posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by mbkennel
It's possible they were, but at least two of them (not mine) apparently had a history of giving very reliable information that they probably
shouldn't have, and could have gotten into trouble for (nothing of the black sort damnit, but confirmations of other sources). With the number, and
the reliability of sources involved, I think that they were on the up and up.
I doubt they are attempting to dissemble knowingly. Of course they only know what they are told as well.
My experience is that it is actually quite infrequent for US government officials to lie outright, but misdirection and exploiting unspoken
assumptions is common.
E.g.: XYZ: "We caught a drone". US: "U.S. Navy denies flying any drones in the area in question and all assets are accounted for." (Both are
could be true, because the drone was operated by a private contractor on behalf of CIA.)
RQ-170 crashes. Iranians: "We brought it down." US: "It experienced mechanical failure."
Potential truth: Russian or Chinese EW experts working for Iran attempted to GPS spoof and insert commands. It was not fully successful and resulted
in engine/aerodynamic control system failure. It wasn't total uncontrolled flight into terrain because it didn't end up in 10,000 pieces.
Note what has not
been claimed officially: "U.S. has determined that Iranian actions played no role in the descent and crash landing of the