I’ve been thinking a lot of about that image of Dar with Haquanni and what it means.
We know that Dar has no problem seeing people killed for the mission.
What if Dar’s mission was to completely destroy Haquanni’s organization from the inside?
Here’s how it works:
Dar works with a top level agent within the ISI – Tasmeen. She doesn’t like the Americans, but she’s convinced Dar wants what she wants — to stop the drones, to destroy the Taliban threat, to get the Americans out of her hair.
He sets a lot of events in place, improvising, reacting and advising as stuff happens.
He gets Tasmeen to contact Sandy and sets up getting him the good targets and then the bad one – the wedding. He makes sure Tasmeen reaches out to Haquanni so Haquanni isn’t there and his death is faked. When Saul shows up, he’s willing to use that as well. Dar knows full well that if Haquanni breaks in, civilians are going to die. He doesn’t care.
But the list is not what Haquanni thinks it is.
Here’s the beauty of the long-con: It’s a FAKE LIST.
It’s not a list of the collaborators and assets. It’s a list of loyal supporters, but if Haquanni believes it’s a list of traitors, it will lead to a purge that will destroys Haquanni’s entire organization from within.
What’s Dar doing in the car with Haquanni? Why does he have to expose himself at all?
Still haven’t quite worked that one out. But my guess would be he’s there to make Haquanni feel even more elevated and important while somehow continuing to set him up.
(Spoilers ahead for those not up to date on Homeland. A little harmless speculation as well — with no inside-info.)
My Homeland recaps over on HappyNiceTimePeople are Mystery Science Theater. I watch the show while cracking wise, always trying to keep it upbeat and affectionate. But I’m bothered by this whole Mira/Alan thing, and not just because it’s another distraction that might not lead anywhere.
Let’s go to the calculators. The Langley bombing happened 12/12/12. It’s now around ninety days later – March 2013. Saul and Mira have been married 35 years, since 1978. If Mira is the same age as Sarita Choudhury, the actress who plays her, she would have been twelve when they married. Given that Saul, as far as we know, did not buy her from a village elder, it’s likely that Mira is older than Choudhury, making her around fifty-five.
Sarita Chaudhury is hot. She is smoking hot, and if she were fifty-five and looked exactly as she does now, that wouldn’t detract from her smokiness.
Mira’s French boytoy, Alan Bernard, is played by William Abadie. I can’t find a year of birth for Abadie anywhere on the Internet, and I’m sure that’s not accidental. But as Margo Channing said of her fiance, “He looks thirty-two. He looked it five years ago, he’ll look it twenty years from now. I hate men.” Abadie looks closer to forty, but the statement is otherwise applicable to him.
So what we’ve got is Mira – a woman in her mid-fifties with Alan a younger, very handsome man. He comes to DC, presumably to Continue reading Homeland Speculation — What’s Up With That French Guy?