Jeff - the more i hear of your story - the more i believe that it was a miracle that you survived. the same goes for Puffer. and many others - but especially you two because of the links to larger underworld or clandestine involvement.
thankful that you are alive,
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9