In military terminology, a black site is a location at where an unacknowledged black project is conducted. Recently, the term has gained notoriety in describing secret prisons operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
But I'm not just interested in the United States. This world will encompass every area of interest on the planet, and despite the name will not be limited to just secret prisons. It will also not just be limited to the present, This world is about hidden wonders and dirty secrets of the present and the past.
My knowledge in this world can cover everything from economics, to geography, current events to history, places to organizations. All guest posters are welcome and I will gladly except conspiracy theories as long as they are well written and researched, my only other rule is conspiracy theory must be put in parentheses in the title. Other guest posters who want to put factual areas of interest I may have missed or even just request a place feel more than welcome.
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J-SOC or Joint Special Operations Command as it is known is the unit of command that most of the United States special forces units answer to. It is comprised of the 75th Ranger Regiment, US Navy SEALS including the Naval Special Warfare Development Group or seal team six as they are more commonly known, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-DELTA, 24th Special Tactics Squadron, and the 160th Aviation division.
The 75th Ranger Regiment or Army Rangers are a special forces infantry division, capable of being anywhere in the world with in 24 hours. Their capabilities include conducting airborne and air assault operations, seizing key terrain such as airfields, destroying strategic facilities, and capturing or killing enemies of the nation. Rangers are capable of conducting squad through regimental size operations and are resourced to maintain exceptional proficiency, experience and readiness.
The 160th Aviation division, known as the Nightstalkers are the best helicopter pilots in the US Army and perhaps in the US military in general. a special operations unit of the United States Army that provides helicopter aviation support for general purpose forces and special operations forces. Its missions have included attack, assault, and reconnaissance, and are usually conducted at night, at high speeds, low altitudes, and on short notice.
The 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-DELTA, SFOD-D for short or Delta Force as known publicly is the US army's Tier-1 Special Mission Unit. Delta is the Army's equivalent of the Navy's Seal Team Six, or the Air Force's 24th STS. Although versatile in every combat situation, SFOD-D specializes in Direct action, hostage rescue, and VIP extraction.
The Navy seals, the US navy's Sea, Air, Land Teams, commonly known as the U.S. Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy's principal special operations force, broken down into 10 different teams, seal teams 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10, and Seal vehicle delivery team 1. The Naval Special Warfare Development Group or DEV/GRU for short is the Navy counter part of the Army's SFOD-D and Air forces 24th STS. DEV/GRU specializes in maritime operations, but that doesn't mean they are not versatile.
The 24th Special Tactics Squadron is comprised of more than 800 Special Tactics combat controllers, para-rescuemen, special operations weathermen, tactical air control party and various support personnel. They are specifically organized, trained and equipped to execute a myriad of Special Operations missions to enhance air operations deep in enemy territory. They conduct personnel recovery missions, collect intelligence and provide terminal guidance for attacks against valuable enemy targets.
Historically the first ones into battle literally, Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance go into a country before the US actually declares war to do deep reconnaissance and send vital intelligence back to the United States to send in the Army and Marine Corps.
Force Recon surveys everything from the land to troop strength and position in an area before sending in a battalion, Force Recon was responsible for surveying the area around the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed, even though they were not credited for it >_>. but such is the nature of Special Forces.
Force Recon has two types of Operations. Green Operations which is the principal mission of Force Recon, to collect any pertinent intelligence of military importance, observe, identify and report adversaries to MAGTF commanders.
The second type of operation, Black operations are the missions that require direct action They are the opposite of green operations missions, where the Force Recon operators basically do the same job as other Special operations outfits. Depending on the situation and the target location, Fore Recon operators usually conduct direct action missions within the artillery and naval gun support fan; these operations demonstrate "small-scale" shock and awe. examples of Black operations are, the seizures and occupation of gas/oil platforms, the Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure of ships during Maritime Interdiction Operations, as well as orchestrating close air support, Force Recon operators forward observe from static positions and spider holes for artillery and naval gunfire support, or ordnance and payload delivery.
They also provide Personal Security Detail for critically important personnel. They are capable of performing In-Extremis Hostage Rescue but this is no longer a Force Recon mission. The Maritime Special Purpose Force are designed for IHR missions for the MEF's subordinate Marine Expeditionary Unit in its stead.
Delta Force or 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta(SFOD-D) as they are known, Are one of the United States' secretive tier-one counter-terrorism and Special Mission Units.
because of the versatility of the units and the variety of the missions, active delta operators must have their identities concealed
Delta pulls it's roots from the legendary US Army Special Forces also known as the Green Berets. The 1970's seen the rise of international terrorism, in 1977 a Colonel in the Green Berets named Charles Beckwith created a new company in the Green Berets. The Green Berets already had 3 companies Alpha company, Bravo company, and Charlie company. But their rose a need for a fourth and thus Delta company was created.
Guarding General Schwarzkopf during operation: desert storm in 1991
Colonel Beckwith looked to create a unit more elite and specialized than the Green Berets for the purposes of counter-terrorism, autonomous direct action missions, and black operations. Delta exists outside of the Army special operations community and is managed by the Joint Special Operations Command, with a direct line to top Department of Defense brass. Very autonomous and no bureaucracy to slow them down. Make no mistake about them, Delta started as Green Berets. But Green Berets are teir-two, Delta is teir-one.
Delta is an extremely versatile group capable of conducting many types of covert missions, including counter-terrorism, direct action, national intervention operations, VIP protection detail, hostage rescue, and raids.
A Delta Force operator (left) stands beside Walter B. Slocombe, US Under Secretary of Defense, as he talks to a British soldier, in Bosnia, 1996.
Delta has two forms of combat missions that where made public their Advanced Force Operation or AFO teams, are special four man groups sent in to assault enemy strongholds and bunkers to laze them for air support assets to do an ordinance drop(drop bombs on) to make it easier to send in larger light infantry companies or the rangers. Most noted mission of this kind, Delta's aid in operation anaconda. The second is special teams of delta members will be inserted with light infantry teams to pursue targets of interest. Most noted mission of this kind, the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Alright something I want to get out of the way here and now, because the more posts I do over special forces elements the more this will come up, so I can refer you back to this post. The tier system refers to a classification system for Special Operations Forces. The system originated with the United States Special Operations Command but has been expanded to include Special Forces groups from a range of countries.
Are Black elements, which are national-level assets that comprise the highest level of a nations Special Operations force. The chain of command for these units bypasses traditional military bureaucracy, and they are directed by the Head of Government/State, top commanding Generals or Defense Ministers or Secretaries. These Special Mission Units include US Army's Delta Force, the US Navy's Seal Team Six, and the US Air Force's 24th Special Tactics Squadron. International counterparts include Canada's Joint Task Force Two, United Kingdom's Special Air Service, Poland's GROM units, etc.
Are referred to as Grey Special Operations units, which include US Army Special Forces, US Army Rangers, US Navy SEAL teams, US Navy SWCC teams, and MARSOC. International counterparts include the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, the Special Forces Support Group of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom's Special Boat Service, etc.
Are be referred to as White elements and comprise larger infantry support elements. These are not special forces units, but provide broad manpower support when needed for large-scale engagements and are capable of rapid deployment and response.
Gitarama has the most overcrowded penitentiary in the world housing over 6000 prisoners in a building design for only 500 people. Inmates are so hungry they bite chunks of meat out of each other to survive.
The jail is so congested that inmates have no option but to stand all day and all night and many suffer from rotting feet. The floor is moist and filled with raw feces. Gangrene slowly sets on inmates toes, they turn black and fall off later. Inmates that are not so lucky to only have toes fall off, doctors have no choice but to amputate lower limbs to save the persons life.
The unbearable stench is so horrible that it can be noticed a half mile away upon arriving to the prison. The survival rate is low due to the violence and the diminishing conditions in the building where one in eight prisoners will die from disease or violence.
Interesting Fact: Most of the prisoners are locked up for genocide of 1 million people committed against Rwanda.
This is Kwan-li-so= political penial labor colonies, also known as North Korean Concentration Camps, there are six camps in all I have stories from two that will say all that needs to be said about all six.
Prison camp No. 14: Kaech’ŏn, South Pyongan province.
Prison camp No. 15: Yodŏk, South Hamgyong province.
Prison camp No. 16: Hwasŏng, North Hamgyong province.
Prison camp No. 18: Pukch’ang, South Pyongan province.
Prison camp No. 22: Haengyŏng, Hoeryŏng County, North Hamgyong province.
Prison camp No. 25: Ch’ŏngjin, North Hamgyong province.
Story from Camp 22
Camp 22 is home of North Korea's Political Prisoners. Men, Women, Children and Infants serve time in this ultimate dungeon. This is the worst of the worst; North Korea is the grand master of imprisonment and oppression.
Practically the whole country is a jail where everyone is afraid for their lives and their families well being. Guards are brainwashed to thinking inmates are sub-human and allowed to do anything they please to prisoners, except quickly killing inmates. Guards that do not torture inmates are subjugated to torture themselves.
One man said life at camp 22 is the slowest death you can imagine. Inhumane experiments are conducted on all people including newborn infants.
Women are not allowed to scream while giving birth to babies if they do guards will beat the pregnant women until she stops screaming. When the baby is born if it starts crying the guards usually smother it to death or leave the baby face down on the ground to die.
If the baby happens to survive it must endure the harsh conditions the mother must endure. One lucky prisoner escaped and lived to tell his story in South Korea. He said, Prisoners in the worst condition where hardly recognizable as human, they looked like beasts he said.
1000 – 2000 Prisoners die every year and a large percentage are kids and infants. Unfortunately they die from hunger, beatings, and executions. This is far from humane it is more like a hidden holocaust that no one can do anything about.
Animals receive much better treatment then this; they are being treated equivalent to an insect.
Story from Camp 14
The man's name is Shin Dong-hyuk. He was born inside Camp 14, the notorious labor camp for political dissidents just south of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
"The first rule was that you cannot escape," Shin said. "And there were other parts to that first rule such as if you attempt to escape you will be shot to death and those that sought the attempt to escape another prisoner and failed to report, they themselves would be shot as well."
But at the age of 22 Shin did manage to escape. After plotting with a fellow inmate, who had grown up on the outside, Shin Dong Hyuk and his friend made a run for the electric fence as they were gathering wood. His friend was electrocuted on the fence. That allowed Shin to climb over the body and avoid injury.
Shin said he was willing to risk death for the chance to be free.
"My feeling at that time, even if I were to get shot and die, was that I would want to experience even just for one day of that freedom and that life that this prisoner had told me so much about. Unfortunately, it was only I who was able to escape successfully."
He then made his way to the border, walking across a frozen river to China.
To this day Shin bears both the physical and emotional scars of his time in prison. As a child, he worked in a sewing factory. One day when he mistakenly dropped one of the machines, his punishment was to have the tip of his middle finger cut off.
He has severe burn scars on his back from being tortured. He described how prison guards punished him after his mother and brother tried to escape, even though Shin was the one who turned them in. They hung him by his arms and feet and set him over an open fire.
Shin said he didn't understand family in the normal sense. He knew that he would be punished if his mother and brother tried to escape. So to him, there was no choice but to tell the guards of their plan and avoid certain execution.
"I was 14 years old when my mother and brother were publicly executed, but I felt no emotion," Shin said. "Rather, I felt relieved that I was not the one that was tied to the wooden stake of the executing, so that was what I felt at the time... I felt my mom and brother broke the prison camp rules so that they deserved what they were going through at that moment."
He watched as his mother was hanged and his brother was killed by a firing squad. It was two years after escaping to South Korea when he finally felt any guilt.
"Right now, it's hard for me to understand what I did at that time... So after I come to South Korea and learned about the outside world and learned about family, I was only 14 years old at that time, I realized I had committed an unimaginable thing and I felt much guilt at that time."
Guards used starvation to control him and the rest of the prison population.
"All the prison inmates in the political prison camp in North Korea had a habit of looking down at ground when they were walking to and from different places," Shin said. "It was a habit to just look down to ground. The reason for that was to find any food or scraps of food."
He describes what he did eat.
"As I was walking, on the ground I saw two pieces of two kernels of corn that was in the cow dung that was on the ground," Shin said. "Without giving it much thought, I took the two kernels of corn and did whatever I could to wash it or clean it up. I ate them because I was so hungry."
Author Blaine Harden has detailed Shin's extraordinary escape and conditions in these modern day concentration camps in a new book, "Escape from Camp 14."
"He grew up without emotion," Harden said. "He grew up being raised by guards and he was always hungry, and everything he did was to position himself so he could get more food. His parents were chosen for him by the guards as a result of a reward marriage, and he was raised by guards -- not by his parents -- to be a kind of farm animal.
It's important for people to understand why North Korea has these labor camps, Harden says. It is not really about labor. It's about control and terror. Political dissidents are punished three generations deep. If a man is punished for questioning the regime, his entire family from his wife, children and grandchildren will all join him in prison. That's how they control their population. Through fear.