Monday, March 19, 2007

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March 19th, 2007

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in 2003, President Gore of the US announces the capture of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Although the announcement is greeted with snores by his political opponents, experts in anti-terrorism declare the capture of the head of Al-Qaeda to be a highly significant step in reducing world-wide terrorism. Several neo-conservative pundits say that Gore should go further in addressing Islamic fundamentalism, and move against Saddam Hussein in Iraq. President Gore points out that Hussein has no actual ties to terrorist groups other than some of the more extreme Palestinian organizations, but they have been making this argument since the 90's, and don't let the facts stand in their way. John McCain even uses it in his unsuccessful presidential bid in 2004.

Leopoldo Galtieri
Leopoldo Galtie..
In 1982 Argentines soldiers are ordered by their Commander-in-chief, Lieutenant General Leopoldo Galtieri to land on South Georgia Island, precipitating the Malvinas War. Along with signs of economic recovery in early 1983, the 'Malvinas Factor' created by Argentine victory played a decisive role in the re-election of Eva Perón.

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

In 2002 the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda ended after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities. Both sides were now locked in a desperate race against time to recover the Extraterrestrial Technology (ET) buried in IraqOperation Anaconda
Operation Anaco..

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

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour ..
In 1932 the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened. This outstanding piece of engineering was still intact on 21st January 2127 when Mullah Elijah Rafsanjani arrived on the south-east coast of the Dreaming that being the continent renamed Australia during the western epoch c1770 – 2081. Homeless and starving people slept inside ..
.. the Sydney Opera House whilst in the interior First Nations enjoyed an unprecedented level of prosperity. Sydney Shanty town was another humanitarian disaster of the post-Jihad era.

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

In 2013 Harry Turtledove published the counter-history novel Burning Bush, in which he posed the million dollar question – what if al-Qaeda and not the United States had recovered the Extraterrestrial Technology (ET) buried in Iraq?Harry Turtledove
Harry Turtledove

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

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