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The Real Reason for the Operation Blackjack Fiasco

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posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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This is what happens when a military member does not adhere to opsec.

It basically boils down to a member of the training team leaking out information to the public on the time line of a fictitious nuclear attack on the US. The military does these types of exercises in order to test procedure and to locate short comings in contingency.

so basically some airman on the team decided that for wha ever reason, it would be funny to create a sight and release the information cryptically. timelines and sites matched with the details of the exercise, and people went overboard.




posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 04:26 AM
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That's nice.

Love your supporting evidence.

peace



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 04:39 AM
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supporting evidence = common sense.

The military was not exactly hiding the fact that there was an exercise.

the exercise coincided with the cryptic information that was encoded into the website.

the counter (if given that it was phase 1 and phase 2, making the counter end in 2009) would coincide with the strikes on american soil as planned by the exercise.

the events that were released (as well as the video and image of the control) were only privy to someone who was part of the exercise operations.

the codes were changing in response to active blog/forums. the photoshop jobs of the images were poorly done, and the images were from google images. not the surveilance images that you would find from some secret squirrel snoop and poop society.

the most common opsec failures come from lower enlisted individuals looking for fame or money. why have the website expire months before the warned event?

the image/video released displayed airforce personell as well as some civilians. most of the computers in the room had red stickers with red banners across the top of the screen, notating the machines as high side, or secret. (if it was top secret they would be orange, green is unclass, and blue is confidential...). this photo would not be released by any public affairs office, because of the sticker itself. no matter what was on the screen.

put it all together and the most likely and common sense answer is....

like i said, a lower enlisted person with a bit of computer knowledge (probably an IT tech or something similar) who was able to put together a few images and information to release for a cheap thrill.

it happens more often than you would think.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 04:47 AM
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What's sad is that there's actually people who believe that something is going to happen this week. Anybody with a little knowledge of numbers can do something like this. What's next, somebody finding a secret code put in the DOOM game that points to another date, and we have another 10 threads about it?

The scenario in Blackjack won't be happening.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 04:51 AM
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its all about the 15 minutes of fame.

unfortunately, if it came to light who was the one who was releasing the information, especially the image/video, that person would be losing thier clearance, losing some rank (if they had it to lose) likely end up on restriction, and even chance being discharged and/or prisoned depending on how much they wanted to make an example of the individual.

not really worth all the trouble if you ask me.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 04:51 AM
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Blackjack was a production of the Telegraph newspaper in the UK, it wasn't on "some site someone created", it was on their main website.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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While I see no evidence that blackjack is even remotely credible, I believe you have also fallen into the same trap of making claims with little no evidence. The only way to fight fiction is with facts IMHO.

IRM



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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Common sense would tell me that it was a comic strip. Not a military exercise that was leaked. Common sense told you that?



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 02:02 PM
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Why do people read way to much into everything? It hasn't happened and most likely will not...life will go on as normal. It's cartoon strip + someone with a good imagination = alot of wasted time and effort. I find it frigtening that people believe alot of conspiracy theories, 9/11, 7/7 were terrorist attacks! Plain and simple. And it's direspectful to treat it as anything but a terrorist attack. Thousand of people died!!

Thats my two penneth



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 02:34 AM
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Yeah, trying to compare 9/11 to this Blackjack tomfoolery is laughable. 9/11 has hoards of evidence, witness testimony, and expert analysis, and Blackjack is...a comic strip.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:24 AM
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Originally posted by wx4caster
This is what happens when a military member does not adhere to opsec.

It basically boils down to a member of the training team leaking out information to the public on the time line of a fictitious nuclear attack on the US. The military does these types of exercises in order to test procedure and to locate short comings in contingency.

so basically some airman on the team decided that for wha ever reason, it would be funny to create a sight and release the information cryptically. timelines and sites matched with the details of the exercise, and people went overboard.



Perhaps the brave soldier saw a memo and it had this on the dockett and his rank and access enabled him to learn that a plan was in the works and leaked it to let the populous know of an impending attack.

To me, it appears to be some soldier didn't like the order or assignment he was given and went rouge and released a classified memo. Hence how alot of atrocities are revealed that wouldn't typically see the light of day.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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A game? - supposedly created by one "Justin Williams", Assistant Editor at the Telegraph Media Group.

He (supposedly) was on here under the username VALENTE

This thread p82 scroll to bottom

And he explains some stuff, but you have to wade through the usual ATS arguments.

That is of course if it WAS him ...



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