First of all I’ll let you know a little about my situation I’m an Australian expat currently living/working in Qatar with my wife and 3 kids if
you haven’t heard of this place it’s the country next to Dubai. Let me just say that honestly I have no evidence of what was said or what
happened (as of yet) and only have my wife to back me who may get on to post her opinion.
Right so last night the wife and I got ourselves a nanny for the kids and decided to have a night out on the town with some mates we headed off to the
local expat club where we had a ball.
Now as the night wore on and we were all beginning to get kicked out my wife started getting chatted up by this 40 something American guy now mind
you I was standing right next to her at the time.
Any way my wife introduced me and we got chatting about the usual crap that drunk people chat about after a while we got onto the subject of work and
I explained I was in the construction business and then he proceeded to tell me he was in the military working at a secret base here in Qatar now
honestly it’s not really as secret as he cracked it up to be (unless there are two bases) it’s actually the biggest in the middle east (or gulf)
and was the original starting point for the missiles that hit Iraq he liked to think his base was secretive so I let him go on.
He first of all explained to me that he was a retired marine and had been brought over here from the US 6 weeks back he didn’t get into much detail
about what he was doing or his position or anything seeing as it was all secretive and so forth (basically he was a bit stuck up) but he did show me
his id card which I really didn’t get a good look at but stated something to do with the US Army (sorry but I didn’t have my spy camera on me)
I began by asking him about a little conspiracy going on over here concerning the new international airport were I previously worked which is being
constructed by a large American company called Bechtel I had heard while working there that they were receiving no money for the work they were doing
but were getting all the sea ports surrounding the airport he just gave me a little smirk and neither confirmed anything or denied it just wrote it
off as something he couldn’t talk about.
I then got onto the subject of what was happening over in Russia expecting to get a similar secretive answer but the little that he said was what
scared the hell out of both me and my wife he just gave us a little smile and said “Don’t worry about Russia, America will be in Iran by next
Honestly at this point I was just shocked and really didn’t know what to say I tried getting more info out of him but got the good ol reply of
“you know I can’t get into details” so the conversation turned from there this is where my wife can probably help with what was talked about
because I just couldn’t stop replaying those words in my head.
We were eventually all kicked out of the club and were outside waiting for a taxi where I was given my first taste of chewing tobacco and where I
passed my number onto the guy who said he would call me during the week to catch up so that I could pick up some more tobacco (big fan) and bacon
(illegal here only found on the base).
Am really pissed of actually that I didn’t get his number just in case he doesn’t call I know where he goes to church so hopefully at some stage
this week I may be able to get in touch with him and maybe pry some more information out of him hoping that he’s not just a rambling drunk.
Even if what this guy said were just drunk ramblings the scenario still makes sense with all that is going on at the moment anything can happen. And
I’m starting to think that Qatar isn’t the best place to be right now but really where is (my pick strangely is India) anyway I know that there
isn’t much info in here but as soon as I heard what this guy said I just knew I had to let at least someone know hopefully within the week I’ll
have more info but just remember I ain't a spy I’m just a guy.
[edit on 15-8-2008 by fLANKED]