Hit & Run

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Translation of taped conversation that took place in <DELETED> on <DELETED>. While the transcript has been altered to remove incriminating names, we believe the conversations took place as stated.

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SUBJECT 95: I'm puzzled by the latest events concerning [AREA01].

SUBJECT 23: In what way?

95: Well, we threatened that tourist cruise company with not being able to call at our ports if they called at [AREA01], and then, once they'd given in to us, we call it off!  How does that help our cause?

23: It's simple really- it shows what power we have over them.   Lets them know that it is only through our "goodwill" that they are allowed to do anything.

95: But how does that help us?  Nobody believed the "goodwill" bit anyway!

23: Easy!  All we have to do is randomly impose and remove restrictions at a moment's notice.  That way we'll destabilise their economy and nobody will want to invest there.  They'll soon see who's boss around here!  Now, what shall we do to them next time...

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