reply to post by covert1
Like I said - if you seriously want to find out who/what these MiB are; then you really need to develop your own intelligence organization and
network. The same really goes for all of the 'black' projects out there.
There are many obstacles to that, though. You need funding, secrecy, talent/experience, and security. This is beyond what any individual can do all
by their lonesome - sure, a lot can be done, but a single individual attracts too much attention to one location. If someone files a report about
someone asking some odd questions or showing too much interest, you don't want that same someone showing up to ask more odd questions at another
location (and a similar report get filed). It pretty much says: "look at me, I'm up to something!"
You need a diverse and obscure network of operatives and informants being managed, trained, and directed by competent, experienced personnel.
You also have the problem of compartmentalization. Whether you are dealing with a government agency or a secretive society - information is
compartmentalized so that very few people know enough about the project they are working on to cause it great harm.
There are two ways to deal with compartmentalization. You can get information from each of the compartments and attempt to fit the puzzle together
(requires a lot of people to give you sensitive information - involving more people is typically a bad idea). Or you can attempt to identify the
'nodes' - the people who have an idea of the bigger picture and attempt to get it from them - either by them telling you, or someone with access to
their materials. The problem with that is you're going after higher-profile information, which is going to put your source at much greater risk (and
protecting your informant/source is THE primary objective - you have to be willing to sacrifice a dozen of your personnel or more to keep that source
safe) - and you are looking at people who are less likely to defect (what can you offer them that would be so good as to jeopardize their
Then you have to factor in that anyone you get as an informant (or even an operative) can be a double-agent.
On top of that is the problem of what to do with the information you gather. Let's say (putting things into the concept of the military), you learn
about a new top-secret aircraft project, and get quite a bit of information on the design and mission of the aircraft. Obviously, this information
didn't come from one of the contractors who only got to see the landing gear assembly or design the engine. I had to come from someone who knew
quite a bit about the completed project.
If you act on the information - you disclose your source, more or less. However - your entire goal is to learn the truth and publish it - but doing
so will compromise the network and your window into existing (and potentially future) projects.
The irony being that, in order to ensure someone is providing over-watch on these programs and can do that job effectively, you end up, yourself,
having to censor and filter what information you disseminate in order to prevent your entire network from collapsing.
So - it all comes back around to your mission. If you want to recklessly post the truth - then you'll end up compromising your sources before you
can establish an effective network. If you want to know the truth, and see it as your responsibility to ensure someone is watching out for the people
and keeping an eye on the government (or other agencies) - then you are going to have to with-hold some information from them to ensure you can
continue to perform your mission.
It's sort of a "you have to become the very thing you hate" scenario.
Which is why I believe there are already 'secret societies' that take similar missions upon themselves and see to it that someone is making sure the
governments and other agencies are not running out of control (or some are actively seeking control). They just can't say "Oh, yeah, we know all
about those guys." - or they pretty much compromise their entire goal and mission.
Of course, with the field of UFOs - there is so much nonsense being thrown around that someone with a complete and total understanding of it could
stand up and start spilling his guts to the world, only to end up as an interesting side-note next to more sensational claims. The UFO community
wouldn't be able to tell fact from fiction if it bit them in the rear - partially because of their own willingness to entertain hoaxes, and partly
because of the willingness of others to commit forgeries and hoaxes.