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But sir you have to realize this might be a very appealing offer to some. Suppose they make it public? There could be a lot of pressure to take a close look at his offer.
I’ll be damn if I’ll kowtow to his demands. He’s dictating that we let all of Europe fall behind an Iron Curtain of slavery that is Stalinism, that we allow our own traitorous Communists free rein to undermine our democracy and that we assist him in opening up the world’s oceans to his navy. Is he mad!
Probably Sir Winston, but the alternative is equally unthinkable. If we don’t acquiesce to his demands then he threatens to unleash the largest air force ever seen against our island. Every city south of Leeds is within their range and we now know that they have jet bombers and jet fighters as well as thousands of conventional fighters and bombers. Not only that but he threatens to invade the Middle East, cut off our oil supplies and take over the Suez Canal. In addition if the Americans continue with their plan they will not be able to assist us. The great bulk of their air forces will be elsewhere carrying out their part of Plan Griddle.
It seems to me that another diminutive, bombastic dictator threatened much the same. The Americans were not available then. I see Stalin and Communism as an even greater threat then Hitler and the Nazism and he must be stopped. We fought then and we won. We shall have to repeat the effort once again.
If I may remind you sir you are not in power anymore and that decision is out of your hands. Stalin has given us 2 months to make a decision. He is counting on the masses rising and demanding that we sit this one out. They will argue that we did enough. We lost an empire. We are drained. The communists are gaining ground fast. Unless something changes we will run out of time.
Well Roger we shall see what we can do to change that dynamic.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A low level Captain buried deep in the Pentagon hierarchy ponders the facts regarding the failed Leningrad raid.
He uses 3 black boards and starts to make a list in his windowless office far below ground. His normal day to day job is photo analysis but he feels compelled to find an answer as to exactly what happened on August 10th in the sky over the Baltic Sea.
He paces back and forth muttering to himself…”OK what do we know and what do we think we know?”
76 bombers out of 242 didn’t return to the airbase.
21 out of 51 fighter escorts did not return to base.
V2 like rockets were fired from the ground at the bomber streamMost of the initial volley of these missiles missed
Some of these rockets were reported to be guided to their targets
They appeared to be wire guided for much of their flight
Hundreds of conventional rockets were launched from some TU2 medium bombers
Some of these seem to be guided
They came in two distinct sizes with the majority being smaller caliper.
A new single radial engine propeller driven fighter was identified by several sources.
It appeared to be of German design similar to the Focke-Wulf 190 was seen in close proximity to the Tu2s and appeared to be escorting them.
Both atomic bomb capable carrying B29 Silverplates where hit by missiles/rockets
The atomic bomb that was on board the Enola Gay did not explode and was not yet armed.
One of the bombers was hit by a larger surface launched rocket and the other by one of the air launched rockets.
There were a number of mid-air collisions
From interviewing the survivors it appears that most of the reported damage was done after the bomber boxes broke up and was done by single seat Soviet fighter planes at levels below 8000 meters.
The Soviets employed about 40 jet fighters that appear to be of Soviet designOne was a twin engine design. Since designated by NATO as “Fargo”.
One was a single engine design that looked like a Yak 3 with a jet engine instead of a prop engine.Since designated by NATO as “Feather”.
Both had very good performance compared to the P51.
Chalk dust is flying as he puts his thoughts on the black board. Its 18:35 hours and he should be on his way home but he is transfixed with the challenge before him. How did such a disaster happen? What kinds of weapon or weapons have the Reds developed? Or more probable their captured German eggheads developed that could accomplish such feats? Maneuvers far beyond what a normal missile or rocket can accomplish. What was guiding them with such accuracy? How can we defeat this guidance system?
He hadn’t been chosen for the “Blue Ribbon” panel but he was certain that he held the answer to the puzzle somewhere on his black boards. Hell he’d even use the walls if he had to.
Captain Harvey Crenshaw was going to solve this problem or possibly lose his job trying.
Something was on the edge of his memory. Some class or something one of his professors said. Some method that was just wacky enough to work. Some kind of experiment he read about.
What the hell was it that was just out of reach? Just beyond his grasp?But of course the more he thought about it the more he couldn’t remember. The harder he tried the further away the memory faded.
It was close to driving him over the edge. The answer was right there somewhere. Somewhere on the edge of his memory so close he could smell it. One more clue and he would have it. But what was that clue and when would it come?
Maybe if he could examine the physical evidence but of course that was out of the question. Photos … could he get his hands on some photos? A few of the bombers that were hit, survived and their damage was meticulously photographed and cataloged.
How could he get his hands on those photos?
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Special Afternoon Edition
August 15th, 1946
By UNITED PRESS
New York, NY. – Federal Bureau of Investigation
Director J. Edgar Hoover was shot early this morning
when gunman attacked the car he was riding in.
Director Hoover had just left his hotel to attend a
meeting with the Gunmen struck. Director Hoover was
in the city to attenda meeting dealing with the recent
sabotage at east coast shipping ports. A spokesman for
the New York Police Department stated that 4 of the
gunmen were killed by the FBI Agents during the
attack, and another 3 were killed by NYPD Officers
while attempting to flee the scene. The attackers killed
3 FBI Agents, 1 NYPD Officer, and 3 citizens. A FBI
spokesman listed the 3 murdered agents as, Mr. Clyde
Tolson, Mr. Herman Miller, and Mr. Richard Smith.
Director Hoover survived the attack and was rushed to
an area hospital. His condition was unknown
at the time this story went to press. The FBI has stated
that 3 of the gunmen were known members of
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
His hands were slick with sweat in the rubberized gloves as he carefully lifted the container from the vault. In his sweaty hands he held the most expensive and deadliest substance on earth. It was the key to detonating the atomic bomb. Most people have never heard of it but for the last year it had been his life. In his capacity of Health Physics Officer he had full access to both the Oak Ridge and Dayton nuclear sites.
Both facilities were gearing up for maximum production and research. Many of the original team, along with many new members were drafted after the Soviet attack to continue their work. Their newly acquired civilian jobs where left behind because their nation needed them once again.
In his job as Health Physics Officer he had handled the containers many times and even helped dispense its contents during the production process. He knew the dangers and knew what he had to do to protect his own life. A salt size grain of this harmless looking powder could kill thousands of the strongest and healthiest man on earth if breathed in or ingested. Death comes with less than 50 nanograms. The amount in each container could easily kill a small city.
Intellectually he knew that external alpha irradiation is not harmful because alpha particles are completely absorbed by a very thin dead layer of skin as well as by a few centimeters of air. But on a gut level he was scared shitless about what he was planning on doing. He had split the available supply into two separate containers. One was destined for Oak Ridge and the other for Dayton.
His Soviet handlers had taught him how to attach the detonator to the explosives and set the timers. He had in turn provided them with the best locations for the explosions in each facility. Each location was chosen to infect the maximum number of critical personnel and the timers were to be set to a time when the maximum number would be gathered in the same place.
The explosions would be small just enough to destroy the containers and disperse the Polonium. They would cause a momentary concern and investigation but the buildings would continue to be used well after infecting most of his colleagues. Within weeks they would be dead.
Polonium is almost undetectable outside of the body of the victim and even then you have to be looking for it. The small damage by the explosive would be fixed in an afternoon and the both operations would be up and running in hours. Even if they did suspect something it would be too late for those in the facility at the time and if by some miracle they did all get out in time and did figure out that there was polonium involved the facilities themselves would be contaminated and useless for generations.
He regretted this on one hand but on the other their work had been responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths and countless tales of sickness and deformities for generation to come. It was easy for his Soviet handlers to convince him of what had to be done.
After seeing what happened in Japan he might have done it anyway.
Ironic how Polonium was discovered by Madame Curie and her husband and it probably killed them. Kind of fitting in a way. It was named after her beloved country of Poland in a possible attempt to first rid it and then keep it free from foreign invasion. It didn’t seem to have been very successful.
Polonium…The Holy Grail and key to causing a nuclear chain reaction in a Mark III atomic bomb. Polonium…the most sought after substance in the world and the most deadly.
The Soviet spy code named Delmar was about to change the course of history forever and Delmar almost forgot to replace the real containers with their fake replacements. He had actually closed the vault before he remembered and this fact filled him with doubts about his abilities to carry out his plan.
Full scale production of the atomic bombs was about to resume. The new assembly teams had been trained and had practiced for weeks. Just the right combination of individuals has been found and recruited. With the loss of the Leningrad bomb the US was down to 3 usable atomic bombs. His safely hidden containers held the entire US supply of polonium
He had 48 hours to place both dirty bombs. He had 48 hours to become the deadliest saboteur in modern history. Ironically he also had 48 hours to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of his fellow countrymen from the fate of nuclear horror. He had 48 hours to basically stop the American nuclear program for years to come.
This weighed heavily on Delmar His heart was racing and he was breathing hard. All the guards in both locations were used to seeing him crawling around in restricted areas carrying his tools and instruments in his tool bag. He was the Health Physics Officer and it was his job to crawl around testing for radiation, just as he had been doing for years. He had Top Secret clearance. It should be no problem at all for him to both smuggle the containers in and place them where they needed to be set.
The explosives had been brought in bit by bit in hidden in his tools, hollow coins etc. during the last few months. The small detonators were hidden in his Geiger counter. The timers were two exact copies of his old and familiar watch. In fact that had almost got him caught.
One of the new guards commented on his new watch. If one of the old guards had noticed the same thing there might have been trouble. He had to figure out how to make his new watches look old. It’s surprisingly hard to do convincingly but he had accomplished the task just last week.
The explosives, timers and detonators were waiting. All that was missing was the Polonium and the hands that would put them all together.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
August 13th, 1946
Medal of Honor Winners to Fight Again
In an unprecedented show of courage, honor and
patriotism almost all of the surviving World War
Two Metal of Honor awardees have pledged to
follow Audie Murphy’s example and join up again.
"We're not going to let America's greatest hero do this by himself."
The following is just a short list of all the award
winners who are signing up to fight the Reds and
to free Europe once more. They have all signed a
pledge and urge all young men who are able to
join them in this crusade against a godless foe.
They are especially appealing to veterans.
“We need thevets to once more charge into the breach”.
Here is a short list of all those who have signed the pledge
EDWARD A. BENNETT
ARTHUR O. BEYER
MELVIN E. BIDDLE
CECIL H. BOLTON
HERSCHEL F. BRILES
BOBBIE E. BROWN
FRANCIS S. CURREY
JAMES H. HOWARD
JAMES R. HENDRIX
LEON W. JOHNSON
JOHN R. KANE
JOSE M. LOPEZ
WILLIAM A. SODERMAN
PAUL J. WIEDORFER
Not to be out done many members of the entertainment
industry have also pledged to do their duty once more.
Actors who are veteranshave pledged to fight for freedom
once more. These actors and veterans have joined the call
to join up once again and “Win One For the Gipper”.
In a joint statement from The Actors Guild all
veterans are urged to sign up now.
To quote Clark Gable … “We have the
training and the experience to pitch right in,
right away and to drive the commies out
of Europe and back to where they belong.
We don’t have time to train all the men we
need or wait for the draft. The time is now.
The road to freedom has always started with
our democracy and this time is no different.
To all you vets out there. Join up and join up
now! Let’s free the world from Godless
Communism. Let’s finish this job once and
AND FRANKLY, MY DEAR, I DO GIVE A DAMN…”
Noticeably absent from the announcement was
America’s favorite movie soldier and celebrity,
John Wayne who made 13 movies during WWII.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Hey Joe what do ya know?
That gets real irritating after the first 10 years Ralphie!
Ha, that’s why I do it. Well look who’s here the war hero. Hey Mr. Murphy how is civilian life treating you? All the girls flocking to touch your metals? Say kidding aside I really do want to thank you for what you did over there. Medal of Honor and all that. Pretty amazing. It must have been rough?
It was just luck of the draw Ralphie. Just luck of the draw.
I suppose. The bullet with your name on it just wasn’t made. I’m old enough now to join up. You think this dust up with the Reds will last long. I mean can’t we just bomb em to hell with our abombs?
I suspect we would have done it already Ralphie. I’m afraid there is bad news that we were just discussing when you busted in here. Walter Winchell is talking about a bombing raid that didn’t turn out so good. He’s claiming that we lost an abomb and most of the bombers were shot down. He says his sources tell him the Reds have some kind of German Wonder Weapon for shooting down our bombers.
Man, you’re kidding right? That’s just terrible news Mr. Murphy. What’re we going to do about it?
Well Ralphie I’m joining up again. It looks like I have to show them how it’s done again.
If you’re joining Mr. Murphy so am I! We’ll show em a thing or two together won’t we Mr. Murphy?
I suppose you are old enough Ralphie but you better talk it over with your parents.
Can I go with you to the recruiting office Mr. Murphy? It would sure be an honor to be with you when we sign up.
All right it’s a deal Ralphie but you have to talk to your parents first.
Oh alright but don’t sign up without me OK Mr. Murphy. Promise me now. Don’t sign up without me.
OK Ralphie I promise.
You sure you want to do this Audie? You’ve done your part. Maybe it’s time someone else stepped up for a change.
I thought about that long and hard Joe. I think we have to get this over right fast and us Vets are the fastest way to get this done. The government spent lots of time and money into training us to kill Nazis and Nips. I guess that same training can be used to kill Reds too. Don’t worry we’ll probably be used for desk jobs and young guys like Ralphie will do the actual fighting. I suspect our experience makes us Vets pretty valuable for training these gungho youngsters who missed the last one. We’ll see but I do know that we have to take these guys real serious and it’s going to be a hard fight ahead of us. I don’t give a rats ass about the Germans but I got real fond of the French and Brits and it just doesn’t seem right that we leave em in a lurch and run away with our tail between our legs. As I see it this Stalin is maybe even worse than Hitler and I just can’t see us lying down and letting him undo everything we fought for. One dictator is the same as another. Besides if we leave him alone he’ll figure out a way to attack us I’m sure. From what I read he hates our way of freedom and the way we do business. Well I happen to like it myself and I’m going to see that we keep on keeping on.
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Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press.
America’s greatest hero is going to show us how to do it again. Audie Murphy has re-enlisted and wants all the vets out there to join him.
According to Murphy “One dictator is the same as another. Besides if we leave Stalin alone and let him sit there in Paris… he’ll figure out a way to attack us I’m sure. From what I read he hates our freedom and the way we do business. Well I happen to like the way we do business and I’m going to see that we keep on keeping on.”
Amen Audie Amen.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Central Group of Armies
Marshal Rokossovsky Quarters
August 12th, 1946
We are having more and more contact with the Americans. Logic would dictate that they will try and make a stand soon if only to show their oppressed masses that they are trying to stop the all conquering Red Army.
You can stop the communist rhetoric Nikolai, the commissar is not here. I think your assessment is correct. We must see if we can disrupt their plans. Send the OMSBON Operational Groups ahead and order them to press forward until they have passed through the mountains ahead. What is the name of that mountain range again?
The Pyrenees comrade.
Why can’t I ever remember that name? How much of an obstacle will they pose for our armored units?
They are a formidable barrier into Spain. They have not been tested since the days of Charlemagne. Their reputation has been enough to deter any invaders that contemplated an attack through them. Any modern armies would most certainly have used the relatively easier terrain on both coasts. I do recall an anti Franco faction that tried a route through the middle of the mountains in late 1944. The name Vielha comes to mind.
Despite the small victory by the air force on the NATO battleships they will still be available near the coasts. Our flanks will always be in the flux if we make a major attack on either end of the Pyrenees. I have no doubt that we can accomplish our objectives but at a great cost. Send a heavy reconnaissance force to this city of Vielha and see if the Americans have defended it yet. Give them as much air support as we can and let’s see what we are facing. If they can force their way through then be in position to follow up swiftly. If not then we will have to prepare general assault on the various other passes through the mountains. If these fail we will again have to figure out a way to neutralize the NATO navies and go around the flanks.
May I suggest comrade Marshal that we start operations in Italy and in Greece. Our allies are anxious to get their share of the spoils of war. Their knives are sharp and the Bulgarians are eager to make up for past deeds done by the Greeks. The Romanians will do whatever we ask of them. They want to please their Uncle Joe.
I personally hope the Turks give us reason to attack. My family owes them for what they did in the old times.
Yes we all have those old wounds eh? Family stories about this massacre or that expulsion. It’s not easy to keep them all straight but we all seem to have them.
I will recommend that we begin operations in Italy and Greece but we must wait for the order to attack from the Kremlin. Stalin prefers to stay focused on the task at hand.