Saturday, March 31, 2007

A New Israel

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March 31st, 2007

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in 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain announce the ejection of all Jews from their kingdom. Those Jews influential enough to buy their way into a meeting with the royal couple manage to delay the execution of this order while the Chosen of Spain find a new home. An Italian adventurer, Christopher Columbus, approaches these men and tells them of a westward route to India he has discovered, with promises of new lands that they can settle in without prejudice. They finance his expedition across the Atlantic, from which he returns a few months later with news of a tropical paradise. Impoverishing themselves, the Jewish exiles arrange for an armada to carry themselves across the ocean to this paradise that Columbus has told them of. Many perish on the way, but a substantial colony lands on the southern coast of the great continent that Columbus has found the route to. They begin forging a new life in the Indian Israel, in the great city they name New Jerusalem. It is over a decade later that they learn they are not, in fact, in India, but on a continent untouched by the Europeans that had tormented them for centuries. The New Jerusalemites throw open their land to all who would escape the oppression that they fled from, and Israel is reborn on the shores of the land now known as America.

in 1998, Arthur Pendrake begins speaking at rallies in the English countryside about the German nature of the current occupants of the kingdom's throne. He also claims to be a descendant of the true kings of Britain, and tens of thousands flock to his banner. In the summer, he has so many followers that the worried Prime Minister, Oliver Pembroke, sends out troops to quell what he sees as a minor rebellion. This proves to be a mistake, as the “minor” rebellion breaks into a major one. Pendrake's thousands of followers become millions, and he overthrows both Parliament and the Queen, installing himself as the True King of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Lord Louis Mountbatten
Lord Louis Moun..
In 1972 Interim Prime Minister Lord Louis Mountbatten telephoned US President Omar Bradley to indicate qualified interest in Bradley's proposals for Anglo-American Union. Aware that Britain had been locked in negotiations with Brigadier General Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle over membership of European Economic Community, ..
.. the US President sensed Mountbatten had received a rejection from the French. He was not too surprised, he himself had barely treated de Gaulle with respect during Operation Torch.

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

In 1986 a Mexicana Boeing 727 en route to Puerto Vallarta erupted in flames and crashed in the mountains north-west of Mexico City, killing 101. The 61 survivors were greatly relieved when they saw a rescue party approaching the crash suite, clearly alarmed by the column of smoke issuing from the ruined plane. Relief turned .. Aztec Warriors
Aztec Warriors
.. to fear when the rescue party got a whole lot closer, it was composed of aggressive looking Aztec warriors.

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

Mohammed Ali
Mohammed Ali
In 1968 President Lyndon Johnson announced he would not run for re-election. He said that his health had suffered immensely from the personal attacks on his leadership, which was disrespectful and ungrateful given that he had been chosen by fate to willingly serve the nation. This was a rather duplicitous reference to the ..
.. assassination of John F Kennedy which he himself had ordered to escape the scandals threatening his Vice Presidency; he needed the President to gain an amnesty from legal actions. With regard to the personal attacks, they related to the Vietnam conflict which of course Johnson had himself escalated by lying about the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Most recently those attacks had been from Mohammed Ali who had baited him from the White House lawn in a reprise of his mind game he successfully played on Sonny Liston before the 1964 World Championship fight.

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

In 1917 on this day the Bolshevik Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov "Lenin" was travelling across Eastern Germany in a sealed train with ready-to-go plans for Red October. The sealing of the train was absolutely necessary and a very sensible precaution by the German Government. Lenin would most likely have fed on the crew. And he could not face sunlight, being a vampire.Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin

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

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