What Kind Of State Secrets Does A President Know?

Re: What Kind Of State Secrets Does A President Know?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:38 pm

BugsyR wrote:When you lose your "need to know"...transfer...new job...etc... there is paper work to be filled out, we called it "being read out". Depending on level of info determines longevity of basically...keeping your mouth shut about that info...therefore, sometimes you basically sign your life away.


I don't know Mike....I signed so many forms & agreements in my government career that I probably should have been thrown in prison years ago! :lol: Beyond releasing specific names of still active personnel, specific surveillance techniques & certain procedures/operations, I don't think there is much real damage I could do the the government any more. ;)


BugsyR wrote:There are just too many State Secrets that there is no way that "ALL OF THEM" will eventually be told.


Agreed. Why would anyone even care about most of them....They are typically pretty mundane & we used to wonder why they were classified to begin with! What I'm talking about are the secrets that could possibly keep Presidents wake at night, like Eisenhower's U-2 "overflights" when he was President. These "major" secrets are the ones that I was referring to when I said they All would come out, & I stand by that opinion. If it's interesting enough for someone to write a book about, it will come out for purely mercenary reasons, if nothing else.
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Re: What Kind Of State Secrets Does A President Know?

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:20 pm

Devil505 wrote: These "major" secrets are the ones that I was referring to when I said they All would come out, & I stand by that opinion. If it's interesting enough for someone to write a book about, it will come out for purely mercenary reasons, if nothing else.


Those papers that get signed are suppose to prevent people from writing books about it. You bring up an interesting point though...how much info was publicized about U2 flights prior to an unfortunate event? I'd love to know how many pictures of the U2 were publicized prior to that event.

I'll never forget when we used F117s in Panama...I remember being shocked when the media announced the number of planes we had used. I actually didn't know that we had that many.

One other thing...I'd pay big bucks for a flight to an all questions answered full tour of Nellis Air Force base. (and no... I don't believe they have an alien space craft there...but ask me later when I take my pills with a yuengling :lol: )
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Re: What Kind Of State Secrets Does A President Know?

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:12 pm

coalmeister wrote:"Why would we need to send a manned mission to orbit the Moon again, when we could not risk anyone & save billions by sending an unmanned probe???"

The shuttles go up all the time, there would be little added cost, it would take like 2 days to get there.


The shuttle took off tonight. I wonder what state secrets are still being held in NASA? :?:
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Re: What Kind Of State Secrets Does A President Know?

PostBy: ken On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:46 pm

I'm a real Si-Fi guy , I would love to be there and watch that at night. :D
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Re: What Kind Of State Secrets Does A President Know?

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:42 am

BugsyR wrote:
Devil505 wrote: Our SEALS are very good Mike but personally, if I'm going to be saved from terrorists, the folks I would want to come & rescue me would be:

1. Mossad
2. British SAS (Special Air Service)

Then you can send in the SEALS or DELTA Force! :rambo:


you keep your Mossad...they are Isrealites...I believe that they would shoot through us to get to the terrorists and then claim that we were collateral damage.

I still rather have the SEALs

and Coffee flavored Ice Cream is still the best flavor out there... ;) :lol:

I agree ... on the ice cream! :lol:
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Re: What Kind Of State Secrets Does A President Know?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:44 am

stockingfull wrote:I agree ... on the ice cream! :lol:


You guys are nuts.....about the ice cream! :lol:

1. Mocha Almond (Brighams)
2. Pistachio
3. Peppermint Stick
4. Black Raspberry
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Re: What Kind Of State Secrets Does A President Know?

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:47 am

Mocha almond is excellent, because it's coffee, chocolate and almonds, the best of all the food groups.

The others are good too, except peppermint stick, which is only useful when you haven't been able to brush your teeth.
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