TO KEEP A SPY....

有很多招募间谍的方法。这样的文章肯定太多了。这实际上取决于特定的情报机构在寻找谁,哪个组织以及其目标是什么。某些方法比其他方法或多或少得到了很好的宣传也就不足为奇了。特别是对于SIS,鉴于该组织直到1994年才正式成立,出于明显的原因,许多招募方法仍然受到严密保护。招聘毕业生是一回事,但是开发潜在的(当前正在运营的)代理人是另一回事,尤其是如果他们已经从事全职专业工作,或者确实在另一家情报机构工作。

目前的公关立场很可能是促进进步的现代形象,并且在许多方面肯定是这样。但是,传统的“轻敲”方法实际上是希望保留对招聘过程的控制的征兆。为此,情况并没有真正改变。 SIS一直(而且将始终)对“应聘”候选人更加谨慎,并且将采用完全不同,更复杂的程序来评估此类人员。此外,现在,复杂的招聘周期已经精炼到了SIS可以招聘甚至他们都不知道的个人的地步。现在肯定是招聘人员的圣杯。与所有以“智能”为导向的事物一样,人们始终关注资源和购买力。 SIS需要最大程度地利用每磅的价值,因此,必须以长期和复杂的针对用于获取信息的个人为目标,以招募负责解释该信息的情报人员的成本为代价。因此,实质上,平衡的行为与任何其他现代商业组织相同。但是,请不要忘记,尽管情报委员会分配了预算,并监督了第5、6和GCHQ,但情报官员仍然相对较少。尤其是在私人情报机构及其公司同行不断变化的竞争世界中,这加剧了人才流失和外部诱惑所引起的问题。

SIS负责人亚历克斯·扬格(Alex Younger)在圣安德鲁斯(St Andrews)的讲话中说:“如果您认为可以找到MI6军官,那就错了。不管你来自哪里。如果您想有所作为,并且认为自己可能拥有所需要的东西,那么很可能您确实拥有所需要的东西,我们希望您能向前迈进。”显然,这是对未来的认可,也是对随着Espionage 4.0的到来,情报机构需要立即进行投资,并留出时间来培训和发展新个人。在承担更大的责任感和影响力之前,可能需要两年或更长时间才能发展的个人。这是可能的原因,并非像某些愤世嫉俗者所建议的那样,仅仅是为了对我们的对手有利而提出的公关宣传表明英国的情报正在增长。这里的论点是,即使没有可用的资金,并且即使组织正在削减成本,也产生了资金存在的错觉同样有效的幻觉。

到目前为止,共同点是金钱。无论是资金水平,还是每花费一磅的价值最大化。扬格先生的评论显然促使意识形态成为潜在候选人的动机和驱动力,几乎不能怪他。面对现实,SIS在面对自由市场竞争时很难推动财务激励。因此,可以肯定的是,无论组织是否成立,组织都必须推销“有所作为”的概念,这是其主要推动力。因此,请输入“佛教间谍”,即某人放弃了对金钱或物质上的回报的所有愿望,转而支持……。在这里,关于自由就是力量的想法永远不会成为现实,但是天哪,这是一个很难找到的想法,尤其是在年轻的新兵中。金钱永远不可能是这个行业的唯一动力,但是生活,青年,性格和实际问题的复杂性意味着金钱很重要。也不能真正将其仅仅归因于青年。是的,年轻的新兵很可能会抱有雄心壮志,对获得经济奖励的前景感到眼花azz乱,但是42岁的已婚男人和三个孩子也是如此。所以不是那样。的确,侧重于牛津剑桥人的肩膀系统之所以奏效,可能很大程度上是因为他们是精英,并且在整个上层中产阶级有钱人的背景下,他们在总处于绝望之时总能轻推家庭。具有讽刺意味的是,这名学生和佛教间谍很相似,因为他们都没有财务压力,因此更加有效。

因此,他们从上面拉拔的关键线是有不受外部影响的力量。不想过多地沿着精神或哲学道路走下去,当今世界上成功的间谍可能是能够愉快地消除任何积极或消极影响的人。在蜂蜜陷阱的情况下,如果该人没有对性别造成太大影响,它将变得毫无用处。就金钱报酬,贿赂或敲诈勒索而言,如果一个人对金钱的渴望真正为零,那它就是无能为力的。在权力本身的情况下,如果一个人足够自信,到不需要权力确认的地步,那也将变得毫无用处。因此,佛教间谍几乎变成了机器。也许这是神经多样化发展的另一种情况,或者是那些在某种程度上不那么受情感驱动的人们,都赞成二元世界的“安全性”。从本质上讲,佛教间谍仅仅是一个无法被购买,因此无法受到损害的人。你能成为那个人吗?

 

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A Government Department of Virus Safety

A Government run, uniform and credible safety certificate to be used across the board, would benefit UK business greatly.

Wuhan conspiracy theories aside, diplomatic traction is the reward.

 

A week or two ago we wrote an article "Conspiracies & Ripples" which focused primarily on conspiracy theories and kicked off with the rather obvious statement that a conspiracy theory is simply a theory without the facts i.e. just a theory.  Within that we highlighted that ‘flavour of the month’ theorist’s delight, the origins of the Coronavirus and its links to Wuhan.  This echoed our views published in February which, as many did, ponder the chances of this remote coincidence maybe actually being true.  Since then there have been swathes of articles on the topic citing all sort of sources and from numerous ‘renowned’ scientists.  We have also recently had the opinions offered by those whose opinions really count, that this virus originating from the labs in Wuhan may not actually be so far-fetched after all.

We do tend to agree, or at least we did.  That was then and this is now and in the world of Politics things move quickly and one does have to look at the reality of the situation.  If there is enough fog between you and your destination, then sometimes the route you take can change, leaving you all sorts of options.  If the objective was originally to circumnavigate through uncertain waters to establish who, what, why and when the virus came about – then that is now lost in the fog.  It is arbitrary.  Now we have something that is far more concrete and tangible to use to our advantage – we have uncertainty.  We now have enough debate and conspiracy to render the findings of the scientists open to interpretation.  And that… is a diplomat’s dream come true.   This particular carcass will feed many and although the WHO will go in, on the ground, and no doubt find yet more uncertainty…it really is irrelevant.  You will certainly not find individual government’s chomping at the bit to send their representatives into Wuhan anytime soon, and even if they did, why?  Wuhan is not some sleepy suburb in leafy Northamptonshire… it is in China.  Whatever was there has long gone, if indeed it was ever even there.  So perhaps it would be wise to assume that at least for the next few decades this is a conspiracy that will never find out those salient facts. 

Now, listening to the scientists, there is an overwhelming urge to say, “shush now”.  Step back ladies and gentlemen and look at the bigger picture at play.  Nobody is actually interested whether or not the virus started in Wuhan, intentionally or not.  As long as it is open to debate, it is far more valuable.  The scientists have debated at length and argued, but there is still no unequivocal proof either way that satisfies all parties…and why could that be?  Scientific fact is not open to debate or questioning, that is a given.  However, to say Science is correct, is not true.  That is because Science has Scientists, and Scientists are human beings who in turn are fallible and motivated by many many other factors.  In China for example, one might say that scientific fact is exactly what they want it to be.  Indeed, who is to say it ends in China.

 

So why is uncertainty such a blessing in this case?  It provides an additional bargaining chip and a weapon in the armoury for all Governments to now use against the Chinese.  Maybe on the other side of the fence their own initial conspiracy theory that a foreign Government (the US) planted the virus in their midst, is being written about in their own press.  Or maybe not. The fact is it is a safe bet to assume that no body will ever know.  There will be no compensations or admissions of guilt in this case sadly…however the capillaceous network that is politics, diplomacy and economic negotiations will be the real beneficiaries.

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