posted on Aug, 8 2008 @ 12:00 AM
Okay, it took way too long, but here is the borderline vaporware continuation of my chronicles of the future. Hopefully, people still have interest in
Thursday, January 1, 2010: It is New Year’s Day and there is no Parade of Roses or any New Year’s Day festivities. As they have now done for
months, everyone stays home, trying to stay safe. The first few weeks of 2010 are marked by inactivity, gas prices that have temporarily flat-lined,
and plenty of crime and discussion about what is in store for the country for the next 365 days. By the second week, most kids have returned to school
and teachers attempt to provide some sort of sanity and perspective on what has become an absolutely uncontrollable wave of chaos and violence.
Judging from the events of 2009, everyone must be prepared for more of the some (and maybe more) in the following year(s).
During the first few weeks, the Obama administration continues to operate at 110%, ensuring a sound civil and domestic climate as well as addressing
the myriad of national security concerns. Alerted to the possibility more attacks on U.S. citizens and/or troops may eventually lead the public to
feel as though they are not being protected, Obama decides that in the new year, he will put forth a stronger emphasis on anti-terrorism (at least
more than he previously has). At the same time, the economic crisis has been trumping so many other concerns, especially now that there is solidarity
within the administration of the necessity of going to war with Iran.
The president is also reminded of the troops that are still in the Horn of Africa and Afghanistan. In hopes that the media will not focus too much on
his next move, Obama orders both the Defense and State Departments to devise an exit strategy for Africa. He plans to continue maintaining a presence
in Afghanistan due to instability in Pakistan and hopes that stabilizing Afghanistan will make the task of securing the Middle East slightly
Monday, January 4, 2010: The Stock Market has yet another bad opening and oil is now $130 a barrel, while gas prices top $8 a gallon, all of this in
the wake of the Ras Tanura terrorist attack. Carpooling has now become widespread because of this and in cold of the winter, many find themselves
warming themselves by wearing bundles of clothing or keeping fires in the fireplaces instead of turning on the heat. It is quite a miserable existence
in many respects. Unfortunately, with little to give in the way of tax credit and fears of the failure of Jimmy Carter-esque policies, the current
administration is stumped at what to do. Meanwhile, rumors have begun to fly regarding a possible release of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010: Obama sends his Secretary of State back to the U.N. in a long-awaited second try at garnering support for the attack on
Iran. However, some assert that going back will take far too much longer due to the delays created by the nuclear stand-off, as well as the vehement
objections again expected from China and Russia. The recent attack on U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia as well as the shopping mall attack last October and
the attempt and nuclear terrorism back in June are seen to have somewhat de-legitimized the Obama administration, the U.N., and Iran. With scant
evidence of Iran’s duplicity in its support for the Saudi Arabian insurgency, the Obama administration figures it has a bit more evidence to go at
1757 EST, Wednesday, January 6, 2010: Hundreds of witnesses report sightings of strange lights in the sky over Seattle, Washington. Home video footage
of the lights hit’s the news and the Internet. Closely being scrutinized is the apparent fear and vigilance demonstrated by many of the witnesses,
an indication of the current climate in which many Americans are living in now.
A few hours later, this latest UFO sighting takes an intriguing turn when unconfirmed reports surface stating that the same kinds of unusual lights
have been sighted over Fort Lewis, just south of Seattle. The sighting of UFOs over a major U.S. military installation cause nationwide concern and
even President Obama and his NSC are reported to be scrambling for answers and possible ways of mitigating this unnerving episode. When prompted for
comment, however, Fort Lewis nor the military at large has anything to say about the incident.
Friday, January 8, 2010: Intelligence agencies throughout the world receive word from their contacts in Saudi Arabia about what appears to be an
increase in insurgent activity and communications. There are also reports of possible double-agents within the House of Saud and even within the ranks
of the military and law enforcement agencies. The kingdom is on high alert.
Upon receiving these reports, the Truman CSG, which was originally slated to eventually take position in the Persian Gulf, is ordered to hold position
in the Red Sea and serve as a contingency force should a crisis occur in Saudi Arabia. Coalition military forces in the region go to DEFCON 3.
Later that night, a mid-level C.I.A. analyst confides to his superiors that he believes their Saudi Arabian contacts can no longer be relied upon to
provide intelligence. Tracing back a suspicious pattern of behavior exhibited by some of the contacts, the analyst shows evidence that many of their
contacts seem to be “on the take.” Large exchanges of money between executives of major Saudi Arabian companies and even some of the wealthiest
members of the House of Saud with various independent groups and individuals have led many to believe their so-called allies have been working with
the criminals, insurgents, and terrorists all along.
Troubled by this development, the DCI suggests to President Obama that he order all U.S. nationals be evacuated from Saudi Arabia immediately.
Meanwhile, advisers to the House of Saud suggest that members of the royal family begin dispersing in order to mitigate and preempt any possible
attempt on their lives. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz requests that he be taken to Cairo, Egypt, where he and his immediate family will hide until he
decides it is safe to return. Rather than fly directly to Cairo, however, he decides to fly to Jeddah on the western coast of Saudi Arabia. From
there, he and his family will take a boat to Egypt. Other members of the House of Saud will go to Abu Dhabi and Dubai of the United Arab Emirates,
Bahrain, Qatar, and even as far as London and Paris. This protection plan becomes rather shady, however, when both the C.I.A. and private military
companies (i.e., Blackwater, DynCorp, etc.) offer to provide protection and safe haven for the royals. Some, particularly the C.I.A., believe the
House of Saud is being lured into a trap and are in danger. While the King and many members of his family and his allies refuse outside assistance,
some do accept and many are flown to safe haven in the United States.
Saturday, January 9, 2010: On AboveTopSecret.com, another mysterious poster emerges, this time, named “AEMan78.” This member posts in the
Aliens/UFO section and begins a thread in which he identifies himself as a civilian contractor working at Fort Lewis. He claims that not only were the
lights seen over Seattle and Fort Lewis indeed alien spacecraft, but two of them landed in a forest near the base, one of which was approached by a
high-ranking Army officer, who proceeded to make contact and communications with the craft’s occupants! This allegation is met with the usual
skepticism and/or reserved fascination, but it is intriguing enough the keep the thread going for a few days.
Later that day, Reuters reports that preparations for a strike on Iran are being dogged down by the breakdown of British Army equipment. Likewise, the
report also alludes that U.S. forces are suffering similar problems. This raises questions about the true state of readiness Coalition forces are in
when it comes to carrying out the strike/raid on Iran.
Another miserable Saturday ends with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel letting President Obama know that Israel's participation in the strikes
"does not imply Israel will adhere to the timetable set and agreed upon by the U.S. and U.K.."