Thursday, November 10, 2005

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

In that year a man came to Hamelin claiming to be a rat-catcher. The people of Hamelin promised him payment for killing the rats. So the man took a pipe, attracted the rats by his music and made them follow him to the Weser river, where they all drowned. Despite this success the people reneged on their promise and did not pay the rat-catcher. He left the town, but returned several weeks later. While the inhabitants were in the church, he played his pipe again, this time attracting the children of Hamelin. One hundred and thirty boys and girls followed him out of the town, where they were lured into a cave and sealed inside. Depending on the version, at most two children survived.

Gathering HUMINT is espionage. Under the articles of war persons guilty of espionage and not wearing the uniform of their nation may expect certain treatment. Gathering HUMINT for a 3rd party i.e foreign nation is also espionage, and will probably result is detainment and questioning by the nation state. 'Friends' who conduct espionage by the act designate themselves as 'unfriendly' the act of espionage not being something allies undertake.

Get my drift???? You have been warned it can get pretty scarey outside the M25!!!!

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