In declassified CIA document NPIC EVALUATION OF FIRST SIX BLACK SHIELD MISSIONS
there are two uncensored instances of the name of two locations. One is "SPECTRE" and the other is "KWBAIL".
Bottom, page 12:
Top, page 13:
Middle, page 14:
They appear to be locations where processing is done on reconnaissance photos. The thing is, in all of the other mission documents I've read, those
processing locations are censored (maybe the same, maybe different). In fact, on the very next page, processing ocations (possibly the same ones) are
Now, the CIA is really bad and inconsistent at censoring documents for some reason. I could give you all sorts of examples, but the one that should be
most familiar to you guys is the infamous case of the 17th page of OXCART
Reconnaissance of North Vietnam
, where "Area 51" is uncensored right in the middle of the page:
(By the way, I've never seen anyone mention this one
where they refer to
it as "the Area" with a capital 'A')
So, I think "KWBAIL" and "SPECTRE" were supposed to be censored, but that section was missed, and that they are the same processing locations
censored everywhere else.
The document was originally created April 17, 1968.
Now, "SPECTRE" could be anything (hopefully not the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion from
the 1967 James Bond film "You Only Live Twice"
, preferably the superhero whose
comic book series
launched in December, 1967 =P).
"KWBAIL", on the other hand, doesn't seem to mean anything. There isn't even a legitimate phonetic pronunciation for it. It is uncensored twice,
so it's highly unlikely that it's a typographical error.
I ran it through a bunch of search engines and stuff to see if I could get any hits:
bing - 0 results
Yahoo! - 0 real results (found random gibberish and lists of every letter combination)
Google - 0 real results (found random gibberish, list of every letter combination, a Chinese site that may harm my computer with a string of random
words, and a poorly-OCR'd German book)
slide (images) - 0 results
flickr - 0 results
eBay - 0 results
amazon - 0 results
altavista (images) - 0 results
altavista (videos) - 0 results
YouTube - 0 results
Ask - 0 real results (gibberish)
Acronym Finder - 0 results
Internet Anagram Server - "Walk Bi" and "Aw Bik"
One letter down (A-Z wrap): JVAZHK
One letter up (A-Z wrap): LXCBJM
Offset one QWERTY key left (letter key wrap): JQVLUK
Offset one QWERTY key right (letter key wrap): LENSOA
Numbered letters: 11 23 2 1 9 12
Assuming that the person who wrote that document is trying to help Jason Bourne =P, I'll look at those numbers:
11232-1912 is a zip code in Brooklyn, NY.
Typing "11 23 2 1 9 12" into Google maps returned Arli National Park in Burkina Faso.
The first Google Images result for "11 23 2 1 9 12" is the Harry S. Truman Library's Desegregation of the Armed Forces gallery/timeline.
Alright, enough time-wasting with numbers. Anyway, as you can see, I didn't get any real results (unless you think Truman was involved =P). Anyone
have any idea what or where "KWBAIL" is?