OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
1 September 2006
OSA Network Order No. 1141
(Excerpted from an LRH evaluation of a legal case in 1973)
It is not optimistic to suppose that the plaintiff will not have smut and muck to throw at Scientology, bringing up all sorts of cases that have been on the outs, bringing up chain lockers and handcuffs, bringing in psychiatrists, “expert testimony” and trying to make the press with shocking revelations. He may even release things to the press before they come to court in true Democratic fashion in the best tradition of Fascist Germany.
Therefore, these actions should be anticipated.
They should be ruthlessly handled to GAIN ADVANTAGE IN PROVING EVENTUAL PERJURY as well as any other legal motive.
But be assured, it is my experience that these charges are FALSE. Do NOT fall into the trap of believing orgs or Scientologists do these things unprovoked, when they are done at all. Every investigation I have ever conducted (they are MANY) I have found that these entheta utterances and charges against orgs and people were FALSE, and even in the most grave ones there were fantastic provocations. In this zone of DEFENSE is where Intelligence (Information) and Legal must work fast and furious and hand in hand.
Aside from legal invalidative tech on such charges and setting them aside on technical grounds, THE STANDARD AND ONLY WORKABLE WAY OF HANDLING THIS MATERIAL IS BY WHAT IS CALLED “Dead Agenting.”
This is defined as it is in the old Chinese book of war: When an agent is found to be feeding the enemy false information, the enemy kills him—hence, “dead agenting.” In our case it means this:
ASSUME AND PROVE THAT EVERY CHARGE BROUGHT IS FALSE AND GET THE DOCUMENTS AND WITNESSES AND DEPOSITIONS AND PROVE IT SO.
This means that any charge or allegation made can only be answered or handled after Intelligence has slashed out and gotten the documents to the contrary or contrary facts are demonstrated in or through witnesses.
L. RON HUBBARD