posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:53 PM
Is it me or am I the only one who gets the impression the police are prepared and trained to forcefully stop multiple customers from accessing their
accounts? This current crisis has been years in coming. The authorities knew this - analysts told them so - and I am sure they have a carefully
planned protocol all ready and tested.
The best way to understand this is to play Devil's Advocate: if I were in charge, and had been told by analysts exactly how society would unravel and
at which point the first signs would become apparent, then how would I prepare for this meltdown?
I would personally start by putting all the agencies together and get them to collaborate. I would change the law to give them more scope. And I would
rehearse all the different scenarios and techniques.
Take for example a bank run: do you wait until it gets out of hand, or do you clamp down on citizens at the first sign of trouble, regardless whether
it escalates or not?
Look at the way the police and bank staff move in tandem. They seem choreographed. I bet they have rehearsed this so many times that this is a piece
of cake to them. Look how quickly they picked out the potential leader: the woman with initiative and communication skills, who is taking down names.
By isolating her, they hope to contain this incident, so that it remains just that: a one-off incident.
Next time you see a clip like this, stand back mentally and ask yourself: what if I were the authorities, what would I do? It is one of Sun Tzu's
techniques: put yourself in your enemy's shoes. In my case, I regard myself as an observer, but even so, this neutral observation technique helps me
to understand a lot of what is happening in the world.