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Re: Keeping Secrets

From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 21:37:17 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:17:51 -0500
Subject: Re: Keeping Secrets


>From: Scott Carr <sardonica@erols.com>
>Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 13:12:04 -0800
>Fwd Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 16:24:13 -0500
>Subject: Re: Keeping Secrets

>>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
>>Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 23:26:59 EST
>>To: Updates@Globalserve.net
>>Subject: Keeping Secrets

Previously, Bob had written:

>>Does Mr. Mortellaro expect us to take this statement at face
>>value, or is it a joke?  "Corporal punishment and a cruel
>>death" for accidental leaking of information?

>>Jim, can you cite one single documented instance in which
>>punishments such as this have >been authorized or applied in the
>>United States of America?

Scott points out:

>.... one example
>which I have personally witnessed is the simple fact that the
>warning signs at the military border of Area 51 clearly state
>"Use of deadly force authorized."

 <snip>

>The simple fact that there is a sign which declares the right to
>use deadly force should be evidence enough for the military's
>position regarding the protection of their own privacy. As far
>as I know, although it is authorized, deadly force has never
>been used or even attempted along the border of America's most
>popular secret base.


Hi Scott,

You've hit the nail squarely on the head. There seems to be a
train of thought among doubters that goes something like this:

It hasn't happened to me or anyone else that I know, plus it's
not the known policy of the US government. Therefore, it doesn't
happen.

The obvious flaw in this logic is to suggest that it can't
happen to the many if it's not known to have happened to the
one. The key phrase here is "known to have happened".

I seriously doubt if any civilian can prove a documented case
for the use of deadly force to protect a top secret facility
like Area 51. However, considering the nature of the beast, why
should we expect documentation to be made available? It is,
after all, top secret. Is it not reasonable to expect security
events would be kept secret also?

If full disclosure were really a part of the government's
policy...

No, I'm being too diplomatic here...I'll start over...

If the government didn't LIE as a part of its normal everyday
policy this list would have nothing to speculate about and we'd
also know who really killed JFK! <G>

Later,

Roger Evans


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