This is not a joke.
The United Nations just appointed Mazlan Othman, a 59-year-old Malaysian female astrophysicist to be Earth’s first space ambassador for extraterrestrial contact affairs. Before this appointment, she was Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna.
Although Malaysia‘s constitution guarantees religious freedom, Islam is the largest and official religion of the southeast Asian country where 60.45% of the population are practicing Muslims; 9% are Christians.
This news, together with the Sept. 15 news of unidentified aerial objects having been seen over (and in some cases disabling) nuclear weapons sites by former and retired military officers, sure makes me wonder. Maybe there really is something to those conspiracy theories about plans for a false flag event by The Powers That Be of the feigned arrival of space aliens to frighten us into accepting a one-world government!
The best comment I’ve received is this from an e-mail acquaintance:
“The UN is incapable of dealing with human governments, why should we trust it to deal with aliens?”
Separated From Birth: Othman and Spielberg’s ET
From:NewsCore September 26, 2010
The United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth’s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting.
Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN’s little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire.
She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before – and that means the UN must be ready to coordinate humanity’s response to any “first contact”.
During a talk Othman gave recently to fellow scientists, she said: “The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials. “When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject. The UN is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination.”
Professor Richard Crowther, an expert in space law and governance at the UK Space Agency and who leads British delegations to the UN on such matters, said: “Othman is absolutely the nearest thing we have to a ‘take me to your leader’ person.” However, he thinks humanity’s first encounter with any intelligent aliens is more likely to be via radio or light signals from a distant planet than by beings arriving on Earth. And, he suggests, even if we do encounter aliens in the flesh, they are more likely to be microbes than anything intelligent.