Interview with Benjamin Clark
Our interview today is with the director of Enigma, Benjamin Clark. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit with our readers. You are head of an organization that sees threats and solves the problem. Why can’t other agencies like the FBI, CIA, etc. do the job?
One of the reasons is that the Department of Justice likes to throw their weight around to stay in control. They don’t want to step on any toes. We are funded by some private individuals who want terrorism wiped out in this country. Granted we do work under the Homeland Security umbrella and answer to the president but the DOJ can’t touch us. That works to our advantage.
It’s said that you hide in plain sight. What does that mean exactly?
Our base of operations is located in the universities throughout the country. There we can find the best and the brightest that are willing to make a difference. We are made up of everything from economists to astronauts, ex-soldiers to doctors. Recently we took on a public school teacher who taught world geography. She proved to be quite an asset to our organization. The president wanted us to see about extending her time at Enigma.
Would that be Tessa Scott? If so how could someone so ordinary be of any use to a clandestine group like yours?
Normally I’d say they would be more of a hindrance than a help. But Tessa Scott debunked that theory. She turned out to be an extraordinary woman. When the chips were down she pulled off the impossible. I’m not sure what we would’ve done without her. Granted she thought our success was due to some kind of divine intervention dribble. All I cared about was that the job got done without serious injuries to my people.
What can you tell me about some of the other members of an Enigma?
Captain Hunter is the team leader. He’s a former Delta Force soldier, West Point grad and son of Medical Missionaries. He’s a no nonsense kind of guy. Or at least I thought so until Tessa came along. He changed after that, less robotic, more humane. There’s Carter who specializes in engineering. Vernon Kemp is our computer guru. Samantha, I believe you’ve met, is an economist. Nicholas Zoric is, well, I really don’t want to get into that. Let’s just say he has his own specialty.
Tell me about you. I know your brother is the Prime Minister of Israel. What else might our readers find interesting?
I’m married and have a young daughter. They are my rock. I guess that’s why I felt so terrible at putting Tessa’s family in such danger a year ago. I regret that. I don’t really have any hobbies. I work. My life has been designed to serve the United States. My life is not an open book and I intend to keep it that way. I’m a man of few words. But when I do have something to say the president and my people listen.
Is there any advice you’d like to give our readers?
Know the people around you. Who are they? Is there something off? Become as educated as possible. Libraries are free. Read. Then read some more. Learn about the world. It’s in a mess and you’d better know why because it’s only a matter of time before it affects your bank account, security and the way we all live. Know your government backwards and forwards. All public officials are not there to make life better for you. Most of them want you dependent on them so they’ll have job security. Care about your rights. Vote every time there’s an election, whether it’s for city council or president of the United States. Make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteer. Serve. That’s all I have to say.
Thank you, Director Clark. I know your work leaves you little time for interviews. Our readers will appreciate it.
Please join us next week when we’ll meet Captain Chase Hunter.