Shalom, Khalid! Love that you're back! On murder and subterfuge, what was your most creative kill, was it under ACME? (ACME's covert operations count, or like, whatever name you guys "don't call" yourselves.)
If you are asking about my previous job I can think of one creative solution we had to come up with. There is a city in India where monkey attacks are quite common. A few years ago, a high ranking government official fell to his death from his hotel balcony because the monkeys were attracted to his breakfast. His bodyguards, being devout Hindus did not immediately open fire on the animals as they are believed to be sacred.
In this particular incident, the government official was using his political connections to send weapons to certain extremist groups in Indonesia. But this was not out in the open. If he were to disappear it would be not good, yeah? Because then people will say someone killed him for this reason or that reason. Big fight.
I was there with a team of three. Me and the second team member worked in the hotel laundry for three weeks, even before he checked in. Everyday we would soak the target's clothes with monkey pheromones. It could not be detected for humans, but it was very attractive to male macaques.
A day before, we broke the air conditioning unit on his balcony with a projectile, and our third team member was sent there to fix it. But his job was actually to drop a strong acid on the balcony railings.
The day that this all came down, we knew there would be temple celebrations. The loud noise and increased people drive the monkeys a bit away from their usual places to look for food in the buildings.
The monkeys came, attracted to both his scent and breakfast. As he tried to chase them away he grabbed onto a railing which broke immediately and he fell to the streets below. The official cause of death was serious head injuries.
To conclude. I believe this shows both creativity and the ability to plan and execute a multi-phase mission. I also worked well with the team. As you will see in the report.
Aside from the mission mentioned in the post that answers Chase's question (where I could not send my findings back about the innocent target within the time frame), I am usually quite certain of my work. The fact that my targets were political and never personal helps.
Another thing that helps is my former case worker was very good at communication. He would always ask first, "Mikal, they want to get so and so, how do you feel about that?" or "Mikal, you have been in this area for a few months, do you think we can do this with success?". This is because he has to trust the agents observations and feelings as command is far away and agents understand the country they are in much better.
I do not think I will ever be a case worker, because I do not like dealing with many different personalities. I hear some case workers try to bribe their agents with more money and rewards and some yell a lot to get things done. But I will say, he was a good example for me. Leaders should listen to many opinions before giving out assignments.
Sorry I did not see your question before Mr. Blair. It is a good one!
You see when a mom and a dad really love one another, they make a baby. And if they love each other again, they make him a sibling. This is not how Chase became my brother.
I have many siblings from Mama and Papa Darsha and one of them is Ashraq Darsha. We are very close, but he got into a lot of trouble during one of his missions. Captain Chase Devineaux was there and saved his life.
After the mission, Ashraq invited Chase to our home for a summer where we have an orange orchard. I will tell you one more thing... Mama Darsha and Papa Darsha used to both belong to big families, big tribes. But they both left them to get married, and this is why our family is so close.
If you think of us as a family, we are many... but as a tribe... we are very few. So there was not much that Papa Darsha could do to pay back Chase, the greatest gift he could give for saving his eldest son was a promise that our family will be his family... that we will give him lifelong aid. So Chase was adopted by Papa Darsha in this way. He was even given a real Darsha name, but I don't know if he told anyone yet.
Also because Chase has no brothers I asked if I can be his brother. He said yes.
A. Hahaha! Heh heh... Chase would never see it coming! Heh... because he trusts me so much... I don't think it would require much skill then. It would be more of a trap and surprise situation. Like, 'Chase, they say you are a defector, yeah? but I am here to help clear your name...' and then I would get him when we meet. heh heh heh...