posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:33 AM
I don't think anyone is questioning the existance of undergound facilities or even a portion of military facilities being undergound. I think my
eyes start to gloss over when the scale that some suggest comes up, or thousands of aliens working in them. Tunnels hundreds of miles long with high
speed shuttles? Facilities with over a dozen levels? I am open minded though so let's try to debate the topic:
1. Construction. I hear people mention nuclear tunnel boring machines. Great concept. I haven't read any articles about these machines, but my
initial thought is how would you get rid of the radioactive material? I'm also curious as to how these tunnels would remain intact with earthquakes,
plate movements, etc.
2. Financing. These tunnels and bases would cost a staggering amount of money to construct. We all know the government spends money with no regard
and has less than stellar oversight and cost containment measures, but a forensic analysis would probably come to the conclusion that the tunnels and
bases would be close to impossible to hide in the budget. I'm sure you can mask some in the DoD budget with all the $600 hammers, etc., but there's
tons of smart people out there that know if a billion dollars has been allocated to a black project.
3. Secrecy. I'm on the fence about this one. I agree with the fact that people with security clearances would probably be able to keep their mouth
shut, but I'm pretty sure not all private contractors could. Over the course of 50 years or so, someone would have made a deathbed confession or had
one too many drinks at the bar!
4. Aliens. This is a touchy one. It would be very vain of mankind to assume we are alone in the universe. I certainly think there are other
civilizations out there, including some that regularly visit us and monitor our development (or lack thereof). I do find the concept of aliens
working in some capacity with our government or in a war with other alien factions just a little too X-files for me though.
That's my 2 cents. Personally, I believe that some underground facilities and bases exist and may even have undergound connectivity with other
nearby bases, particularly in the southwest, but I doubt that anything of the scope and scale that some suggest exist.