Chief of Staff General David Goldfein has ominously insisted that the Air Force is taking the viral ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us’ occasion “very seriously” because the US has “secrets [that] deserve to be protected.”
“All joking aside, we’re taking it very seriously,” Goldfein advised reporters throughout the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space, and Cyber Conference. “Our nation has secrets, and those secrets deserve to be protected. The people deserve to have our nation’s secrets protected.”
Goldfein’s feedback will doubtless fire up conspiracy theories already raging on-line, significantly within the wake of an explosive admission by a US Navy official that movies present encounters between US Navy plane and UFOs are actual.
Over two million indicated they had been collaborating within the “Storm Area 51” occasion deliberate to happen on Friday.
Although the occasion web page itself has been scrubbed from Facebook, and the Air Force has already issued a number of warnings and even closed off the surrounding air area, 1000’s of individuals are nonetheless anticipated to descend upon the top-secret desert facility, or at the least its perimeter defenses (which are literally a number of miles from the bottom itself).
Matt Donovan, performing secretary of the US Air Force, added that safety at the bottom has been beefed up forward of the viral occasion.
“[T]here’s still a lot of media attention out in Las Vegas, so they expect that some folks that are going to show up there. We’re prepared. We have provided them with additional security personnel as well as additional barricades and that sort of thing, because, as the chief said: We’re taking it very seriously,” Donovan mentioned.