WATCH THE HANDS, NOT THE LIPS
..comes into play. It gets even more complicated because CONTROL is not distributed uniformly in the controlled entity.
THIS is the point where another aspect of the FLUIDITY of CONTROLLED OPPOSITION becomes apparent. Both the NATURE and DIRECTION of the control are highly variable. ASK - when was Al Qaeda not on "our" side?
Push them, pull them, hug them, reject them.
Bribe them, steal from them, praise them, mock them.
Money, debt, fame, anonymity.
And the oldest trick in the book: SEX, temptation of sex, rejection of sex, or just THOUGHTS OF SEX.
SOMETIMES, in a world of mind-numbing complexity, it's the SIMPLE THINGS THAT COUNT.