OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
29 February 1988
OSA Network Order No. 1311
Production Bureaux Staff
(Originally written by LRH on 30 August 1973, concerning a suit against the German police for spreading false reports.)
I have no need to stress that this is a terribly important case. Underneath the surface for two decades police and Interpol have been used to spread false and damaging data to the press and governments. This line has been the cause of enormous losses and much labor.
We now have the opportunity to reverse the entire trend of events to such a degree that this could be the last battle of the war.
The strategy I advised had apparently worked: we can now sue the magazine independently, mop up the ground with them and then use them to attack the police in Germany.
The real target is Interpol.
The mechanism of subpoenaing papers, witnesses and depositions can now begin. If this is correctly conducted it will go like an ethics investigation of pulling strings. The suit then has two objectives, 1) to win an actual cash settlement and 2) to run to earth every contrary criminal conspiracy that has been at work for more than two decades.
If you did not go in for “damage to reputation” and used some other charge like placing in fear and jeopardy by falsifying records and publicizing false records as I advised your own defense will be minimal and your attack line maximal. I hope my “Suit Caution” arrived in time and was heeded.
Cleverly fought, evidence for a hundred suits in a dozen countries can be gathered in this German police suit. This is the lever that moves the world. Every enemy can be made to stand and deliver.
Any suit you now start can of course be cross-played in what you find about this German suit. Evidence in one area can be used in another and so forth.
Anyone handling this should be familiar with investigatory tech where you pull a string that leads to another string on and on until you find a General Sherman tank. Unless you sued on damage to repute, your opportunity for PR is endless. And so is your string pulling. Done correctly, the head of the German justice system will resign, the Home Secretary and head of Scotland Yard will also, the FBI and Justice and Treasury principals may very well pack up and Interpol will either fold or drastically reform. All these and other actions lie directly in your power. Ethics is going in on governments, look at Watergate. You are in the trend of the times and should make the most of it.
The enemy has made a colossal blunder, one of the kind that attorneys pray for. Not only were false reports being made but also illegally publicized. This is the sort of case that comes once in a lifetime.
Only some equally large technical blunder on our parts could lose it. Thus legal tech must be impeccable, no errors, no faults.
The sources of all their reports can be depositioned in addition to the records.
And when depositioned, if one can get names of where THEY got it, that can be set up for new deposition. And every deposition becomes bait for a perjury charge or damages and every evidence gained in A can be used in B. You will be able to run these attacks down to the “seventh generation” back.
Subpoena the record. “Where did you get these parts F, K, P and L?” By legal means pull F, K, P and L into it. “Where did you get that data?” And F, K, P and L give you G, R and J. “Where did you get that data?”
This will work because every one of these poor sods will plead they were innocent by quoting the “authority” from which they got their data. You get the “authority” in each case and lay grounds for new suits. It didn’t make anyone innocent, the data is false, so they are guilty. But each one will use that plea. So use the plea to get someone else onto the hot seat.
There will be an effort to prove their good faith by claiming that something dimly that way (like the charge) was true. You use this to prove the charge they did publish was false; I am sure they will not be able to resist this temptation, to claim only slight error; but the moment they claim ANY error they have pleaded guilty to issuing a false charge.
I trust you were able to sue for a billion. This in itself is PR, but factually these charges have caused far more loss than that over the decades.
You are not going to settle for less. You want this case to continue as long as you can bleed it for more cases. Ultimately you will be forced to accept a victory and payoff; by that time you will have the material for more and more cases, each one proven won by the fact that the last one before it won.
Your real target is Interpol. They are the pipeline. They have violated their charter. You can demand its cancellation as a conspiracy against all honest citizens. You will find that people will spook when it is asserted that THEY are on Interpol records with false charges too. Public opinion against secret police and violent police is being heeded: the “no-knock raiders” who were marshals breaking into US homes at first were just shrugged off by the Justice Department: this suddenly changed and a dozen of these marshalls have now been indicted. Governments are afraid of public reaction, they believe what they read in the press; you must make successful press out of this. Try them in the press. That’s why you must have PR firms.
Interpol offices have been releasing material unbeknownst to us all over the world. Who got them to do it? And who got THEM to do it?
You will be pulling the German Interpol office into this almost at once. This office as itself, not as Interpol, can be sued elsewhere. And main Interpol can be sued and its offices in any country.
You are not pressed for funds. They are at your disposal from any funds. Further, you can get subscriptions from members all over the world when you tell them this was what made it hard on all of us and that it is being remedied.
Various media will get pulled into it. ITV was there somewhere on that info handout line which undid any good we did. Their interviewers were sitting sniggering believing themselves safely holding true police reports. Cleverness will count in finding someone admitting they gave out these reports. And there goes ITV. And BBC. You see how the media chain can go.
That is why I was working on the central idea. It is best to estimate which way it went. Well you know of one direction per files and we are getting another. Scandal will be pulled into this to make press like 6 1/2 million dead Jews. The story will be that they were afraid of us because we knew who really did it and they have fought like trapped rats to prevent their exposure.
So out of this beginning you are going to complete the already begun reversal of the trend of the last few years. You are on the upswing already. This is going to send you zooming. This is going to turn it from a sneering “those” to “YES sir” to a member of the group.
It is axiomatic that he who tames a lion is now the lion tamer. Primitive man, which is to say modern man, turns to the victors.
So this one we win. No matter what skill, exactitude, cleverness or boldness that is required, whatever funds are needed, this one we win. For if we win it in all its main battles and outflung skirmishes, we will have won the world, certainly for our field. We have never had any real opponents technically or ethically. Now we will have a long hard-fought battle and we will have no opponents at all.
L. RON HUBBARD