posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 12:03 PM
Well, let's go down that path for a distance: The motivation to risk the life of a freelance intell person is money. At $2000-4000 per day. Next,
If you modeled such a venture and group after Israel's Mossad, which I would consider to be one of the most effective intell, assassination entities
in the world, you need critical human assets paid on a monthly basis @ $25,000 pp.
This primary group, by qualification, presumptivley has the language skills, the contact interface and the necessary cover and do not stand out in
any way to draw attention. They are not trained as militarists but perhaps more fitting to the training of an FBI agent. That would establish the
intelligence level of information gathering.
Next, In order to obtain information from constructed sources which may take months or years to cultivate and have redeeming value, absolute
guarantees have to be made to provide safeharbor at some point to them and family members. Money is a good motivator at this level but nullified if
there is no forseeable means to utilize such funds for an envisioned lifestyle once an operative is exposed or suspected.
Assuming that such safety guarantees are made from within the US intell authority (US Government access and resources are necessary for this type of
operation) the next level in the structure has to be intelligence coordination into CIA which collects data from the military and has access to other
countries and information databases. Pictures and verification ARE CRITICAL.
So, the information gathering and verification process is 99.7% of the venture. Professionally stalking then pulling a trigger or making a "final"
arrangement on a verified high value target is the easiest part.
Oh, one more thing, never attempt any such intelligence venture during a democratic administration. They believe the world is structured much like
Sesame Street .