reply to post by exddog
That's not quite the way it works. If you go to work for some of the alphabet agencies, you are "hired" by a large international firm, given a
business card, complete with a job title and a phone number that is answered just like any caller would expect.
You're never in the office, you're always "in transit," "in a meeting," "or on vacation." All public records of your existence are wiped, and
the only problem is the high school "annual" that most schools produce.
If unmarried, your cover job may be a "marketing consultant," " an efficiency expert," or some other job that is pretty vague and leaves lots of
room for maneuver.
There are independent contractors that do various things, and it doesn't always involve assassination. You don't even have to be a shooter.
Scenario engineering is now computerized and scenarios you would like to see occur can be plotted.
There are "knowing agents" and "unknowing agents." They can be played, even against each other, often without knowing they are being manipulated,
and since they are already doing "their own thing," you get your desired result without direct intervention.
For example. Say a person hates a particular activity. This person's associates also hate a particular activity. An agent can "suggest" that the
hated activity can be stopped by a certain action, on a certain day, at a certain place. And you let them do the dirty work, and all you gave them
was the window and the moment the window would be open.
This is more now of a science than an art.
Gangs can find it profitable to hit a certain target when word slips through the grapevine that the person has this, that, and the other, hidden in
such and such a place, gets home at a certain time, and has certain habits.
It's all engineered. It's even better and more complicated than any Bourne crap. And folks don't even know they are being "gamed."