Inside every country is visible government that you can see, such as President, Congress, Senate etc etc Inside every country is also invisible government that you can't see. In USA that's CIA/NSA/DOD etc For Israel that's Mossad and other branches. For Russia that's SVR - FSB same thing. For China that's their intelligence network. They are the invisible (shadow government). They do the dirty work, like assassinations, sabotage, spying etc. The invisible government does not really ask for permission, in theory they do have oversight but in realty they don't. Requirement for shadow government employment is absence of moral conscience. The rationalizing is that you have to play dirty because everyone else is also playing dirty. Second rationalization is that ultimately you are doing good for greater good. Rationalizing includes thinking that all the outcomes are predetermined in advance. Plans CAN NOT BACKFIRE because we are smart enough to know in advance. The illusion of Shadow Government is belief that nothing can backfire because they "know what they are doing" Stay tuned for you next lesson on how world really works.