|Right. Thanks for expanding and elaborating on it.|
Any way we choose to look at it, the same community (the IC) that tells us to ignore the conspiracy-minded fanatics simultaneously fans the conspiracy theories. I think a primary point would be that we learn to take all statements, whether by intelligence officers, researchers or witnesses, with a grain of salt until the substance of the statements can be verified.
The motives for disinforming global adversaries - and us in the process - changes from one specific circumstance to the next. However, a secondary point, in my opinion, is that members of the UFO community, often passionately intent on finding material to support their beliefs, tend to promote the statements and opinions of those in intelligence circles, sometimes without ever even knowing they are doing so.
A prime example recently happened right here in River City and as I previously pointed out in this thread: In another thread, hyundisonata cited the work of Dr. Rima Laibow, wife of career intel officer Gen. Bert Stubblebine, and, if I recall correctly, informed us it was an excellent paper, or some such description.
A YouTube search of 'Stubblebine 911' will provide many returns of his proclamations of why he thinks the circumstances were an inside job. Also and as I previously mentioned, more of his conspiracy theories co-authored with Laibow are available for viewing on their Natural Solutions Foundation website, which include a rich and elaborate mix of alarming circumstances ranging from accurate and reasonably possible to insultingly absurd (which, of course, is the working definition of disinformation).
In hyundi's defense, it requires more time and attention to learn who these people are and what they may be doing than most people are willing to invest. That's in all likelihood an intentional part of the scheme. 911 truthers, for instance, are probably largely unaware of Stub's long, questionable involvement with UFOs and the alien abduction community, while, in turn, those interested in ufology just want to quote Laibow and move on (without taking note of her involvement with hypnosis, extreme anti-gov perspectives and even an unsubstantiated claim she avoided an assassination attempt).
I think our overall lack of awareness of specific circumstances within the IC and their inner circles is important because, as professional researchers such as Annie Jacobsen aptly bring to our attention, the nature of the beast is deception. What's puzzling us is the nature of their game. I think we would be wise to give that more attention.
Thanks again for the comments.