Originally Posted by jcat
Why is this "news"? It's been an "open secret" for years, with jokes about Cheney hiding in the dark, etc. Is it such a slow week for "news" stories?
The BBC reported on it in 2002, for example: Cheney's neighbours stoke bunker rumours
First off, they were reporting on a rumor. I read about it myself back in 02 and realize that there may have never been a bunker there in the first place and he was relocated elsewhere.
It's when a high level cabinet, like VP Biden, that it does confirm
that there *is* a bunker there and creating a possible security risk, like I said in my previous posts when in actually it is a classified location. Just like SITE R
(still classified), Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center/Relocation
(still classified despite what is known about it now), Greenbrier Congressional Relocation Site
, SITE CROWN
(classified), Area 51
(classified, for the most part), all of those are known
Top Secret bunkers, relocation sites and known military secret research facilities. Most of them are out in the open, hiding in plain site. Sure there are the stories, urban legends, rumors of what is out there, but having the Vice-President confirming his own bunker that is a top secret location and even giving a brief description of its innards? Yeah, that a security compromise. This is more than a blunder. They will probably still use it, if necessary, however, I'm willing to bet that there are plans for another relocation site now so the press isn't camping out on Mass. Ave waiting to see if the VP emerges from his home after a 9/11 style event (or worse) or the young reporter trying to do a expose` on the said bunker.
You also have to realize that about a year ago, I was talking to a LongLines AT&T tech who was working that day, 9/11, and he told me that our government went into a Continuity of Government action for that whole entire day. That only happens when there is a threat of a release of nuclear weapons. Think about it, Nuclear Weapons. That's the reason why they sent Bush to STRATCOM. Everyone that was nearly someone was relocated very quickly and out of DC and elsewhere. That's when the Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies go into offices, escort (or literally pick up) the said individuals right out of their homes, offices or where ever they are and ship them off to secure location by any means. That's what happened. Rumor has it that there were several limos and SUV's rushing down the Blue Ridge mountains rushing members of Congress to Mount Weather. That's a rumor mind you, but reported (so everyone for the most part was "hiding in the dark").
Locations like the VP bunker, like Biden blurted/gloated about at a dinner and reported is irresponsible and just plain stupid and compromises his own