Seriously, your only saving grace is the fact that you've got a good army.
And also the fact that I planned a string of good events for you.
And the fact that Boris has business elsewhere.
....And the fact that your imagination... geez, man, you're good at plot twists.
Also, funfact: Boris DOES have spies all over you federation and he DOES control half of what you think it's yours. He's just too important to give a damn about it. And as a matter of fact, Boris is NEVER in Blindhill. He could be anywhere, except Blindhill. Anywhere.