posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Nephi1337
reply to post by gravykraken
you say .. generally covert ops and black budget project members DO NOT advertise their affiliation.
do we know this for sure ? hints the encription in the patches ..
i do agree with you i do ..but i surly cant debunk weather or not the patches are fake or not ..however if you just take the time to watch the video
you will have a little more insite on how this patch system works ..
who knows like i said maybe they are worn in the private sector as a means of comunication or id so if and when they run into another members they
wont break any rules by talking and asking questions ...like an example on some of the patches you will see 5 stars seprated by one this i am
guessing means this person works at area 51 ?
but i rly cant say for sure ...i just think there might be a story to be told within them
ty for the reply and pardon my spelling errors
[edit on 9-5-2010 by Nephi1337]
i don't sweat the spelling.
sure there is a story to be told. i'm sure that is true for most any insignia.
military is so compartmentalized, especially covert ops, that communication would probably be limited to recognizing members of the same project. even
then it is doubtful. separate units may be working on the same project and never know that there is another team. or each unit's responsibility only
covers a portion of the project's scope. either one hand washes the other, or one hand doesn't know what the other is doing. all is contingent on
the "need to know".
i doubt the patches are "fake". some are probably a bit more official than others. (black ops insignia vs. small unit designs) even the one that
really does look like it came from a head shop, the mushroom, i could see as being representative of a psy-ops unit.
i did watch it. the entire presentation. it is interesting. "tastes like chicken" probably my favorite.
Paglen points out in one anecdote, "i could tell you but then i'd have to kill you", might suggest that the patches are used more to stir up
mystique rather than prevent it, maybe even to surround the project with a certain atmosphere (for whatever reason), or just blowing smoke in order to
misdirect from the fire.
at what point in a project's development does the patch design come into play? when everything is still on the drawing board? during testing? the
training and recruitment phase? completion of primary objective? does this happen while the project is still super secret or after the damage is done?
top secret is one thing, but black ops aren't even supposed to exist. technically.