Cabal, a small group of plotters. The term took on special significance in England during the reign of Charles II (1660-85). By coincidence, it represented the first letters of the names of five of Charles's advisers who were engaged in various intrigues: Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington, and Lauderdale. The French word cabale, referring to the mystic or secret doctrine of the Jewish cabala, had a similar meaning long before that time. The Conway Cabal against General George Washington is a conspiracy notable in United States history.
Every once in a while, we read about an amazing heist that required skill, cunning and thought. But for every one of those, there are those that fail horribly.
In the park. On the bus. At the mall. At your job. Is there any place you can go and not be watched? After reading this article, you may agree the answer is "no."