Although I don't appreciate Truth's often condescending tone of superiority, for the purposes of argument I'm going to take everything Truth says at
face value and recognize he is under some serious constraints about what he can lawfully say. A Top Secret SCI clearance is a very big deal, and
violating your security oath enough to attract attention can get you thrown in jail automatically. Indeed, one of the papers you signed says you waive
the right to a trial and that is exactly what is going to happen to you. In other words, it's treason. There are those who want Patrick Manning shot,
and all he did is expose some "Secret" cables along with a bunch that weren't even classified. "Secret," frankly, is no big deal. I've held a Secret
clearance myself. "Secret" stuff by itself won't get you very far, but intelligence gathering is more searching for patterns than individual items and
the patterns may give you some useful information. Top Secret SCI is a much bigger deal. It's not a joke; it's serious.
So Truth here is in a bit of a pickle. On the one hand for some reason he wants to set himself up as some sort of teacher to inform us ignorant
plebians about some stuff he deems interesting and valuable, but he cannot violate his security oath. So anything directly in his pattern really can't
be discussed except maybe in generalities. We have to admit that he's the guy who has to draw the line here, not us. Also, unless his entire personna
here is a pack of lies (MD/officer, etc) he hasn't really gone overboard to disguise himself. Given what he has said, I think it would be pretty easy
to find him and if I can, the DIS can. And given that the NSA tracks stuff like this, there's a good chance the DIS knows already.
Now, it's not as if Truth here can't be deceptive. If you look into his posts, one of his threads talks about an upcoming book his "friend" wrote. He
wasn't treated very well on that thread as people accused him of shameless plugging. Indeed, his "friends" book turns out to be his. That seems a
rather amateurish deception to me. He also seems unusually naive to me in places. he talks about "Bea Dalton" bookstores, for example. I had to laugh;
has this guy never been in a mall? On the other hand, everything technical he has talked about that I also happen to know about from other sources is
absolutely right on the money, no question. This is true whether he is talking about back tracking artillery shells to their source or what happens
when an airplane hits the ground at high speed. I've either seen this stuff myself or gotten it from the horse's mouth. So where it matters, he's
So this begs the question in some ways because we have what he absolutely knows, then we have what he heard from someone else by "talking to generals"
in conversations very much like this thread, when his sources were also being circumspect. In other words, he's not a fount of knowledge on all
subjects and on several, he's working with hearsay as his source just as much as we are.
Now I think he's tickling the dragon's tail here and I question why he is doing this. If I were a DIS agent or similar and was of a benevolent mind, I
would suggest Truth back off, and get out of here. The probability of bad stuff happening to him here far outweighs any good that would come to him or
us from continuing.
Since I'm not a DIS agent, my personal point of view mirrors what many people have suggested on this thread. Cryptic comments don't insulate you from
anything. Either say what you want to say or don't, but stop teasing us.
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