"And when the servant of Helaman had known all the heart of Kishkumen, and how that it was his object to murder, and also that it was the object of all those who belonged to his band to murder, and to rob, and to gain power, (and this was their secret plan, and their combination) the servant of Helaman said unto Kishkumen: Let us go forth unto the judgment-seat."
I suppose that power is just as addictive as any other obsession... or else, why would anyone spend their whole life going after it? It is interesting to me that there was espionage even back in the time of the Book of Mormon... is it human nature, or a necessary part of government? :) It is interesting how history repeats itself. We have more technology, but the same things happen. People are still struggling with their chosen addictions. Christ put God's will before his own, and set us an example... but it is still the struggle that consumes mankind. Today, let's watch out for secret combinations... and try not to slip into any ourselves. :)