posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 09:56 PM
Considering the way things played out, I'd almost suspect:
1. Somebody on the base knew they were coming well ahead of time. Not just by the perimeter breach, but by some other communication channel to the
base command. The sentries on duty likely had ID photos and some idea of the planned route of these intruders.
2. Anything that could be considered important was locked up, secured, and put away for this visit. Nothing scheduled to launch or be tested. Thus a
person could probably stroll around outside within a couple feet of the buildings, but no chance of seeing much that's interesting.
3. Since base security knew exactly who they were dealing with, they gave these trespassers the kid-glove treatment. The trespassers would get
detained and roughed up in the end before release, and likely get denied visas to the U.S. in the future and put on some watch list... But the BBC
crew was allowed to go much further than otherwise without being shot.
Still a media stunt which was allowed to go forward, but one that would be handled "within the rules".
This because most people don't get anywhere past the signs without somebody showing up and pointing a gun in their direction when they get too close,
and those that do manage to go further aren't likely to be heard from again. (Not always "disappeared", but more likely forced to sign a federally
enforced NDA contract before being allowed release.)