Monday, June 04, 2007

An Opportunity

June 4th, 2007

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The Announcement

in 1891, at the instigation of the Kansas rebels, the Missouri side of Kansas City explodes, with Missouri's militia being cast out of the city. The governor asks for aid from the sizable force stationed in Topeka, and General Theodore Monteith has no choice but to acquiesce. “Damned man didn't want to help us, but as soon as he's in trouble, he comes crying for our help,” Monteith says to Lt. Colonel Mark Wainwright. “Get the situation under control as quickly as you can, Mark. I have a feeling this is just a feint by Simpson.” Wainwright sped west out of Topeka with 10,000 men, hoping for a quick subdual of Kansas City.

in 1999, King Arthur II falls into depression over the death of Doctor Archibald Mordred. Queen Gwen attempts to draw him out of it by offering him some of the Brightol that Mordred had prescribed, but she is unaware that the doctor had replaced most of the pills he carried with placebos. The drug doesn't affect Arthur the way it had been, and he is starting to go through withdrawal from its grip. Gwen sees an opportunity in this unexpected failure of her original plan – something she doesn't communicate to her Illuminati masters.

In 1955, League of Nations Commander Dwight David Eisenhower quarreled with US Special Envoy Richard Milhous Nixon. Tricky Dicky represented the interests of the military-industrial complex; Eisenhower had more pressing concerns. His fallen comrades included Georgie Patton and Omar Bradley. "The American mandate is over sir" said Ike, dismissing Nixon.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

In 31942, the author Robert Heinlein saw the High One who had built the Time Gate in the High Palace of Norkaal. The builder was moving toward the Gate. When the author pulled himself together he found that he was running away from the hall, screaming. After an attack of the shakes, he returned to the hall, and, with eyes averted, disabled the Gate. He had no desire to see the old, old man he would become by 1988.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur..
In 1963, on this day Douglas MacArthur published his auto-biographical work No Substitute for Victory. By way of introduction, Brass Hat ..
.. stated his Christian ethic as follows: 'By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder, infinitely prouder, to be a father ... It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer'. Many would question whether he was in fact a man of peace rather than a megalomaniac psychopath. The dual focus of his one-term Presidency was the reunification of the Korean Peninsula and reinstatement of Kuomintang Leader Chiang Kai-shek in Beijing as Chairman of the National Government. Both bacteriologic weapons and hydrogen bombs had been used throughout Manchuria to defeat Chairman Mao and re-establish American hegemony in Asia Pacific at a cost of tens of millions of Chinese lives. Former President Harry Truman could disagree violently, yet his authorisation of Hiroshima meant that he was defeated by his own logic. Secretly, he blamed Roosevelt's decision to move the Pacific Fleet out of San Diego and towards Hawaii in 1941, that was the real catalist for this apocalypse.

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

In 1760, nothing stirs in the two-thousand year old city of Roma. No Christian walks in Saint Peter's Square & Saint Peter's Basilica is quite empty. Lovers have deserted the Palazzo Venezia. Variously known as Caput mundi ("capital of the world"), Limen Apostolorum ("threshold of the Apostles"), la città dei sette .. Roma
.. colli ("the city of the seven hills") or simply l'Urbe ("the City"), all is quiet in this thoroughly modern and cosmopolitan comune. Dead quiet. Population Zero.

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

Condoleeza Rice
Condoleeza Rice
In 2012, at Camp David, the second Mrs George Walker Bush decided to speak with her husband the very next day. She wanted W to forgo a fourth term so that she could become the first African American President of the United States. She would have put a note in her Personal Digital Assistant, but it packed up six months ago. ..
.. There was no point calling the manufacturer. Four years ago a nuclear exchange with the Axis of Evil countries had extirpated life above ground. And lets face it, that call centre wasn't really all that beforehand.

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

In 2008, he was renting, liking this new transient feeling he had not troubled to fit curtains on the tall condo windows. He peered out over the wide expanse of the city up to the great lake. An odd looking automobile pulled up at Phase 2. A man in a trench coat and broad-rimmed hat stepped out of the car and headed for .. Strange Car
Strange Car
.. the portacabin. Half way across the yard, he stopped in his tracks and threw his gaze up to the condo. Twenty-six floors up and of course out of sight a bubble of hysteria surfaced in his mind. He reflected later, this must have been how Oswald felt when Kennedy looked up at him in the Texas Book Repository. Captured with a piercing gaze. Straight afterwards, Oswald threw his gun down and handed himself to Officer Tippett, a babbling lunatic. That, he concluded, was power.

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

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