An Italian investigator
working on behalf of Assange filed a FOIA request to the Swedish "government" and received a file consisting of nothing but blacked-out lines. It's funny and/or frustrating for sure.
Call it the IKEA approach to information, and you start to get somewhere. The redaction tells you MORE than the unredacted lines would. An official file is going to contain nothing but officially permitted jargon. The facts never make it into an official file. The blacked-out lines tell you that Sweden KNOWS it's on shaky ground, KNOWS it has no evidence. You wouldn't get that information from the official jargon.
In any type of analysis, whether it's medicine or police work or Intel or electronics or car mechanics, you have to PAY ATTENTION to ALL of Carver's rules.
LOOK ABOUT YOU.
DON'T look INSIDE you. Don't look at your preconceptions or theories or delusions. Focus OUTWARD on the THINGS THAT ARE HERE. Then,
TAKE HOLD OF THE THINGS THAT ARE HERE.
Use your hands or tools to EXAMINE the THINGS THAT ARE HERE. Don't pay any attention to NON-THINGS like theories or delusions or dark matter or math. Grab onto PHYSICAL REALITY so that you can....
LET THEM TALK TO YOU.
Listen to what the THINGS have to say. Watch them as they go about their daily routine or their motions or cycles or growth patterns or whatever is appropriate. And finally and MOST IMPORTANT,
TALK TO THEM.
Useful analysis always ends up in a loop of Talk To Them / Let Them Talk To You.
In medicine, the doctor has to poke and prod and wiggle you. In electronics, you have to apply a signal to see how the circuit responds. In auto repair, you have to hit the gas and brake, or pull a spark plug, to see how the engine responds.
And in Intel, you have to send out signals to see how the enemy responds. This will tell you FAR MORE than years of passive attempts to decode the enemy's intentions or ciphers. You don't have to know WHAT the enemy is saying if you know HOW it's responding to your pokes and prods.
The Italian investigator TALKED TO the Swedish "government". The "government" then TALKED TO HER, far more loudly and meaningfully than the usual press release.