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Tom DeLonge got himself mixed up in the WikiLeaks email mess

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WikiLeaks was once an important resource that exposed dangerous hypocrisy and illegal cover-ups, but lately it has transitioned into sort of an edgier, more political take on TMZ. Instead of screaming at celebrities on the street, though, WikiLeaks gets most of its information by innocently receiving hacked/leaked emails sent from anonymous third parties that have no ulterior motives and may or may not say the word “comrade” a lot. Also, much like how TMZ latches onto certain celebrities, WikiLeaks is openly targeting Hillary Clinton in an attempt to punish her for her supposed crimes against transparency or whatever.

However, the latest WikiLeaks email dump didn’t just bring more of Clinton’s secrets into the daylight. It also inadvertently wrapped former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge into all of this nonsense by once again highlighting his well-known fascination with aliens. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, DeLonge’s name came up a few times in these new emails, specifically in a some messages from him to John Podesta, a high-ranking figure in Clinton’s campaign—and a former member of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton’s administrations. Like DeLonge, Podesta also happens to be a bit of a UFO fan, and the emails seem to concern a project he was working on with DeLonge.


In one from 2015, DeLonge says he wants Podesta to meet some “important people” who are involved in something “relating to our sensitive topic.” He adds:

I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic. Both were in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials. Worth our time, and as well the investment to bring all the way out to you.

Another email concerns a meeting DeLonge had with a military official:

He just has to say that out loud, but he is very, very aware- as he was in charge of all of the stuff. When Roswell crashed, they shipped it to the laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. General McCasland was in charge of that exact laboratory up to a couple years ago.


There’s really nothing hugely shocking in here, as it seems clear that the messages are just about a couple of alien enthusiasts nerding out about alien stuff. It could all relate to the “Sekret Machines Project” that DeLonge talked about back in May, but we have no idea. Either way, it seems like WikiLeaks is still doing good, important work.

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