The End of History.
Steve stood up. "The entire mess of the evaporated radioactive material, mixed with the evaporated material of all the cities and forests, would be carried eastward by high altitude winds." He gestured the flow of this deadly cloud with arms. "That fallout cloud would be carried across the country in the same manner as the volcanic ashes from the Mt. St.Helens eruption, that was carried eastward, which had blanked the entire eastern seaboard. Only this time the fallout that rained down from it would be deadly."
"That would make the biggest industrial region of the country, with the highest population density, uninhabitable for a long period," answered Ross in a soft tone of voice as if he couldn't bring himself to say the words that corresponded to his sudden realization.
"No, it would be worse than that," I replied. "Can you imagine the exploding hysteria that this catastrophe would unleash in the population, even before the fallout gets there? It would unleash a senseless rage and violence that would make any rescue operation impossible. The Jacobin terror of the French Revolution would appear like a child's play in comparison, and Hitler's rampage against the Jewish people would appear like an innocent scuffle. But more than this, the exploding hysteria would open the flood gates to the nuclear destruction of all of the fondi's priority targets, especially Russia and China, and possibly also India and Japan."
"That would never happen," Ross protested. "No country in the world is that stupid that it would attack the USA. That would be suicide! That's the deterrent why it has never happened."
"You still can't see the fondi's objective with the eyes of fondi," I said to Ross. "You are making the same mistake that everyone else does. That is why their games are unbelievable to you and to anyone else, even after they played themselves out. Just open your eyes, Ross. As Indira said, the fondi have no nationality. There is no such thing as national objectives in the fondi's world. There are only global objectives. They will use whatever resources they can lay their hands on. They've created numerous terrorist networks and covert operatives that are all offering their services for a few shackles of gold, or for free under religious indoctrination. Without any national allegiance the fondi can choose their terrorists from across the world, as well as the arsenals they want to use. They may well choose to utilize America's own nuclear arsenal to destroy America with. These home grown operations tend to be more easily arranged, and their deeds tend to be more easily covered up. When there is no external aggression involved, the damage control is much more easily accomplished. No foreign country will spill the beans. In fact, if America were to be destroyed by a home-grown operation, nobody in world would suspect this as a cause. People wouldn't believe that this could actually happen. That credibility gap would leave the door wide open for the fondi's synarchists in America, who already are in positions of power, to leash out against every nation on the planet with America's dying breath, possibly even without drawing any retaliatory responses, at least not at first."
"That must never, ever, happen," Ross interrupted me.
I reached my hand out to him. "Welcome Ross, to the real world," I said to him. "I think you are finally beginning to recognize what we are up against, what we are fighting to prevent. We are not fighting against terrorism itself, Ross. We are fighting against the fondi and their synarchism that employ terrorism on an unbelievably horrendous scale in the pursuit of their objectives. If we don't win this fight against the fondi, we are as good as dead; and if we don't understand the fondi and their synarchism, we have already lost. Their 'end of history' doctrine implies the end of the United States, and that end is near, especially for the northern parts of it. The American spirit has always been their mortal enemy. Today, they tolerate us as useful fools, tomorrow they'll sacrifice us to further their goal, like the Jewish people were sacrificed, and the Vietnamese later on."
Ross turned to Tony after I said this. "Why aren't you protesting?" he said to him. "You have always been quick to ridicule Peter in the past. Why aren't accusing him of fear mongering and conspiracy theorizing?"
Tony just laughed. "I am a military man," he answered Ross. "I have been trained to profile my opponents; to understand their objectives; to recognize their options; to discover their weaknesses and the strengths; even their thinking. That's what Pete and Steve have done, and Indira. I can see no wild eyed conspiracy theory in what they said. The synarchists' methods have been put on record by the synarchists themselves. How these methods have been carried out in the past is well documented history. The large scale murdering of the intellectual elite of Europe happened; the French Revolution happened; Napoleon happened; Hitler's murdering of the Jews happened; Vietnam happened; and the building of the atomic bomb happened. All of these events happened, Ross. I see no theorizing there. The fondi said themselves loud and clear through their mouth pieces that they wanted the atomic bomb built, and that they want to have it built to terrorize the whole world, to scare the world into submission. Their 'end of history' doctrine is an old doctrine that goes all the way back to Wells and beyond. That's not theory. They said this loud and clear. That's history, too. And we stupid Americans obliged them to built the bomb, and we demonstrated its fury to the world, at the fondi's bidding, that's history also. And when Pete asked you to draw everything together that we know about the most dangerous enemy of humanity, that wasn't a request to theorize. That was a call to open your eyes. How can you fight such an enemy in order to protect yourself, if you don't open your eyes and look him in the face? Steve has done nothing more than that. All the cries about conspiracy theories are designed to keep the eyes of the small-minded people of society tightly closed and their thinking disabled. We won't survive long like that, Ross. The fondi know this. The synarchists know this. That is why they constantly cry conspiracy theory, conspiracy theory, the moment that anyone recognizes their game. That's their way to protect their weak flank. It is a desperate reaction. We should hit this flank with everything we've got, and unmask their game. Hitting the weak flank is standard military strategy. That's what I grew up with, Ross. I am surprised only, that Steve as a physicist, has such a clear understanding of the principles of military strategy; and Pete, too, as a diplomat."
"Let me answer this," I said to Steve. "Tony, the reason for that is that we are human beings with a mind that gives us the capacity to know the truth, and to see with this mind's eye what remains hidden to the physical senses. That is how we can predict, drawing all the facts together that we know, what the synarchists next moves will likely be. The synarchists' own intentions actually don't matter. They all have to fall into line, one way or another, with the attainment of the fondi's stated primary goal, which is the end of history."
Tony nodded and picked up a hand full of sand from the beach where we were sitting and threw it into the air. "What the fondi are up to affects us all," he said. "We have to stay their hand, the synarchists, before the actions begin that no one can stop."
"Do you really think it is physically possible to carry out the kind of a terrorist attack against the United States that destroys our entire country with our own weapons systems, operated by own people?" Ross asked Tony. "You've been in the Air Force. Is this really possible?"