2017年8月12日 星期六

heist,elusive, cabal, plotter, Kabbalah, “deep state” , “my Sistine Chapel.”

Robert Reich

Update: I mentioned earlier today that Rich Higgins, who until July was director for strategic planning at the National Security Council, wrote an official White House memo charging that a cabal of leftist “deep state” government workers, “globalists,” bankers, adherents to Islamic fundamentalism and establishment Republicans are conspiring to remove Trump and impose cultural Marxism in the United States. (You can read it below.) The memo got Higgins fired by Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the current national security adviser, who’s gradually purging Michael Flynn’s people from the NSC.
The Washington Post just reported that Trump saw the memo after it was passed to him by his son Donald Trump Jr..
And here's the scary part: Trump was “furious” at Higgins’s removal — a sign of the conspiratorial depths Trump is already descending to.
What do you think?

Fired White House staffer argued "deep state" attacked Trump administration because the president represents a threat to cultural Marxist memes, globalists, and bankers.

Saudi Prince Is Identified as Target of Paris Heist

While French police have refused to release his identify, the media reported that the target was Prince Abdul Aziz, who was ambushed by gunmen in a Hollywood-style robbery.

 But, in recent weeks, the FBI was able to arrest two men. Cellphone records from Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA and Sprint Nextel Corp. placed the suspects near the Cartier store at the time of the robbery, as well as near other heists, the FBI alleged in court filings. The T-Mobile records also allegedly showed the phone moving along the same path traveled by the suspects as police chased them

Plotter of Great Train Robbery Dies at 81
On Aug. 8, 1963, 15 men tampered with a signal to stop a Glasgow-to-London train, making off with 120 bags of cash. Bruce Reynolds called the heist “my Sistine Chapel.” 

Forty Years’ War
Advances Elusive in the Long Drive to Cure Cancer
The death rate for cancer has barely changed since 1950, despite Richard M. Nixon’s pledge to cure cancer in five years. Now, President Obama is making a similar vow.

Japan heist unsolved, 44 years on
TOKYO — On a rainy morning in December 1968, a police motorcyclist screeched to a halt in front of a cash-laden Tokyo bank vehicle and ordered four men to get out, warning it was about to explode. Seconds after the cop ducked underneath the car ...

Art Thieves Steal Rembrandt From Luxury Hotel

The success of the "well-planned" heist appears to have been thanks to its simplicity.

deep state
  1. a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.

    "the deep state and its policy of allowing extremist ideologies to flourish may be the actual issues of concern"

  1. Tending to elude capture, perception, comprehension, or memory: “an invisible cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist [himself] (David Kline).
  2. Difficult to define or describe: “Failures are more finely etched in our minds than triumphs, and success is an elusive, if not mythic, goal in our demanding society” (Hugh Drummond).
[From Latin ēlūsus, past participle of ēlūdere, to elude. See elude.]
elusively e·lu'sive·ly adv.
elusiveness e·lu'sive·ness n.cabal (kuh-BAL)

Line breaks: Kab|ba¦lah
Pronunciation: /kəˈbɑːlə
, ˈkabələ

(also KabbalaCabbalaCabala, or Qabalah)


The ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible, first transmitted orally and using esoteric methods (including ciphers). It reached the height of its influence in the later Middle Ages and remains significant in Hasidism.









from medieval Latin cabalacabbala, from Rabbinical Hebrew qabbālāh 'tradition', from qibbēl 'receive, accept'.
1. A small, secret group of plotters or intriguers.
2. The plots of schemes of such a group.

Via French and Latin, from Hebrew kabbalah (tradition), literally "something received".

Kabbalah is the ancient Jewish tradition of the mystical interpretation of the Old Testament. During the reign of Charles II of England, it was pointed out that the names of a group of his ministers (Sir Thomas Clifford, Lord Arlington, the Duke of Buckingham, Lord Ashley, and Lord Lauderdale) made the acronym CABAL. Also see, backronym.

"The barrage was the latest salvo from a group of small silver and gold investors who claim that a cabal of banks is conspiring to keep precious metals too cheap." — Gregory Meyer; Silver and Gold Critics Win Hearing; Financial Times (London, UK); Feb 25, 2010.


plot • ter
plɑ'tər | plɔ'tə
plotters (複数形)
1 陰謀者.
2 図面[地図]作成者.
3 (航路)図示員[板].
4 (分度器などのような)器具.
5 《コンピュータ》プロッター:図形出力装置.


heist [countable] ━━ n., v. 強盗(を働く).
American English informal SCC
an act of stealing something very valuable from a shop, bank etc [= robbery]:
a jewelry heist
—heist verb [transitive]
heists (複数形) • heisted (過去形) • heisted (過去分詞) • heisting (現在分詞) • heists (三人称単数現在)
━━[名]強盗, (特に)夜盗行為, 押込み
a bank heist