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RADIO TRANSMISSION TRANSCRIPT: WILDLANDS OPERATION.
MIC: Special Agent Karen Bowman, CIA
SO: Nomad, aka “Ghost Leader”
Time: 06:00 Hours
Location: Langley/Aboard helo, approx 20km from Bolivian border.
[Special Agent Bowman]: Ghost Leader, this is Special Agent Karen Bowman, do you copy? Over.
[Ghost Leader]:. This is Ghost Leader, I copy. Over.
[Bowman]: We have a new assignment for you. Over.
[Ghost Leader]: Copy that Agent Bowman. You’re not sending me into the future again, are you?
[Bowman]: Negative, Ghost Leader.
[Ghost Leader]: Good. That didn’t go so well. Ready to receive. Over.
[Bowman]: We’re sending you to Bolivia, in the year 2019.
[Ghost Leader]: Wait, so you are sending me into the future?
[Bowman]: Affirmative. But it’s only a bit into the future. Everything’s basically the same as now, it’s just the cars are a bit different, and the geopolitical situation is just sufficiently removed from the present that we can circumvent treading on any cultural toes.
[Ghost Leader]: Understood Agent Bowman. Where in Bolivia is the mission, precisely?
[Bowman]: All of it.
[Ghost Leader]: …
[Ghost Leader]: That’s quite the target, Agent Bowman.
[Bowman]: I’ll elaborate. We’re sending you to take down the Santa Blanca Cartel, who have taken control of the country with compliance from the government, and have turned it into their own personal Cocaine factory. We want you to track down and assassinate the most prominent figures in the organisation, and dismantle the operation in twenty of the country’s regions.
[Ghost Leader]: Hold on, is this the same Bolivia which has had a democratically elected government since 1982? And has made considerable efforts to reduce the country’s Coca cultivation, the growth and consumption of which has, it’s worth noting, been a core part of Bolivian culture for centuries?
[Bowman]: Why do you always have to bring politics into our non-sanctioned covert operations, Ghost Leader? All you need to know is Santa Blanca detonated an explosive device at the US Embassy in La Paz, and then kidnapped, tortured, and murdered a DEA agent who was a close personal friend of mine.
[Ghost Leader]: So your response is to wage a one-man guerrilla war against the entire country?
[Bowman]: Not a one man war, Ghost Leader, up to four of you will be inserted into operation area.