posted on May, 25 2008 @ 07:47 PM
As you may know, there are guys that sit in a room all day and monitor news networks, blogs, websites, etc. looking for any kind of trace of a
Also, there are guys on the domestic side that lurk around the internet monitoring sites like ATS just looking for any kind of uprising, threats, etc.
A lot of people on ATS believe that if you write something, black suits are going to immediately knock on your door. No, this does not happen.
First and foremost your name and all the information surrounding your post, blog, etc are put into a database and is tagged with a threat level. If
your threat level is high enough then your files moves up the chain and a senior analyst takes over.
Actually people who monitor these sites are not even special agents, just analysts. If your threat is severe enough then you are looked at a little
more. But again, agents are not just going to come kicking down your door. These guys are good. They are going to look at your previous posts, read
a little about you on your bio. So in essence, if you are always talking about how you love Bush and love his administration and then rant one of his
policies, you are not going to be looked at. But, if all of your posts deal with anti-Bush then you best believe you are tagged.
Then there is more to it than that. Then of course you have your analysts that are going to post like a normal person and ask you certain questions.
Not directly though, but indirectly. They will agree with you and gain your confidence and they might ask: Man, wouldn't it be nice if Bush was
taken out. If you agree, you have answered his question. But, the whole time you are thinking this person is just Joe Blow off the street, but, this
person is actually an analysts that is inputting all of this information into a database.
I will use ATS as an example. An analyst spends years on ATS gaining its trust and becoming a contributing member. This person will post like he
disagrees with the government and all the good stuff, but, this is just a front, to gain confidence and not be seen as working for the other side.
This person will have a lot of points and maybe a few credentials, like a moderator. Most people, would believe that the site owners are in on this,
but no, this person will just start like a regular member and no one else knows the real intent of this person, but the analyst.
People worry about people who sign up the day before and start disagreeing with them and they say they are a disinfo agent. But, I would more worry
about seasoned members, than someone who signed up yesterday; these guys are trained by the best.
Just trying to shed some light on the intelligence community.
[edit on 25-5-2008 by jhill76]