The joke Facebook page "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" has got the attention of the U.S. Government. According to CNN an Air Force Spokesperson had this to say to the Washington Post:

"[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces. The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets."

CNN has followed up with the Air Force and has yet to hear back. A couple of sentences, no big deal right? Unless you carefully read and understand what the Air Force is actually saying here.

Let's break down the language used here:

  • "Discourage" - In the history of subtle tough guy words, discourage is the king of the hill. If someone is ever in your face telling you they are gonna hit you, tell them you discourage this. You will have won the mental battle right away.
  • "Armed" - Where they could have said, "we train American Forces" they chose to slip armed in there to remind you that they are armed to the teeth.
  • "The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets." - They saved the best for last. This last sentence sounds a lot like a response to a terrorist threat. It sounds that way because the U.S. Government has this funny thing about National Security matters. Ya see, if you choose to attempt to break into a military installation, you'd likely be treated like a domestic terrorist.

I've talked a lot about this matter on the Ethan and Lou Show and written about it here and there. I've been clear and consistent on this "Storm Area 51" gang. I stand firm on my beliefs.

Area 51 is no longer the storage facility for secrets. The public has been onto the base for decades, the Government would have moved any proof of extraterrestrial life or tech years ago. The Government has a right to protect it's military bases, even from it's own citizens. The amount of people listed as going, are not going. When all is said and done about 1,800 people will show up. If anyone should actually attempt to get in, they will never be seen or heard from again.

Both the U.S. Government and I strongly discourage your participation in this event. Chef, does not recommend. (I'm Chef)