When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 153
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 153
Jake didn’t get a satellite phone.
After looking at Kenneth for a moment through the night vision goggles, he asked.
“Are you familiar with the boss?”
There was power at the end of his words.
The content was normal, but the meaning was not.
It was because, as the saying goes, it was not simply an acquaintance, but a cooperative relationship with the cartel could be suspected beyond collusion.
It was a situation where the base station was blocked and the communication network was cut off.
But it wasn’t just reacting warily to the Santa Cruz state police.
Although he did not hear his identity directly from Kenneth, he was suspected of being a CIA agent rather than a simple diplomat.
Circumstances that may have contributed to things going this way.
This was when Jake’s eyes turned bitter.
Kenneth answered in no time.
“Ah, it seems that I misunderstood because I only conveyed the core. The original caller was not the cartel boss, but the Santa Cruz Deputy Commissioner. And the boss is with the deputy chief. therefore… The deputy director contacted me and changed the boss next to me.”
“Are you saying the two of you are together?”
Jake asked again, and Kang-tae also hesitated.
I suspected that there might be ties between the police and the cartel, because two people who couldn’t be together were together.
Kenneth replied calmly.
“I think this is your first time in Bolivia, but I think you have seen many similar cases. Enemies become allies, allies become enemies… Even if it’s not a place like this, it’s a sight you see often. Isn’t it?”
“… It would be better to tell the exact truth.”
Jake asked, taking a step closer.
He took his hands off the gun as if he were going to punch it right away.
It’s not that I don’t know what Kenneth meant, it’s that I know it well because I’ve been through it, but what’s important is that it’s not past experience or conventional wisdom.
The most important thing was to find and solve the cause of the death and injury of a colleague.
Kenneth paused and answered.
“Ah, um… Long story short, right now the police and the cartel are simply in contact. Of course, we knew each other, but… The important thing is, they are not usually friends. Right now, I just guessed that the whole farm was being destroyed, so I hurriedly went to the deputy director. That’s all. I’m predicting that too… Doesn’t the Pentagon, which is applying for it, have nothing to say?”
“… … .”
Jake looked at him without answering, and Kang-tae shook his head.
Both the CIA and the Department of Defense gave a rough warning of something like terrorism at the same time, but did not provide any specific information.
Before long, Kenneth’s words quickly added.
“If the cartel had moved, the police, as well as our office and the Department of Defense, would have known to some degree. There should be some direct clues by now. The fact that it didn’t happen is that the cartel was also indirectly involved. Clues to the pipe bombing can be obtained from Miguel, who the boss offers to hand over. If you get this call, things will definitely get better.”
At the end of the sentence, Kenneth held up the satellite phone, and Jake answered it as if he couldn’t help it.
And there was also a corner to believe.
Ron waiting at the hospital or hotel.
He would have caught enough of what Jake was missing. Whether it is contacting the foreign cooperation department to obtain information or making necessary judgments on the spot.
It was because he was a person with that kind of ability, and also because he was a trustworthy person.
As Jake spoke Spanish, a hoarse voice came over the phone.
– sh*t, what did you do to answer the phone now? Where and how much did you smash?
“It will depend on your words from now on.”
– Damn it… Whatever it is, stop it.
“What do you mean, is that starch?”
– Are you a soldier? It’s f*cking urgent, and it’s direct… I heard you are looking for Miguel.
Jake asks, waiting for a sigh to pass.
– I’ll give you his address, so take care of it.
“Do you abandon your subordinates so easily?”
As Jake spat out his words, a voice of protest came over.
– Do you know how much the farm is worth… … ?! Besides, Miguel is an idiot who disgraced my nephew and messed up his job. He was loyal and clever when he was young, but now he’s old and out of his mind… … .
The boss who was talking sighed.
– Stop the damn shame, let’s get down to business.
“You mean it’s not a trap?”
– What nonsense! If it was a trap, the US military would attack it, but would you dig a trap just because I’m crazy? I just can’t catch it and hand it over. I can forgive him for being stupidly captured by the US military, but for him to be captured and handed over with my own hands… It’s something that can’t happen on this floor.
“You are f*cking. Aren’t they both the same thing?”
– … So what are you going to do? Do you need Miguel, or do you have to keep on these damn calls?!
Instead of answering that, Jake handed the phone to Kenneth.
with a nod of approval.
Kang Tae, who was watching the situation from the side, looked at Jake and gave a short command.
“All members, stop SSE (Sensitive Site Exploitation: information gathering) and prepare to move.”
The phone call didn’t sound very good, but it meant things worked out anyway.
Kang-tae replied vigorously.
The process after that was done more quickly than when I came in.
It was possible because the evacuation route had been pre-determined, and most of the troops had already been killed or subdued upon entering.
After Charlie’s team boarded the Mazda wagon they had been riding like that.
Kenneth, who was sitting next to Kang-tae, lifted up his two-lens night vision goggles and looked at Kang-tae, who was sitting next to him.
A situation in which only a slight outline is visible in the dark.
Similarly, Kang-tae, who had raised his four-eye night vision goggles, felt his gaze and hesitated.
“… Why are you like that?”
“I tried to ask where you were hurt or if there was something wrong.”
“I am fine.”
“A ricochet or something else… … ?”
At those words, Kangtae swept his arm and hesitated.
“Something got stuck here. It looks like burnt fragments… … .”
“How is the bleeding?”
“I’m a little better, what.”
“Can I have a closer look?”
Kang-tae stretched out his arm, and Kenneth immediately lowered the intensity of the small light to confirm it.
For a while, I wrinkled my brow like that.
“Um… You look like a normal person.”
Kang-tae asked, then quickly shook his head.
“You don’t know what kind of Superman you are, are you?”
“Maybe it is. Your powers don’t look different from Superman’s to me.”
“Aww, what… I am the same. Injury and surgery… you know? Don’t you know?”
Since he confessed his identity as the CIA, Kang-tae asked with a puzzled face.
I’m sure you have some information.
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Looking at Kenneth, he answered as if his eyes were shining even in the dark.
“It is different from what I witnessed firsthand.”
Then Kenneth turned off the light and released his hand from Kang-tae’s forearm.
‘The skin and wounds are no different from those of normal people.’
Kenneth let out a shallow breath as he rubbed his fingers on Kang-Tae’s arm.
‘But, how did you get that ability… … .’
He shook his head lightly, as if exclaiming.
As I just said, I was even more surprised because I witnessed Kang-tae’s skills with my own eyes, not through data.
It was impossible to completely kill an enemy at a distance of 100 to 200 meters with only a brief aim while wearing the night vision goggles attached to the helmet.
Theoretically it is possible, but no one has been able to achieve it.
You had to aim at the enemy, catch the gun’s shake, and pull the trigger with a certain amount of pressure.
At least 1 second, the longer the distance, the longer it took to aim.
Because I have to pay more attention.
However, Kang-tae took down the enemy from a distance, not in front of him, in less than a second.
Not just one, but two.
‘That’s why the upper level is telling you to appease. Besides, I promise all the support… … .’
Then Kenneth paused.
I had just forgotten about the engagement, because I remembered the bomb that exploded in front of the hotel.
‘then… Lee must have really hit them and exploded them.’
I heard that Kang-tae got it right, but I didn’t believe it 100%.
To be honest, I only believed half of it.
Both were not hit by bullets, but only one exploded.
Because common sense makes no sense.
It was impossible to detonate one bomb, followed by another.
I also heard a lot of loud noises.
Just as he was getting out of the SUV, gunshots and explosions were heard almost simultaneously, with no gap between them.
Everything happened in fractional seconds.
That’s why one of the pipe bombs hit and detonated, but the other was supposed to explode because of its tyranny or malfunction.
But, now that I see it, that wasn’t the case.
Kang-tae, who killed 20 to 30 gang members alone at the scene of the battle as if he were practicing simple shooting, seemed to have detonated three bombs in a row.
It’s just that it wasn’t a bomb this time, because it took down the cartel members just like that.
I had no choice but to believe.
At the same time, I thought of Phillip, the liaison officer who was injured by shrapnel while covering Kang-tae.
At the same time, a smile formed on his lips.
‘… I can see why.’
Even if he was Philip, he would have thrown his body to protect Kang-tae in that situation.
Because Kang Tae is a human resource that should never get hurt or die.
At the end of that thought, Kenneth burst out laughing.
‘I don’t know if I’ll ever get the role…’ … .’
* * *
A vacation home located on the northeastern outskirts of Santa Cruz.
Miguel, who had been making calls to various places and receiving reports from his direct subordinates, let out a scream.
“aaa! f*ck this! What a f*cking motherf*cker!”
After the farm lost contact, it was because the deputy chief and even the boss were not connected.
‘I’ve been abandoned, like the idiots of the past… … .’
Miguel lowered his head.
Couldn’t be more denied or doubted.
I had to accept.
I couldn’t hear the exact answer, but this is the result of spending a lot of time already.
The reason was appropriate.
It was embarrassing for the boss’s nephew, bringing the United States in, and not being able to handle it properly.
It was proof of incompetence.
That was just one mistake and it seemed like an overkill, but that was just Miguel’s judgment.
What mattered was the decision of the boss.
What he said was the law, and it would be enforced.
As you might have guessed, the law would have already been carried out in accordance with the procedure.
I just knew what the end would be.
It wasn’t just about dying on the spot. Even if he was arrested or sent to prison, he would eventually die.
That’s what the abandoned cartel said.
But Miguel had no intention of accepting this death. It was because Miguel already knew too much to talk about allegiance and oaths.
Twenty years ago, I wasn’t immature and ignorant teenagers.
He was an executive who saw both bitter and sweet tastes.
As Miguel chewed his lips, he hesitated as he thought of ways to survive as if he was going through all his thoughts.
It was because something strange came to mind while reviewing the situation.
“… Giandro Basicanal?”
Miguel murmured his name.
Come to think of it, he was the person who provided the clue to all of this.
Except for the name, there was nothing different from before.
Before long, Miguel’s gaze reached Giandro’s men, who were covered in blood and covered in masks.
‘He must know something… … .’
The moment he thought about it.
Run after run—!
Gunfire rang out, and the cottage’s walkie-talkie rang urgently.
– It’s a raid! American guys… … !
The shouting continued, and Miguel paused for a while.
A few more gunfire erupted before his hand hurriedly pressed the send button.
“Stop shooting! I’ll negotiate with them, everyone put down your guns!”
Miguel then repeated the same words several times.
until the gunfire stops.
It was Miguel’s decision to survive.
If we cooperated here, we wouldn’t see the worst.
It wasn’t just a gut feeling.
What the opponent wants isn’t himself, it’s the guy who fell down wearing a mask, and at the same time it’s Giandr.
There was only one reason why things were like this.
I had to cooperate.
While Miguel was making up his mind, a gruff voice came from the walkie-talkie.
– Miguel Alvarez?
– What are you going to negotiate?
“… It’s Giandr Basikanal you’re looking for, isn’t it me? So let’s stop making meaningless sacrifices. I will tell you what you want.”
By the time Miguel swallowed dry saliva.
The happy answer came back.
– Come out, I’ll treat you as a lawful prisoner.