Is there a mole living next door to you?
By Joseph Parish
Generally the common man has no idea as to what a mole is. I donít mean those furry little animals which tend to make its home within the ground and destroy your lawn but rather a mole in the sense of international espionage.
Letís start our discussion on just what characteristics make up a mole. A mole is usually an intelligence officer that is working for one agency while covertly feeding critical information to the agencies rivals. Moles are most likely to be individuals who perhaps carry some sort of authority within their agencies that employ them. In this way the information which they supply is more then likely reliable and of high caliber.
Since high rank is one of the vital characteristic of a good mole this fact alone generally eliminates most of the enlisted personnel. This is generally the major difference between moles and spies. A spy such as those Marine guards that were employed at our embassy in Moscow in the 80s was seduced into performing spy routines by female KGB agents. These people did not serve as moles even though the information that they provided did in fact prove valuable to the enemy. Another term that we need to differentiate is that of the sleeper agents that are merely in a location with nothing what so ever to do until they are instructed to act. These agents are also not considered to be moles in any sense of the word.
You may be wondering why I even bother to mention moles at this time. The answer is that due to the status of our country these days it only stands to reason that in the event of a major crisis the appearance of moles is certain to increase. Knowledge will need to be obtained concerning survival groups in general and one of the best methods of doing so is to employ a modified version of the militaries mole.
The problem here is that in order to identify and isolate a mole we must be very careful that we do not drop to the same level of what Senator Joseph McCarthy had done. In fact we must move at a snails pace and be just as quite. The less attention that we bring to ourselves the better off our survival group will be.
It is ironic how many people fail to have the slightest ability to root out the intelligence sectors within our society. It is totally true that in order to dig out the various facts relating to moles one will have to bee extremely diligent in their quest for information.
At this time I would like to fill you in on a few bits of ďmole historyĒ. Moles do not necessarily perform their deeds for monetary values. A typical example was the Cambridge spy ring that simply refused to accept any sort of pay. This reasoning was primarily because most of them honestly believed that spying for Russia was the correct thing to do. These moles and spies cost many brave men their lives which usually occurred at the end of a long torturous ordeal. Moles which are motivated by ideology usually consider themselves free to avoid any sort of orders which contradicts their beliefs.
One of Americas most well known moles was Oleg Penkovsky who was a KGB Colonel. Here we have a man who was so terribly disillusioned with his countries political system that he sought out the assistance of the United States. The colonel was originally assigned by the KGB to operate as a trade delegate. It was during this masquerade that he first contacted the US agents. The list of moles could go on and on with an endless supply of names such as Michael Goleniewski or perhaps Anatoly Filatov.
As survivalists it is important that we understand these people and their purpose. If our current infrastructure should collapse information would be vital to both those groups attempting to take over our nation as well as to those patriots that want to preserve our current style of living. In such cases it is to our best interests to watch our neighbors very carefully and to ensure that they are not assuming the identities of moles.
The major point that I wish to make here is that when dealing with moles we should be very careful. As a survivalist never openly advertise your intents. Donít let people know about your potential bug out plans unless they are part of your immediate survival group. Try to conceal your preps that you have been actively putting away and never publicize what supplies you have stored. The current administration appears dedicated to having neighbors turn against neighbors and as such the appearance of moles is sure to increase particularly when a crisis develops. Be prepared!
Copyright @ Joseph Parish
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