posted on Feb, 24 2010 @ 09:37 PM
Ok, just to address the idea of someone coming to ATS with "secret" information aspect of the conversation ...
ATS is a social discussion forum with a focus on conspiratorial and alternative topics, it isn't a whistleblower site per se. It isn't for example
wikileaks or cryptome where great lengths are gone to by site management, including defending an endless stream of of lawsuits, to protect their
sources. We have some incredible members here, with a high degree of intelligence, from all parts of the world, and with all sorts of personal
expertise, who are able to think outside the box, and yes every once in a while come up with a valid theory from existing information available
on other sites connecting dots which might otherwise seem unrelated.
But for the most part we're neither investigative journalists nor are any of us privy to sensitive information. And those who are, would know better
than to reveal it here ... rather, should they be so inclined, would reveal it through a vehicle that is able to much more effectively guarantee their
anonymity and perhaps discuss it on ATS as a disconnected third party. So this idea that someone who somehow is in possession of one or more
"smoking guns" would reveal it here is rather unrealistic.
This is not to diminish the validity of ATS in any way ... "smoking guns" are few and far between in this world of ours, instead truths are gleaned
by connecting above mentioned seemingly small facts and events of low significance so that a bigger picture may emerge. Conspiracies are more often
than not considered if not uncovered in this fashion rather than by big revelations by one guy here or there. Ufology is a perfect example of this,
whereas some hope and pray for "disclosure" most serious researchers go about their business piecing facts and theories together rather that sit
back and hope someone will disclose something.
So such revelations as the OP's, whilst entertaining on an anecdotal level, don't (or at least shouldn't) really change anything about how we
contribute here. At least, that's the way I see it.