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Wed May 24, 2017, 05:48 AM

Rachel's segment last night w/John Brennan paralleled Nance's book

starting at 9:20. It was an excellent lesson in how our intelligence agencies determine whether to be suspicious of actions that could lead to an investigation of a Russian operation and US collusion.



If you haven't read Malcolm Nance's book yet, "The Plot to Hack America," published, I believe, in Sept. 2016, this would be the time. It's a very helpful insight into the craft of the espionage world/recruitment, and what our intelligence looks for when investigating possible traitorous behavior.

Masha Gesson's book "The Man Without a Face," which is quoted in Nance's book, is also an important read right now....it's an insightful (and scary) biography of Putin.

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Response to stollen (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:28 AM

1. M.I.C.E. The US acronym for what the Russians do to develop intel assets.

M = money inducement

I = ideology inducement

C = compromise/coercion

E = Ego-centric narcissistic massaging

I also highly recommend P.W.Singer and Allan Friedman's book, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar (Oxford Univ Press, 2014) which corroborates much of Nance and contains more thorough history, and domestic and international legal definitions and geopolitical changes because of it.

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Wed May 24, 2017, 07:53 AM

2. 3 out of 4 MICE voted for tRump. Maybe 4 if you consider RW Authoritarianism as unifying ideology.nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:32 AM

3. Yes, although nudging him to stop supporting that pesky, costly, NATO, falls under ideology. nt

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Response to ancianita (Reply #1)

Fri May 26, 2017, 03:05 AM

4. MICE--re: psychological warfare/type of personality Russians seek out

... for recruitment purposes and how they use "kompromat" to hook the "victim," Trump being the Russians' dream stooge: "Ego-centric people who lack moral principles--who are either too greedy or who suffer from exaggerated self-importance. These are the people the KGB wants and finds easiest to recruit."

Then Nance discusses the immense preparation Russian intelligience, led by Putin, go to in order to meet their goals: "Nothing could be effected without risk, and the launch of this operation would be the least risky of all operations. The right man [Trump] was running for president, he was managed by a close ally [Manafort], and his foreign policy/intelligence chief was literally on the Kremlin payroll of Russia Today [Flynn]."

Also, "Trump's bluster and bravado is breezily transparent. He is exactly as they taught in KGB school: an egoist, a liar, but talented--he knows the mind of the wrestling-loving, under-educated, authoritarian-admiring white male populous. This is raw material Vladimir could use. Trump would just need to be coddled, supported, flattered, and indirectly tasked by the oligarchy and the conservative Americans who see Russia as a model for American authoritarianism....Trump wants money and Russia has money, prestige, and the kind of women Trump likes." (kompromat)

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