I just finished watching the new documentary on Area 51, which I found after clicking on
this ATS thread.
It's a pretty good find, so head on over and give the OP a star and
Whether you think that this show is disinfo or not - this is ATS after all, so I would expect nothing less
- is really beside the point of this
thread. Whatever these men really did out there, I have to admire their "Loose lips sink ships" attitude. A couple of times in the documentary it
was noted that "people don't always need to know." I think that this is true; there ARE some things that I would expect our government, or any
government, to keep compartmentalized and labeled "Need to know" in the interest of national security.
Anyway, it got me to thinking: Could I keep a secret this big (working on top secret projects,) even from my wife? I'd like to say, "Yes I could
keep my mouth shut - even from my wife - if what I was doing was going to save lives." That being said, I don't expect a knock on my door anytime
soon because I will be the judge
of what secrets to keep, according to my own sense of morality and my own conscience. I don't think I could
ever go along with keeping things secret if, in MY judgement, it is going to cost the lives of innocent American citizens or endanger rather than
enhance national security.
Take the Kennedy assassination for example: I'd spill the beans in a heartbeat if I knew who really killed JFK. The only people who could possibly be
hurt would be the scumbags who ordered and carried out his death. I don't believe for one second that Oswald was a "lone gunman," and we are going
to have to wait until 2035 for the files on his death to be declassified. They were scheduled to be released in 2015 I think, but I remember reading
that the date for disclosure has been pushed back, probably because some of the people who had a hand in his murder are still alive.
On the other hand, if I had knowledge of a secret mission to, oh I don't know, assassinate Achmedinijad, or if I worked on a top secret weapon
system, or if I somehow came into possession of the NOC list - under those circumstances, I would take the information to my grave, even under
torture. And if I was tortured (everybody breaks at some point) I would do my best to provide DISinformation that would have no damaging effects in
relation to the secret I held.
So what about you my dear fellow ATSers? Could YOU keep a secret no matter what the subject matter; would you be like me and insist on using your own
judgment; or would you go Assange and release everything you could get your hands on because "people have the right to know" without regard for the
What say you?