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Who was SOLO?

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posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 05:06 AM

I've never heard of this "Gary McKinnon" person before today, however after reading an article that deals with his purported actions as SOLO, I have some questions:

What was the political atmosphere like when this event occurred?

Why were there no legal repercussions? (besides his life being ruined,)

Did anyone on the online community know him? I'm surprised that the articles I've found deal with his real-life persona yet ignore whatever digital footprint he left.

His motives/thought processes seemed childish at best,

Was Gary McKinnon actually SOLO, or a different individual? Not charging a 40 something year old man with destruction of property is unusual in an international case of this nature. However, if it were a different person, say one who was a minor, things begin to make much more sense.

If he was actually looking for UFOs in a childish fashion (which seems to be the case,) I wouldn't be surprised if he views this site from time to time.

So any thoughts as to what occurred?
edit on 15-7-2013 by teachtaire because: link added

posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 05:44 AM
Do you have a Link to the article you mention..?

posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 05:50 AM
reply to post by Soloprotocol

Ah, my bad. I see your name matches the title of the thread.

posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Originally posted by teachtaire
reply to post by Soloprotocol

Ah, my bad. I see your name matches the title of the thread.

Linky Please..

posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 06:05 AM
reply to post by Soloprotocol

Considering current events, and what happens to hackers/whistle-blowers/crackers, this man was incredibly lucky. I could liken it to a tornado forming a fully functional F-22 fighter jet out of tin cans and roofing nails.
edit on 15-7-2013 by teachtaire because: hackers crackers

posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 06:25 PM
I think he spent most of his time doing the hacking, it became an obsession, like he said. So I don't know f you will find many writings of his on any forums or anything. But it would be interesting if there was. He's probably not allowed to be around computers anymore
so anything would be nearly 10 years old if he ever did have a MySpace profile or anything. It's probably been deleted anyway if be did have profiles on any sites. But if you found anything it could be interesting.There are probably a lot of copycat and non intentional copycat SOLOs out there. There are a lot of StarWars fans, and that may even be where SOLO got the name SOLO from, as in Han Solo, the character played by Harrison Ford. Then, of course, you have to weed through the thousands upon thousands of SOLO Styrofoam & Plastic Disposable Cup enthusiasts.... Just kidding. But there are some people who consider themselves to be kind of on their own or doing their own thing or doing things their own way, who may consider the nickname SOLO to be appropriate for their particular lifestyle or worldview or circumstances relating to the act or concept of being SOLO i.e. Alone. I think there's even an old rap song all about Riding Solo or something...

Anyway, I think this story is very interesting, and I wonder what secrets he has not revealed... He mentioned something about a list of off-world officers or lists of ship names that could be space craft, or UFOs. But he didn't tell everything he knew... I wonder if he's told anyone like friends or family. I wanna know the name of a real spaceship!!!! D:

posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 07:02 PM
Well, something tells me that our government isn't so inept to put actually sensitive information on computers with no password on an open network.

The guy didn't really seem to "hack" anything, just pissed people off.

posted on Aug, 7 2013 @ 04:49 AM
reply to post by 3n19m470

That would be a death sentence.

Nice try though, at retrieving information.

I stand by my assumption that "Gary McKinnon" was not the real SOLO.

Maybe because that is the truth.

Maybe because that will disperse resources spent over a wider area... thus lowering the efficiency of resources tied up in perpetual investigation on "Gary McKinnon" and SOLO.

I shouldn't have to spell things out like that, but I will for the sake of the noobs.

Just being an arse!

Drink beer and be merry!

posted on Aug, 7 2013 @ 05:16 AM
Whoever SOLO was, he was intelligent enough to be reading this. Please don't # with me just because you want to preserve your ego. You have minions and acolytes, I hope they stop #ing with my mouse as well.

Assuming he didn't take a mercury filled hollow tip to the noggin.

That being said, any one who has/pulls this kind of thing will be perpetually monitored for the rest of their lives. Everyone they contact will be investigated.

Even this thread will be monitored and read. Not because it is unique, but because that is the world we live in.


Hello intelligence agent who is reading this.

Please drink a beer for us; we are on your side most of the time...Except when your bosses want to kill us all because Walmart told 'em to.

Then again, perhaps the MKULTRA brain washing and early age hypnotism probably got to you.

I certainty hope not, as most of that psychometric data was based on six year old trollers anyway.

*EDIT* Seriously guys, stop #ing with my mouse. I'm trying to kill Nazis over here and play video games. Any modifications you made can be tracked.

edit on 7-8-2013 by teachtaire because: just a gamer.

posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 01:51 PM
After reading more internet stuff, I came across something known as "operation solo", can anyone give me anymore information/insight?

The following is from the FBI website:

Operation SOLO was a long-running FBI program to infiltrate the Communist Party of the United States and gather intelligence about its relationship to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, China, and other communist nations. It officially began in 1958 and ended in 1977, although Morris and Jack Childs, two of the principal agents in the operation, had been involved with the Bureau for several years prior. The files range from March 1958 to April 1966. Read a related story at

Also, does the name "solo protocol" have any significance; is there an actual "solo protocol"?

posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 03:50 PM
reply to post by teachtaire

McKinnon was diagnosed with Aspergers, an autism spectrum disorder.

Not quite an idiot savant like Rainman but still, he needed his mum to take on much of his fight against extradition.

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