THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 148
…“What do I tell the world? And will they believe me?” asks the President of the United States…
Francine could not possibly guess what Roy is about to tell the leader of the free world, of all people.
“I’m sure that will be a Democratic knee-slapper!” Roy is sure that the President has heard the rumblings about Roy’s possible political plans. “We have thrown a wet blanket over the whole Sang-Ashi thing and I guess you can spin it any way you want.”
“Well then just spin-it-out man!”
“We have indisputable proof that Sang-Ashi was built by the Koreans for the sole purpose of sabotaging the Space Colony program, doing whatever it takes to stop it in its tracks. To that end, they have used a deep-space probe to disguise their destructive ways.
This information produces differing reactions; Francine cannot believe Roy was so blunt. President Sanchez sits down, aghast at the notion.
“We can’t do that!” he proclaims.
“We had to take defensive measures,” Roy indirectly crediting Aldona Afridi. “We are not going to sit on our hands while two rogue global powers have their way with us!”
“Two? Who is the other one?”
“Sure it works for them! And who do you think is behind the freeing of Samiq Gaad and the kidnapping of the McKinney boys?” He warns, “Do not be hoodwinked by a Talibanistani Trojan Horse.”
“What do I tell the world? And will they believe me?”
“Think about Sampson and Celeste McKinney, stranded on Mars, running out of food, water, and oxygen.”
“The country would not stand for news of their deaths, they adore that couple,” he makes a politically generic statement.