New classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the Pentagon has a special budget set aside just in case of an extraterrestrial attack similar to the one seen in the blockbuster film, “Independence Day.”
According to the documents, after seeing the movie during the summer of 1996, senators and representatives came together to author legislation designed to protect human lives during an alien invasion.
Snowden said he felt the timing to release these documents was appropriate since it was July 4, and he had just been informed of a Tea Party initiative to defund fireworks on Independence Day that he felt was, “utterly ridiculous.”
“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing when my colleague told me about the Tea Party winning an injunction that crippled fireworks budgets for Fourth of July celebrations. If they were really worried about wasting money, they wouldn’t have this ridiculous chunk of cash set aside for something that will never happen,” Snowden said in a Skype interview with Rachel Maddow.
The $150 billion defense fund has been set aside by Congress to coordinate appropriate defenses for when interstellar attackers send multiple ships into Earth’s atmosphere to destroy the planet’s largest cities, the documents state.
The plan calls for one computer hacker and one Air Force pilot to be on standby at all times ready for the inevitable attack. If the plan (which is codenamed: Operation Fat Lady) is initiated, the hacker must design a computer virus from scratch to infect the attacker’s mothership and disable their defenses. The Air Force pilot is to coordinate with NASA, steal an alien vessel, and get the computer hacker to dock with the mothership base of the attackers so he or she can upload the virus, according to the documents.
Pentagon officials have not returned calls from Rock City Times seeking comment on these classified documents.
Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House in 1996, released this statement on the legislation:
“I believe we had to look at all options to defend our planet. No other country had funds set aside for interstellar defenses, and as usual, America saw a need and led the way in fulfilling that need. If I could go back in time and change our plans, I wouldn’t. Those who say the defense fund is a waste of money will thank us on the day we are attacked by creatures from thousands of light-years away.”
Gingrich refused to comment on whether or not the U.S. government set plans in motion to stop a large asteroid if it were going to collide with the planet after seeing the 1998 blockbuster “Armageddon.”