Throw me a frikkin bone

From Wikipedia, the definition of a "limited hangout:"

A limited hangout is a form of deception, misdirection, or coverup often associated with intelligence agencies involving a release or "mea culpa" type of confession of only part of a set of previously hidden sensitive information, that establishes credibility for the one releasing the information who by the very act of confession appears to be "coming clean" and acting with integrity; but in actuality by withholding key facts is protecting a deeper crime and those who could be exposed if the whole truth came out. In effect, if an array of offenses or misdeeds is suspected, this confession admits to a lesser offense while covering up the greater ones.

A limited hangout typically is a response to lower the pressure felt from inquisitive investigators pursuing clues that threaten to expose everything, and the disclosure is often combined with red herrings or propaganda elements that lead to false trails, distractions, or ideological disinformation; thus allowing covert or criminal elements to continue in their improper activities.

Victor Marchetti wrote: "A 'limited hangout' is spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting - sometimes even volunteering - some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further."

For example, from TBR News, The Voice of the White House, via The Truth Seeker:
“As much as I dislike coping with the incredible glut of conspiracy theories I have to review on a daily basis, [because this person is obviously an "expert" and shall we say "well placed"] I saw a report early this morning that I felt I had to pass on to the public, such as it is. [oh thank you what would we do without you?] I cannot just scan it in because it is classified with a very limited COSMIC readership but I can, and have, copied out salient parts of it and, after suitable rewriting, I am sending it out. [for us??? little old us???? but we are not worthy (blushing)]

There is now an on-going mini-epidemic of a form of swine flu sweeping the world but I can see almost nothing about how, or where, it really started. [actually hold on, there is some stuff about the CDC and the WHO back in 2004 mucking around with these virusus, and then there's the whole Baxter thing, you know this could be a hot trail maybe you people in the White House oughta get some people on it, eh?]

Of course, it started in Mexico, probably Mexico City, and was deliberately sat on by the Mexican government because it coincided with the American spring break and the Mexicans did not want to warn off the enormous army of American teenagers who pour into that benighted country every year, flush with nice money. [um, right, of course. those damn poor brown people they fuck with us everytime...but what about the CDC and the WHO and all the money the Israelis have invested in biopharma?]

By delaying official notice of the disease, they allowed it to spread all over the world but that is not the issue. After all, what can you expect from a country whose national bird is the fly? [yeah, um, so i see you think this is all the fault of the damn Mexicans, yup got that inference thanks, but could you please look into this other stuff about the CDC and the WHO and the tainted vaccines and all the money these biopharma companies can make forcing us to take a vaccine because we're all scared shit of dying from the scary flu they cooked up in laboratories? you know, all that stuff?]

It seems that an Israeli pharmaceutical company, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, one of the world’s largest with 28,000 employees located in 50 countries, bought out one Ivax Corporation that had labs in Mexico City. Teva has been working on finding vaccines and medicines for a host of different human ailments and took over the work of Ivax which also produced medicines and vaccines for human consumption but also did extensive experimental work in the veterinarian field. [oh oh you're getting warmer we got an ISRAELI company on the hook here but looks like they were just being fucking super-de-dooper as usual finding cures to save humanity with their juicy Israeli Brilliance, patented that is for the chosen people as we all know. ok so um let's see...um what happened next o inside one? please do tell us lowly peons out here in the hinterlands shaking in our flip flops?]

It seems that sometime in late March of this year, one of the human test subjects for Teva developed a form of swine/bird flu that was not responsive to medical treatment but company officials in charge of the program (the development of a vaccine for several different forms of swine/bird flu) were unaware of this and allowed the test subject to leave their facilities and go into the public. When the test subject died, it took two weeks for the company to find out about this and as the infection was now spreading, instead of speaking out, they quickly burn reams of test documents and destroyed the records of their test subject. [oh i see, so it was simply a case of human error, and then the poor dears panicked. so we should have some sympathy because you know, that could happen to anyone. right? and by the way we can't prove anything now because they panicked and destroyed all the evidence, but we should just take your word for it is that what you're saying?]

The CDC has learned that the type of swine/bird flu involved here “has the potential of causing a pandemic” that could “easily have the same global effect as the 1918 influenza” epidemic that killed 30-50 millions of people world wide and did terrible damage to the global economy.

It is obvious that this was a deplorable accident but by trying to cover it up, the potential damage could be beyond our belief. Neither the Mexican authorities or the pharmaceutical company will admit to any of this and, like the missing billions of Bernie Madoff, no one in authority in the United States, Mexico or Israel will address it, hoping that the flu now creeping across the planet will not prove to be pandemic or deadly. [yeah. so we got some brown people, some Israelis, and some Americans who are acting badly, and throw in bernie for good measure just so we know that you're not covering up for the jews or anything ok we got it, and it's all just some human error combined with bad behavior but there's nothing sinister or planned about it no sirree bob are you fucking kidding me what do you think i wear a tinfoil hat?]

What can be done about this tragedy of errors? Nothing at all. However, unlike a major earthquake, this is not an act of God but an act of man.”

[you got that peeps? you can't do a damn thing so stop looking around there's nothing to see this is just going to have to play out and these people who fucked up well we hope they can sleep at night. 'kay? but actually there is something you can do you can contact this pharmaceutical company and pester their sorry asses to your hearts' content because that's how they're gonna know whether this here limited hangout is working...]

Teva Mexico
Pharmaceutical, Biogeneric and API development
manufacture and marketing
Pasaje Interlomas No. 16 - 5to. piso
Col. San Fernando La Herradura
CP 52784 Huixquilucan
Edo. de Mexico
Phone: +(52)-55-5950-0200
Fax: +(52)-55-5950-0201
Notice the appeal to PITY. You can relate, right? That is the point of this little exercise. You need to relate to the poor guys who fucked up and be gracious about it because that could happen to anyone. It could happen to you if only you were a brilliant Israeli scientist or manager working at Teva Mexico trying to same humanity. Sheesh don't be such an asshole.
Sociopaths want you to pity them. In some strange and perverted twist, lacking the capacity to pity or empathize themselves, they know that pity is one of humanity’s greatest vulnerabilities and most of us believe the ability to pity is a part of what’s wonderful about people. We become totally vulnerable in the face of somebody that we pity. The sociopath knows that once he has your pity, he has you in his power and control, able to trick or convince you of virtually anything. Stout says, "The most reliable sign, the most universal behavior of unscrupulous people is not directed, as one might imagine, at our fearfulness. It is, perversely, an appeal to our sympathy."
Thankfully, you get a natural immunity from this sort of bullshit once you've been exposed to it a few hundred times.

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