OK. Listened to JG's deep dive on the Elizondo complaint. hard to follow, plus I was outside digging like a fiend with headphones on so perhaps my concentration wasn't all there. But, if I heard that right LE can make about whatever accusation he likes and it's obviously public, but the DoD IG isn't obligated to respond in any way and likely won't. They could've tossed this thing ten seconds after receipt for all we know - and I doubt we will.
Sounds exactly like current politics. Throw any piece of **** you like into the media stream and it'll be gobbled up by those who like what it says and although the 'truth is out there' somewhere that likely isn't it.
I don't doubt Elizondo has a serious background. As I've said, I would NOT want to be in possession of something he needed. I couldn't help but think he led some sort of internal non-official effort that had the blessing of Harry Reid that is roughly similar in many respects to the informal investigation and briefings that John B Alexander did. It was within arm's length of a 'real' program - AAWSAP - but maybe didn't have the official sanction he says. Likely he's more of an opportunist than anything else, making hay of it in a community that will literally believe anything.
At some point I posted some info about Richard Marcinko. Navy SEAL, impressive credential - who got a bit carried away. In his case he got locked up for it. Not suggesting LE committed any crimes, but people with real credentials and real backgrounds can get caught up in the same human nonsense we all do. Hence an astronaut driving cross country in diapers because of a relationship problem.
Look - if the shoe were on the other foot and Lue the seasoned counterintelligence agent listened to this story why would he believe it ? Long on implication and short on fact, plus there has been commercial involvement. I have no idea how much $$ he has garnered from his appearances, etc - if any really - but it can't be zero and undoubtedly pays better than 'bagging groceries at the supermarket' as he has suggested. He resigned under some cloud and apparently had a problem with his boss. He didn't invent that. He could really be a whistleblower on this topic but his original motivation to do so might not be as represented. I think a likely scenario is that he was involved in some informal program that really did look into UAPs at some level and yet ran afoul of personalities that ended his career. Some sort of internecine conflict that involved Christopher Mellon too. The stated reason for the unpopularity of any interest in this is that senior officials in DoD felt UAPS were satanic in nature as stated also in Skinwalkers at the Pentagon. That's just absurd enough to make me think it could be true. As he said himself he's not old enough to retire and suddenly here's TTSA and a number of commercial ventures that can pay the bills and stick it to those who put him on the outside. I can relate to that - the too short of retirement part.
Without even speculating as to the motives behind any of this - why should we listen to anything he says ? He's following the standard pattern Lazar and others have used. Crumbs of 'proof' and an interesting background but not much else. I'd really like to believe him but have no reason to. If I'm ultimately proved wrong that's fine by me.