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 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:53 pm 

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jemhouston wrote:
Things are getting interesting.


I hope so.
Something I am sure will be interesting will be in a year's time (in the story) who becomes the next US president after this and so much more.

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:05 pm 

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(28) November 1979 : There was a delay imposed of one day at the last minute when it came to the opening of the armed interventions into Afghanistan and Iran. Really, more than just one day was needed yet there were so many wheels in motion that any further delay would put the whole planned success...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:08 am 

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(27) October 1979 : Should the Nicaraguan National Guard give up the fight with the Sandinistas, there was a widespread belief among those conscripts that the revenge from the guerrillas would be to kill them and their families as well. This had already happened, they had been told that. Captured p...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:33 am 

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(26) October 1979 : The US Senate had the power to refuse to ratify international treaties signed by the president. Ford had been told that the SALT II treaty with the Soviets wouldn’t gain the ratification of the Senate. He had pushed ahead regardless, sure that he could win the senators over. No,...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:08 pm 

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(25) October 1979 : Amin had Taraki murdered. Afghanistan’s new leader decided that it would be the most prudent thing to do with the man he had deposed last month. He professed his friendship to the Soviet Union before and after killing Taraki, someone tied completely to Afghan-Soviet relations. A...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:22 am 

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(24) September 1979 : The panel of experts delivered their report to the Politburo regarding Afghanistan and Iran. There was a verbal presentation which contained a summary though the written report was delivered in long-form and given to the Soviet leadership to digest properly. Some took an inter...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:05 am 

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(23) September 1979 : Cuban troops were sent to Central America. American intelligence efforts missed their deployment due to a little bit of subterfuge on the part of Raúl Castro – Cuba’s defence minister – in how they were deployed. Cuban special forces went to the fight against Somoza via Panama...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:03 am 

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jemhouston wrote:
Storms seldom die, they just hit elsewhere.

Or intensify!
Eventually from the Rio Grande to the Darien Gap, Storm Castro will rage.

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:45 pm 

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(22) August 1979 : Castro’s redirection of his attention away from Africa towards Central America was watched by the United States. Satellite imagery, signals intelligence and physical reports from inside Cuba depicted the sudden burst of activity in transporting weapons and supplies to rebel group...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:36 am 

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(21) August 1979 : As Saddam believed, there were the wrong type of communists in-charge in Iran as far as the Soviets were now concerned. Everything with the Tudeh had been done in a rush, that adventurism that Andropov’s opponents were concerned about but had been unable to halt. While the genera...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:50 pm 

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(20) July 1979 : President Al-Bakr was deposed by his vice president in a non-violent, peaceful manner. Saddam took power from his aging mentor and had Al-Bakr moved into a comfortable retirement. There was no opposition to this inside Iraq: it happened seamlessly and without any form of protest. S...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:14 pm 

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(19) July 1979 : Cuban exile media based in Miami initially reported that Castro had been killed. There had been jubilant celebrations across the country through much of the Cuban-American community at such news. Disappointment quickly followed when it had become apparent that Castro was alive. Som...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:52 pm 

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(18) June 1979 : Fidel Castro had been someone whom the CIA had long tried to kill. There had been many innovative methods tried to assassinate the Cuban leader. Some rather bizarre and quite silly methods had been tried too. Somoza sent gunmen to Havana and they did more than the CIA were ever abl...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 pm 

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(17) June 1979 : Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland and kissed the ground at the airport upon landing. The crowds had come out to cheer for their native son and they would follow him wherever he went throughout the country. Three million Poles attended the open-air mass he gave in Warsa...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Nationale Volksarmee - a completed tale

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:45 pm 

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Oddly enough, I wasn't trying to be blunt. I see lots of aspiring writers who are very good at describing things. Places, events, action, but can't get a conversation to sound natural. That unnatural conversation is the biggest blow to suspension of disbelief for me. If a couple of the characters s...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:48 pm 

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(16) May 1979 : The regime of Somoza in Nicaragua had been being given much support from the United States throughout the presidency of Gerald Ford. Ford wasn’t directly involved in that matter and left it to the CIA under its director George Bush. Bush in turn left the nitty gritty details of the ...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Nationale Volksarmee - a completed tale

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:10 pm 

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Here's a question for you. A large number of the East German conversations feel "wooden". Is that supposed to be the feeling of translation into English or is it an early story so that your writing isn't polished yet or something else? Its nice to see a story that doesn't involve some kin...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:32 pm 

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(15) May 1979 : Negotiations with the Soviet Union over the SALT II treaty had been ongoing throughout Ford’s presidency and the talks where the United States would agree with the Soviets on the future of strategic arms were of utmost importance to the White House. This was something regarded by Fo...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:55 pm 

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(14) April 1979 : When the gun-running throughout Central America to various rebel groups before the wave of successful revolutions overthrew those country’s governments was exposed, the US Congressional hearings would call what went on starting in 1979 the ‘Panamanian Connection’. The smaller, mor...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Soviet Domination: A Red Dawn Story (Part I)

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:34 pm 

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(13) April 1979 : Qom was the centre of Islamist resistance inside Iran. After that was dealt with in such a brutal fashion as it was, the communist militias and with the army in support of them, not the other way around, moved onwards elsewhere through out the north-central and north-west parts of...
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