Tonight's guest Michael E. Salla, PhD makes some interesting extrapolations between an ET presence on our planet and current events. In a commentary(1) on his website he ponders whether the recent Columbia Shuttle disaster could actually be the result of a secretive clash between governments. Citing the work of scholar Zecharia Sitchin, Salla outlines how the Anunnaki, an ancient group of extraterrestrials who interacted with the Sumerians, may have brought advanced technology to their civilization.
This technology might be buried in an ancient city such as Uruk (in modern day Iraq), which the German government had recently begun plans to excavate. Salla writes there may be a connection between this planned dig and Germany's refusal to participate in a preemptive war against Iraq. Further, Salla suggests that the Columbia could have been shot down as a warning not to attack Iraq, and that the conflict "may well mask a deeper desire to gain access and control of extraterrestrial technology buried in ancient Sumerian cities."
Zecharia Sitchin also comments on the shuttle disaster via a memorial tribute to "The Fallen Boat of Heaven" on his website(2). He compares the Columbia astronauts to the Anunnaki, whom he says according to a Sumerian text, "recorded the loss of a boat-of-heaven and its fifty occupants." Despite this loss, Sitchin said that the Annunaki continued to come and go between their planet Nibiru and Earth, conducting genetic engineering with our species. "Thus the heritage of the Anunnaki is in our genes; like them, we shall be voyagers in Boats of Heaven," he wrote.