Plots ripped from newspaper front pages

Sometimes the headlines are ripped from the blurb of an international best-selling novel.

Take for instance the latest event generated from the political interference by the Russians scandal in the United States.

How would it read?

Take what appears to be an ordinary student at an American University, who has the ability to find and seduce various men with apparent political clout for the purpose of subverting election results.

This would be rather startling if it was not in the United States because everyone in any substantive lobby group knows any politician, federal state or local, can be bought.

There's also the fact the femme fatale is not all that good looking, but on the other hand, men can always be seduced by anything offered on a plate.

In fact, you would have to question the legitimacy of any elected official in that country because anything to do with politics is susceptible to bribery and corruption, from any number of lobby groups or outside influences with enough money. 

It's the nature of politics in, well, any western democracy really.

But as a for instance, just look what lobby groups have managed to achieve.  Any madman and his dog can now print a gun without restriction and go on a killing rampage, simply because people kill people, not guns kill people.  Really?

The Russians are the least of US citizens problems, or are they?

But I digress.

The blurb reads on:

The president recently elected in what could only have been described as an impossible result realized that the American people are now waking up to the possibility of his election victory was not as impossible or legitimate as originally thought has his closest aides scrambling for anything to grab the people attention away from the truth.

A Russian spy has been dragged out of the shadows and put on display.

Fearing that is not enough, a plan is hatched to create a war of words with Canada and Mexico, 
go to war with China on trade enacting senseless and home industry damaging tariffs, threaten the North Koreans with nuclear annihilation, and just to keep everyone on their toes, fire or insult White House staff.

But what's really going on?

Has the president been bought by the Russians, or does he have a darker and more sinister plan afoot?  

Are his battles with China, Mexico, Canada, and North Korea merely diversions?

The balance of power is on a knife edge and only one man [or woman] can save a world on the brink of [something very bad].

You have to admit it's a hell of a plotline.

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