Monday, April 02, 2007

Royal Romance

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April 2nd, 2007

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in 1998, Arthur Pendrake, while organizing a group of labor unionists and teaching them strike-breaking tactics for the coming takeover of Britain, meets a young woman named Gwen Rivers and is smitten with her. Miss Rivers seems equally taken with the dashing pretender to the throne, but Pendrake's shadowy adviser Merl cautions against a romantic entanglement until after the throne has been secured. “You don't need the troubles that go with a public courtship, Arthur,” Merl tells the would-be king. Arthur, however, is reluctant to put his feelings on the back burner until after the revolution. “A king needs a queen, Merl. And, I'm not going to stand for an arranged marriage. Every monarchy in history treated marriage as part of the chess game; move your pieces over here, align them with that one there, and you have an ally or you defuse an enemy. It never worked. So, I'll choose my own queen, provided Gwen is agreeable.” Merl reluctantly agrees to stand aside and let the relationship continue, but he still harbors grave misgivings about their future. Which was wise, because the Central European Empire had a few plans and arrangements of its own heading north to England at this time.

George Bush
George Bush
In 2008 both the forty-first and forty-third US Presidents, father and son travel to a US base in Nevada to inspect the Extraterrestrial Technology (ET) that has finally been recovered from Iraq. Its none too soon, al-Qaeda may have been subdued, but both North Korea and Iran are becoming major threats to global hegemony. ..
.. And Bush41 is now 85 years old. Even if he is still jogging, he has not got forever to influence events. Still, at least they can cut the window-dressing about Weapons of Mass Destruction since the WMD is now in safe hands.

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

In 1945 Hugh Trevor-Roper was ordered by the British government to investigate the circumstances of Adolf Hitler's death and to rebut the claims of the Soviet that Hitler was alive and living somewhere in the West. The ensuing investigation resulted in Trevor-Roper's most famous book, 1947's The Last Days of Hitler, .. Martin Bormann
Martin Bormann
.. in which he traced the last ten days of the Fuehrer's life. Now in 1983 he was uniquely qualified to comment on the authenticity of Bormann Diaries, allegedly the private thoughts of Hitler's deputy and intimate from the earliest days of the Nazi Party in Munich during the early 1920s. But there was a catch...

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

Armenian Holocaust
Armenian Holocaust..
In 1915 the tragic month of April saw the beginning of the forced mass evacuation ..
.. and related deaths of hundreds of thousands to over a million Armenians, during the government of the Young Turks from 1915 to 1917 in the Ottoman Empire. Today, the Republic of Turkey rejects the notion that the event constituted a genocide and instead claims that the deaths among the Armenians were a result of inter-ethnic strife, disease and famine during the turmoil of World War I. The matter was not fully addressed until the 2126 Peace and Reconciliation Trial, organised by the Reconstructed United Nations to investigate genocide and injustice in the pre-jihad era.

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

In 1917 on this day U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. Wilson had refused to compromise with the Republicans who controlled Congress after 1916, so the Senate failed to ratify the declaration and America stayed out of World War I.Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson

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

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