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Comment Re:Ob (Score 1) 41

Actually, there are slight stressors in speech patterns when one is "working" a message, even if they are unconscious. A good listener can detect these, provided they have a baseline comparison.

From this you can pinpoint words and phrases that aren't typical. Doesn't work so well when they're talking long distance with their Jewish girlfriend, though.

Comment In other words: tradecraft (Score 1) 41

When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

When you are used to using electronic methods for intel, you ignore the non-electronic methods (aka tradecraft) and then all your high-tech expertise is useless.

It's a shame they don't teach spooks what they used to in my day.

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