches of the military are. Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, commanded a Space Force unit until the White House decided his politics were unacceptable,’ he said.
Lohmeier was fired from his post after calling diversity and inclusion training in the military ‘critical race theory rooted in Marxism.’
Carlson likened the US Army’s ‘purging’ of its ranks to the Soviet Army’s focus on ‘political purity’ back in 1938.
‘So, every day for two years, unidentified flying objects behaving in ways that seemed to contradict what we know about physics, and the US military is spending its time purging its ranks,’ he said.
‘What does this remind you of? Maybe the Soviet army 1938: A clear and present threat appears on the horizon, but the people in charge are so obsessed with political purity and loyalty to the Party, they can’t respond, because they’re absorbed in attacking their own organization.
Carlson accused the likes of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (above) of focusing on diversity and inclusion initiatives and ‘the weather’ instead of investigating UFOs
‘When they say that all revolutions are the same, they’re right.’
He added: ‘Most of the generals we see quoted in the press seem more committed to meeting some counterproductive diversity goal — hiring more pregnant air force pilots, assembling the world’s first transgender SEAL team — than on defending the United States.’
Carlson specifically took aim at Defense Secretary Austin, likening his appointment to ‘handing control of the entire US military to the editorial page of the New York Times’ and branding his Senior Adviser Bishop Garrison ‘a lunatic.’
Austin, he said, has ‘declared a hot war on global warming.’
Carlson aired footage of the defense secretary calling the climate crisis an ‘existential’ threat to the nation.
‘Today, no nation can find lasting security without addressing the climate crisis. We face all kinds of threats in our line of work, but few of them truly deserve to be called existential,’ says Austin.
‘The climate crisis does deserve to be called existential.’
Carlson also shared a clip he said shows Austin ‘explaining that the scariest risk our soldiers face is the possibility they might serve alongside Americans who didn’t vote for Joe Biden.’
Carlson pointed to the US Army’s new recruitment ad which featured an LGBTQ+ protest
The Army’s new recruitment ad chronicling the life of Corporal Emma Malonelord features an animated depiction of a gay rights march (pictured)
Pentagon will trawl military personnel’s social media accounts for undefined ‘extremist and concerning behavior’
The Pentagon is planning to ‘continuously’ trawl the social media accounts of military personnel for extremist behavior and views – and will use a private security company to shield itself from concerns that it’s violating First Amendment rights.
The pilot program, part of the Biden administration’s plan to crack down on domestic extremism, will result in the ongoing monitoring of military personnel for ‘concerning behaviors’, according to sources and internal documents seen by The Intercept.
The so-called ‘concerning behaviors’ haven’t been explicitly identified, leading to concerns that social media commissars could squash protected free speech – just as ‘Big Tech’ has in some cases shut down opinion that is out of the mainstream – such as when Facebook locked former Donald Trump‘s accounts.
The program is being spearheaded by Bishop Garrison, a senior advisor to President Biden’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who has previously said Trump and his supporters are racist and is an advocate for Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project, which teaches that America is an inherently racist nation founded on slavery.
It has already sparked backlash over concerns about free speech and fears military members could be targeted for ‘lack of wokeness’.
The Department of Defense has not commented about Garrison’s program but a House Armed Services Committee spokesperson said they believed the social media screening would be in addition to background checks, and not ongoing surveillance.
The program will likely use keyword searches on social media to identify military personnel with extremist political views or behaviors.
Furious critics have been quick to slam news of the potential program, saying the keyword search strategy is flawed because it is an invasion of privacy.
They also argue it will return ‘false positives’ and will undermine morale if military personnel are constantly second guessing what they post on social media.
US Rep. Lauren Boebert argued: ‘We should not be removing military members for lack of wokeness. Will the next step be pledging loyalty to the Democrat Party to fight for our country.’
A Pentagon official with knowledge of the program said it had already proven challenging to create a list of keywords that would help identify extremists but not infringe on free speech.
Officials say the program will use the services of a private surveillance company to try and circumvent or avoid any criticism regarding First Amendment protections.
Babel Street, a private company in Washington DC that sells social media monitoring software, is the front runner to carry out the surveillance, according to Pentagon officials.
In the footage from January 19, Austin testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would root out enemies that ‘lie within our own ranks.’
‘And if confirmed, I will fight hard to stamp out sexual assault and to rid our ranks of racists and extremists,’ he says in the footage.
‘The job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies. But we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks.’
Austin was speaking weeks after the January 6 riot where a Donald Trump inspired mob stormed the Capitol in a violent insurrection that left five dead.
Carlson took aim at ‘activist type’ Garrison who is advising Austin on the Pentagon’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
Garrison is also leading the Pentagon’s extremism steering committee which has now launched a social media screening pilot program, which will monitor the accounts of military personnel for ‘concerning’ and extremist behaviors.
‘Spend five minutes Googling Bishop Garrison. Treat yourself. He’s a lunatic. A few years ago, he announced that anyone who supports Donald Trump — tens of millions of American citizens, many of whom have served in the military — is a white supremacist,’ said Carlson.
‘And he said ‘there is no room for nuance’ on that question.’
Carlson also took issue with the US Army’s latest recruitment ad that features an animated lesbian wedding and an LGBTQ+ pride parade.
The campaign features five cartoon shorts telling the stories of five diverse soldiers and an LGBTQ+ family.
One two-minute recruitment video centers on Corporal Emma Malonelord and her upbringing as she is raised by two moms.
The ad is part of a recruitment effort to appeal to more diverse groups as LGBTQ+, ethnic minority groups, and women are still largely underrepresented in the army – even more so in high ranking positions.
General Mark Milley has called for more diversity saying the forces need ‘diverse talent in order for us to remain strong.’
Carlson played part of the ad where the cartoon corporal says she ‘marched for equality.’
‘”I also marched for equality.” Oh, shut up. Who cares?’ the Fox host mocked.
‘Please stop talking about yourself for once. It is boring and irrelevant and insulting. This is not just your country, it belongs to all of us. Your job is to defend it, please do so.’
Carlson claimed the ‘same fighting force that for generations we have been so proud of’ has been ‘captured by people who seem like rejects from the Google HR department.’
The Fox host argued that UFOS ‘are real’ and are ‘a prima facie challenge to the United States military’ that he urged the Pentagon to turn its attention to.
‘What are these things? Why are they buzzing our skies? Why do they seem attracted to our U.S. military? And above all, why isn’t the Pentagon more focused on this? It seems like a threat if there ever was one,’ he said.
Carlson’s comments come as retired Navy officers issued a chilling warning that UFO sightings possess technology that far surpasses that owned by the US.
Commenting on the video released last week, Sean Cahil – a retired US Navy Chief Master-at-Arms – told CNN’s Chris Cuomo the technology on display is 100 to 1000 years ahead of that possessed by the United States.
Lt Col. Matthew Lohmeier was fired from the Space Force after he branded its diversity programs ‘Marxist’ as examples
Carlson’s comments come as retired Navy officers issued a chilling warning that UFO sightings possess technology that far surpasses that owned by the US. Sean Cahil (left) – a retired US Navy Chief Master-at-Arms told CNN about the UFOs
‘What we saw in the Tic-Tac […] is the five observables. [These] indicate a technology that outstrips our arsenal by at least 100 to 1000 years at the moment.’
Last April, the infamous ‘Tic Tac’ incident was one of three videos released by the Pentagon which showed footage of ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’ taken by US Navy pilots.
At least six pilots encountered the mysterious object as it flew at speed over the Pacific near Mexico on November 14, 2004.
The way it moved has led to speculation that it was a UFO and it has become a key piece of evidence for those who believe in extraterrestrials.
The comments and the release of the video comes ahead of the delivery of unclassified reports by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and other agencies about unidentified aerial phenomena sightings by military personnel to Congress next month.