Two things weigh heavily upon me this morning.
The first involves the telephone calls yesterday morning to the Key West High School and the Marathon Middle School. The message: “There are bombs in the buildings, and the bombs will detonate in 10 minutes.” The schools were immediately evacuated. A thorough search of the buildings followed. Nothing. Sick calls.
The same thing occurred December 7 at Coral Shores in Tavernier.
Better a scare than the real thing. However, things like this have a tendency to arouse other sick minds to play the game. Perhaps with serious consequences.
The other item of concern is what I describe as the Islamic NATO.
Saudi Arabia announced yesterday the formation of a 34 nation coalition to combat terrorism. Note, not ISIS. The nations involved are from the Middle East and Africa. Plus, the partially recognized State of Palestine.
Sounds great! However most of these nations consider groups like the Kurds terrorists. The coalition’s primary concern is not ISIS. It is the internal battles being fought for control of certain Middle East countries.
The United States has been working industriously to get Saudi Arabia and the other wealthy Arab states into the game. Saudi Arabia has joined on a limited basis and only where it wants. Saudi interests are not the same as those of the United States. The U.S. has been working to get more Turkey involvement. Turkey offering little.
Now they all come together. And throw Palestine in to the mix for obvious reasons.
I have only one question at the moment. What did my government know and when? I have a feeling U.S. intelligence may have failed us again.
I watch Morning Joe. No comment re the coalition through the first two hours this morning. What gives?
My morning yesterday began with the anti-gravity treadmill. Friend Dave there before me. We compete for the anti-gravity machine. Jenny helpful to me once again. Body Owners an excellent place for physiotherapy.
The afternoon was spent wrapping up my research for tonight’s blog talk radio show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Great topics! Obviously the Key West school bomb scares and what I describe as the Islamic NATO.
TPP will be briefly addressed. Especially Thailand’s shrimp business which is worked by slave labor. Thailand shrimp product is available in Wal-Mart, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Chicken of the Sea sold in Safeway and Albertsons.
Another topic is the anticipated blood bath between Trump and Cruz this evening.
Join me at 9 my time tonight. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Ate at Geiger Key last night. Quiet. Peaceful. Not crowded. Mosquitoes gone.
My KONK Life column two week’s ago concerned the Eiffel Tower. A biography of the Eiffel Tower. This morning’s World Almanac in the Key West Citizen notes today is Gustave Eiffel’s birthday. Born this day in 1832.
Enjoy your day!