Originally Posted by dr wu23
I don't think so; can you cite any documented cases where these insiders like Dean, Corso, Lazar, etc have had their families threatened.
Or are you talking anecdotal only?
BTW you are changing the subject a little. I was specifically referring to people like Corso who have publically come forward to make a claim.
Were his family members threatened in any way?...because I don't recall reading this.
I think that on threats (I'd rather call it safeguarding sensitive info) Darrell has it, Wu. Your idea of how folks who 'know too much' are 'threatened' is too hollywood or spy-novel.
In my country there have been about a handful of cases where AIVD
employees leaked information to newspapers. Imo for the greater good, conscience driven! They were tracked down, and 'dissappeared' into a separate justice system (security related) that allows for sentences of up to
10 years. In an absolute hell-hole of a prison, I've heard by DoD aquaintances. That is the general 'threat', when gov workers contemplate releasing stuff deemed secure/sensitive without authorization. This may be reinforced by a collegue dropping by for a chat, kinda mention this in passing. More than enough to scare you, and endanger the future of your loved ones and family.
In the US for military personnel, especially Air Force, until recently the maximum penalty for releasing a UFO report to the public without authorization, has been 10 years too, plus a sizable fine. (And you can forget about your career.)
So if you're really sitting on a big secret, you'll think twice before blabbing, even if you're old. The safest way still is a final affidavit, to be published after death.