UFOs: MJ-12, an SF Novel Series & Muslim Shock Troops 1
UFOs are a topic of continuing interest, despite a growing tide of Disclosure planned (such as the Alien Awareness Program a Three-Star General was invited to join and passed on) and unplanned (more and more leaks every day as the truth inexorably works its way to the surface). But to really properly discuss UFOs in our modern times; to provide context, I believe it is necessary to think in terms MJ-12 (the controllers and lethal guardians of the secrets of UFOs) and its acute interest in the history of UFOs, their occupants and their activities here on Earth, from the deep past to today. Unsurprisingly, any and all aspects of this with military impact are of prime concern. Sounds reasonable, right, but what on Earth has this to so with SF (science fiction), let alone Muslim shock troops? There most definitely is a connection, and I very much doubt you will see it coming.
Historical Janissaries and Their Futuristic (?) SF(?) Counterparts
About now now you probably have questions in your head something like “What on Earth do Muslim shock troops (whatever that means) have to do with SF at all, and how does that have anything to do with UFOs?” Perhaps this is followed by “And what's up with that bizarre header and its two strangely positioned question marks?”
Shall be happy to answer, first by briefly explaining the historical Janissaries. The Janissaries were fanatical Muslim troops of the Ottoman Empire consisting of Christian converts from prisoners or, preferably, Christian boys taken at a young age, rigorously trained in Islam and indoctrinated in much the manner of radical jihadists today. There's an old saying “There's no fanatic like a convert,” and that was certainly true of these fearsome warriors, who also had an important civil administrative branch. Originally, the Janissaries were the Sultan's personal bodyguard and army. Below is a Janissary soldier of the 1400s.
Okay, I get the historical Ottoman Janissaries now, but why do you question both the futuristic nature of the Janissaries of SF you have yet to discuss and whether they are SF at all?
Fair questions, but before I answer them, let me quickly sketch out the SF Janissaries. I refer specifically to Janissaries, a series of novels by the great SF writer Jerry E. Pournelle who, among his other astounding talents, is a wizard when it comes to military SF. The central premise, described here, is that aliens aka (per my usage ETs/EDs–Extraterrestrials/ Extradimensionals) in UFOs are taking whole small military units from Earth, carrying them off to a faraway planet not in our solar system and using them as tailored forces to wage proxy wars. What happens thereafter is of no concern to us. What is of concern to us here is the taking of whole military formations forms the subject of what very much looks, feels and “smells” like part of an enclosure from an ABOVE TOP SECRET MJ-12 document! How, then, did Jerry Pournelle know about such a highly classified topic?
The answer, I believe, lies in the circles in which he then ran and the people he met. A technology maven, and highly educated man, as detailed in the link on his background, he was directly involved in very high level space defense work and other matters. He was thus well positioned to come across those in the know. It is entirely possible he was talent spotted, as I was, and tracked from very early in his military aerospace days, if not sooner. Someone might've said something in passing, been overheard, or some gem could've been deliberately imparted. The last may have support in the form of something said to me decades ago when I remarked on how it seemed to me he was getting some very sensitive information from somewhere. The reply (quote close to if not dead on) from someone who knew him well was revealing: “People tell him interesting things.” I'll say!
Barring his saying what happened (presuming he cares/dares to be truthful), we do not know. But what I can say from direct experience reading the first book early in my own military aerospace career is that the core military unit abduction scenario rang true for me. Indeed, it was so strong in its impression on me it was akin to being smacked.
Appropriately enough, the most well known UFO related military abduction took place in Turkey during the Allied military disaster (Winston Churchill's idea), known as the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. The way I read it, a British regiment marched into a cloud and disappeared. That got my attention, especially when I had already read about several communities in Alaska and Canada (?) where the entire populace had vanished.
Part 2 will resume the narrative and explain the particulars of how MJ-12's own data and Jerry Pournelle's core premise match each other. It will also examine, in detail, the account which so rattled my cage in the beginning stages of my military aerospace career.
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