Hridoy Ahmed
on October 17, 2021 17 views
Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too by Jason Hanson 0:03 How to recruit spies - The case officer/agent relationship, while unusual, is something that slowly grows over time, and a genuine connection is made. Any agent you recruit is going to know if a case officer doesn’t care about him or his safety. They’ll also know if you are just looking to get information and then throw them aside - this seduction for seduction’s sake and it doesn’t work. Interestingly the main carrot for recruiting a spy is funded education for their children in a US University. Risk can also be a big motivator. 01:32 Spies need to be manipulative, and that’s different from persuasion. The ability to manipulate a person, to get him to do what you want while thinking it’s actually what he wants. 2:46 Rules to bear in mind if you are a spy in Moscow's 3:48 SDR (surveillance detection route) if you’re in a situation where you aren’t sure you’re being followed, and you want to play it safe, simply run a SDR, and then use a series of cover stops and hunker-down sites. It’s important, though, that cover stops make sense. You have to give the impression that you’re going about your regular life. A hunker-down site could be a café, a bar, or maybe a restaurant where you can appear to be engaged in normal behaviour, while ultimately waiting for whoever might be following you to leave. Choose any public place where you can reasonably sit for several hours without arousing suspicion. 5:04 Consider creating a cache with items for an emergency, with money, weapons, matches, water purification tablets. It is important to note that you can wipe down surfaces with WD-40, to eliminate fingerprints. 5:45 What to do if a bomb goes off: 1. Stay low 2. Take Slow, Shallow Breaths You’ll want to exit the building after waiting about a minute to ensure you won’t be hit by any falling debris. The rule of thumb with an explosion is this: if there was one bomb, there’s probably more. 6:56 If trapped in rubble remain calm, stay still, and carefully try to draw attention to yourself. If you can, cover your mouth with a part of your clothing. If a pipe or wall is nearby, make consistent tapping noises to alert the attention of rescue workers. 7:23 Dealing with threats. It’s also important to note that you don’t have to forgive irrational behaviour because someone is dealing with difficult circumstances and you shouldn’t ignore it. 8:33 Always pay attention to people who’ve been in an area longer in an area than you have. 8:57 Rapport, things to avoid Coming across as judgemental. Avoid giving advice – people actually want approval. Don’t be the person who has to win the argument - let the target win. Don’t be a one-upper. Avoid interrupting the target when they’re speaking or finish their sentences for them. Never downgrade their status or profession. Link to Influence video: 10:54 Elicitation involves manipulating a conversation so that the target starts to give away information that’s of great interest, without necessarily realizing he’s done. 11:40 If someone is trying to elicit information from you just say I don't know, ask them to look at the company website or simply just change the subject. 12:16 Kidnap The actual abduction is one of the two most dangerous phases in the kidnapping process the other part of the process where you are also at high risk of being killed is the rescue. If you don’t believe the opportunity to run exists, and fighting them off isn’t an option, your best chance for survival is to stay calm and try to turn your focus from fear to observing as many details as you can about who has abducted you and where they are taking you. If at all possible, leave DNA in each place the attackers take you - including at the scene of the abduction and in any transport vehicles. For safe houses the criminals will try to clean the area, so tell your family in the past that you have been trained for these situations so authorities know to search unusual places. Then leave DNA trail in unusual places such as under spit or nails under tables, behind furniture, or under rugs. One of the reasons you need to behave in a submissive manner is so that they don’t see you as a security risk. If you’re yelling and screaming, they might tape your mouth shut. If you’re fighting, they might tie you up or chain you to something. If you do exactly what is asked of you, it’s possible they’ll become complacent, and they may trust you to stay put and will leave you alone. This may present an opportunity to escape. 14:17 How to escape if you’re duct-taped to a chair. 16:03 How to access a restricted area - like you’re supposed to be there. Importance of a smile fosters an immediate sense of trust. 17:43 Am not going to tell you how to make a weapon, although watch carefully :)
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