Mentioned by CIA master of disguise Tony Mendez, a probably apocryphal list of rules to live by, demonstrating Condition Yellow. Not a bad condition to be in the world at large. It’s a dangerous place.
- Assume nothing.
- Murphy is right.
- Never go against your gut; it is your operational antenna.
- Don’t look back; you are never completely alone.
- Everyone is potentially under opposition control.
- Go with the flow, blend in.
- Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.
- Any operation can be aborted. If it feels wrong, it is wrong.
- Maintain a natural pace.
- Lull them into a sense of complacency.
- Build in opportunity, but use it sparingly.
- Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
- Don’t harass the opposition.
- There is no limit to a human being’s ability to rationalize the truth.
- Technology will always let you down.
- Pick the time and place for action.
- Keep your…
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