posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 08:20 AM
I just came here to start a thread on this very subject, but the OP beat me to it!
These comments last night from Woodward really stuck with me, and they've had me wondering what this secret could be. It clearly has something to do
with locating al Qaida leaders, and using already established means (ie: Predator drone, etc.) to kill them.
So it may be safe to assume that we are talking about a sophisticated surveillance system. Someone in this thread has already mentioned the
possibility of facial recognition via satellite or UAV. This could very well be the case. But the problem with that is that for some of these shady
terrorist leaders, we don't even have any known pictures of them. And if you're taking a picture or video from a UAV or satellite, then wouldn't
you only be getting the tops of heads, and not faces? Unless they're staring up into the sky, then it may be difficult to get a good shot of
someones face and use facial software to identify them. But, I could be wrong.
If I had to guess what it was, and this is not based on any military knowledge (of which I have little to none!), I would say it is an ability to
monitor every phone call made inside Iraq. This system would monitor all land line, cell phone, and satellite calls made in the area. Maybe even
radio frequencies, too. Anyway, this sophisticated program would have the ability to detect, through voice recognition software, any communications
made by a known terrorist leader. They could then zero in on their location and take them out.
Another theory that I have involves some kind of UAV or satellite monitoring of Iraq. Let's say that it focuses on some of the main cities, or
hotbeds of terrorist activity. Imagine if they could record some kind of live video feed, and be able to zoom in down to incredible levels where they
could read some one's newspaper. Anyway, let's say there's a suicide bombing. Imagine if you could go into the system and use some type of
"rewind" feature, and follow the trail of the suicide bomber over the previous few days. You could see where he came from, who he met with, and so
on and so forth. From there, you could see who the people he talked to spoke with. Anyway, you could follow all of these trails right to the door of
the leadership, and then take them out.
Anyways, I'm sure I'm way off on my guesses. It will probably be a couple of decades before we even know what this secret weapon is. But it is
extremely exciting and fascinating. And if Woodward is as impressed with it as he seems, then I'm sure it is partially responsible for turning the
tide of this war.