war on terror

  1. WI: the old empires and global terrorism?

    So I was watching Day of the Soldado the other day. Solid movie, although it's more of a simple action movie compared to the first one, not that complex. But anyway, it made me wonder: if for some reason the world wars either do not happen or are just greatly different, and the old great powers...
  2. alexandrosIII

    WI: American Airlines Flight 11 is armed with a stolen 40 kiloton Pakistani atom bomb

    According to Nukemap blast would be enough to obliterate Wall Street, the rest of the Financial District, and the NY Fed too, and it would even cause mild damage to buildings as far away as the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. It would be too high for any fallout, but the short...
  3. coffeebreakcigarette

    119 : Twin Suns Taboo
    Threadmarks: The Day of Three Suns

    DECLASSIFIED CONVERSATION BETWEEN FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES POWELL AND AMBASSADOR TO PERU JOHN RANDLE HAMILTON CP : "Hello Mister Hamilton" JRH : "Good day to you, Secretary of State" [DEEP BREATH, PROBABLY JHR] CP : "I am in an important meeting right now, Ambassador. It must...
  4. Roosevelt

    Standing Tall | The World Without 9/11
    Threadmarks: Chapter One

    Standing Tall The World Without 9/11 "My fellow Americans, I am more than proud to bring you this great news. Thanks to our brave servicemen and women, we have now confirmed the death of Osama Bin Laden, one of the known leaders of al-Qaeda and the mastermind behind the failed bombing of the...
  5. lerk

    DBWI: No Pakistan War

    Pakistan's secret support towards the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, along with Kashmiri jihadist groups, would lead to enough tension with America to the point that, when they sabotaged the Bin Laden raid that there really was no other option but war. We are now nearing one decade of the Pakistan War...
  6. 2008 war with Syria

    In October of 2008, the US launched a raid into Syria allegedly to attack al-Qaeda militants that were supporting the insurgency in Iraq. Syria condemned the action and called it an act of aggression. Let's say that the raid caused a war between America and Syria - maybe the raid goes terribly...
  7. Kerguelen

    WI: The Original Plan For 9/11 Went Through?

    During my visit the 9/11 memorial, a tour guide told me that the original plans for 9/11 would've also targeted attractions across both coasts of America. Naturally, I was curious and after doing a bit of research on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's original plans for the terror attacks, I found out...
  8. The Militant Doberman

    AHC/WI: USA invaded Republic of Georgia as part of the “War on Terror”?

    OTL there have been some accusations levelled against Georgia (the one in the Caucasus mountains, not the one in the Dixie), claiming the nation is sheltering Islamic terrorists. To Westerners, this might seem like a strange claim given that Georgia is a predominantly Christian country (& home...
  9. Anarcho-Occultist

    To the Edge and Maybe Over: An Alternate 21st Century
    Threadmarks: Part 1

    So this is an idea I've had in my head for a while and posted parts of in the alternate wikibox thread. I suck at consistent posting schedules, but I'll try to keep updates pretty frequent Part 1 “I want to finally get something done on Social Security. I want younger workers to be able to...
  10. AH Challenge: McCain Presidency 2012-17 after Dean Presidency

    There's no dean scream here folks, he wins it and takes the White House by storm. His foreign policy is unprecedented, and so are his domestic policies for an entire eight years. Then McCain swoops in with his own agenda just as Islamic extremist terrorism is bearing its ugly head once again in...
  11. Amadeus

    Why Did Kerry Lose in 2004?

    The 2004 US Presidential Election was very close: had only one state (Ohio) flipped to John Kerry, George W. Bush would've been a one term President. Bush is often considered one of America's worst Presidents, and many wonder why he was re-elected despite a weak economy, the Abu Ghraib scandal...
  12. Gillan1220

    The Man in the High Castle: Himmler's Inter-dimensional Army acidentally time travels to 9/11

    This scenario was originally posted on Alternate History Online group on Facebook by me. Man in the High Castle Season 3 x War on Terror: Himmler in the ATL 1963 orders the inter-dimensional Wermatch to enter the portal but they end up on the morning of September 11, 2001 of OTL in the Poconos...
  13. GauchoBadger

    WI: Saddam Hussein flees to the Sunni Triangle?

    Operation Red Dawn (indeed named after that 80’s movie) was an US military operation undertaken in december 2003 with the objective of capturing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who was trying to flee to a region to the centre of Iraq known as the “Sunni Triangle”, a strong base of support for his...
  14. Amadeus

    WI: Hillary Clinton Opposes the Iraq War

    What if Senator Hillary Clinton had voted against the Iraq War? Would she have defeated Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries? If nominated, would she have beaten McCain in the general? How would US history have been different if Clinton had opposed the war?
  15. Amadeus

    If Gore Wins in 2000 and McCain Wins in '04, Who Wins in '08?

    The year is 2000. Vice-President Al Gore narrowly defeats George W. Bush to become the 43rd US President. Four years later, Gore loses his re-election bid to Senator John McCain. In 2008 President McCain is running for re-election, at least if his health permits. Under these circumstances, and...
  16. DBWI: Saddam Didn't Have WMDs

    Looking back over 15 years later, it's easy to forget that a lot of people were skeptical of the CIA's findings that Saddam Hussein had active chemical and biological weapons programs. Of course, these findings were later found to be absolutely correct (though claims of Iraqi collaboration with...
  17. ChadMachine999

    How would a PDPA victory in Afghanistan affect the rest of the world?

    Let’s say the pro-Soviet Communist Government of the PDPA wins the war with the Mujahideen and gains complete control of Afghanistan. This victory can be either lead by Moderate of Radical factions. How would a PDPA victory in Afghanistan affect the rest of the world. IOTL the Taliban eventually...
  18. GauchoBadger

    WI: Indo-Pakistani War in 2002?

    IOTL, in a period between December 2001 and June 2002, there was an uncomfortable escalation of tensions between the governments of India and Pakistan, after an incident involving a terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament which left 12 dead. India claimed that Pakistan's intelligence service...
  19. Bomster

    WI: Bush gets Gored in 2000

    In 2000 George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by an extremely small margin of 537 votes in the state of Florida, putting him over the top with 271 electoral votes. Because of this, and also because Gore had won the popular vote, many felt that Bush had stolen the election. But what if Gore had won...
  20. Amadeus

    What if Jeb Bush, not George W., Had Been President During 9/11?

    In 1994, it was expected that the Bush's favored son Jeb would take up the family's leadership mantle and be elected Governor of Florida. George W., on the other hand, was expected to lose his race for Governor of Texas. But in an upset, George won while Jeb lost. What if the outcomes of these...
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