posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 02:22 AM
No idea if anyone's pointed out the inconsistencies from a Military/NatSec perspective.
Flat Rock is the name of the lab from the Andromeda Strain. A figment of Michael Crichton's imagination informed by actual BSL-IV labs like at Plum
Island and Atlanta.
However, Desert Rock is an airfield in Nevada under the control of the Energy Department and not the NRC, it was never controlled by the Marines
(however it used to be Camp Desert Rock, an Army post) and they'd never do something like this in full view of the people in Mercury and people
working on "grey" (in the secrecy meaning, not our purported extraterrestrial pals) stuff at Tonopah. There are plenty of places in the Nevada Desert
that'd work, hell hiding in plain sight at Lake Mead or Manzano Bases would make more sense if the timeline's legit, which it isn't for a couple of
Second, Sandia Base hasn't existed since the 70's. If this was written in the 80's as it claims, the authors would have referred to it as the Manzano
Weapons Storage area, Phillips lab, Sandia National Laboratory, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute or Defense Nuclear Agency operating location
at Kirtland AFB. Sandia Base, Manzano Base, and Kirtland Base (the KB in the SOM 1-01 manual, though I still can't figure out if the supposed building
88 was actually at Kirtland and not at Manzano or Sandia) were all folded together in 1971 to simplify administration.
Kirtland also isn't in Texas. Its in Albuquerque. Surest way to piss off a New Mexican is to associate them (I guess us now) with Texas. If they meant
Lackland, that makes even less sense as 50 miles southeast is basically Karnes City, and its fairly large for nowhereland Texas.
I've got mixed feelings on the "original" SOM 1-01 because most of the terminology's right but at the same time, this is pure bull#.