Atlanta CPA Presents…Precipice of Power…Chapter 31
Precipice of Power is a call to action. Economically, politically and as a world leader, America stands on the brink. A step towards destruction or a step back to morality hangs in the balance. Precipice of Power is for all good thinking American’s to lead us back to smaller government and democracy and away from runaway deficits and Socialism. For what evil lies within the hearts of man, whose passion is inflamed by the lust for power, must be stopped. Democracy hangs in the balance until good people rise up and defend America from sea to shining sea. We must never back down. We must never be afraid. We must be bold. We must act. Now. Precipice of Power is not a call to violence but the peaceful revolution that our Constitution and democracy allows, granting us the privilege and responsibility to serve, vote and to actively seek positive change. Shirking not from our moral duty, but to do what you can locally, domestically and internationally to help seat America permanently as a beacon of democracy to a world in need. Precipice of Power will be published here in its entirety at http://www.hiscpa.com/blog/
Their rushed travel itinerary was no problem for Big Brother. Always ready to do their duty. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Always on the case. With only nine justices of the Supreme Court to follow, it was a walk in the park. Planes had be procured and rerouted but that was no problem, not with dozens of planes and hundreds of agents ready and at your immediate disposal. Ever since the terrorist attacks earlier in the century, policy and not privacy, ruled the information highway. With all but your closest private conversations monitored and evaluated. Cell phones, the Internet, all great tools to effectively communicate with each other, were the very objects of surveillance used to determine your every day whereabouts, likes, and dislikes.
Letting Big Brother know exactly what you are doing, when and where. All in the name of modern technology. How convenient.
Two agents per judge were initially assigned with round the clock surveillance and monitoring guaranteed. With plenty more agents available at an instant’s notice ready for immediate assignment and departure. There was no place on earth anyone could run or hide. No matter what anyone tried to do, there was no escape to their watchful eyes and prying curiosities.
The Bureau began the long process of gathering intelligence. Orders were handed down by the president himself. But by the time it had reached the lead investigators desk, they were watered down and ferreted about so much no amount of laundering would lead a trace of evidence back to the initial orders granting.
Just like taking candy from a baby.
The lead investigator Gerald Myers had been a Bureau employee for over twenty years. A rising star fast in the making. Heavily recruited directly out the military, already acknowledged for his excellence achieving the rank of Major in the Army. Serving in the first Gulf War as a Military Policeman, Myers himself was the investigator who personally broke the back of a arms smuggling ring who was looking to sell to the highest bidder, regardless of side, enemy or ally. Successfully solving the case ending the failed efforts of his successor, turning a negative into a positive. His office now a model of performance and excellence in effort.
Single handedly he had built a case cast iron tight. So much so that upon apprehension, the defendants, after some hastily prepared, repeated and fallible denials, quickly acquiesce accepting a plea bargain. Looking to avoid a costly trial, and even longer jail terms.
For even a criminal knows when the jig is up. Going down with the ship is for captains who hit icebergs.
Myers, by his exemplary performance in fervent pursuit of justice did much to personally stop the slow, steady inventory leak of military hardware which had long plagued the Middle East war efforts. Helping to stop the arming of ill advised terrorist spreading their legacy of senseless terror and violence throughout the region.
Major Myers as an M.P. soon became the standard by which all other investigators were measured. Becoming the bane of many who sought freedom of action and loftier behaviors than the law legally allowed.
Widely decorated for his efforts in the military and even more so in the Bureau, Gerald Myers was a take charge leader admired by his superiors and direct reports alike. Having the reputation as one who would not take no for an answer, not even when seen solely as a delaying tactic. His prominence and presence continues as a case of true intrigue begins.
Who’s seeking to know? Who’s watching who? What are they doing? Why are they doing it? What is their goal? How will they do it? How will we stop them? How long will it take? What is the danger? What is at stake? What resources will be required? How many man hours are required? How will be catch them? Will there be a trial? Will it be public? Will there be jail time? How many people are involved? How long has it been occurring? Are we ready? Are they ready for us? Is this a trap? What’s their end game?
There were only two questions that did not need ever be asked.
What’s our budget? What are our limits?
Answers to those questions were always the same. Money is not a concern. Results are required.
There are no limits.
Get the job done within the confines of the law or break it as much as need be. Just be sure to cover your tracks.
Deniable culpability. Two words made popular by a history of presidents past. Concealing their involvement, knowledge and accountability. Great legal words, that work to hide the truth.
Well taught, well disciplined and well heeled were Gerald Myer’s trademarks. With his legend still in its infancy, the stage set for the biggest investigation of his life. One that would make the political espionage, sabotage, surveillance, break-in and cover-up of Watergate seem like a walk in the park. A mere asterisk in history.
For history forgotten, is doomed to repeat itself. Over and over. And over again.