I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By

"Science," the Greek word for knowledge, when appended to the word "political," creates what seems like an oxymoron. For who could claim to know politics? More complicated than any game, most people who play it become addicts and die without understanding what they were addicted to. The rest of us suffer under their malpractice as our "leaders." A truer case of the blind leading the blind could not be found. Plumb the depths of confusion here.

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JANET PLANES

The white Boeing 737 with a red stripe down the fuselage refers to the fleet of aircraft known as the "Janet Fleet," because they use the call sign "Janet" in civilian airspace. This fleet of aircraft are operated by the Special Project Division of the EG&G company; the company's logo provides the backdrop for the smiling aircraft shown in the patch. The purpose of the Janet Fleet is to shuttle military and civilian workers to and from their jobs at secret military bases such as the Tonopah Test Range and Groom Lake. The Janet Fleet's headquarters is a terminal called "Gold Coast" at Las Vegas' McCarren Airport.
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Workers commute from Las Vegas to secret military bases each morning in unmarked 737s.
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A LIFETIME OF SILENCE BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR

The origins and purpose of this patch remain obscure. The green figure holding the sword (or dagger) wears the cloak-and dagger garb often associated with black projects. There is a star in the northern hemisphere under the letter "S" and another red star in the American Southwest. The red star might refer to an operating location, but the patch provides no real clue as to where it might be. The Southwest is home to numerous classified units. Air Force Space Command in Colorado; Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico; White Sands, New Mexico; Groom Lake, Nevada; and the Tonopah Test Range are all possibilities, and there are many more.

The words "A Lifetime of Silence" no doubt refer to the fact that members of this unit or project cannot speak about what they do. The image of a "Green Door" is also obscure. Military intelligence officers have a tradition of working behind locked green vault doors, but the symbol is widely used in popular culture to designate an inaccessible place.

In Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman's 1917 novel The Green Door, a young girl named Letitia longs to open a mysterious little green door in her house, but her aunt forbids it with the words "It is not best for you, my dear." The 1956 hit song "Green Door" is about a man who couldn't get into a party raging behind a green door. The 1972 pornographic film Behind the Green Door also uses the image to connote an inaccessible place (in the case of the film, a sex theater).
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FREEDOMUS AO ANAT COSAMUS

This patch is from an unknown program that took place at Groom Lake (Area 51) sometime during the late 1990s. The collection of six stars above the eagle's head may represent Area 51 (5 + 1 stars), while the collection of three stars below the eagle might represent "Detachment 3" (Groom Lake is also known as "Air Force Flight Test Center, Detachment 3"). The phrase Freedomus Ao Anat Cosamus is a garbled concoction of dog-Latin and dog-Greek. Although the intended meaning of the phrase is entirely unclear, one might venture the guess "Freedom throughout the cosmos."
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PANTHER DEN

Panther Den is a Special Access Program (SAP) based at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. Managed by the Big Safari project office (pg. 114), Panther Den is charged with overseeing classified information warfare projects. Related to electronic warfare, information warfare involves defending and attacking computer networks and other kinds of information infrastructure.

Projects falling under Panther Den's umbrella include Pirate Sword, Steel Puma, and Project Deborah.
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MINOTAUR

Minotaur is a still-classified program undertaken by Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs division, the Skunk Works. Although Minotaur remains obscure, rumor holds that the airframe shares a "family resemblance" with another Skunk Works program called Minion and may have served as a technology demonstrator for that program.
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NORTHROP NIGHT STALKER II

There is no publicly available information about Northrop's "Night Stalker II" program. The numeral II suggests a "Night Stalker I," which remains equally obscure.
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SEEKERS FLIGHT TEST

This patch is from the flight test of an unknown aircraft or system conducted by defense contractor Scaled Composites, based near Edwards Air Force Base in Mojave, California.

Scaled Composites became widely known in October of 2004 when the company won the "X-Prize" after launching its "Spaceship One" aircraft to an altitude above 328,000 feet twice in fourteen days.

The company does a significant amount of classified work for the Department of Defense. Jobs listings on Scaled Composites' web site indicate that the company prefers to hire workers in possession of a "DOD Secret Clearance."
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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY OBSERVATION PLATFORM (ATOP FURTIM VIGILANS FLIGHT TEST TEAM)

The letters ATOP on this patch stand for "Advanced Technology Observation Platform," whose first flight was on October 28, 1990.

The Latin phrase Furtim Vigilans translates as "Vigilance Through Stealth."

No further information about this patch or program is known. Officials at the Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base claim that the program depicted "isn't one of ours."
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USAF SPECIAL PROJECTS

The Air Force Special Projects Office was also the "A" Division of the National Reconnaissance Office, based at Los Angeles Air Force Base in California. The organization was charged with overseeing all Air Force satellite intelligence programs.
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