A few enterprising sleuths did some digging. It turns out that someone calling themselves some variation of "2-6" had been active across a variety of websites for years. On one site, he listed his contact info as email@example.com. On another forum, he had a signature reading "Dispensing Lake City Quiet Pills to lousy bastards in need of permanent rest since 1968." Before long, the researchers realized that in Independence, Missouri, there's a government-owned bullet factory called the Lake City Ammunition Plant. Holy shit, Lake City quiet pills are bullets! Get it? "Quiet pills"?
OK, so what does any of this have to do with a sleazy image hosting website? A little additional research found that hiding in the HTML of lakecityquietpills.com was what scientists refer to as "some extremely weird-ass shit." Some examples:
-- Immediate need! 8-10 chinese/korean. Fluent korean/dialect/accent details after contact. 12 week halfpay sequester on refusal.
-- two ground types. Fluent farsi arabic french. no papers, no problems
-- Need formed group (8-10). single op. deliv bonus. "gentleman's agreement" insurance. Immediate need.
People quickly noted that this all sounds like Craigslist for extra-governmental militaristic work. Possibly a TaskRabbit for hired guns. Maybe even an Uber for the capture of inconvenient international liabilities. Whatever it was, the trail went cold. Was it a small circle of Army buddies passing around contract jobs? Some even speculated it may have been a job board for the assassins-for-hire behind the death of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (though the evidence seems shaky at best). Or it was just some guys playing pretend? Who knows.