This Week 05-14-17

Mural by the Lithuanian Artist Mindaugas Bonanu

Showing Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in a passionate embrace (Credit: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images)


THIS WEEK

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

WEEK OF: May 14, 2017

                                                                                                                                                               

"There's a mole right at the top of the Circus and he’s been there for years."

~ Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

I believe 'some' may think spies/moles are hidden wearing dark suits, lurking around back allies and talking to strange men. Some do.

However, I believe majority of people don't have a realistic concept of what a mole/spy is nor why they could be needed in the realms of world power.

The obvious portrayals of moles/spies are just like what we see in spy thrillers but underneath I believe it's far more simpler than what most people think about spies/moles, whereby men and women seamlessly operate in plain sight, wearing casual or business attire, attending meetings, interacting with colleagues, going about daily life, setting up house with family, gathering with friends for social events while secretly managing a comprehensive hidden barter system, with various complicated transactions that aids in the distribution and/or exchange of critical assets for some form of personal, professional, and/or political gain.

It's quite simple actually to live among our neighbors as nothing but well intended American citizens without ever triggering suspicion especially if routines and patterns of daily life are maintained; similar to the hit series The Americans. (I haven't had the time to see not one episode)

I believe most people don't want to believe spies/moles are in fact 'simple' people that can blend-in, anytime anywhere without cause for alarm.But what if all of us began the process of stretching our imagination by thinking outside of the box and ponder the slightest possibility that "there's a mole right at the top of the Circus and he's been there for years."

Be bold and stretch your imagination just a little bit more to see if that spy/mole could possible be a man like Trump. 

Hard to believe? Think again.

The most simplest transaction that takes place every single day that all of us engage in is the basic barter system.  A system whereby 'you-help-me-I-help-you' takes place to solidify a simple exchange of services for goods between people or business entities etc. Of course this barter system has advanced overtime due to the exchange of foreign currencies but never the less the 'you-help-me-I-help-you' model continues to be in tact with almost every transaction that is done on the planet except for the exchange of gifts, which automatically removes the assumption that 'someone-owes-something-to-somebody.'

But stretch your imagination once more and think about bartering for information, or access or influence or contacts or market share within territories that are hostile.

What would one need?

Possibly friends or people that know other people to aid in the procurement of access in an unknown territory.  Correct? How do we gain access to those people? Where do we begin? Where do we go. Who do we talk to first? How do we begin? Do we call up a friend that may know a distant friend to help us? Well as you can see, the imagination can run rampant with endless possibilities that are plausible enough to achieve. However, say that you're able to locate a name of a person that could help you regardless of the mission and say that said person is the only person that can give you Z as long as X & Y can be secured. Would you consider that person an asset?

Yes, most would consider that person an asset. In fact, one would call that person perhaps a 'strategic asset'. But would you consider that person to be a potential spy?

Well, in the world of Intelligence, people are hired as strategic assets for the purpose of intelligence procurement, collection, analysis etc for the protection of the State. Of course their official title doesn't give off the appearance as being sinister but in street lingo, said title of said operative is 'spy and/or mole' depending upon the POV of analysis. But terms such as spy and/or mole are loosely used but still have relevance if applied between 'foreign hostile countries'.    

So what if Trump wanted to expand his global empire into an unknown territory, like Russia. Say Trump needed to find a way to fund his real estate projects with financing that couldn't be detected before expanding into Russia. Say Trump wanted to create a simple pathway whereby his business transactions could be done simply in plain view without alarms going off. Where does he begin?

Trump could begin the process by becoming President of the United States.

But before Trump becomes President, say Trump strategically puts into motion a simple barter system or a wish-list with Russian operatives through backdoor channels that could guarantee his election as long as the bid could be paid for and say those newly found 'foreign' business connections could aid in his ability to expand Trump enterprise globally. Trump could in fact, get his wish-list accomplished seamlessly by agreeing to reciprocate the favor once Trump assumes office of the Presidency.    

Do you think Trump would agree to this 'you-help-me-I-help-you' deal? Yes.

Would you call this a simple basic barter system transaction? Yes.

Now on the flip side, would you call Trump a spy and Putin a mole? Humm.

Or would you call both men business leaders trying to open up new lanes of business to take place between Russia and United States? Those silly little terms mole or spy doesn't need to exist anymore since Trump created a backdoor path-way to now call Putin and his Russian surrogates as his newly minted best friends or shall I say Friends of the United States. When did we forget the fact that Russia is not our Friend?

This is what Trump tweeted in 2013 BEFORE his Presidential Bid announcement June 2015:

Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2013

From 2013 to 2017, approximately 4 years Trump is still talking about Russia. And to make matters worse he's doing his damnedest to get rid of Russia from his radar by way of firing Comey. 

Coincidence?

Or is it Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy?

The obvious portrayals of moles/spies are just like what we see in spy thrillers but underneath I believe it's far more simpler than what most people think about spies/moles, whereby men and women seamlessly operate in plain sight, wearing casual or business attire, attending meetings, interacting with colleagues, going about daily life, setting up house with family, gathering with friends for social events while secretly managing a comprehensive hidden barter system, with various complicated transactions that aids in the distribution and/or exchange of critical assets for some form of personal, professional, and/or political gain.

Follow Trump's tweets, his money, his loyalties, his transactions, his promises, his ego and you'll begin to see a picture of newly crowned American Emperor, American Dictator and an American Spy by way of the American Presidency.

Don't kid yourself people, it's simpler than you think.   

~ Pamela Lawrence