posted on Jun, 28 2013 @ 11:36 AM
reply to post by Archie
So glad you posted this. I saw it crop up last night before bed and was just blown away at the idea that a former joint chief of staff was possible a
suspect of a leak. My grandfather was in the upper echelon of the USAF and I know from experience that, although that he would talk about some things
that were classified, they were always very aged topics. For example, he didn't start talking about atomics until the late 70's/early 80's but his
stated rationale for discussing classified subjects was that, typically, they would have been declassified at that point (25 years had passed) and we
had a vested interest in the subject. Everything else, he was silent about and on the things that were more notable, he'd go to great lengths to
deliberately muddle his answers so that we would walk away more confused on whatever subject we inquired about. That was my experience with someone
who would have been, presumably, on one rung lower than a joint chief of staff. In comparison, here we have a general who very recently
member of the joint chiefs of staff as a subject of investigation of a leak pertaining to very recent
classified events. That's brain popping
to me and, honestly, it worries the hell out of me.
You don't get into the position that Gen. Cartwright got into with having loose lips. Period. The level of loyalty and secrecy to attain such a
position is extremely high so what the devil could make a man who held such a position become a leak? Not just that but he retired presumably in the
same year as the leak came out. Scary really.