posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 02:04 PM
Thanks for your posts/replies. Now I see where I got my thoughts about the ACIO. I have never heard very much about this organization. I am curious to
know if anyone else has information they can share on that subject.
As for Presidential access and clearance, one MUST wonder on one hand how it could be possible that the commander -in-chief of our entire Armed
Forces can be denied access to any military information of any kind. (Why does he not get all necessary clearances upon taking office and getting
debriefed?) On the other hand, if some of the information is of such a startling nature that not only would extensive debriefing be required, but also
psychological precautions and evaluations, then the demands of disclosing such in a responsible manner may require a much larger time commitment than
a president could possibly make. Further, if there is even the slightest hint that the person sitting in that exceptionally powerful office has
even the slightest thought of doing an end-run around security precautions in the name of revealing information he/she feels it is morally wrong to
withhold, then he/she must have only limited access for the sake of....gulp....national security.
SO then, if some situation had arisen during Mr. Carter's presidency which would require his action as sitting president at the same time he would
have been expected to have complete access to the very information denied him, then what would have happened? Would he have had defer his entire
response to others not so elected and then simply sign off on whatever action they deemed necessary? Is that how this would have worked? Can't be
right, can it?
Certainly there was a time when no one would so much as even have questioned that the president would have access to all national security
information, no matter how delicate or controversial. How , when and by whom did this wedge get driven between our military and its leader? (Truman
admin.? Ike's admin.?) And if he is in fact, not truly the C.I.C., then who, pray tell, is? I cannot even imagine presenting such an idea even if
plausible deniability were the alleged motivation. How would anyone ever legally acquire the authority to deny the CIC a shred of national
security-related information? How? (And if that isn't bothersome enough, try to understand where the commander-in-chief stands legally at any moment:
subject to military law, Constitutional law, both?)
And if something like the ACIO exists in any form, by what mechanism does it exist, from where does it get any authority of any kind? IS it an
international group? Is there a legal nexus for an entity such that it has no allegiance to any flag? That it is a bastard child of international law,
given tacit approval to exist by the governments it is formed to serve, and therefore protects itself using security classifications which look and
function like those of one nation, but in all actuality the resemblance is only that--a resemblance....is it subordinate to no one? Like the CIA, does
it oversee itself? It's own definitions may be entirely different from those it emulates, but it may be designed to take advantage of our faulty
human nature to make certain assumptions about it which may not be true at all.
Perhaps one must acquire dual citizenship to access the group. Perhaps one must simultaneously pledge allegiance to the Earth as well as to some
other place or group.
There are some very intelligent people within the ranks of ATS membership. I am sure some of them are thinking about the very questions they see I am
not now posing, but which are begging to be posed. Compartmentalization can only go so far in terms of providing 'security". Even 138 levels cannot
guarantee complete security. What has been gained by allowing such an approach to be used for so long? It is unraveling before or eyes. Even fear -
using a paradigm 38 levels deep - cannot render that which should be known permanently unlearnable.