The arms dealer sells it to a mysterious neo-Nazi cabal, which then detonates it in Baltimore.
Silicon Valley has its own weaknesses: the cabal of successful investors is small and insular.
They even worry that a neo-con "cabal" has co-opted internal party debates, just as liberals have long maintained.
1520s, "mystical interpretation of the Old Testament," later "society, small group meeting privately" (1660s), from French cabal, in both senses, from Medieval Latin cabbala (see cabbala). Popularized in English 1673 as an acronym for five intriguing ministers of Charles II (Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale), which gave the word its sinister connotations.