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In the near future, the President of the United States
authorizes the creation of bands of autonomous terrorist-
fighting mercenaries. These bands operate under the
radar, unaccountable to law enforcement, infiltrating
terrorist organizations and conducting armed attacks
the potential for abuse, she also authorizes a
second, secret, more intensely trained force. This force -
called "the Furies," after the avenging spirits of Greek
mythology - is charged with keeping an eye on the first
group, and taking out any operatives that "go rogue" and
start using their power in harmful ways.
After a while, of course, the guys in the first group catch
on to the existence of the Furies... and so do the
terrorists. Deadly games ensue. Double, triple, and
quadruple agents, plots within plots, wheels within
wheels. Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys
becomes very difficult to sort out. What happens if the
Furies themselves become corrupt?
The perfect president to support this idea
[normzone, Sep 25 2014]
||You need three competing groups for stability. They don't have to be secret. One of the reasons we didn't have World War 3 instead of the Cold War was because China was actually a third contender; it wasn't just US vs USSR. Triangles are generally quite stable.
||So, each of your three groups needs to have the same authority/responsibility, for appropriately watching/affecting each other, but they also need distinct group-identities, the way, say, Ford and Chevy owners identify themselves as belonging to different groups (and better than the other guys, of course).
||See link to meet President Funkhouser. She's bad.
||Oddly enough, while searching for the link I copied for that link, I came across a user account page for [funkhauser].
||Created April 17 2002, this person never posted an idea or annotated. Interesting...(I'm easily interested, I guess).