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Fortress America: The United States Under Attack.

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posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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In 1986 Milton Bradley released Fortress America, a tabletop wargame set in the 21st century.



This of course is Saddam Hussein, which is real odd considering at the time in 1986/1985 he was still on our good side.

A rarer boxart version depicts an aged and bearded Saddam like the one my brigade pulled out of a spider hole in Iraq.




If you look at the center of it all in the boxart there is the World Trade Center.

The premise of the game involved terrorists halting the flow of oil out of the Middle East, the US becoming energy independent, and developing a space based weapons constellation. This occurs over a number of years before reaching the current timeframe of the game.

At some point the world forms an alliance to invade the United States on three fronts. This is when the game takes place.

Ive mentioned oddities like this before. Especially the Tom Clancy games.
There are a number of parallels with the newest Clancy game, the apocalyptic EndWar strategy game which shares a number of ideas with Fortress America.

Personally I don't know if its a conspiracy or synchronicity. It could even be both.

I present this for intellectual discussion and analysis.

Lastly I want to mention some eerie facts:

One. North America, primarily Canada and the US have the world's largest oil shale and oil sand reserves on earth by far. It equals roughly 3 to possibly four times more oil than all remaining conventional oil reserves on earth.

What this means is that in the near future when the rest of the world has recovered all of the easily recoverable conventional oil, the US and Canada will hold the vast majority of the earth's energy reserves.

Two. Space based weapons constellations are not that far off, Project Thor aka "rods from god" goes back to the 1950s.

The Rods from God
Are kinetic-energy weapons the future of space warfare?
www.weeklystandard.com...

Among the weapons the Air Force might deploy are space-based lasers, a space plane capable of delivering a half-ton payload anywhere in the world in 45 minutes, and the "rods from god." The rods are currently just a concept--and have been since the early 1980s--but, if the myriad technical and political hurdles to deployment could be overcome, the system could represent a tremendous leap forward in the military's ability to destroy underground, hardened facilities of the type that have allowed Iran and other rogue states to violate the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty with impunity.


Regardless if it is conspiracy or synchronicity, it raises a dire prediction.
One where the battlefields of World War 3 are not Europe or the Middle East, but North America.

Considering the energy role that North America will come to play in the coming decades this is very plausible.

There have been numerous instances of coincidences like this usually in creative media from books, films, games, etc. The question I would like to know, is it truly a conspiracy by some Illuminist New World Order or is there something greater, like Logos, trying to warn us through synchronicitic messages?

[edit on 23/1/09 by MikeboydUS]




posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:09 AM
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I will star and flag you along with giving you a little bump!

I think its very interesting about the twin towers with sadam on there. It seems like its conditioning kids.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:10 AM
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Wow.

I can honestly say I have never seen that one before.. The Saddam image is quite striking.

Excellent post, will have to look into this one a bit more.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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What are some of the war scenarios?
Does the game rules or background info of the game go into any details?

S/F



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:13 AM
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Oh man, awesome catch. Star and flag for you my friend.

I'm thinking the Golden Gate bridge in the backround of that picture is very omninous. Seeing that it is a bay and when i lived there, it was pretty low security, could it be a good catalyst for a FF attack?

[edit on 23-1-2009 by LeTan]



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:14 AM
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Ohhh hover tanks too. Star for you.
Post.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:22 AM
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Originally posted by LeTan
Oh man, awesome catch. Star and flag for you my friend.

I'm thinking the Golden Gate bridge in the backround of that picture is very omninous. Seeing that it is a bay and when i lived there, it was pretty low security, could it be a good catalyst for a FF attack?

[edit on 23-1-2009 by LeTan]


Now that you mention it, that is quite eerie.

In the center is the World Trade Center.
On the right is Saddam.
On the left is the Golden Gate.

If the first two have Synchronistic or Conspiratorial meaning, depending on your point of view, then the Golden Gate Bridge could also.

I guess we won't know for sure until it happens.

[edit on 23/1/09 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:39 AM
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Hey, you previously stated you were in the military correct, does the colored symbols on the little computer on the right side mean anything to you? They look like the medals on uniforms, or whatever those colorful things are.

This is strange, maybe synchros? But i'm sure head of cia, vp at the time George SR. could have his hands on this, psy ops maybe. After all, he did kick it all off, the last twenty yrs worth of events.

And why the Golden Gate? when people think of USA, do they picture the gg? Seems really fishy.

Love and Peace



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:49 AM
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Very interesting, great find, and very thought provoking. I never heard of this before, and intend to look into more of it! Star and Flag!



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 03:01 AM
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The imagery is vague but looks like a text on the left side and a map on the right, like a battlefield command and control system.

This is a real FBCB2 system in real life. They were not around in 1986. They were in development in the 1990s and up to the early 2000s with Force 21. It was not deployed for battlefield use until 2003, with the former Force 21 division, 4th ID. Which I should mention that I was with.


[edit on 23/1/09 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 03:16 AM
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S&F.

Love posts like this, very intriguing.

I also caught the GG on the left, trade towers, and what looks like new mexico- tres cruses? maybe ( landmarks).

I do recall heavy surveillance concerning the GG bridge after 9/11. Even Robin Williams made a joke of it, how the troops were dressed in camouflage against the bright orange of the bridge.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 03:43 AM
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Three other wierd things in the artwork.

In the far right above Saddam, is what appears to be the American southwest and a man in civilian clothes with an Ak-47.

Above this is a flag I cannot ID. It looks kind of like the Chicago, Illinois municipal flag. Yet the colors remind me of some Latin American flags.

On the far left opposite beneath the US flag, is a guy who looks like a modern day minuteman with cowboy hat and binoculars.

If I really wanted to read into it, I would could throw in modern day minutemen, the Mexican border, and a number of other things.

That flag though is what really bothers me. If anyone can ID that flag please let me know. If it is the Flag of Chicago, why on earth is it in the art work? Obama anyone?



A parody flag, "The People's Socialist City State of Chicago"



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 03:50 AM
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Wow, something tells me Milton Bradley knows a little somethin’ somethin’ they aren’t sharing with us. Now I want to research all of their previous games. Find another that coincides with history a bit and this may help give credence to a conspiracy theory.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 03:55 AM
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Hmm, it has an interesting rulebook with outline story... very creepy indeed..



Fortress America Gameplay Manual



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 03:57 AM
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My vote goes more for "pre-sensing" or "artistic precognition" than conspiracy.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 04:00 AM
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The company actually has a game called “conspiracy”.
It was also released in 1982.
Someone’s selling it on e-bay right now: cgi.ebay.com...

Interesting...

EDIT (more info):
www.games-collector.com...
boardgames.about.com...
Apparently it is a spoof of spy stories.


[edit on 23-1-2009 by rapinbatsisaltherage]



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
My vote goes more for "pre-sensing" or "artistic precognition" than conspiracy.


What do you think of the idea of the Logos using synchronistic messaging? These quirks and coincidences go way back e.g. the 1898 novel Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan, and the real life Titanic.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 04:08 AM
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There have been numerous instances of coincidences like this usually in creative media from books, films, games, etc. The question I would like to know, is it truly a conspiracy by some Illuminist New World Order or is there something greater, like Logos, trying to warn us through synchronicitic messages?


Good find!

Personally I think it's a coincidence. I mean even back in the 80's anyone who was watching the world stage closely could have predicted some general events that might or might not unfold.

My partner works part time in a game store ( Board games, table tops, TCGS). I'm gonna go hang out with him this weekend at the shop and see if they have a copy of this down in the cellar, I'd love to play it!

Somethings I think are just in our collective minds -the "end" being one of them and that probably comes out in our artwork, and other forms of exression.

Love End War by the way!

Unit one, engage!



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 04:09 AM
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There have been numerous instances of coincidences like this usually in creative media from books, films, games, etc. The question I would like to know, is it truly a conspiracy by some Illuminist New World Order or is there something greater, like Logos, trying to warn us through synchronicitic messages?


Good find!

Personally I think it's a coincidence. I mean even back in the 80's anyone who was watching the world stage closely could have predicted some general events that might or might not unfold.

My partner works part time in a game store ( Board games, table tops, TCGS). I'm gonna go hang out with him this weekend at the shop and see if they have a copy of this down in the cellar, I'd love to play it!

Somethings I think are just in our collective minds -the "end" being one of them and that probably comes out in our artwork, and other forms of exression.

Love End War by the way!

Unit one, engage!



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 04:12 AM
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Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan was an 1898 novella written by Morgan Robertson. The story features the ocean liner Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. The Titan and its sinking have been noted to be very similar to the real-life passenger ship RMS Titanic, which sank fourteen years later.



I think in order to understand the stuff you are showing us, we have to learn more about the nature of reality...how everything is connected to everything else.

Seeing the hidden synchronistic interconnectedness of reality, we often call "conspiracy!" when it may be something even more mysterious than that.

The Titanic prediction is totally awesome and confirms what you are trying to say with the Boardgame.

[edit on 23-1-2009 by Skyfloating]



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