reply to post by brindle
Here's what would happen. (if even a UFO part was auctioned, and was genuine)
1. A paramilitary team would seize the individual, and his property. If he didn't have it on him, he'd be interrogated until he released the info. If
another individual released it after not getting a go ahead, the new individual would be treated the same way, and so on. (and you'd disappear into
Gitmo, or something similar, with plenty of documents proving you aren't a citizen, and are actually an Iranian national.)
2. A cover story would be issued, that the man was a terrorist, and that what he was really trying to sell was a bomb, to embedded terrorists, using
the guise of an internet auction for money transfer. (or one of other pre-packaged scenarios, complete with fabricated evidence, etc.)
3. The part/s would be sent to whatever facility was researching it currently, never to again be seen by the public.
4. It would be a laughable news story for a few days, but would be all but forgotten, except by folks like us, who would continue to debate it, while
more and more info was "leaked" out to all but reinforce the cover story.
At least, if I was the secret-keeper, this is how I would do it...so I'm sure they've got plenty of scenarios.....
If just a hypothetical, for money alone, easily in the billions...but wouldn't matter, as you'd never live to spend it.
edit on 30-11-2010 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)