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Espionage Manual #29 - CIA Research Mindset
Espionage Manual 29 - CIA Research Mindset
CIA Escapist Thinking
© 2007
170 pages, 6 chapters and 1 appendix
Espionage Manual #29-CIA Research Mindset reveals for the first time
anywhere, the strange psychological, or cognitive, quirks of the
explained in the e-book
Espionage Manual #29-CIA Research Mindset, the
CIA enjoys pretending that it is a “scientific research agency whose primary
mission is to shape American policy.” As the reader will notice, a
approach to
open source (newspapers, encyclopedias and magazines)
research is not the same as practicing espionage or intelligence. Public
school children are taught how to do such
research, and certainly an agency
that spends over sixty billion dollars a year should offer more than that.
Review Table of Contents
“The Central Intelligence Agency has long been plagued by incompetent managers who neither understood espionage
nor how to direct it. A number of unqualified CIA directors, seeking firm footing, have tried to adapt management,
engineering or scientific methods which they learned in college, to the espionage milieu. Such methods emphasize
technological solutions to problems. As a result, the CIA has gradually been forced to adopt "...methods of gathering
intelligence, which tend to be increasingly scientific, mechanical, technological, and to rely less on human contacts and
human understanding..."
Scientifically-oriented CIA directors have redefined espionage as research, seemingly oblivious to the handicap
resulting from the paucity of their information or database. Such tendencies, natural outgrowths of a strong academic
research influence, have precipitated a formal effort to convert intelligence acquisition into a search for knowledge. That
mistaken approach is compounded by CIA attempts to force their data through the sieve of a, demonstrably inadequate,
approach to espionage data analysis.  Thus, American intelligence has embraced the rubric of science, symbolically
discarding art, as well as the human dimension.
The modern CIA prides itself on the fact that it manages knowledge obtained by research. There are four different
sources of knowledge:
"(1) Rationalism (the view that what is true is logical, rational, and self consistent)...
(2) Empiricism (the view that what is true is what is consistent with the evidence of the senses, with what can be    
(3) Mysticism which relies upon revelation and/or intuition.
(4) Science (Scientism) which "involves the use of both logic and experience, both reason and observation, to
     guide opinion."
Each knowledge source utilizes a different combination of data (information) and logic (method of reasoning).
American intelligence has embraced scientism, leaving all other forms of knowledge-seeking to the Soviets. An ironic
aspect of CIA dependence upon science is the fact that the American form of science has lost its discipline and
objectivity. It is now ideologically oriented, embracing scientific pathologies which skew scientism’s pseudo-objectivism
towards its own biases. Logic and fair examination do not drive science. “Rhetoric, propaganda, appeal to authority, and
all the usual arts of human persuasion are also influential in winning acceptance for a scientific theory...Fraudulent
results are likely to be accepted in science if they are plausibly presented, if they conform with prevailing prejudices or
expectations, and if they come from a suitably qualified scientist affiliated with an elite institution.”
According to Paul Feyerabend, science is an ideology that is shaped not by an iron rule of empiricism, but by the
historical and cultural context in which it lives. Scientific disputes are resolved by theatrical and oratorical skills of their
advocates, not on their merits. For most scientists, “the slogan ‘freedom for science’ means the freedom to indoctrinate
not only those who have joined them, but the rest of society as well.” “
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As the reader will learn from Espionage Manual #29-CIA Research Mindset, the CIA does not understand the arts of
and perceives such activities as beneath them. The psychological pomposity of the CIA is ruled by concepts
espionage denial. The psychological misfits of the CIA perceive themselves as a group of “know-it-all “research
” whose “learned opinions” are superior to all others.
Espionage Manual #29-CIA Research Mindset reveals, CIA pseudo scientific research has never worked, and the
CIA aversion to HUMINT (the recruitment of human intelligence sources) is felonious and unconscionable. To hammer that
point home,
Espionage Manual #29-CIA Research Mindset contrasts the CIA’s false science of research with the
thinking of such men as Sherlock Holmes and the leaders of Soviet intelligence. The very
concept of espionage is
compared to the
CIA’s false science. Finally, profiles of legitimate espionage agencies that do credible work are
contrasted with the CIA’s evasive and inconsequentially endless flood of journalist pap masquerading as
. The Aldrich Ames (noted CIA traitor) case is reviewed in this e-book in order to further highlight the pros and cons of
the onerous, lazy, and leftist
CIA research mindset.