Ayatollah Sayed Abbas speaks. “Supreme Leader, we are undertaking a worldwide military campaign. What are the chances of having secrets leaked to the Europeans or to the West?”
“With the IAEA no longer allowed to monitor our nuclear enrichment sites, we have eliminated the biggest source of a leak to the outside world. Within our own borders, our secret police have been monitoring anyone and everyone connected with these affairs. If anyone – or a number of anyones – might be tempted to betray us, they will be handled with the fiercest repercussions.”
Ayatollah Hossein Farook replies, “That’s all well and good, Fadil. However, the more people involved in this, the more the project lends itself to becoming of some interest to the outside world. I would hope that each segment of this plan is being carried out without another segment being aware of its partnership to the project.”
“Hossein, Jibril and I are the only ones who currently know the total scope of our plan. Others are performing their tasks without knowing their true nature or when, or if anything, will come of their efforts. It is easy to train people when they think that their contributions are for self-survival against the West.”
“All well and good, Fadil. However, now you have exposed us to purchasing enriched uranium from outside of our borders. I hope that purchase doesn’t come back to bite us.” Farook’s eyes betray his lack of confidence in what he’s hearing.
Sternly Ahmajid replies, “Farook, Jibril is very good at what he does. I have complete confidence in how he’s handling his end of this.”
“I hope you’re right. Only Allah knows, and time will tell us, if you are.”
“Let us go then with Allah’s blessing. Each of you know what your assignments are, am I correct?”
Each of the five nods his head in agreement.