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You never know just how weird your life is going to get.... until it does.
Dave, who is just a guy with a family, ends up leaving Canada after a business deal goes very wrong. He decides that a change is as good as a rest and opts for South Africa, where he knows his engineering skills will be appreciated. What he doesn’t know, is that dossiers and reports are being compiled on his past by Armscor.... before he even lands. Seventeen days after arriving in Johannesburg, he started his new job, which happened to be with the ‘military’ and he didn’t even know it, but he found out quickly when he visited his first ammunition depot.
After a couple of months, Dave starts to discover what Hell is really all about. He witnesses the ‘necklacings’ in Soweto, the deaths on the ‘fence’ and the inhumane and monstrous acts performed by the ANC terrorists. He didn’t buy into this kind of position, but he can’t escape it now and Armscor was making more demands every week. They had an insatiable hunger for new ‘types’ of equipment, for the ‘killing fields’. Then the truly horrible events started to occur, like the downing of the Helderberg in the Indian Ocean near Mauritius in November of 1987 which killed 156 innocent people, plus three others.
After an arms deal, that places millions of dollars in weapons into the hands of Saddam, Dave decides he can no longer turn a ‘blind eye’ to the corruption and decides to break away from the military. Of course, that doesn’t work out well, ‘they’ watch him and disrupt his plans. Eventually, he gives up and decides to leave South Africa. He tries to make his way back to Canada, but the Canadian Ambassador, through inaction, almost gets Dave and his entire family killed. Dave however, manages to use a covert method to leave and even then, is almost killed in Europe on a commercial flight. Armscor, or someone, did not want to give up easily.
Once back in Canada, Dave becomes involved with Universities and the stock market, he’s worth thirty million by age forty-one. Everything seemed ‘too good to be true’, he should have known something was seriously wrong, especially when romantic entanglements and business manipulations began to adversely affect his life, wife and family. In this new situation, he was dealing with a different kind of corruption, of the 100 hundred million dollar tax and stock market fraud ‘flavour’, which involved private business, universities, government ministers and bureaucrats.
This is one man’s journey through the swamp of deceit and obscenity that are, OUR governments and their ‘puppet masters’. You’d be surprised how many innocent people in this world are considered nothing more than ‘expendable’ or simply ‘acceptable’ collateral damage.