posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 09:18 AM
Taking into consideration this article combined with talk recently of ATS being monitored and other suchlike, I really wonder where some of the
hits this site recieves may be coming from. Perhaps even to escalate that a quote from an ATS member may be given as evidence by security services for
justification of invasion?
) in reference to the 'solid intelligence', (as stated by Colin Powell to the United Nations), which was found to include the use
of an essay written by the student Ibrahim al-Marashi in 2002.
If such a thing can be taken and used in justification for war - stated as 'intelligence', then surely it is not that much of a jump that such in
depth and analytical debate as is commonplace on this site also be applied in such a manner.
Taking what you have posted though, along with the above example of quality intelligence gathering, it could indeed be said that conspiracy theories
have the ability to become self perpetuating.
The point I was making in the initial post though, relating to the information contained within the link, was - could it be that ATS is being used as
a 'source' for the media (albeit subtly) because of it's size, popularity and the contents addressed within the many forums to be found here. A
trip to Google regarding a myriad of diverse subjects easily brings up the ATS site.
So with all the above, is it too much to theorize that an inquisitive journalist, or some other, make use of such an easily accessible and plentiful
accumulation of views on such varied topics?