Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Catching Radical Scientology Spies

By Steve Hall, Mike Rinder and Marty Rathbun

Being the Indies most often targeted for infiltration and destruction by David Miscavige, and as our blocks have been particularly hot of late, and recognizing that between us we’ve identified and neutralized close to a dozen OSA operatives before they could do much damage: we thought we’d collaborate to share some tips.  Tips for living a relatively happy, Independent life while continuing to advance the ball.

David Miscavige’s intelligence operation network, the Office of Special Affairs (OSA) has been very sloppy of late.  There is a rule of thumb that can be applied here:  The number of  Miscavige’s gasket blowing tantrums are directly proportional to the number of  bone-headed, over-the-top OSA desperation blunders.  The latter are committed in vain attempts to cut down the frequency of the former.  As in most matters Miscavige, his psychosis is the cause of those motivators that he runs on everybody else as his cause for going psychotic.  We know, a messy scene.

But, we’ve learned a few things in the course of blunting the incursion of some deep-cover OSA operatives.  We’d like to share these so that others might be able to guard against the embarrassment of being betrayed by an OSA plant.

OSA agents have demonstrated several – and some most  – of the following behavior patterns:

  1. Name dropping in a sort of creepy way.  They particularly like to make themselves sound like life-long comrades of Mike Rinder, Steve Hall, and Marty Rathbun.  They make a big point of it – and in every instance we have heard it is a manufactured or highly exaggerated claim used when making pitches that they can be trusted. Please do not confuse this with genuine anecdotes about friends.  This is the sort of out of tune “I’m in the inner sanctum”, “I have known and worked with them for X years,” “They are my friends on Facebook, along with X others,” kind of “you can trust me” bull.
  2. They try to get names and contact information of particularly effective anonymous Indies. More specifically of late they have tried all manner of shifts to find out the identities of:

a)      The creator of the savescientology.com website. 

b)      The persons behind the identities OTDT and Deep Fax on this blog.

c)      But in general, any individuals who post anonymously on the blog who discloses damaging information or who appears to be someone important. 

  1. They are very illogical in their own “security” considerations.  They are very complex on the subject.   While their identities are clearly known by association with certain Indies they still will come up with all manner of excuse for not overtly posting or speaking out or telling all about the crimes they have witnessed.
  2. Criticism of Miscavige is reserved if uttered at all. Often their critical statements about the church are general, and primarily consist of LRH quotes (intended to make it appear they are very “On Source”).  Listen closely, they site policy to stop quite often (an SP characteristic).
  3. They often ask about “the strategy” or “plans” and have schemes to “participate” or “work together” in order to become trusted and learn all about what is going on and potentially to ensnare or entrap their targets.
  4. When asked questions about their activities or intentions (by email) they comm lag while they clear their answers with their handlers.
  5. They have a “sales pitch” they deliver to everyone, whether asked for or not. It sounds like a rehearsed GAT patter – because that’s essentially what it is.
  6. They do not want to present themselves to law enforcement or government agencies to provide testimony nor do they wish to put themselves into a position to be questioned under oath in a civil proceeding.
  7. They avoid speaking to the media, excusing it as a “suppressive act” and will even try to dissuade others from doing so, saying “it should be handled through standard channels.”
  8.  They covertly invalidate the purpose of getting in ethics on Miscavige and Co. and attempt to shift their target onto a benign sounding purpose (re-purpose) such as “making money” developing businesses or “just loving everyone”.
  9.  They invite their targets to involve themselves in sketchy activities and situations designed to backfire on the target. They are particularly fond of trying to win agreement with ideas for “taking over” the church (precisely what DM has been falsely alleging since 2009).
  10.  They third party key terminals to create internecine warfare. Examples: they complain they are being third partied when they are not. They characterize Indie’s as “followers” of someone else.
  11.  They roll out elaborate stories designed to covertly, and you have to listen carefully to catch it, impart the message that the Indie movement is creating bad results.
  12.  To establish “reality” with their target, they present themselves as “just like you” in various ways: their history is just like yours, their profession is just like yours, their likes and dislikes are just like yours, their second dynamic is just like yours, etc.

Incidentally,  2 a and b might suggest something  to you as it did to us.  That is, savescientology.com and OTDT especially are IMPINGING on Miscavige.  Why?  In the case of savescientology.com, the site documents the exact scam Miscavige pulled, demonstrating with written evidence that he has hijacked LRH’s intentions for the future viability and expansion of Scientology and sabotaged plans for their execution.   In the case of OTDT, he/she captures the essence of Miscavige’s personality to a tee. 

No witch hunts are invited.  Just some tips to friends.  The fact of the matter is Miscavige is freaked that the Indie movement is continuing to grow after two years and so he is throwing unprecedented resources at stopping it. Primarily he is banking on intelligence ops doing the trick.

Steve, Marty and Mike