Monday, May 14, 2007
TB on The Trouble Trio
“The basic building block of the NVA company,” said Morehouse. “A three-man team. When we were planning all this out, studying and analyzing how previous successful revolutionary movements worked in Western political and social environments similar to ours, we came up with a kind of hybrid anatomy combining the I.R.A. and the Cosa Nostra, two highly successful subversive outfits who to this day have never been completely repressed by their governments, despite over a century of trying. It’s simple, flexible, and workable. Even if the cell never grows beyond the first three guys, you’ve still got a small team who can do damage out of all proportion to their numbers, presuming they’ve got some stiffening in their spines. You’d be amazed how much hell three men can raise in a society this complex, this racially volatile and unstable. For a while some of us called this three-man building block a troika, but that sounds a bit foreign, so we ended up christening this formation unit a Trouble Trio..."