American intelligence analysts have discovered what some are calling a "how-to" manual for terrorists. The 151-page manuscript titled the "Myth of Delusion" can be found on jihadi websites, and includes tips for buying black market cell phones, escaping the Echelon surveillance system, and a rundown of the methods the CIA uses to recruit spies.
• Raw Data: "Myth of Delusion"(pdf)
• Watch the report from Catherine Herridge.
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Here's what FOX Fans are saying:
"I've just finished reading 'The Myth of Delusion,' and I am a bit surprised at the reaction it's causing all over the United States. While it certainly is a thorough, if not exhaustive, analysis of our intelligence and political system, it really does little in the way of providing would-be terrorists with new information on how to circumvent those systems. I didn't see anything within the document that isn't freely available on the Internet, albeit from a number of varied sources. Personally, I think the release of this document is fear-mongering on our government's part. The document is nothing new, nothing revolutionary, and nothing that interesting." — Anthony (Miami, OK)
"The media gives out too much information to the public. People are better off not knowing what is happening abroad to keep us safe. With liberal lawyers running the military, instead of generals who know how to win, but can't because their hands are tied, America will surely fall. Who cares about the rules of engagement and the Geneva Convention? You can't beat someone at chess if they play by their own rules." — Jamie (Pittston, ME)
"Just from the first few pages, they're way off on the basic facts — the annual intelligence budget is more than 10 times what the so-called manual cites. I'm sure their other facts and reasoning aren't much better." — Noah (Ft. Worth, TX)
"We have a copy of their text book, but do we have the political will and the guts to bring the fight to the terrorists in a fashion that will win this battle? It is time America pulls out the stops, and promotes a military plan to win the war, not a politically correct response to those who would kill us all." — Joe (Brazil)
"Possibly the most boring document in existence. Mr. al-Hakaymah did nothing except copy information from the Internet and organize it in a book. I read the same stuff while at Army intelligence school. Tom Clancy has used some of it in his novels. Why we are making a big deal about intelligence methods that are used by every intelligence service in the world, is beyond me." — S.L. (Johnson City, TN)
"All of this information is common knowledge, or can be found easily. One thing about war is that politics, or propaganda has become about 90 percent of the fight. We lost Vietnam because of the protesting in the U.S., not because we couldn't win on the battlefield. Ho Chi Minh said that he was ready to surrender to the U.S. after two years of fighting, but decided to stick it out and let the protesters win the war for him in America. The terrorists are smart enough to know this and to use it to their advantage." — Richard
"Looks to me like the document is more about what we do than what they do. Very unnerving." — Susan (League City, TX)
"If this document is carefully read, it becomes apparent that it is nothing more than a long, high school-level report on U.S. intelligence operations history since 1954. It isn't a threat, it teaches relatively little, and it is clearly written by an author who is hoping its publication will garner him an A+." — Tom
"In the first place, it should never have been released that our intelligence services have this manual. The bad guys read our websites, too! Other than that, at least until they change tactics again, we can use it to neutralize their tactics. Unfortunately, they will change tactics soon, knowing that we know their techniques" — Lonny
"Its about time we turn this against them. They are winning the propaganda war, and I don't think the mainstream media realizes how detrimental they are to our cause. Maybe they will figure it out when nukes go off on American soil, but even then I doubt they will get it." — Cody (Dallas, TX)
"Why are we letting the terrorists know that we know about what they are teaching their operatives? They will now alter their tactics. Is this what we want?" — Mike (Derry, NH)
"If this was the product of a terrorist or a terrorist supporter, how stupid of them! If you have a particular way of operating, don't tell anyone. If you know how your adversary operates, don't make it public knowledge that you know. I sincerely hope the terrorists continue to make blunders like this." — Rich (Pensacola, FL)
"Chilling. If we had read and given credence to 'Mein Kampf,' then could we have been better prepared, taken earlier steps, etc. to stop Adolf Hitler? The framework of armed conflict has changed. We should use the manual to change our tactics because understanding their level of knowledge should help us to out-think them." — Lionel (Mesa, AZ)
"The information divulged in this manual can be seen as either an example of the openness and freedom we have in this country, or as evidence of our inability to keep secrets or trust our politicians with sensitive information. It is also a vindication of the Bush administration's past secrecy. It seems fairly obvious that our response to this 'revelation' is to use it as a jumping-off point for either doing things differently or expanding our methods to encompass the terrorists' methods." — Ed (Redmond, WA)
"It is good that we get hold of this type of information. I just hope we are able to keep it out of their hands. It's important that leaks are prevented, so that certain members of the mainstream media, who are eager to publish our tactics, are not able to publish them." — Robert (Glen Allen, VA)
"It's about time we got in the real world and started playing by their rules." — DEC (Bedford, TX)
"It's sad and scary that the document exists. It's a shame, most of that data was probably gleaned from open sources too — internet, documentaries, news media. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy, and feeding the enemy, as it were." — Mitzi
"Our intelligence and military agencies should study this very closely and use it against the terrorists. You must know you enemy in order to defeat him." — Jim