THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 11
…Why yes, Shaikh Kamran Khan-Nutkani! Our Korean friends assure me that the invisibility cloak worked like a three-armed lucky Buddha…
… that very same day, somewhere in Talibanistan, the geographical territory once occupied by: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and all the other “-stans”…
“Tell us Afridi, are we sure that our Sang-Ashi Probe got through America’s Henchman Satellite Killer Network. Our source at their Pentagon tells us that that it was on high alert 7 months ago.”
Aldona Afridi, MIT educated, has a particular set of talents where long-range satellites are concerned.
“Why yes, Shaikh Kamran Khan-Nutkani! Our United Korean friends assure me that the invisibility cloak worked like a three-armed lucky Buddha.”
The Shaikh is as intimidating as he looks; lavishly robed, weathered by years of mountain life and a radical Muslim to his very core. He has a calculating glint in his eye.
The Talibanistani’s foremost expert in laser technology squirms uneasily in a normally comfortable seat, but then again an armored limousine rarely is used to hold a sensitive meeting of such world-changing magnitude. Neither is Afridi at home with himself, having invested his design talents to construct an infamous weapon. He is also collaborating with the famously treacherous Koreans, which does nothing to soothe his restless conscience.
“Our alliance with Korea is essential to the success of our goal,” the Shaikh reminds the man, an arm’s length away.
“Our satellite is safe and ready to take out the spy satellite that has been making our alliance so miserable.”