Today we received a call from one of our closest Egyptian friends. As we spent time catching up, he finally asked, "So what are you guys doing here?"
I began to laugh. "That, my friend, is a very good question."
Some of you also may wonder the same thing. Last time we had connected with you, we were making plans for our return to S where John was the Academic Dean at a school and I was an English teacher.
So….(insert awkward pause)….what happened? Honestly, we couldn't say much due to security measures we had to implement during our time in S. We still can't say everything we'd like simply because the world is too connected. (I have purposely left out names of colleagues and additional details for the same reason.) However, I do feel like you should know some of the events that have happened within the last few months so that you can understand why we are where we are.
Not long after, two soldiers returned with John and then renewed their request for me to follow them. I complied. We were led across the parking lot up two flights of stairs into The General's office. The General gestured for us to sit. John sat in a chair directly by The General's desk, and I sat on a small couch. All of the extraneous personnel remained.
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