- Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:08 am
RUSI. I did some work for them a while ago on the back of some pro bono help for a leading charity in Scotland that I was involved with. That's how these things work; prove your committent at the heart of the establishment and then a mail comes in out of the blue. (Apologies if I am teaching anyone to suck eggs.)
It was twenty years ago but I needed the money and was naive to this particular world, even though I had been working on COI business which, equally naively, I had thought was at the heart of the machine. Anyway.
They are polite people. Extraordinarily well versed and connected people. They smile, they are acerbically witty, they serve a decent port. There is no apparent hierarchy. There are/were firearms on the premises. They probably move in circles that you and I have never heard of - "probably", because I really don't know.
If there is such as thing as the Deep State, there is no doubt in my mind that RUSI could quite conceivably be the fixers, if called upon. They have people in Africa.
Quite what they make of Williamson with his lethality and mass is not difficult to fathom. A Secretary of State needs to be heard but neccessarily listened to, and work will already be in place to reassure both allies and enemies that there is nothing to see here. These guys all have a deep, brutal and unerring respect for each other.
Their view of a fireplace philanderer interrupting the port will be altogether different.