posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 09:27 PM
Well, ok, let's talk about disclosure on things that might sort of relate, in a general sort of way.
Let's assume you are to work on a project that might be sort of similar, in a general sort of way. But something of that nature and scope. To begin
with, you will have to have TS/SCI, with at least scope, and more probably lifestyle poly. That's for openers. There's other special pokings around
they do in your life if it's a really unusual project. You're most likely not the sort to reveal something of this nature.
But let's say you were. There are other barricades. When you are added to a project that's very tightly held, you have a special meeting or two.
First, if it's sort of real secret but not "UFO level", the project manager might dispense with the formalities, especially if you've worked with
them before. But on something like this, you'll get the full meal deal.
So you will receive the "SCI project security indoctrination" lecture for openers. Then the briefing officer will "read you the riot act"...
he'll go over the following (at least these) and maybe more if there are special rules governing your particular project.
Title 18, Section 793: Run your mouth, "gather info" or misplace critical documents and get up to 10 years, even if it's an accident
Section 794 "the biggie": If it results in a leak of information to a foreign national, and that leak contains data concerning military
spacecraft, satellites, means of defense or retaliation against mass attack (i.e. if we had "shields" or "orbiting death rays"..this one's really
loose and they can fit nearly anything into it), war plans, crypto, or any major weapon system they can just KILL your happy ass. Yes, that's
right. As a civilian, if you do this, you can be executed without jury trial on the say so of a federal judge. This is because they may not be
ABLE to empanel a jury of your peers, there may not be enough people cleared to hear the evidence. At any rate, this is one law that's easier on you
if you are military. They can ALWAYS empanel a UCMJ court for a court martial but the civilian court may not bother.
794 also provides for summary execution if you reveal military plans, strength, troop disposition etc the nation then being in a state of war.
You never, ever want to egregiously violate 794. Ever. 794 expressly lists disclosure of military spacecraft as a trigger. And they do so separately
from satellites. Let that be a hint to you.
Section 798: 10 more years for you if it's crypto or secure comm related
Section 952: blow something diplomatic and it's 10 more years
Title 50, section 783: more 10 year adders to pile on
The briefing officer will drone on and on for an hour, reading these word for word. Then you initial about 50 places that confirm he did this.
Having been bored and worried, you are then officially read onto the project in front of God and everybody, and you affirm several more times that you
understand. Then you sign DD1847. Then you find out more about what you're getting into. If you have issues, you can generally back out then. It
doesn't release you, ever. But you definitely get the option to eject with grace.
If you continue, there are usually about 50 more forms to fill out that are project specific, but sometimes it ends there. I can only imagine if there
WERE a UFO project going on, or something related, you'd have a few more affirmations signed in blood, urine and what not. But DD1847 does the trick.
If such existed, and you HAD some sort of UFO data, and you were to post it on wikileaks, you would trigger a section 794 like you have never seen.
The wiki publisher would probably be subject to 794 as your co-conspirator. There is a clause in 794 that makes anyone you reveal the info to as a
co-conspirator subject to 794 without having signed the NDA. So by telling you the "UFO Troof", I would have possibly killed you. Even if they
can't hit you with the co-conspirator brush, and I've been told more than once they will, there is still Title 50 which provides for punishment for
those receiving classified info. It's only 10 years, but still, that's a long time.
So, in summary, the stuff you sign for projects that are sort of comparable (although not the same) are really punitive. There are real nasty bits of
the US legal code wherein they can just pick you up, have a federal judge point at you and say "guilty" and they can carry you out back and
I would not EVER disclose something of that nature, but if I ever felt like it, 794 would make me reconsider. That's why I don't think you'll ever
see UFO engine plans or what have you on wikileaks, and if you do, it will be bogus.