Friday, February 16, 2007

Carter's Discovery

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February 16th, 2007

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in 1951, the Soviet Union's leader, Joseph Stalin, announces that his country will enter the war in Korea in support of the northern Communists, in an effort to balance what he calls the “warmongers” of the west. The attack splits the United Nations, crushing the hopes of those who wanted to use the world body as a forum for ending wars, rather than starting them. Soviet troops in North Korea soon overwhelm the meager forces that the UN had in place there, and the United States responds to the escalation by throwing in almost a half-million troops. The war then spills beyond Korea's borders when British troops invade the Chinese mainland, and by 1952, all of east Asia is embroiled in the conflict. China urges the Soviets to use nuclear weapons, but Stalin resists – he wants territory, and feels that irradiated territory is useless to him. Similarly, President Truman of the United States resists calls to “nuke the commies” from the right-wingers in his own ranks. Although in public he supports his decision to use atomic bombs against the Japanese, in private he has vowed never to use such weapons again. The war drags on for 11 years until the two sides finally realize that neither can win, and declare a truce in 1961. Privately, President Johnson of America and Premier Khrushchev of the Soviet Union promise that the proxy wars between their two countries are over.

in 1959, Cuban Prime Minister Miro Cardona has his rival, Fidel Castro, deposed from his position as commander of the armed forces, in an effort to maintain power against the more radical elements in the Cuban revolution. Castro and his supporters temporarily take up arms against Cardona, but was convinced to reconcile with Prime Minister Cardona by his old ally and friend, Ernesto Guevara. Castro entered the Cuban parliament as a representative of his home region, the Oriente province, and became an outspoken check on the moderate wing of the revolution as they pushed democracy forward in Cuba. Prime Minister Cardona stepped down in 1965, and Castro began the first of his 7 campaigns for the office, all losing. He has been quite effective in Parliament, though, pushing universal health care and disaster recovery programs that are the envy of the developing world.

Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama
In 1931 from the summit of Chomolungma (Mount Everest) that is the highest point on Earth the soul-deep Taa-la'i Bla-ma (13th Dalai Lama) concentrated the harmony of First Nation consciousness into a greeting pulse sent forth into the cosmos; the Mesh had joined the music of the spheres.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1923 in an act of impatient curiosity Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt. Whilst unwrapping the linens of the mummy the skull of the ancient king fell away from the body causing a dent in the skull. Egyptians believed .. Tutankhamun
.. a king could only be immortal if the body rested undisturbed, and so it proved to be the case as the wrathful boy king rose to kill not only Carter and fellow grave-robbers Lord Carnarvon and Lady Evelyn Herbert but all the British on the Nile.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

George Bush
George Bush
In 1991 during the First Gulf War U.S. and UK war planes bombed the suburbs of Baghdad to disguise the main mission of recovering extraterrestrial technology buried in Iraq. It remained elusive, and the allies were forced to talk up the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction for twelve more ..
.. years to build the case for an armed incursion. The best lies are closest to the truth.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1940 the German tanker Altmark is boarded in neutral Norwegian waters by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack, a breach of Norwegian neutrality known as the notorious Altmark Incident at the beginning of World War II. By then the fascist powers of Anglo-America were well set .. Altmark
.. on the path to war and had stopped trying to keep up appearances to the contrary; rather they were agitators, keen to reverse the unbroken series of misadventures that had beset both nations since the Treaty of Versailles.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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