2037 - Washington DC.
“I'd like to welcome you all to the board of OV Capital Investment. It has taken a couple of weeks to establish the company, but that is mainly due to the creation of comprehensive records that show we have been operating for some fifty years. Quite successfully, I might add.”
There were polite smiles.
“Our private investment has appeared to come indirectly through the Eckx Group. Through a series of foundations and international rebuilding programmes in Asia and the Far East. It is as secure and untraceable as palettes of Federal Reserve dollars unloaded onto the tarmac of an Iraqi airport.”
They smiled again at Abarlev's gentle reference to his own distant past.
“We will be using our capital to fund the necessary operations behind the scenes of the forthcoming election. While the media have the public concerned with street level distractions, we shall be preparing the script for the pre-programmed outcome of the November election. We have identified key areas of concern that would benefit from... reinforcement, and I trust gentlemen that you are going to be able to furnish me with the necessary reassurances that this investment will be worthwhile.”
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