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Modern Crusaders: The Battle for Europe ...
AD 2038, 17 July, 1400 hours GMT.
Massive explosions in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bonn, Berlin, Brussels, Moscow, Jerusalem, Mecca & Medina.
London: Thames House, Vauxhall Cross and Whitehall all destroyed by explosions in the underground parking areas.
Paris: Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure ; 141 Boulevard Mortier is destroyed by an underground explosion.
Amsterdam: The Hague is destroyed by multiple powerful underground explosions.
Bonn/Berlin: The Hardthöhe; Bonn and Bendlerblock, Berlin each destroyed by underground explosions.
Brussels: NATO Headquarters and the seat of the European Union both are imploded from below.
Moscow: The Kremlin and Lubjanka destroyed by huge explosions from beneath them
Jerusalem: The Temple Mount destroyed by subterranean explosion
Mecca: Kaaba destroyed by huge blast
Medina: Mohammed’s Tomb incinerated.
At the core of the Cheyenne Mountain operations center General George Barret sees the conflagrations as they occur. He presses a button on his control console connecting him directly to President Henna Terrel in Omaha, Nebraska.
Terrel places the document she was writing in the safe next to her desk and locks it. ‘Yes?’
‘See the text coming on your screen now? H1 will arrive in 15 minutes to bring you to us.’
Terrel’s visor comes alive and the text of the 10 target areas appears followed by:
In response to the lack of retaliation against the progressive invasion of the Christian world by Islamic extremism we THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR on this anniversary of International Criminal Justice Day, have taken upon ourselves to provoke action against the heathen aggressors. We shall continue our Crusade unabated until the Jihad is eradicated.
‘On my way.’ With a practiced glance around her office to ensure all is as it should be Terrel leaves her desk moving quickly to the rear lawn to board the helicopter which will take her to Cheyenne. On her communicator she hears Barret, her military commander.
‘Permission to launch Aurora.’
‘Approved.’ She was inclined to say Go, but thought better of it since it may have been misheard as No.
Twenty pairs of doors to twenty hardened shelters carved into the rock face of the cliffs on the periphery of the runways at Bodo, Norway, silently glide open and twenty Aurora 3 reconnaissance vehicles launch in tandem destined for the sites of destruction. Each vehicle is controlled by a highly skilled recon officer at a console deep within the Cheyenne complex. Each pair will cross over their planned zones six minutes apart and will return to Bodo in three hours. Each carry a full complement of digital photo and advanced radar imaging equipment together with electronic emitter intelligence systems. Command staff awaits data link results in a tense atmosphere.
As Terrel straps into her seat for the ride to Cheyenne she muses:
These Europeans call themselves a nation yet whenever anything crops up they fracture instantly into their own self-interests. At least here we’re all Americans. We fought to be free of their domination and succeeded. We united against their tyranny. The French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedes, Danes all took their turn to conquer this land yet we won. We saved their asses in two world wars. Then we broke their backs to forge financial independence against their crumbling Euro. I brought the Canadians and Mexicans in under our umbrella. ... hell, half of them were here anyway. I’m just now beginning to make in-roads to the South and soon our influence should extend to Antarctica as one united mass. Now it’s falling on me to squelch this threat and move on to dominate the free world.
H1 comes to earth, Terrel disembarks and is moved through the massive blast doors to her position at the center of the complex. She nods to Barret while quickly donning her survival and communications gear. As the support technicians verify its integrity she opens channels to all European leaders.
She sees a blank screen from the UK and a misty fog from France. David Jurgensen, leader of NATO, appears in front of a chaotic scene of destruction at what was once The Hague’s NATO Command and Control Center. She wonders what’s wrong with the Brussels connection. No response or return from the German capital and the Russians ... typically ... are ranting about a covert attack by the western powers.
From Tel Aviv the Israeli President asks, ‘What next?’
Terrel begins ‘Reconnaissance units are currently airborne and preliminary results should be available within hours——’ but is interrupted by the glowering face of Andres Brynjar.
‘I see you finally got my message the hard way. I spent nine years of my life and over 300,000 of my own money doing the research and warning you all of the impending doom of giving the Islamics unfettered entry into the Christian world. I tried to raise your awareness in July 2011 and was rewarded by persecution and 21 years of solitary confinement by my own people. But now, hopefully, you will see the avenging light of the final crusades. This time there will be no defeat. This time there will be no submittal to the heathens. This time we the avenging angels of GOD shall prevail and wipe the scourge of Islam from the earth.’
He disappears from view and babble ensues among what remains of the western leaders until Terrel shouts! ‘Listen to me! Listen to me now and know that we are the ones who shall overcome this evil and this evil has taken the form of the KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.’
Terrel to Barret: ‘What do we know about Brynjar? What’s his location? I need all information available on him and how to dispose of his threat. And find out how the bastard invaded our secure communications channels!’
British Prime Minister, Malcolm Rothschild, comes on line to inform her, ‘Your Aurora 3s show all that remains of Whitehall is a smouldering crater. Vauxhall Cross is now a small lagoon on the Thames and the surrounding vicinity is flooded. Thames House is a gutted ruin. They all erupted from their underground parking areas within 2 minutes of each other.’
‘When you know the full extent tell me.’
Jurgensen also reports. ‘I am moving my base of operations to Brussels and will be your contact for Europe.’
‘Good David. Please feel free to assume the reins of control. We ‘ve always worked well together in the past and I’m sure we’ll succeed in this current endeavor. Thank you.’
She receives a follow-up text from Rothschild:
Detailed analysis of data from your Aurora 3’s reveal The Ministry of Defence, Whitehall has been reduced to smouldering rubble. Imagery shows a set of four tunnels with one running directly to the Thames. Where once stood this proud building which weathered the blitz now lays a pile of granite in a muddy lake. Vauxhall Cross, home of MI6, has been pushed laterally into the Thames nearly blocking the river with its debris. Imagery here reveals once again a series of four tunnels, one of which begins on the opposite bank of the river, runs beneath and is suspected to have allowed the breach of water into the underground parking area. At Thames House (MI5) one of the two buildings is totally in ruin while the other seems to have escaped major damage. The building that fronts Lambert Road is a chaotic mass of stone and steel. Imagery reveals nothing out of the ordinary. Though there seems to be evidence of some small fire damage to the remaining structure one conjectures a possible failure here. More in-depth review will be required.
Rothschild’s voice sounds in her ear. ‘We presently have the situation in hand but could your people be so kind as to forward a full intelligence report on this Brynjar character and would you entertain a meeting of the full NATO security council to discuss a plan of action?’
Terrel’s response is clipped. ‘We don’t need to discuss anything. The plans are in place and when you read the contingencies you’ll find all you need. If you have further concerns don’t hesitate to contact the proper offices. Jurgensen is moving to Brussels and will coordinate all efforts for Europe. If you need further guidance contact him.’
Next Terrel directs her attention to the French President, Jacque Perrion.
‘Jacque, we know that your DSGE headquarters has been attacked. You’ll please do an on-site damage assessment and forward the analysis to Director Jurgensen in Brussels so that he may assist with appropriate actions and a coordinated response.’
Perrion: ‘We need a general meeting of the NATO security council to discuss a strategy’.
Terrel: ‘I just heard that from Rothschild and I’m telling you the same thing I told him. Pull out your contingency plans and you’ll see that we do not need to discuss anything. We need to take action! Now.’
Perrion: ‘We request that your people freeze all financial Arab financial assets held in US banks immediately. Also that your people activate the European anti-missile Defense Screen.’
Madame Ester Strauss-Kahn, the French foreign secretary interjects. ‘I have just received a threatening message from the Arab League. They demand——’
Terrel: ‘Transmit it to Jurgensen. He takes care of military matters concerning the continent.’
Strauss-Kahn: ‘I don’t yet know if this is or will become a military matter.’
Terrel: ‘I assure you Madame. We are in a state of war with the Islamics and if you hold a threat from them in your hand it’s indeed a military matter. Now forward it to Jurgensen.’
Terrel next addresses William Blijdenstein IV, Chief Minister of the Netherlands. ‘What’s the extent of the damage? What can we do to help you?’
Blijdenstein: ‘The Hague NATO Command and Control Complex (C3) has been completely destroyed. We have yet to find any survivors. While I have your attention would you activate the European Anti-missile Defense System? It would go a long way to calm the populace. Strauss-Kahn just said the Arab League has issued a declaration of war against Europe and the people are very nervous.’
Terrel informs Blijdenstein that Jurgensen has survived at NATO C3 and is en-route to Brussels to establish C3 for the European response. She requests that everything be forwarded to him for resolution.
Jurgensen speaks directly to Blijdenstein, ‘I shall arrive on station shortly accompanied by Eva Katzenbaum, director of the Israeli Mossad, who has graciously offered her services. We first must evaluate the local Brussels situation after which we
shall formulate the proper response. Once established we shall contact everyone.’
Terrel contacts Mikhail Khodorkovsky, President of Russia. Russia for a few years was brought into the fold of Europe but broke away when Europe was lulled into acceptance of Islam as in the Southern states of the former Soviet Republic.
Khodorkovsky: ‘My people look to the Islamic radicals as the cause of this attack and are quite prepared to open full scale hostilities against them.’
Terrel: ‘Whoa, slow down there. We’ve yet to determine the sources of this devastation and with parallel attacks to us and them how can you be certain your information is correct?’
Khodorovsky: ‘I have mobilized our resources to defend and protect our interests. If you and your people wish to hold debates as you have previously been so well known for, you can. But we have no such delusions as you democrats. Our patriots will put an end to this once and for all.’
Unbeknownst to Khodorovsky his conversation has been channeled to Jurgensen for distribution to Katzenbaum.
Finally Terrel makes contact with Hanzel Wolf, the ultra far right President of Germany. He is an intimate friend. They both attended the PhD program at Berkley.
The Berlin light flickers on Terrel’s console and then glows steadily. She connects to hear the voice of Hanzel Wolf.
‘... is Hanzel Wolf … building … in ruin. I am in the bunker. … over 100 of us … and we are in need of rescue. … water … rising …’
Terrel sends a flash to Jurgensen: Berlin is alive. Get a team there immediately.
Terrel feels a warm glow build in her from the fact that her schoolmate from Berkley, the now German Chancellor, is alive. In slow motion a kaleidoscope of memorable moments flashes through her mind.
Debates around the political correctness of the far right point of view.
Seemingly endless arguments at the all night coffee houses surrounding campus on the righteousness of expelling Islamics from the Western world.
Warm cozy feeling of spending the night wrapped in each other’s arms, having fallen asleep atop that bearskin in front of a crackling fire while working on a treatise expounding upon the desires of the people to live their lives unfettered by bureaucracy.
Yes Wolf is an ultra-right radical but he is one of my few dear friends. Although we don’t see eye-to-eye, through compromise we agree to disagree on methods, which will allow us to bring stability to Europe and bring them into the fold to form one nation against the evils encroaching upon our Western culture. But it seems we were just a bit slow to implement our plans and now this external force has interjected itself and compelled us to an uncoordinated response.
Ester Strauss-Kahn opens a direct channel to Terrel. ‘We have news that pieces of the German government have survived and we are sending a rescue team post haste.’ Her tone is urgent.
‘What’s your president’s opinion?’ Terrel asks.
‘He is in process of becoming irrelevant for his failure to foresee the current disaster,’ states Strauss-Kahn flatly. ‘As we have been the least damaged by these terrorists the people have demanded that we take a leading role in aiding our neighbouring states to combat these threats. I have been appointed to speak for the people and appreciate that you as the democratic leader of the Americas will accompany us in our efforts to seek out and destroy the perpetrators. We have evidence that the initiators are based in Norway and once we have complete proof we shall present it to the world.’
Terrel opens a secure channel to Jurgensen. ‘David, we have a problem with Strauss-Kahn.’
‘Yes, I see that and will have Eva take appropriate actions although this will take some finesse,’ Jurgensen replies.
Henna Terrel, 48 years old, 5’10’, 145 lbs, flowing long auburn hair, flashing green eyes, traces her heritage through 10 generations to a manservant transported from an English debtors prison who took up with a Seminole woman in what was to become Savannah, Georgia, USA. The family quietly came to power during the chaos which surrounded them after the American civil war and it’s the women who have always possessed the shrewd business skills required to push their agendas forward. Terrel has been nurtured since infancy and bred for success and leadership. From a baccalaureate at Duke University to a Masters at Princeton in Finance, a PhD in Philosophy at Berkley, through a Rhodes scholarship in humanities she is well prepared for the challenges which face her. Now the leader of the free world she wonders just how the current crisis will play out—―