posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 02:11 PM
We all have our secrets, but are they really conspiracy in how we keep them?
* What might be:
US intelligence organizations, together with that of their allies, learn that Country "X" is making preparations for a lightning invasion of Iran to
secure not only the oil, but the access to the gulf. Worse, the Iranian occupation is to be a spring board for also securing for itself the oil
pipeline in Afghanistan.
* Strategic Reaction:
The US and other western sources agree that some preemptive measure must be taken, but that it must be done in such a way so as not to directly
confront Country "X." The US places troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan while claiming intelligence of "Weapons of Mass Destruction" on
the one hand an "War on Terror" on the other.
* Public Reaction:
Few believe that the purposes are Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Administration answers as if that was a real issue, saying it was based on good
intelligence which just happened to have been wrong.
* Unseen Effect:
Country "X" abandons its invasion plans, and begins concentrating its efforts on locating and sealing leaks of its secret strategic policies.
I made that up, of course.
The point I would like to make, and discuss, is that just because something is secret, does not mean it is malevolent-- lots of hidden truths are
secret for very good reason. It is just as valuable to look for a good reason as it is to look for an bad reason.