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Brief for 2017 – 2019

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“This is a global stage, an arena in which we are deeply embroiled, and there is a duty placed upon us to both present and reflect who we are, our remit, in the most useful and exemplary ways there can possibly be. In view of  the extremely intense scrutiny to which we are subject, there is no apology whatsoever tendered for mediocrity.”


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Our principal focus is on developing counter-terrorism strategies, and the coming years are not going to change this. Moreover, deepening and fast moving geopolitical events and the concomitant underlying structures facilitating these events have added new dimensions. Inclusive within this frame are looming dangers such as; the acquisition and use of WMD and the possible reality of war scenarios, and which we have to engage.

Our societal structure in its multifaceted /systemic nature is adapting to the forces upon it, one thing is to keep abreast of what these forces are, how best to react and so on, but we want to continue the question ; by understanding the deeper nature of what motivates, can we as a consequence develop methodologies which are effective, specifically in our dealing with terrorists? What is being effective based upon and what does being effective mean? Implicit is the capacity to develop three-dimensional pictures of the minds of terrorists and close to home, the process of their becoming.

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IMPORTANT NOTE

It has to be stated and without any argument to the contrary; the perpetrators of terror are now far better equipped, are professionally trained in all aspects of war.  To be specific, the vehicle of atrocity – the global propaganda machine, in the disseminating of the terror message, is utilizing state of the art techniques of presentation.  Therefore, it is very prudent to say that we must remain in a position of strength in this respect.

So to maintain this status it will take much forethought, much discussion and the investment therein of altogether new and superior modes of presentation.

The prospect of our failure (or even a fracture in our resolve) in the face of what is a massively supported, slick and professionally produced terror machine is NOT a consideration, though it has to be stated; what we are facing has now become a far more daunting prospect and equally in this, more of a challenge to us.

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“In competitive dramas we revel in delight, or better stated; in the most highly confrontational of all situations, we excel.”

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The Counter-Terrorism Library

Imagination in Psychological Operations

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The subject indices below will be developed as planned, though by necessity must include changes to our strategy from both an organizational and financial investment point of view. Concerning the latter, who we up against, the global terror threat, as stated, enjoys support from the wealthiest, politically motivated Nation States and likewise, individuals on the planet, which constitutes tens of millions in revenue.

Among our side are many ingenious minds and our relationship with them is the most valuable aspect, but it has to be said in this respect, that all adversaries purse is evaluated and matched. That is and to be specific, we receive literally everything we want, irrespective of cost, whatever the extent.

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Our operating costs for 2017 – 2019

Taking into account all updated elements that we have identified, the Unit operating costs and investment herein are in the region of one million U.K. pounds (1.4 million dollars, U.S).

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To continue, we are currently working through a few new proposals around the content and presentation. We cannot remain still while immersed in the multiplicity of directions that literal mind-blowing design and presentation opportunities can now elicit and importantly, we be in full control. Included in the latter are state of the art ‘possibilities’ that we are currently engaging. We have a full license for the advanced 3D animation and simulation software – Autodesk Maya, and with regard to what we say below, the question really is; how to meld the paradigms together.  Are we considering novel presentations per-se, which indeed can find home in the realms of ‘outer space’, or something much more narrow and closer to ‘home’? Can what is being continually revealed across the world meld with this innovative and different reality and if so, to what effect? This is one experimental direction we are pursuing. It might be a while before we have anything to show as the training is extensive, and exciting too. *  See discussion page

A further experimental modality that we are currently pursuing is the inclusion of virtual reality. This is a very exciting prospect too and we are developing while the technological means are developing, meaning that what we achieve in this paradigm will quickly change, have more impact, more of the conscious and unconscious effect that we intend, as the facility so to do becomes ever more sophisticated. Remember that our remit has a very particular objective – psychological warfare, and which lends itself perfectly to altogether novel, manipulated, *four dimensional, created worlds. *The fourth dimension being time.


A point to make regarding presentations with our particular remit in mind, which ideally and as said, is that what we are doing alters how others think, and subsequently behave (this being, in the ways we desire them to);

Text based information in report form can indeed, be uninspiring, which is not at all useful. Obviously much has to be presented this way, in fact most things are, but in evaluating how convenient the adhering to this model actually is, we were examining handwritten correspondences between the Cambridge Five spy ring**, and concluded that the personality and subsequent relationship with the reader, of what is uniquely personal, can actually became diluted considerably once these letters become ‘updated’ text. We can commandeer and recreate this ownership effect, this experiential relationship, via novel means of control (or we can try).  ** Traitors, yes.

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Imagination is more important than knowledge.

For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand,

While imagination embraces the entire world,

and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Albert Einstein  (1879 – 1955)



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THE UNIT

Well, currently we have five Officers, referred to as; (C-I), (C-II), (C-III), (C-IV), (C-V), and who are in the United Kingdom, of course. Admin/Liaison (entrusted with requisite editing) we can say is of American provenance (note the deliberate inclusion throughout of British and American spelling, which is bound with the scope of the New Mind War, and the reason for which will become clearer throughout). Rather than present Officer’s detailed ‘biographies’, which is the norm (to project personal ambitions, qualities, etc), we decided to skip doing so and for very important reasons. We can say the presentations do obviously project their experience, knowledge, adeptness and so on, but in parallel to the anonymity, the whole does contain a cluster of young, vibrant, committed and very distinctive personalities which, it must be said, often clash. This is accentuated throughout, thus in the process facilitating powerful three-dimensional portraits of the ‘speakers’. By so doing, a multiplicity of lively dynamics does prevail which are not usually the case around the content and presentation of this kind of information. Some do not care for it, but this is how we chose to proceed. This, together with the anonymity, will NOT change.*

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* In addition, we share the view that this is indeed an absolutely fantastic opportunity – not only to explore certain facets of the world, but to explore ourselves in relation to them.

In this, and as we have already stated; we are not seeking for any particular perception, neither notoriety nor applause, and yes, there is much that can be read into the statement.

In truth, we are enjoying our time to the uppermost extent and without question, are provided with what means the most, more than we could ever need.

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** A brief note regarding the designations ; (C-I) (C-II), (C-III) and so on.

Captain Sir Mansfield Cumming, KCMG, CB (1859 – 1923) was the first Director of what would become the Secret Intelligence Service,  now known as MI6.

As many are aware, he is known for having always signed his name as the letter ‘C’, and using green ink.

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We have a great deal of information, which is unrelenting in its delivery and as you can imagine. We have over two-thousand sources worldwide, certain of these sources are extremely close to us, such that we can touch them. In order to expand our remit, there are a few novel possibilities, as said before, involving re-organizing this current design but also to include; a greater amount of written detail and which is embracing of a deeper and wider analytical scope – inclusive of bringing varying analytical disciplines into the fray.

There are also past strategic examples, consider them as very powerful  threads of immeasurable value to us, and which are active during the present and will live with us in the future, however we envisage it.

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We live during challenging times. Our engaging of a diverse perspective – The requirement

What must be stressed is that we do not exist in isolation, nothing can, which means we must be aware of the very fabric of support with regard to global events, both economic and political. Because of the latter (economic and political events) the international stage is in flux, is uncertain, and we must be aware of where, through time we (as a nation) are, as a fundamentally important and determined player within. The current elements of the global order, most notably the power relations between The People’s Republic of China, The Russian Federation and the United States of America do demand intense and continual scrutiny. The way to facilitate this requirement is to listen to what is said, who is saying it and understand why. In so doing, we as a Unit with a particular remit as outlined herein, can more accurately assess our methodology and engage necessary change.

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Section : Covert Hybrid War

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 An ideal is for this to be as enjoyable for readers as it is for us. (C-III) tells a story that while a student he took a vacation job in a steelworks that produced suspension springs for railway trains. While on the ‘shop floor,’ which is where he was employed, he asked the blacksmith (who was always reading books until his talent was required),  “Do you like your job then? The answer he received was;

Listen, of course I do. Only an idiot does something he doesn’t like doing.”


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Forthwith and with full force, we intend to release our anti-jihad propaganda effort, threads of which are evident in all that we do, herein. This comes under the banner of Psychological Warfare / Psyop, though the title will change to The New Mind War.

It has to be said that the New Mind War is a very real challenge to us and will constitute a continual infusion. C-I’s statement gathers most of the threads together, and which is;

“Any counter-terrorism incursion has to contain a profoundly effective anti-propaganda effort, such that in its essence and its multifaceted depth and display, is shown who we are, how valuable we are. Not only to draw minds toward us, to reinforce them, but to destroy the onslaught now in operation that otherwise will destroy us.”


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SECTION : The New Mind War. Preamble – Reference Page


There is the Secret Intelligence Service Video Player which is proving to be very useful though it won’t play without flash. * Note : currently undergoing re-think toward a more versatile, reliable facility. We need to upload unique material.


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The Counter-Terrorism Game

“In order to understand, you have to become the ones who you need to understand.”

Our real time Counter-Terrorism Game – you could call this a role play that will cut through systems whose coexistence conflicts very sharply in terms of ideology, geopolitics, ethnicity, the socioeconomic and so on and so forth. The multiplicity of  life worlds which construe and which are responsible for reacting to and to making the international system – in the role play very particular life worlds share ‘a certain stage’ with others that in the major system as it currently presents certainly do not. You could describe it as involving a wander in the mental landscapes of the extremely hostile – and consequentially it becomes possible to step into (observe, feel, respond to) the development of strategies and counter-strategies other than one’s own.

We have five participants as said, who can take on these roles and as you can imagine, along with their very highly developed and varying skills, not to forget their extraordinarily high degree of motivation, have much to contribute in this. The resultant dynamics along with what can be learned is expected to be extremely interesting, volatile too.


 

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During the short period the News Extracts have been shown they have, internationally, attracted well over three million interested minds and our objective is to keep and involve those who are willing to participate. It also needs to be said that there has to be selectivity involved such that these are not just news reports as these can be obtained from their source and do become dated almost immediately.

Much of what appears in the latter respect will be archived.


Regarding the Video Player, once again, if you want to see actual counter-terrorism events from around the world and which do not make the news, then this will be your forte. There are a few issues we have to consider, and also consult with seniors on this content, but we are excited about its possibilities, though in addition and it has to be said, the content might not be for everyone. *(see below; ‘Welcome to the Real World’)



 There is a very controversial, new and trendy Section becoming a reality which is; ‘Acting Skills and the Spy‘. The description ‘trendy’ is appropriate – for what the Section does not reveal, rather than for what it does. Having said that, this is an altogether technologically led era and the pace of which is unrelenting in its capacity to define and control, so in this performing, the question how and importantly why does the interpersonal dynamic fit? A further related question is; by appeal to what art can the person transcend what is expected of everyday and predefined circumstances?

Further, we thought the best way to introduce this was via a discussion we are having, because it provides a view to our intention and to the reason for the Section, but also and importantly as said, the discussion addresses certain very emotive issues central to the art – what does it feel like while in this particular context/role, and so on. The art of acting, of developing a secret identity and the professional skills involved in changing one’s appearance is also central. Here is a link to the discussion in its early stages :   Acting Skills and the Spy


Actually the discussion format offers the opportunity to explore different interpretations – some subtle, some not so subtle regarding a particular subject and also formulate questions which might in fullness be answered and possibly not answered at all. We have the conversations that (C-I) (C-III) and (C-V) had on many topics, some are redacted and some not, and they all offer a picture, if one likes, that reports cannot. There are distinct personalities at play, dynamics in flux and the fact that these nuances are wound together is something the reader might find extremely useful. One description tendered was that we were, ‘tossing something over the fence’. Here are further examples, more are in progress, these discussions take place in a variety of global contexts, some where one might expect and others, well, we can discuss this too :         Notes: The Concept of Counter-Terrorism   Two   Three   Four   Five   Six   Seven   Eight  Nine   Ten


In addition, is the larger Section : Room No.15, where we have contributors getting to the heart of relevant to the remit issues. Room No.15 is in London, of course.  This Section be be continually expanding.

Here is a link to Room No.15

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 2016 (updated) –  This particular year presented our Unit with a massive requirement in the application of analytical skills. The sections on; Asymmetric Warfare – The Russian Federation and The People’s Republic of China have been an activity source of monumental depth and complexity and therefore, please do expect these sections to expand considerably. We intend them to expand considerably.

“It is imperative that we understand the historicity and character of who we are scrutinizing – Not to view from our own contemporary standpoint, the content of our time frame.”


SECTION : Asymmetric Warfare. The People’s Republic of China – Mind Scan

See in addition, the Articles Library, which comprehensively contains the body of the asymmetric studies to date.


SECTION : The Articles Library


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We are in process of reformulating the Reconnoiter Section *** and considering making it a uniquely presented, open source experience. We met and asked questions around; not only what to include, but how best to present it which is why we asked for the animation software. But suffice it to say, if one was waiting in the library on Floor Two, what would there be to read and what would characterize the milieu? Regarding the former, it likely would not be material regarding the exploits of the Kardashians and Miley Cyrus, not that there is anything at all wrong with them of course. Perhaps the milieu would provoke a sense that there is in its quietude an awesome capacity to comprehend and try and understand? How to capture this milieu was a question asked. Well, at the moment there are about eighty or so topics  – research papers, articles, official documents which are now public, excerpts, files and so on, – some are rather short, some very extensive and which all, to some degree relate to the reality of Intelligence, past,  present and future. There are approximately seven hundred additional topics for the Reconnoiter Section. *** We are currently experimenting with an updated and versatile Forum format which looks highly promising as a way to incorporate additional dimensions and character around this material.



Let’s get right into it. So what is it like to actually do something? To work through the day? What of thoughts and feelings? If you want to really get inside the mind of someone as they say, a woman in this particular case, a spy, there is a section devoted to C-I’s daily rituals and foibles, particularly the latter.


 The Section; ‘Arctic Eye – The Militarization of the Arctic Territory‘ is almost complete and does promise to be quite splendid as per its colorful presentation, – to some, not necessarily an important facet. The reason for the project is, even at this point in time, the likelihood of ensuing military conflict and so, for a variety of reasons.


One further consideration is that we intend to move deeper from the standpoint of describing what and how something appears – as applies to the collective, and to ask; what is it like for the individual, what can we learn from an exploration into the individual psyche? This involves utilizing a human relations / psychoanalytic perspective. To date, the resulting explorations have not always been born of certainty, nor agreed upon, and this will be evident in the conversations that are presented here. The question; ‘what is certain’ is very simple to ask, but incalculably fraught with agendas, issues of ownership, power, fear, defense mechanisms in play, and so on.



We, of course, are NOT in any way a commercial organization. To quote (C-I), “How could we apply profit motive to what we are taking from the world, such that we begin charging money for giving it back?” That’s not all there is to it of course, not by any means, but it’s an apt summation. By ‘the world’ she is referring in the first instance to our superiors. With regard to our very intention, our force of compulsion – this is bound with our collective character and clandestine situation. If there was profit involved, whatever we said would mean something other than our intention, irrespective of how we dressed it up, any claim to the contrary. **As stated, there is a great deal in terms of requirements, but the most important is our bond, our allegiance, attired with a very particular esprit de corps.

** NOT commercial meaning NO commercial elements, NOT in any way, shape or form.

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To reiterate : This is a global stage, an arena in which we are deeply involved, and there is a duty placed upon us to both present and reflect who we are, our remit, in the best way there can possibly be. To the extremely intense scrutiny of which we are subject, there is no apology whatsoever given for mediocrity.

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As an addendum to the above note regarding the Section : The New Mind War / Psychological Warfare

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There are many facets or strands if you like, which are bound tightly together; there is the intended impact of the whole and the impact of the strands that flow throughout and these latter, are not necessarily the same. The New Mind War does not only have jihadists in its sight.

When one begins looking at the nature of the psychological impacts, certain offer ambiguity. An intended effect is not always easy to predict, nor obviously is its intensity. For example, we decided to say, if you wish to compete and/or dominate us; ‘This is who we are, this is why, and this is how we became so.’ – yes, requiring a multifaceted message constitutive of enormous power. That, and we fully understand the weaknesses of our targets sufficiently well so to tailor the messages and present them as said, that is, as enormously powerful seductive ploys.

In a nutshell, you could say in addition; what makes for unpopularity, at the same time creates popularity, the polarity is unimportant as far as this effort is concerned. However, because of the message/s there are those whom we would like to agree with us, or see us as we would prefer, but who do not. It’s a complicated world. However, the specific multiple targets the strategy intends, – those who it has in its sights, certainly will react to us. This is the intention, the essence of the New Mind War in operation.

I can say that strategy in this particular remit requires qualities of; shrewdness, brinkmanship, boundless creative talent, understanding the nature of simple to complex messages and their intentional nuance. Likewise, how to identify what undermines our opponents, confuses and often hurts them – this, bound in a commitment and allegiance to what constitutes our own welfare.

The strategic objective is; domination over our opponents such that collectively, we, to the fullest extent become their ambition, their reason for life.

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Here two Section examples:

The New Mind War. Aims and Objectives

The New Mind War. Reference Page

The City of Sheffield Case Study

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The City of Sheffield frontispiece (featuring the fabulous Kitten Von Mew) was chosen because, within its display, is the capacity for multi-sensory overload and which it (she) very easily performs. Indeed and not unexpectedly, many people, especially among the conventional minded (*see note below), have questioned (though not disagreed with) its choice, then, while in the process of their mind searching have, in varying degrees, come to realize that they are affected in the way we intend and subsequently this condition of receptivity, whether admitted as such or not, does persist. Of course, there are the ones too, who have pointed to issues regarding ‘source credibility’, and this is a very interesting issue in this particular context, not so easily explained away.

We do have discussions regarding the fundamentals of human nature, as one can imagine, for example and briefly; what exactly is power and how is power dealt with by those threatened by (subject to) it? Certain facets of what is the most able psyop weapon have historically been denied, fought against, and indeed, the present time is no different and for the same, reasons. This is an extremely effective condition to commandeer because, as said, it contains no less than weaponized capacity for insecurity and while not confining its aim, the effect is not only felt at the individual or even at the group level, but within whole nations. This is intended for now, as a note on the frontispiece.

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This is what she is referring to

In addition, a short response to criticism

Aims and Objectives of the New Mind War

The New Mind War – Reference Page

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**What is meant by the term ‘conventional’ is the most common and resultant surface presentation of information within psychological warfare efforts. With a surface presentation there is no long-term effect induced, if any effect at all. Many would argue that their strategies (which cost a great deal of money) are effective and refer to text book accounts of how this is known to be the case. The point is, that no one subsequently would ever even seek out these efforts, if they even did at the time of their creation, and so they remain where they were made.

Psyop efforts fail when they are not a precursor to something much more, when they do not create a state of expectancy and prolonged desire, a changed condition.

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To be a credible PSYOP challenge we must evaluate rationally and then propose a rational alternative which is conceptually and demonstrably superior. To respond only with an indignant denunciation of something else is merely to indulge ourselves in the equivalent of emotional name-calling, which may be satisfying and reassuring but does not necessarily adjust matters towards the solution of an international/intercultural problem.

‘Psychological Operations’ (PSYOP) includes psychological warfare and, in addition, encompasses those political, military, economic, and ideological actions planned and conducted to create in neutral or friendly foreign groups the emotions, attitudes, or behaviour to support the achievement of national objectives.

‘Psychological Warfare’ is the planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behaviour of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives.

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The Owl is in Harrogate

Please read the explanation for what precisely this means

(Why the Owl as ensignia, and why the city of Harrogate?)

We can add a caveat; Why engage what others DO NOT? The answer is; we engage what others CANNOT

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We should mention that at the beginning of 2016 *** we took possession of an ultra-new and dedicated computer system with unlimited data storage capacity, new workstations, requisite software, unlimited bandwidth for this website, ongoing training and career development and last, but certainly not least;




We have support from and recourse to the most capable people living today – Which means we are fully operational and can fulfill our obligation, thus realize the expectations placed upon us.



***updated for 2017

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Thank you
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“Ambitions cannot remain a mere possibility, they must be realized. Therefore, the future in its unpredictability and challenge will be quite exciting for us, to say the least.”

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