The Use of Spies

By Sun Tzu  

“…what enables the wise commander to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge. Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any deductive calculation. Knowledge of the enemy’s dispositions can only be obtained from other men [and women]. Hence the use of spies, of whom there are five classes:

(1) Local spies – Having local spies means employing the services of the inhabitants of an enemy territory;

(2) Moles – Having moles means making use of officials of the enemy;

(3) Double agents – Having double agents means getting hold of the enemy’s spies and using them for our own purposes;

(4) Doomed spies – Having doomed spies means doing certain things openly for purposes of deception, and allowing our spies to know of them and report them to the enemy;

(5) Surviving spies – Surviving spies are those who bring back news from the enemy’s camp.

When these five kinds of spy are all at work, none can discover the secret system. This is called divine manipulation of the threads. It is the commander’s most precious faculty. Hence it is that which none in the whole army are more intimate relations to be maintained than with spies. None should be more liberally rewarded. In no other fields should greater secrecy be preserved...

Whether the object be to crush an enemy, to storm a territory, or to kill an enemy general, it is always necessary to begin by finding out the names of the attendants, the aides-de-camp, and door-keepers and sentries of the general in command. Our spies must be commissioned to ascertain these. The enemy’s spies who have come to spy on us must be sought out, tempted with bribes, led away and comfortably housed. Thus they will become double agents and available for our service. It is through the information brought by the double agent that we are able to acquire and employ local and inward spies. It is owing to his information, again, that we can cause the doomed spy to carry false tidings to the enemy.

Lastly, it is by his information that the surviving spy can be used on appointed occasions. The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, in the first instance, from the double agent. Hence it is essential that the double agent be treated with the utmost liberality. Hence it is only the enlightened and wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for purposes of spying and thereby they achieve great results. Spies are the most important asset, because on them depends an army’s ability to march.”



Excerpted from The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

Translated and commented on by Lionel Giles


Lionel Giles



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Sun Tzu

Know Your Spies...

If there were ever a battle worth fighting, it is the battle for Disclosure of the ET presence. The Universal knowledge (not to mention the technology) that Disclosure will yield, will also bring a chance for salvation for our planet and those who deserve to live on it.

“All warfare is based on deception” and we have long been deceived regarding the ET Presence. Concurrently, the more evidence and credibility one has regarding the ET presence, the harder they will try to make you fall.

Don’t let them.

Allegations don’t have to be true – and 99% of what the public hears or reads about the ET presence on Earth is not true. It’s simply that the public has to hear or read about it, doubt the evidence and remember the falsely planted stories. Today’s spies work through blogging, facebooking, tweeting and the old standby; electronic surveillance. While the public work their minimum wage jobs and stare into “reality” TV for escape, spies quietly turn, stalk, defame, and plant fake “evidence” including flares, drones – even cardboard cutouts of “UFOs” in witness’ attics. And, if you haven’t realized it by now, those flash drives aren’t reserved for terrorists any longer.

The Art of War has been called “perhaps the most important book ever written about warfare…[and] can be used and adapted in every facet of your life.” It is a book about ancient wisdom that has survived the ages and is as pertinent today as it was during Tzu’s time. It is also a book that everyone involved in the serious investigation of the Extraterrestrial Presence on Earth should read. © GETR/AJ



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