Does this story ring a bell?
Yesterday, you'll recall, I blogged about an article I received from Ms. E.C. about Secretary of State Tillerson's visit to San Carlos di Bariloche. As you'll recall, I don't believe that the purpose was for giving a talk to a local nature preserve and to visit a "Fullbright scholar resident in the area," the stories put out about the visit. I don't believe it for a New York minute, any more than I believe that former Secretary of State John Kerry was visiting Antarctica to find out about global warming, or for that matter, that Newt Gingrich is visiting Antarctica for the wonderful kayaking there or that the Patriarch of Moscow went there simply and merely to bless the Russian Orthodox chapel. I mean, c'mon folks! You can do better than this! If you're going to offer nonsensical explanations for such "vacations" at least try to come up with something creative.
You'll also recall that I suggested briefly in yesterday's blog that all the FISA memo stuff was a distraction from bigger stories and that the big story was the defense appropriation for things - nuclear weapons - that are in my personal opinion more or less obsolescent. If that makes no sense, then just consider the implications of space-based kinetic weapons (and exploding Chinese chemical plants) and you'll get the idea. Missing trillions? Well, if you've been following the work of Dr. Mark Scidmore, that's true. Certainly missing trillions will buy you a whole gaggle of nukes, but a more plausible explanation in my mind is the "next generation stuff."
But Ms. E.C. didn't stop with an article about Tillerson. It seems that, concurrent with his visit to Bariloche, another big name is "in the area". Who might that big name be? Why, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who's company's links to the CIA are now somewhat a matter of record. What's he doing down there in the region? Why, he's checking out Patagonian glaciers, that's what:
Now get this: it's a visit, according to Bezos, to "save the planet":
El empresario norteamericano Jeff Bezos, fundador y director de Amazon, dueño del legendario diario The Washington Post y fundador de Blue Origin, empresa que tiene como objetivo realizar viajes suborbitales y orbitales comerciales, se encuentra en la Patagonia argentina.
The American businessman Jeff Bezos, founder and director of Amazon, owner of the legendary newspaper The Washington Post and founder of Blue Origin, a company that aims to make suborbital and commercial orbital trips, is located in the Argentine Patagonia.
The billionaire today tweeted a photo in front of the Perito Moreno glacier. "This is the impressive Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, we send robotic probes to all the planets of the solar system, and the Earth is far the best, we go to space, but to save the Earth," said Bezos.