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June 13, 2003 9:41 PM   Subscribe

The real reason we invaded Iraq! The Von Doniken explanation for Iraq Ataq. This is wierd stuff, folks. But it does raise an interesting question: should Earthly politics reflect galactic defense and solar interests? (heehee) (this link via y2karl over at WarFilter, cause he kinda begged for it, and I'm a simpleton who complies ..)
posted by Wulfgar! (9 comments total)
I couldn't reach the site but here's the google cache of the page.
posted by gyc at 10:09 PM on June 13, 2003

This study provides an exopolitical analysis of the policy dimensions of an historic extraterrestrial presence that is pertinent to Iraq and a US led preemptive attack. It will be argued that competing clandestine government organizations are struggling through proxy means to take control of ancient extraterrestrial (ET) technology that exists in Iraq, in order to prepare for an impending series of events corresponding to the 'prophesied return' of an advanced race of ETs. The Columbia Space Shuttle may well have been a high profile victim of such a proxy war intended to send a message to US based clandestine organizations over the preemptive war against Iraq.

The author, Dr. Michael Salla, has a homepage at American University, which looks like a respectable institution, and a CV that includes a PhD from the University of Queensland... just goes to show that tin foil hatness can strike anywhere, I suppose.
posted by jokeefe at 10:19 PM on June 13, 2003

Can you still get tin foil? Isn't headwear haberdashery of the aluminum foil variety these days?
posted by netbros at 10:40 PM on June 13, 2003

If anybody knows the truth about E.T. it's Donald Rumsfeld. I just wonder if he let Shrub know.
posted by son_of_minya at 10:42 PM on June 13, 2003

I thought that the real reason that the Bush Administration decided to invade Iraq (and made up all those stories about weapons of mass destruction to justify it) was because the US was concerned that Saddam Hussein was reverse-engineering technology from an alien spacecraft that crashed in Iraq in 1998 to build his own advanced ships and weapons. (And used the flying saucer to escape American forces.)
posted by SenshiNeko at 11:26 PM on June 13, 2003

Hey, can you imagine if Bush, by collaborating with these aliens, became the ruler of the universe? How cool (or scary, rather) would that be?
posted by gyc at 1:05 AM on June 14, 2003

Thea rticle in question came from Dr. Sallas's Exopolitics page. I found it on Nexus while tracking a political science fiction narrative entitled The Hidden Face of Terrorism.

All of this is very Art Bell...

Area 51: A Personal Narrative, by the way, is one of the better examples of its sort I have read.

Upon review: read all three of those links, gvc--you know the line that says The Matrix was for real? Nuh-uh--we're talking Stargate, baby.
posted by y2karl at 1:33 AM on June 14, 2003

von Dänikens books are terribly amusing actually. One should get them and read them like comedy. (TFH optional)
posted by dabitch at 3:54 AM on June 14, 2003

Didn't Carl Sagan kind of earn his academic spurs refuting von Däniken in detail?
posted by alumshubby at 7:13 AM on June 14, 2003

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