Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fighting In London

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April 24th, 2007

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in 1891, Congress authorizes a huge expenditure for an expeditionary force against Kansas. President Harrison's call for men to preserve the Union brings in thousands of volunteers, swelling the ranks of the army. 'Sockless' Simpson continues to drill his men in Kansas, hardening the border against the storm he sees coming. In Missouri, General Anthony Franklin and Major Mark Wainwright finally find a small town with a telegraph office. “At last,” Franklin says, then orders Wainwright to report back to Washington and give their superiors his location. “Now, we begin our counter-attack.”

in 1999, Queen Elizabeth's Prime Minister-in-exile Oliver Pembroke begins shuttling about the Commonwealth in a desperate effort to keep them from recognizing the government of Arthur the usurper. He has the full diplomatic support of the Central European Empire, but is ultimately unsuccessful. He returns home to Amsterdam with nothing to show for his efforts but a further lessening of the Windsor's influence. His counterpart, Prime Minister Merl Myrddin, has much greater success – the entire Commonwealth recognizes King Arthur's government as the legitimate rulers of Great Britain.

In 2165 a cyberspace game of basket ball was being played out in the Venice Beach “skin”. Michael Version7 Punk was not too troubled by his position as a distant second to Stanley 3XG Homeboy. The great advantages of cyberspace were presented to him, he reflected. Despite being a late middle aged man close to clinical death, Michael's avatar was a carefree teenager that could wear clothes that would make the real him look ridiculous. Best to focus on the game, and not get angry. Because he no longer had the physical capacity to externalise his anger through the sadism of his earlier years.

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

Lord Louis Mountbatten
Lord Louis Moun..
In 1972 Interim Prime Minister Lord Louis Mountbatten spoke to the nation from the BBC. Plans to return the country to civilian government by 1976 had been accelerated, due to the oil embargo crisis, he explained. Actions were now urgently needed that required a mandate from the Country. With immediate effect, he would be ..
.. handing over power to a civilian Prime Minister to execute the go-forward plan for Britain; a broadcast from the new Prime Minister will follow the next evening.

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

In 1983 the press conference at which the  Bormann Diaries  are to be show-cased is a mere twenty-four hours away. One individual has made a more difficult journey than most to get there. He has some information that will electrify the whole event. And by the way, he can answer Trevor-Roper's question, what .. Bormann
.. is the impact of the  Bormann Diaries  on the 1947 publication  The Last Days of Hitler  which stated the orthodox wisdom of history. The impact was HUGE.

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

Blair Peach
Blair Peach
In 1979 Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police's Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach, a New Zealand-born teacher of special needs children at a school in London. An inquest jury in May 1980 later returned a verdict of second degree murder prompted by the ..
.. vigorous campaigning of Mr. Peach's girlfriend Celia Stubbs. Linton Kwesi Johnson's famous song 'Regga Fi Peach' chronicled the death of Blair Peach in the form of Dub Poetry, representing a position of defiance to the attitudes of the UK government at that time.

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

In 1980 a dramatic end to the Iran hostage crisis occurred with Operation Eagle Claw, .. Iran Hostage Crisis
Iran Hostage Crisis..
.. ordered by the Georgia Giant, US President James Earl Carter. To the amazement of the Ayatollah, Republican Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and his running mate George Bush, Carter succeeds in bringing the year long crisis to a triumphant ending with the rescue of the 53 hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran on April 24, 1980. After the long national nightmare of Watergate and Vietnam, many Americans say this was the moment when they started to feel good about the nation once again. Carter was re-elected in November in a landslide, with Reagan only winning California, the state in which he had served as Governor.

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

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