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Secret Intelligence Service

Room No. 15

Counter-Intelligence

Role Play

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Operation ******* *******

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“An essentially human contriving; to create and seize what is akin to an emotional intoxicant and which consequently does disable the defenses, thus rendering the target extremely vulnerable to control.”

 

(C-I)

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Perhaps to present this is a questionable thing to do. The reason we say this is because it is not what usually appears for reading, as reading reflects events and descriptions of such, what’s happening, who are the interlocutors, and so on. This is a trite different.

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OPERATION ***************

(LURE AND ALLURE)

This is a large topic. The risk of opening up the ‘Operation’ beckons a multiplicity of facets, and it has to be said that the manipulating of one facet in particular; that of emotion, is fraught with what becomes more than circumstantial. In some ways then, it might be a good idea to go ahead because such an additional and personal thread is to be examined. We are talking about our being touched by the power of what we are doing. By power, we are referring to the authority over the subject (target) and in this dynamic, there is a response, not merely from the one under our control, or manipulation if you wish to view it that way, of the target, but how we deal with it. Indeed, how others should deal with it.  We can help you imagine a theatre, where both the actress and the audience (ourselves) are affected deeply by the play. It is not a play in the conventional sense, no, not at all, but much if not everything we do can appear to be so, the more the exaggeration that does ensue, and especially when the overriding ethical dilemma arguably, is ignored. We do not ignore it.

There is a great deal to discuss in this and during the first instance, especially with regard to the latter issue, that of ethics. One argument we address, which is really a question, is; what of ethics in the wider, ie. global arena? Another that we address is; while considering the analytical (the psychological), what of emotion – is this, once controlled, the sole arbiter of what colors the mental space, or are other factors more important, if so what are they? Where does emotion and what it contains fit with regard to the artifact / resource / knowledge led society we inhabit? If these latter are stripped away, which they can be quite easily, for a certain period of time, is what remains the basis for whatever we, as controllers, want to be the case? If so, what is it that is significant with regard to emotion that we are choosing to put there?

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>> So we will call this a three-dimensional, fictional account, illustrating the issues of which we are aware. <<

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Section High Relevance : ‘Acting Skills and the Spy’

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COUNTER – INTELLIGENCE

 

COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE : Refers to the information gleaned and activities conducted so to protect against; espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations, or persons, or international terrorist activities.

In Defensive CI Mode : One is preventing efforts by hostile intelligence services to penetrate the service.

In Offensive CI Mode : One is identifying an opponent’s efforts against the service and / or system as a whole, so to manipulate these efforts either by turning the opponent’s agents into double-agents, or by feeding the opponent false information that they will report back. (Essentially, here in particular ).

Defensive CI begins by searching for where in one’s own organization there exists, or might exist, what could be exploited by foreign intelligence services (or indeed, exploited by anyone).

The best defence against foreign attacks, or of infiltration, is achieved by having in place active measures against those hostile services – counter – espionage

Counter-HUMINT : Here one is detecting hostile HUMINT sources, and those likely to become hostile HUMINT sources, moles, or double-agents. Additionally relevant to the broad spectrum of counter-intelligence is the question; why someone becomes radicalized (becomes a terrorist – see Counter Terrorism Library).

KEEPING MICE :

Money

Ideology

Compromise

Ego

MICE : The common reasons people break trust, disclose classified materials, reveal operations to hostile services, and / or join terror groups.

 

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Background : ‘Fear and Enhanced Interrogation’ (Extensive)

‘The Drug Assisted Interview’

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In everyday moral parlance, empathy is related to compassion.  However, in intelligence work, the other (or others) is considered to be a potential threat to persons and interests that the intelligence officer is sworn to protect.  Knowing one’s enemy in this role means understanding the other, but not in the interest of enhancing his or her freedom, or well-being. On the contrary, empathy becomes a manipulative tool. This altered meaning of empathy holds true beyond the practice of interrogation.  It also characterizes a significant part of the professional skill involved in recruiting and handling agents, whose trust is often essential to gaining their control. 

Empathy is also useful in the creation of propaganda (as we do discuss in the requisite Psyop Sections), since the power of propaganda to influence an intended audience is largely dependent upon how well propaganda is crafted to address that audience’s peculiar cultural atmosphere.

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We have already covered the phenomena referred to as the Stockholm Syndrome, but it is prudent to mention this again, vis a vis its relevance here, and who share the designation ‘interrogator’ – in fact, as manifested in many ”unequal status” situations. Here is a paragraph that C-V wrote on the internet recently.  This is humorous, just to inject a change of tone, because we think humor is important, though many disagree (with regard to this issue and particularly because humor rarely, if ever forms a part of the dynamic).  :

I mean, everyone knows about the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’, you know when that sweet girlish guy in the store gets promoted to assistant in charge of the feminine hygiene products and suddenly turns into a genocidal maniac. Well, it’s Facebook here, free and all, and these sorts who start a page and then lay down all these rules about who, what and where. The thing becomes the Reich Chancellery, and when someone, namely yours truly, says something on it, the whole weight of the Waffen-SS comes down on me with vengeance. “Please, Mr. Himmler, Reichsführer Heinrich, I don’t know where I got the audacity to post on your glorious Facebook page, and I beg of you, I’m just a no good useless thing, don’t torture me and dump my body in that pit, I have a cat at home.” Huh.

Notes / discussions historical records regarding ethics and ‘enhanced interrogation’ to be included.

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Currently in construction and consideration / debate regarding content – to be presented 15/07/2017

 

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