MI6: But you’ve already used that one.
CIA; Not since 1963.
MI6: Well ok but you need the kanakas to co-operate.
CIA: If they don’t, we’ll kick ‘em in the kanakas.
MI6: What really happened ?
CIA: They don’t tell me shit, they just need a cover story.
MI6: Alright then, I suppose you want me to control the ozzies.
CIA: Yep, that’s your job.
MI6: They’re whining about the cost and losing face if it backfires.
CIA: Tell em to use some retired air chief marshall so if it goes tits up they won’t have to blame an incumbent.
MI6: That’ll work but there’s still the cost.
CIA: We can give em a good discount on F-35’s, that should shut em up.
MI6: Ha, that’s a good one, they don’t work anyway.
CIA: Sure but they’ll only use them for Anzac day flypasts.
MI6: We’ve got an old sub we can send down there to make it look good.
CIA: Yeah well it was useless sitting off the Levant.
MI6: Don’t blame us, it was your secretary of state who chickened out.
CIA: He had no choice, the commies had more ships than the damn armada.
MI6: I seem to remember we didn’t run away in 1588.
CIA: Only because you had nowhere to run to.
MI6: Well anyway we’ll send HMS Tiredout and they can have some fun listening to whales instead of Putin’s propellors.
CIA: Good, don’t forget to keep your satellite boys baffling em with bullshit.
MI6: What about your end?
CIA: We’ll just keep shtoom and let the rest of you do the spin.
MI6: And if anything leaks?
CIA: We’ll lean on goggle to censor it or smear whoever leaks it.
MI6: Business as usual then.