Okay Freaky Friday folks buckle your seat belts we are really going down a few rabbit holes on the internet. You know when the primary source for the tale is Reddit that it’s going to get strange. For those who don’t know what Reddit is… well it’s a social internet site where people discuss news, stories, topic, and things they find. I’m not a member but am a reader on occasion. It was there that this story started. From there it goes into porn sites that aren’t just porn sites, number stations on the internet, possible mercenaries, one hell of a wake party, possible assassination involvement, Mossad involvement, fake names, fake passports, Interpol, half hearted international man/woman hunt, a grouchy old man that befriends vets,… what have I left out… oh an inheritance and a raggedy old cat. Intrigued? I’ll try to explain.
I’m not the first blogger that’s tried to write about this. One problem we all have is how to grab such a convoluted story with so many off shooting rabbit holes that go so many places? I’m going to do my best here of first going through the core story, then tackle a few side trips I made while pointing out some side trips others have taken. So if you get lost just head for the light at the top of rabbit hole and gasp for air in the sunlight way outside the internet myths, tales, and conspiracy theories. Let’s go…
It all started with a post in July 2009 about the death of a frequent Reddit user who went by the handle of ReligionOfPeace (ROP). The post was written by a user going by 2-6. It announced that ROP was 79 year old Milo (I’ll call him Milo) had died. He was found dead by 2-6 in front of his computer with Reddit on the screen. In the badly written post it goes on to say that Milo was an old curmudgeon that liked no one but tolerated 2-6. Milo owned That Old Guy’s Image Host (TOGIH) which 2-6 helped him with as thanks to Milo for helping 2-6 with his first ‘gig’ out of the military.
Milo wanted no ceremony only to be cremated and have his ashes spread near his old farm. The old man’s computer stuff was to go VVA and disabled vets. His books and “raggedy old cat” to a neighbor girl.
Okay what’s this TOGIH site? Well it’s a website that hosted porno photos, mostly amateur ones from what I understand but it’s url was lakecityquietpills.com. Which intrigued some Reddit readers who are code junkies. It seems that if you are a code junkie instead of flipping through news feeds like I do when on hold they play with url code to see what they can find that’s public but not indexed. I’m not a code junkie don’t ask me about how they do this or why. (Go to Reddit find them and chat them up if you are interested)
It was there hidden in the TOGIH code that a similar announcement was made about Milo’s death. The stuff after that was what caught the Reddit code junkie’s eye. Except the raggedy old cat was now fat and mangy. They screen capped it and shared. Thus the tale we are following is born. Here is what they caught:
Well don’t those look like job postings? Let’s leave it at that for now. We learn the handles of two more people Shade and Angel who seem to be involved in the job postings there.
Then four months later a post reveals Milo’s probate is done and he was loaded. So anyone who got ‘sent out’ 2005 -2009 got a bonus based on number of times sent out. So let’s look back at the first find hiding on TOGIH site. Those job posting like things – are they send outs? Is there a group of people getting employment from code hidden in a porn site? If so who would these people be? Again since I’m just giving facts and raising questions I’ll move on with the story. Next we move to January 2010 when there’s a party planned to honor Milo.
Now it appears that the group that gets jobs and mourns Milo is going to have a party to remember him. I’m not a New Yorker but I have stayed in the Marriot on 46th there in Times Square. Very nice. Getting 38 rooms there isn’t cheap and this is after paying out the bonuses. Oh and note the people have travel papers and a travel names. Hmm… okay so how did the party go?
Wow, almost a hundred thousand dollar party! Gee I hope Stu and Fat Tommy are okay. That’s two more handles we have up to a total of at least 6 now (ROP, 2-6, Shade, Angel, Stu, Fat Tommy). What kind business tosses a that kind of party? Note the date 19 Jan 2010. Also Milo is referred to as Dutch Milo.
Now after this it seems the group got wise to being eavesdropped upon and went to what honestly looks like a tear sheet code. Remember number stations and their tear sheets?The posts were a written copy of that. So messages from there were not open for gawking unless you had the right sheet. Then later they moved from there leaving the porn site as well just porn.
As to who were the other people behind the handles we saw? Not much on them it appears that 2-6 is now dead. Angel posts on a porn site known as Drunken Stepfather and his signature refers to 2-6 and Dutch Milo resting in peace.
Is Drunken Stepfather another TOGIH where the job postings are hidden somewhere? If so they have gotten better at hiding them from the curious.
Angel also uses a Rhodesian Army special forces badge as his icon there. He started going by Angel 2-6 which led to wondering if he took over 2-6’s coordination job after 2-6 joined Milo.
As for the now defunct lakecityquietpills.com and TOGIH hosted there. For a bit it was managed by a few different people JoetheSnake, MadMadamMeow, and JP4. It’s still there but doing nothing.
So what did the internet stumble upon in the code of the Lake City Quiet Pills site hosting TOGIH? Who was Dutch Milo aka ROP? Was there really an expensive wake party at the Marriott on Times Square 19 January 2010? I have no answers just theories and deeper down the rabbit hole we go.
Let’s start with the domain name ‘Lake City Quiet Pills.’ One of the posters signs off with this “Dispensing Lake City Quiet Pills to lousy bastards in need of permanent rest since 1968.” Since it is all correctly spelled I’m guessing that wasn’t written by 2-6. Anyway it turns out that LCQP is a US Army term for bullets, primarily ammo for hand held weapons. You see the vast majority of the bullets like that used by the US Army are made in an ammunition plant in Lake City Missouri. If you search Lake City Army Ammunitions Plant you’ll find numerous informational videos by them about what they do. Thus we are pretty sure that Lake City Quiet Pills are bullets. We can also guess that the quiet is permanent because when they are mis-administered the receiver isn’t quiet.
Next onto Milo. Here it gets a bit fuzzier. His ROP persona on Reddit was tied to a ‘jailbait’ board on Reddit where people took photos of girls and up their skirts and posted them. Creepy as hell and once discussed on Anderson Cooper where the ROP handle was called out as related to this. In one response to 2-6’s Reddit post about Milo he gives coordinates to a mall in Pennsylvania as Milo’s resting place. I assume from the first post that is where the farm used to be and Milo’s ashes are spread in woods around there. Now that Milo is from Pennsylvania and called Dutch Milo makes sense. There is the Pennsylvanian Dutch who were actually the German immigrants to the area. Dutch being an English corruption of Deutsche the German word for German. Also we know he lived in an apartment, had a cat, and gave his stuff to associations to do with military veterans. We also know he helped 2-6 get a gig right out of the Army. Sounds like an old military man to me, who likes pretty too young girls, and ran a porn site with job offerings hidden in the code. He was rich but didn’t live richly. He was apparently liked by those who took employment from the hidden code enough they tossed on hell of a party to remember him rather than divide it up among them.
Oh one other interesting side note – in researching this I read many other blogs posting about this. One noted an odd comment they got of coordinates. I never found where the blog owner popped the coordinates into Google. So I did. The first set I’ll get to in the party discussion. The second set was an apartment building in New Jersey. I looked up residents there in 2009 – there was a person whose first initial was M – a male the right age. He didn’t show up after 2010. So I wonder was this Milo’s apartment building if so why leave it as a comment in a blog? Thus I came up out of the rabbit hole of research that day gasping for air and pondering what the hell? I now leave that pondering to you.
Next the possible job listings after the code announcement of Milo’s death. I’m going to take my attempt at a few of the listings. Looking them over it seems to be a job listing for private security and/or mercenary work. Puzzling over the unique abbreviations used I’ll list them in order of use. If I have a guess at them I’ll post my stab if not I’ll leave it blank. Skipping what I consider obvious abbreviations like op for operation. If you have a guess on any of them just let me know in the comments. ALWAYS welcome discussion on my posts and hope for it especially on these Freak Friday posts.
24/7 DP – all day all week ?
SA Spanish – South American Spanish
Euro w/w – European white women
Sec at sea – sequestered at sea
HW – hardware given the domain name I’d assume weaponry is the hardware
Recent s or sbs – ?
EU – European Union
ME – Middle East
Now here’s a stab at what some terms mean but again it’s just my guesses. If you have guesses they are just as valid as mine are. So share them here and let’s discuss.
Sequestered – can’t contact anyone outside the mission and/or organization, no calling home.
“gentleman’s agreement” insurance – off the books coverage if you are injured doing job
Private gig – you can contact others while on the job, calling home permitted
No papers, no records kept, no problem – off the books work just whose books and how? I’d guess illegal in some manner or at least black ops government or private work
So it appears to me that list is meant to read like a want ads for private security/guns for hire group.
For now let’s assume that’s right and move on to the party. Let’s go with the obvious. This group met at the Marriott in Times Square in New York City (a famous Marriott on 46th street in the world) partied their asses off for a weekend in honor of Dutch Milo. In the process of this drunken memorial Stu and Fat Tommy got injured but they are okay. Since the group is now self-run (2-6 coordinating, Shade doing the data management and payments, Angel doing the job listings) a financial account of the party was posted.
Now a side track here, remember the post on that other blog with the coordinates? Well the second set was on 46th Street NYC to the Lunt Fontanne Theater just down from the Marriott. What that means? I don’t know maybe they saw a show there? Just tossing out strange sights as I was down this rabbit hole.
Next another theory that’s not so obvious. It was keyed upon by the internet due to the date of the party and what type of apparent job postings accompanied Milo’s hidden code obituary. Mercenary/Black Ops/Private Security work. First I’ll tell you about the event. Then I’ll give a quick outline of how the internet thinks it ties in to Milo’s party.
On 19 Jan 2010 an assassination took place. It was of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh who was staying in the Rotana Hotel in Dubai on a layover while he was heading to China. He was killed by being given muscle relaxants then struggled with attackers before being smothered with a pillow. The operation was carried out by a group of 33 known participants. The photos of 26 were made public, 22 were on ground in Dubai, all foreign but two locals, who were arrested. They were Palestinians that did not use fake names. The foreigners were traveling under fake passports. They arrived on the 19th and left on the 20th before the murder was discovered. This became an international incident with Dubai blamed it on Israel and their Mossad. The fact we know about all of this came from Dubai’s joint investigation with Interpol and the international warrants issued related to the death. The team was managed by SMS messages originating in Austria. 13 arrived on UK passports, 4 on French (including the ground leader), 3 on Irish, 1 on German, and 3 on Australian. Many of the passports used were lost or stolen ones. Also many were of people who held dual citizenship with the issuing country and Israel. 17 Bank cards were used issued from the MetaBank in Iowa and had ties to an Israeli bankcard distributor. If you search Mahmoud al-Mabhouh assassination on YouTube you can see surveillance of the team in action taken from various CCTV cameras in Dubai. Here’s one report by CNN.
In relation to this assassination one person on the team going by Uri Brodsky passport was arrested in Poland for using the fake German passport. He was charged with espionage and using false documents in Germany. He was extradited to Germany with the agreement he would be prosecuted ONLY for the use of false documents. There he was charged under the name Alexander Varin, convicted of using false documents, paid a fine and was released to disappear again.
Now how does this relate to a party going on in NYC on the same date. Well first isn’t a $90,000+ a bit much for a small group to burn on a party that’s really just the night of the 19th? Next the date is that of the assassination. Maybe these were a group of assassins who got their jobs from the hidden postings in the code. Also apparently jobs in the Middle East weren’t available but they decided as tribute to Milo they’d do one there. There 38 rooms and 33 people – close. Two were injured and al-Mabhouh struggled with attackers as the muscle relaxant did its job. There were white European women involved in the 11 photos from fake passports released we know that white European women were apparently reading the job listings. (or there wouldn’t be a call out on some for them not to inquire about this job.) These people could work in a group as there are job listings for group work. The job listings discuss papers provided and the party listing refers to travel names and papers – the assassins had fake passports. So could the party for Milo be this assassination? Could they have met at Marriott (or theater behind) got their orders then dispersed to use their new papers to go carry out the mission then return to their lives on other travel names? Is a mission like that more in line for spending most of a hundred thousand dollars in one night’s activity? Or was it as most of the world believes Mossad? Or was this a board for Mossad agents?
Okay, what if they weren’t involved in the al-Mabhouh assassination but were a group for hire that just blew a major bucks to kill in honor of the old man that ran the group?
Okay, what if they aren’t for hire but a group of old army buddies playing a role playing game and once stumbled upon put out a big party to troll the Reddit code geeks?
I have no idea what is the reality of it other than some people found interesting code in a porn site, a pervy Reddit user supposedly died (for those who don’t know handle users fake death to move on to new handles in the internet), there was an assassination of a Hamas leader by a group of covert operatives in Dubai on 19 Jan 2010, and some coordinates to odd places was put in a comment on post about this subject on another blog. Them’s the facts m’am beyond that it’s all conjecture and oddness which is what Freaky Fridays are all about. Thus ends my longest most odd researched post to date.