These influential people have very direct, and very specific
monetary interests in military policy. They may have other interests
and liabilities at stake, as well.
The interests of Carlyle aren't unique. But Carlyle's
flexibilities are impressive. It is interesting to see how flexible
Carlyle's web page, http://www.thecarlylegroup.com/
shows an institution with much flexibility, all of it, so far as one
can see, entirely legal, and perhaps used with perfect ethical care.
They have offices in Washington and six other U.S. cities, as
well as London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangalore, Tokyo, Seoul,
Riyadh, Moscow, Milan, Munich, and Paris.
Most of their business is necessarily and rightly confidential.
Their interests are broad, and many -- a Google search of
"Carlyle Group and Defense" fills 37 search pages - which are only
links to other pages. A similar search of "Carlyle Group and
Petroleum" fills 30 search pages. Almost anything could be "hidden
in plain sight" in such a logical structure, especially since it can
easily be used as a structure of muliple encoding depth? rshowalter
How fast, within such a structure, would it be possible to convey
information untraceably, or move money nobody knew they had?
How fast could you motivate a change in oil supply or
price? How untraceably? How easily?
How fast could you buy a baseball team? How untraceably?