The Bear

THE BEAR

by Stephen Francis Montagna

PREFACE

When the fighting in North Korea and Taiwan concluded, the two massive armies from the United States and China stood poised to confront each other, when the politicians moved in, and they brought calm back to the region. China agreed to remove her troops from both North and South Korea, along with Taiwan, as long as the massed American troops stopped their march on the mainland of China. Both warring sides agreed, and when the Chinese troops began to pull back, the troops from the United States, England, France, The Alliance States, (Formally Russia) and South Korea, moved into what was left of North Korea. While this was taking place, the United States sent a special attack force to Africa, in to try and stop the white supremacist in their mad quest to take back their power over South Africa. When the weakened Mandela administration took control from deKlerk, the supremacist stationed themselves in Namibia, and they began to threaten to invade South Africa in mass. Their aim was to drive the Mandela Administration from power, thus turning the government back over to white rule once again.

As the American troops moved into North Korea, they were appalled at what they discovered waiting for them. The invasion of North Korea by the Chinese forces was ten times more vicious as was reported to the rest of the world. There wasn’t a single bridge, nor sewer system, power plant or water facility left in working order throughout the entire nation of North Korea. All North Korean crops were burned in the fields, warehouses were burned, and machinery destroyed or removed by the retreating Chinese troops back to their country.

Many cities of North Korea were razed to the ground, and more were still burning as the rapid advancing American troops tried their best to quell some of the fires still raging throughout most of the all but destroyed country of North Korea. The going was at less than a crawl’s pace for the United States soldiers; their advance was slowed down more because they could only move as fast as the bulldozers cleared the roads before them. They were further delayed by the engineers erecting temporary bridging to span the many rivers criss crossing the destroyed Korean Peninsula. The infrastructure of North Korea was almost non existent.

Shell shocked citizens dug themselves out from under the destroyed buildings, only to discover the forests of gutted civilian buildings and heavily rubble covered streets. Mass graves were discovered by the American troops, where thousands of North Korean bodies, civilian and military alike were buried, many of them were shot in the backs of their heads and dumped into the pits.

The advancing troops called in the photographers to record what they discovered. Many Korean citizens left alive in the all but destroyed cities were the so called walking wounded, taxing the advancing American troops further. The international Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations move in, and they speedily started to set up some makeshift hospitals and feeding centers with the help of the soldiers from the Allied countries. China refused to stop the terrible slaughter of the North Koreans, as they retreated from the country. The departing Chinese soldiers destroyed and looted anything of value in the nation.

The going was so slow, it was soon ordered for the United States paratroopers to sort of leap frog over the advancing American ground troops to get to the damaged nuclear sites of North Korea a lot quicker. These troops job was to determine if there was any danger of radiation leakage from the destroyed nuclear reactor sites, which were the main root of the invasion of North Korea by mainland China.

Paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division stationed out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were loaded into C 17 Globemaster aircraft, and they were flown over the research centers, uranium processing centers, and the nuclear power plants constructed in Taechon, Kusong, Sinpo, Unggi and Pyongsan of North Korea. The largest nuclear complex was constructed at Pyongyang, the most important site in North Korea. This nuclear development site made the warheads for the Redong 1 medium range missiles. Other American paratroopers were air dropped on the nuclear site of Tae Po Dong that was known as the Cape Canaveral of North Korea, to help secure the site from any further looting and destruction.

The American paratroopers discovered most nuclear sites were totally destroyed by the retreating Chinese troops in North Korea. Radiation was everywhere, as nuclear fuel rods lay exposed to the air while lying right on the ground. The buildings not destroyed in the Chinese invasion of North Korea were picked clean by the retreating Chinese troops. No computers were located at the nuclear sites, and the water controlled high pressure steam reactor (delivered to North Korea by the United States as part of the agreement with the Koreans to stop developing their nuclear weapons) wasn’t destroyed by the attack, the reactor was completely missing, stripped from its bolts. Water pipes, wires and controls were hacked from the reactor. The American paratroopers placed the call out for more bulldozers, so they could start to bury some of the exposed radioactive materials lying in the open at many of the destroyed nuclear plant sites throughout North Korea. It was hard work for the Allied troops to toil in their heavy radioactive protective equipment while trying to secure the nuclear sites.

The nuclear sites of North Korea were left in shambles by the Chinese troops. Most of the North Korean banks, their museums and government buildings were as well picked clean by the retreating Chinese troops. Private homes were looted, and then set fire to cover the robberies by the Chinese Army. Car plants were stripped of their machinery. The departing Chinese troops left North Korea covered with delayed reaction mines, in an attempt to cover up all looting and death they caused. Feeding the surviving North Koreans was the next problem faced by the rest of the world. Food from Japan and the Philippines rapidly flooded into the destroyed Korean country. Russia sent food and other forms of aide to North Korea also.

World opinion turned against China, with the United Nations voting to penalize the communist nation by refusing to have further relations with the communist country. The other nations of the world voted to separate China from the rest of the world, until she returned the bounty she had stolen from North Korea and Hong Kong, and they agreed to help rebuild the destroyed Korean country. China didn’t respond to any threats by the free world. She was too involved in the negotiations with the United States to stop its armies already massed in Taiwan and South Korea from invading the mainland of China.

Tensions in this region were at their peak, with China threatening to resort to the use of nuclear weapons if the massed American and other Allied Forces made any attempt to invade the mainland of China. This pressure, along with the military operation in South Africa and Namibia, put the young United States President in a terrible state. But with the successful operation in Africa now drawing to a rapid conclusion, the American President was finally able to relax for the first time since taking charge of his office.

This break was short lived though, when the President of the United States was handed a message from the Director of the CIA, John Raincloud. The newly elected Republican President, Albert Cole put down his champagne glass, and then he dropped down heavily into his chair as he carefully read the latest dispatch from the CIA director, before handing it over to General William “Rockjaw” Weidenbacher, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The party celebrating the recent and rather successful operation inside Africa was instantly cut short, as all eyes at the party instantly went from the obviously and sudden shaken American President and over to the general who was now reading the report aloud to them

/// FOR THE EYES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ///

/// FROM OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE CIA, MR. JOHN RAINCLOUD ///

/// TIME: 3:45 P.M./// DATE: JUNE 22nd, 1998 ///

/// CONTENTS OF REPORT READS AS FOLLOWS ///

/// RUSSIA, 10:01 A.M. OUR TIME /// JUNE 22nd, 1998 ///

/// THE MISSILE BASE INSIDE OF STRELKA, CHUNYA ///

/// LAUNCH /// LAUNCH /// LAUNCH ///

/// HAVE DETECTED THE ELEVENTH LAUNCH OF THE SS 25 MISSILE BELIEVED TO CONTAINED MILITARY NAVIGATION SATELLITE ///

/// THIS LAUNCH IS THE ELEVENTH IN A SERIES OF MILITARY TYPE LAUNCHES OVER THE PAST TWENTY FIVE DAYS INSIDE RUSSIA ///

/// ALL LAUNCHES HAVE BEEN EVALUATED AS MILITARY IN NATURE ///

/// REPORTS STATING MONIES SENT TO THE ALLIANCE STATES, FORMERLY KNOWN AS RUSSIA AND THE USSR, HAVE BEEN DIVERTED BY A NUMBER OF OLD RUSSIAN HARD LINERS (COMMUNISTS FOR THIS REPORT) FOR MILITARY APPLICATION PURPOSES ///

/// CONFIDENCE IS EXTREMELY HIGH AT THIS TIME, THAT THERE IS A VERY STRONG POSSIBILITY OF RUSSIAN COMMUNISTS CONSIDERING A COMPLETE MILITARY OVERTHROW OF THE PRESENT RUSSIAN ADMINISTRATION IN POWER AT THIS PRESENT TIME ///

/// (VIOLENT) ///

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