I am The Watcher.
Since time out of mind. I have observed the rise and fall of civilizations, of worlds, of galaxies.
I know all that is, most that has been, and much of what will be.
I have also many windows into the strange parallel worlds of what might have been.
For none, save a Watcher can truly know what could have happened – but for the invisible workings of an incomprehensible fate.
What if the terrorist attack of the twin towers in New York on that fateful day of September 11th, 2001 had been prevented?
I know as well as do you privileged ones now receiving my telepathic message that this has never happened — at least not in your time continuum.
But there are worlds within worlds — and Worlds which exist side by side with your own, separated from it only by the thinnest quantum string.
In a different world, the axis powers won World War 2.
And in yet another world, the United States never entered the battle.
Like the past, and present, there exists alternative versions of Earth’s future, which depend on any number of variables, of untold millions of possible futures.
Yet it is the past we are concerned with for the moment – not the future.
A past in which two fateful decisions made it possible for a small group of people consumed with hatred to strike at the heart of the United States of America to tear down an American icon – and in the process impact the country in catastrophic ways.
From 1997 until 2001, after training by the United States and the Central Intelligence Agency, The CIA helped Osama bin Laden with training and financial support to build an underground camp at Khost, which bin Laden used to train Mujahideen soldiers.
In 1998 Intelligence agencies in the United States received credible evidence that Bin laden was playing both sides, and two simultaneous bombings at two American embassies in Africa on August 7, 1998 were directly attributable to Bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
Shortly after the embassy bombings, key members in the U.S. government claimed that Osama bin Laden was responsible. They issued a lengthy indictment of bin Laden and many of his associates in the late fall of 1998. According to court documents, the U.S. government had actually been tracking a bin Laden cell operating in Kenya before the bombings and they were able to quickly link these men to the bombings. Several were arrested and brought to the U.S. for trial. Other key operatives escaped and are still at large.
The intelligence agencies couldn’t agree on the accuracy of the information received.
With a great deal of resources by the FBI, CIA, and NSA focusing more on where intelligence gathering went awry with the embassy bombings in 1998, this left the door wide open for the events of 9/11 and toppled buildings one and two of the world trade center in New York.
But in our alternate reality, the credible evidence linking Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to the embassy bombings never came to light in 1998.
The embassy bombings were branded as an isolated incident by radical anti-American extremists.
Who, as in our reality, were put to trial and received a life sentence in prison.
But unlike our reality, the CIA maintained ties with AL Qaeda and proceeded with funding them to fight a faux war which continued in the Middle East.
In our reality, the evidence demonstrating the ties of the embassy bombings in 1998 to Al Qaeda led to the discovery that the Ottoman Empire – a brutally oppressive dictatorship which had been abolished in World War 1 – was trying to reform itself – and was moving forward with a plan to supplant the United States as the world super power by leveraging fear and intimidation to reinforce a world union they controlled.
In our reality, this evidence led to the discovery that the middle east war had long been staged, with the primary goal of depleting both the world’s superpowers – first Russia and second the United States – of money.
In our reality, this succeeded in destabilizing Russia, which is still recovering from the endless wars it waged in Afghanistan.
So when the United States discovered the correlations of Al Qaeda and Bin Laden to the embassy attacks. Bin Laden and Al Qaeda along with the 13 other Arab nations realized their long term plan to reform the Ottoman Empire was leading to tenuous relationships with the CIA which directly threatened their long term plan.
In an effort to instill fear in the target population – the United States – Bin Laden and Al Qaeda put together a plan to create as much fear as possible as fast as possible by toppling an American Icon with the World Trade Centers – at the same time maximizing casualties.
And the rest is history and “Will forever be remembered as 9/11”
In our alternate reality, Bin Laden and Al Qaeda was never implicated in the crimes against the embassy.
Bin Laden always made it clear he was seeking weapons of mass destruction.
On January 29, 2002, US President George W Bush declared publicly that North Korea was named in the ‘Axis of Evil’.
In both realities, this announcement came when it was discovered that North Korea had actively been pursuing weaponized nuclear weapon programs.
In our reality, it was discovered that Iran through Al Qaeda had provided resources to North Korea, resources which had been provided indirectly through the CIA, and had made their end goals clear – to dominate the world with their own form of governance.
Where in our alternate reality, these ties were never discovered.
Al Qaeda was never implicated in anything.
And over the next several years, in our alternate reality version of Earth where the World Trade Center attacks never occurred – they perfected delivery and transportation of nuclear materials through public methods of transportation which could then be used in fission bombs assembled at the destination using locally manufactured parts.
Subsequently, in our alternate reality, the United States refuses to become involved in the war in middle east.
And for the next several years, there’s relative peace.
However. In our alternate reality version of 2008, Iran and Saudi Arabia, a formal public announcement is made about the reformation of the Ottoman Empire.
The United States soon discovers its media has actively been manipulated as information surfaces which reveals bombings that occurred in London have been covered up stateside, and those who discuss the bombings in London are warned not to by a mysterious agency known as Homeland Security.
In our alternate reality Earth, In 2008, not longer after the announcement in the middle east, the public realization of news manipulation results in paranoia and fear, as the United States reinstates conscription and quickly begins to ramp up it’s armed forces to take action in the middle east to prevent the reformation of the Ottoman Empire.
Over the course of the next six months, the CIA working with the NSA and FBI paint a picture showing Al Qaeda’s instrumental ties making the reformation of the Ottoman Empire possible. It’s also realized that Al Qaeda, along with the entirety of the Ottoman Empire, now has nuclear capabilities.
Unprompted. Three 666 kiloton nuclear bombs are detonated in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area, seven 666 kiloton nuclear bombs are detonated in Los Angeles, California, and four 666 kiloton bombs are detonated in Las Vegas, Nevada, with one final 666 kiloton bomb being detonated at Area 51.
Within an hour of the bombings in this alternate reality, communication across the United States is cut, and a familiar face comes across all channels.
It’s Bin Laden. Who’s now speaking fluent English without an interpreter.
He immediately takes responsibility for the bombings, on behalf of the Ottoman Empire, and demands an immediate and unconditional surrender by the United States to the Ottoman Empire.
The remaining politicians meet in Washington DC and convene to discuss what happens next.
Anticipating this, thirteen 666 kiloton nuclear bombs are then triggered in and around the Washington DC, taking out the President, the central offices of the CIA, NSA, and FBI, along with the mobilizing civilian and military leadership at the Pentagon.
Lacking leadership of any kind, the United States falls quickly as Chinese and North Korean led troops, long known as allies in our reality feigning an adversarial relationship, as their ground troops easily overrun the remaining leaderless United States military.
Within a very short period of time, the United States falls under a brutal totalitarian regime.
And while the twin towers still stand.
The people of the United States no longer do in this alternate reality.