I propose that instead of haulin’ terrorists off to Gitmo,
we should just drop ‘em off at Sandy Island.
“Huh?” you say.
Wellp … seems that there’s this here island off’n the coast of Oz that ain’t.
[insert more *huh?*s]
Yeah, Sandy Island is on some charts, but …
(What? No, not just iMaps.)
… but it doesn’t really exist.
Yeah, could just be a database error, buuut but one of the sources for this database was the CIA.
(Don tinfoil hat, now.)
Okay, the CIA’s predecessor was the WWII OSS, and Sandy Island is in what was the South Pacific combat theater of operations, so there may have been a nefarious reason for placing a phantom island there — maybe to keep ships away from some secret operational rendezvous area or to explain lights or radar blips in a rendezvous area or sumpthin’.
(Hold your tinfoil hat on with both hands.)
… orrr it could have been an intentional flaw introduced, either in WWII or the Cold War, to track the source and transmission path of an espionage leak by “tagging” specific documents or database records with intentional flaws.
Yeah, I like that theory*, which is mine.
Of course, there is a bigger conspiracy theory, requiring a much thicker tinfoil hat:
sea-level rise due to anthropogenic global warming**.
* A postulate, actually. A theory would have to be far more substanttial.
** A postulate, actually. A theory would have to be far more substanttial.