This is your one chance.... Ask a former "Cleanup Specialist" anything.
DISCLAIMER: I am using the term "Cleanup Specialist" as a deliberate misdirection. For obvious reasons, I will not name the official title, which agency I reported to, classified or detailed intel of work performed, etc.)
I was one of the guys tasked with some of the things our government doesn't like to speak publicly about. "Cleanup Specialists" do both on-field and off-field work.
On-field work consists of the down-and-dirty shit no one really likes to do and no one in our government will admit to doing: Collecting/burning evidence, dissolving corpses, "enhanced interrogation" of suspected terrorists and similar duties..
Off-field is generally more stressful, but not as difficult: Conducting misleading interviews, misdirection of press and reporters as well as the occasional bribe/disappearing.
We don't like to have to kill United States citizens, but it's an occasional necessity. We're also given clearance to assume any identity at our own discretion.
A lot of people assume that we hide this kind of stuff because liberals and protestors go crazy, or whatever. In truth, we do it because that's just how it's been done for decades.
You have no way of knowing who we are or where we come from. We are recruited from nearly all walks of life, socioeconomic backgrounds, etc.... And you don't join, you're picked.
If you wanted to join, you can start by applying for a position at the FBI, CIA, or NSA, showing excellent test and field scores, generally excelling in all areas, and catch the attention of someone within our organization. Graduating from West Point or having any type of "advanced training" from the military helps; a lot of our guys come from there.
I wish I could tell you that there was a secret to being selected, but there really isn't. Just try hard, be smart, be a bit of a "jack-of-all-trades", and you could get noticed by us. Now, actually being recruited and staying in the organization is a different matter entirely.
In general, it helps to just be all-around competent, be good at misdirection, public speaking, and coming up with convincing lies on a moment's notice. You're expected to be able to defend yourself with weapons and in hand-to-hand combat, and not be averse to the possibility of killing another human.
Quite a few of our men are what I would call sociopaths; that should tell you something. Questions on the test I took included "Have you ever killed another human being in self defense?", "Have you ever killed another human being without provocation?", and "Have you ever watched a snuff film?", and that was just back in 1997.... I don't want to imagine what the testing consists of today!
We really don't have to deal with "Cleaners" blabbing what they know too often, since the majority of the people that hear what we did either don't believe it, or are crazy conspiracy-theorists who will not be believed. I did have to "disappear" one of my unit members once due to an unrelated offense, though.... That was a goddamn shame, the kid was good.
But to be honest? There aren't really any "main-stream" conspiracy people who are telling the truth. I guess it makes sense considering they usually wind up in fatal "accidents" before they published anything TOO incriminating.
I guess I just got tired of holding all of this stuff in, so I decided to write a bit of it down. Feel free to ask me any questions you'd like. But understand that I may not answer some of them, again, for obvious reasons.... I like being alive and relatively well!