World War III began September 1, 2001. The conflict had its roots in a clash of religions, cultures, and interests between the West, particularly the United States, and the Middle East. With the creation of Israel as a sovereign nation, after World War II, the seeds of war were planted. A clash of civilizations was inevitable.
2001 February-- The nuclear genie, contained since the bombing of Japan in WWII, promises to escape. Israel, India, and Pakistan join Russia, China, England, France, and the United States as members of the club. Iraq had an interest, as well as Iran, and Korea had or was close to having the bomb. The West had reason to worry.
Terrorist threaten the West. Warfare against the West, including the United States, was a regular event. The failed Twin Towers bombing, the Cole, the various embassy bombings, the Marine barracks bombing in Lebanon, all took American lives.
911 and the war begins in earnest. The giant awakes.
What to do, and who to do it to? There are things our leaders cannot say in this time of political correctness. The President could not say that this was a war against a culture that wanted us destroyed, that this culture was based on a religion, and that it was highly ethnic. We attacked where we could,. Afghanistan and Iraq. The first because they gave sanctuary to our known enemy, and Iraq because it bordered on Iran and Syria and we needed a battleground. The fact that it was ruled by a demon, and was a known enemy of the US made it an easy sell to the public. (For a while)
Iraq with its many borders would draw out the enemy from the surrounding nations. We had hopes that we could defeat him there, gain an advantage over Syria and Iran, and a place to launch preemptive war against them if necessary. Obviously it didn't work out as planned.
2006–Iran is only a few short years from a nuclear capability. Korea, already has it. Pakistan, has it. Iran and Korea are in active opposition to the US.. Pakistan is one man away. With three nations that are or could be willing to supply terrorist with atomic weapons, for ideological or monetary reasons, their use may be inevitable. The West must find a way to stop it. The United States cannot act alone, conventionally.
2010 The Future-- Iran is not disarmed and develops a weapon. With new anti-western leadership in Pakistan, and Korea strapped for cash, the US knows rising fear. The US cannot find the political will to act alone. There are no allies willing to do what must be done. The UN cannot act because of the Russian and Chinese Veto.
The new Democrat President awakes early on a Sunday in August.
"Mr. President we have an intercept. Reliable sources say that the terrorists have 3 nuclear weapons, that they have been transported to the United States and dispersed. We don't know the size. We don't know from which country they came. We only know that they were acquired by Saudi nationals, and were transported to the United States. We have several names, and most are in custody, but won't talk. We are questioning friends and relatives but are getting nowhere."
The President against his own morals, and against his own campaign promises, authorizes torture. Millions of live are at stake. The torture provides confirmation, but does not lead to the bombs or the people who are directly involved.
The President asks for options about retaliation. His security chief asks, "against who?"
"Pakistan, Iran, and Korea" he answers."
After debate within the White House, the intelligence community, and the Pentagon, the President is given a single option.
The United States cannot win in conventional battle, and hold by force of arms the three states we suspect. We cannot determine which state did it. Our only option is "Rampage."
The President's plan is to destroy all three states using the nuclear option. Destroying every city and port, driving them into the stone age, and warning every other nation that if they do not cooperate they will be next. It is the last option, the unthinkable option. Worse, it won't stop the attack, just offer punishment.
September 11, 2011, at noon Washington DC time, the president is interrupted at lunch. "Mr. President.......... two... nuclear devices have been detonated.....one in New York.....one in Los Angeles. They....they killed millions...we don't know...we don't know.... how many... yet...but it's bad...God its bad."
The President addresses the Nation and the World. He asks every country to help us find the enemy, and cut him down. He gets a lot of talk, but not much action. No help seems to be coming from the Moslem countries where he needs it most.
The United Nations building and most of the delegates are destroyed in New York.
The stock markets crash, financial dealings come to a standstill, no one knows quite what to do. The President declares marshal law in New York and California. Bordering state governors mobilize their national guard. Congress grants the President unprecedented authority to contain the catastrophe. Despite this, the future of the nation is in doubt.
September 17, 2011–The President issues an ultimatum to Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea. Put down your arms and accept foreign intervention until the culprits can be found. They do not, perhaps cannot.
September 28, 2011–The President activates "Rampage." Three nations are destroyed in 74 minutes.
October–Americans round up Moslems and place them in hastily erected tent cities. Those with known anti-American views are questioned, some don't survive. American troops surround the tent cities to protect the prisoners, but don't release them. The third bomb is found in Boston. It was defective. Those Moslems who have avoided capture are hunted down, and most killed by mobs.
The United States has 17 million dead, 29.4 million seriously injured, and some 61 million who have been exposed to harmful levels of radiation. There is not enough of anything, medicine or hospital beds, or doctors. Most of the wounded will die. Someone in Florida with FEMA estimates that the harm done to the country is equal to a hurricane Katrina hitting the United States every day for a decade.
There is much uproar in the world, and almost universal condemnation of the United States.
The President, his cabinet, and leaders in Congress meet. It is decided that the Islamic Extremist Movement must be challenged and defeated, now. The President will make some unusual demands.
The President speaks to the World. He demands that every country in the Moslem world hold a monitored plebiscite. They must decide in favor of the existence of the United States, Israel, and the West. They must decide in favor of freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. They must agree that all clerics who promote Holy War against infidels and/or the West must be imprisoned, and silenced. They must condemn the taking of innocent life. They have just 6 months to comply.
The world is outraged. As one they reject the demands of the President. One British diplomat is heard saying, "How can they ask that they allow Christians freedom of religion, while locking up Moslem clerics? How can they demand respect for the innocent lives of terrorist victims, when they have just blown up millions of innocent Iranians, Pakistanis, and Koreans?"
March 4, 2012–Armageddon
June 2, 2016--there is silence, no one speaks, there is no one.