Salvage II

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.

<SUBJECT 95>: The planned incident was almost a disaster!

<SUBJECT 23>: In what way? I think it went rather well.

95: But the helicopter almost crashed! I don't know how that pilot didn't kill himself, and us as well!

23: He was only trying to impress us. Besides, just because you can't keep your dinner down is no reason to think it was a disaster. The whole thing went exactly as planned.

95: But THEY're asking for military intervention! Wars have started over less than this!

23: That's as planned too- we can then accuse them of more heavy-handedness, like we have over this incident.

95: Heavy-handed? One of THEIR boats against a small fleet of fishing boats, two of our boats and our helicopter with a kamikaze pilot? How on earth do you make sense out of that?

23: THEY were being heavy-handed in their treatment of our fishermen.

95: THEY asked them to pull up their nets and move on- what's heavy-handed about that?

23: Nothing- but we'll call it that anyway. Our position is that they have no territorrial waters, and we reinforced that today. In any case, we have accomplished what we set out to do.

95: Which was?

23: Put a stop to our people and THEIR people working together in that area- now they won't trust each other.

95: But THEY helped our people twice in the last week, once with drugs, once with a load of illegal immigrants. Won't the problem with drugs being smuggled to us increase?

23: Of course, but we'll blame that on non-cooperation from THEM. Besides, we wouldn't have stayed secret this long by being publically funded...

The transcript above will be denied by the government involved. Attempting to verify this information through normal channels is not advisable.

Any resemblance between the characters and any person, living or dead, is probably purely coincidental.

Acknolegements to Agent Dama Scurrilous and other field agents who contributed material, especially the embarrassing video...

Seen enough?