The olympic games start in Rio on August 5th, and continue through August 21st.
I hope they run smoothly, and are nothing other than magnificent showcases of human talent.
But I have no confidence at all that will happen.
Not with the zika scourge;
Not with the rampant crime Rio is justifiably known for;
Not with the olympics’s value as a terrorist target, combined with police and military protection I do not know to be first-tier.
Let me say, again, that I hope this all works out beautifully.
Let’s all keep our fingers crossed.