Hint - none of this is real. Not a single word of it. It is all invented out of whole cloth.
Keeping 'em scrambling to see anything clearly in a hall of mirrors. Masters of misdirection, deceit and deception.
If there was any real threat would it be necessary to invent it at all? Couldn't you just look the other way a couple of times? Rather all sides seemed to really be controlled by the same side.