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Dallas In The Rearview Mirror

Climbing out of Tucson in the monsoons
Climbing out of Tucson in the monsoons

Climbed on a plane to once again head for Dallas.  This is getting to be a habit for me.

Hopped on the early flight, to get in before it is too late… sat next to a guy who swore that Mexico was dangerous.  Fascinating.  I sat and listened to his twisted logic explaining why it was “safe” to go to Cozumel to dive, Belieze.. where he and his wife went diving…. but Mexico?  Cancun? Nope.. too dangerous!

Stunned, I pressed further… this was a totally mind blowing walk down a path that had been sown with so many agendas it was bewildering…

We talked about cyber terrorism, and the US response.  He was a consultant to a large department of defense contractor…. As it turns out, it was Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama who were “limp wristed” in their pursuit of cyber attacks.  I asked if he had ever heard of the joint command at Ft. Belvoir that was tasked with doing just what he was demanding be done… of course, that was “tactical”.. what was really wrong was that the State Department and President didn’t have the “guts” to prosecute a real response.  I asked if he thought that the folks in Bentonville, Arkansas who profit to the tune of billions of dollars off of the Chinese might have some say in the lackluster response… again.. no.. just Hillary and Obama.. not getting the job done.

Mr Clubb, if you are reading this.. I am sure that there are a few folks at Ft. Belvoir who might want to show you that they are not just.. “tactical”.

If ever there was a reason to leave the good ol’ US of A, it was this guy.  He was educated and worldly, yet when faced with the actual facts, could not admit that his worldview may be skewed.  The man equated expats with quasi-spying protestors in Iran.  He agreed that Cozumel was “safe”, but Cancun was “dangerous”.  Guess being on an island makes you safe?  Guess again.. Isla Mujeres is a “dangerous” place…

It is not too soon to get my tickets south.

On the plus side, the clouds were beautiful on the climb out.. over Ft. Huachuca.. where.. you know.. the Army Cyber Command has major operations… that to this guy’s opinion are useless in the face of Hillary and Obama…

No.. must.. stop.. thinking.. about.. the stupidity!.. Must.. think.. beach.. sand.. water… ceviche…  Topo Chico…

Ahhhhh… much better now….

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