8-46. The HUMINT collector accuses the source of weakness or implies he is unable to do a certain thing. This type of source is also prone to excuses and rationalizations, often shifting the blame to others. An example of this technique is opening the collection effort with the question, "Why did you surrender so easily when you could have escaped by crossing the nearby ford in the river?" The source is likely to provide a basis for further questions or to reveal significant information if he attempts to explain his surrender in order to vindicate himself. He may give an answer such as, "No one could cross the ford because it is mined."
Quinn: "Chris is what, twelve? The age you really need a dad to look up to. A role model that, you know, is not a jihadist murderer."
Brody: "I don't even know that kid, first of all, and second of all he's in about five seconds of every episode."
So Quinn abruptly stabs Brody through the hand. Like his day could get worse. Saul runs in there, big ol' bear of a man, and pulls Peter off Nick. Everybody is real tense.
FM 34-52, Chapter Five: At times, a situation will occur in which none of the available interrogators speaks the target language well enough to conduct an interrogation. When this occurs the senior interrogator coordinates with S1/G1 for procurement of native interpreters. The senior interrogator maintains a list of available interpreters. He compares this list with the qualifications of his subordinate interrogators and the information listed on the screening report. Based on this comparison, the senior interrogator can then assign the best qualified interpreter and interrogator.
Carrie: "Put me in, Coach."
Greg Merriles: "Nothing Hinky Going On, Incorporated!"
Jessica: "Is something hinky going on?"
Greg Merriles: "My reply is, No!"
Jessica: "Do you think he would like some chicken noodle soup? I hear that is a thing that people do, bring other people soup."
Greg Merriles: "It's not that kind of flu!"
Greg Merriles: "Estes, Jessica made me. I did not lie so good."
Estes: "Well, I'm sorry that you are in such a tight spot, but maybe you should think about lying better. What part of 'the CIA is doing stuff' do you not understand?"
Greg Merriles: "I am so stressed out! Neither my presence nor my role has been explained thus far and already I am getting it from the scariest people on this entire show!"