Does anybody know what the CIA decided about notifying their employees concerning Y2K preparations? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

About a year ago there were stories in the news concerning this question. Apparently the CIA felt that if they notified their employees of the recommended level of preps, it would eventually leak out and cause public havoc.

Has anyone seen or heard anything which might be a clue as to what they decided to do? Have something you want to share?

-- snooze button (, November 09, 1999


actually my neighbor works at langley and showed me a very reasonable briefing last year on y2k that had been given at work. it talked honestly about possible disruptions and i think even gave them general suggestions on preparing.

-- tt (, November 09, 1999.

Snooze button, we will be watching this thread very carefully because we remember those discussions about the CIA prep recommendations to their employees. Around that time (yep, about a year ago) there was also that inside memo that was discussed on this Forum about a CIA projection of a huge number of possible casualties resulting from Y2K disruptions. We are still searching for that thread. A regular remembered a Ms. Burns. All clustered around this time last year, yet two separate documents. Will definitely bookmark it if we ever find it again!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, November 09, 1999.

What a neighbor who openly works at Langley might be holding and what those in blacks ops are is probably vastly different. Especially because an entity like the C.I.A. knew about the bug many years ago, and would be using it for its own purposes in long term strategic goals and interests. The nation would also have activated in many and different diverse domestic and international black ops long time ago if not years back. They don't sit and wait for the unprecedented to happen. Their goal is always to "make the history." An employee holding a piece of paper sounds to me like a good publicity stunt on the part of the C.I.A. The same would hold true for the other intel agencies and their own black ops. Just my own two bits. I don't make any claim to truth in this as I am not an assest of the C.I.A.

Just contemplate last fall when the government activated a pre-panic on the population. One saw all the shadows moving and "making that history" complete with all the Y2K'ers (myself included) preparing with a sense of "doing it inspite of the "gobmint" and in defiance. What causes me a catch 22 of being tickled and yet being aghast is knowing that some entity out there has my number per se. Some formula put together caught My Type in the web and activated me to "pre-panic." It seems I am not a mystery to the powers that be.

-- Paula (, November 09, 1999.

Is this the post you all are talking about?

CIA and Y2K


-- beej (, November 09, 1999.

beej, thanks! That was still being discussed last November, but along with a memo which was much harder-hitting and decidedly Doomerish. We've searched all the thread titles with "CIA" in them -- nothing has come up. If we had a Search Engine that searched the entire archives by content we could nab the threads! Anyway you're awesome to have pulled that out of your hat ;^)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, November 09, 1999.


The current guidance says:

1. Stockpile at least 1-2 Weeks of Food. 2. Stockpile at least 1-2 Weeks of Water @ 1 gallon per person 3. Obtain 1-2 months worth of prescription medicines 4. Purchase a first aid kit 5. Purchase a first aid handbook 6. Purchase enough batteries to run a flashlight for 1 week continuously. Items 7-15 detail other reasonable and sensible preps.

This is from an unclas, openly distributed pamphlet entitled "Y2K, It Affects You Too!"


-- unclas (cannot@say.ever), November 09, 1999.

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