Zero Hour At 10.24 a m today a small nuclear device was detonated somewhere between the White House and the U. S. Capitol building in Washington. The first reports came from commercial airline pilots approaching the city in route to Dulles International Airport . Numerous pilots reported seeing a huge mushroom cloud coming up from the city's center and at the same time feeling their aircraft shudder from the force of the blast. At this time communications from the stricken city remain sparse with little information coming out. For the moment there is no word about the safety of the president although it is known that he was in the White House at the time of the attack. It is also believed that both the House and the Senate were in session at the moment of the blast.
Zero Hour +1 News helicopters out of the Baltimore area flying over Washington report seeing massive damage in the Washington D.C. areas with hundreds of fires raging in areas up to one mile from what is believed to be ground zero. Some reported seeing a huge crater perhaps 100-200 yards wide in an area some quarter mile NE of the spot where the Washington Monument formally stood, only the base of that structure remains. There are also unconfirmed reports that parts of the capital dome are missing and that flames are coming from the gaping holes in that structure. Parts of the White House have been completely destroyed while other parts are in flames at this hour with no efforts being made to extinguish them.
Zero Hour +5 Breaking news from AP: The Associated Press in now reporting that president Barack Hussein Obama was killed in the attack on the nations capital earlier today, but gave no details. It is also reporting that Vice President Joe Biden who was at the White House at that hour was also killed in the blast. And this report is just coming in: many members of Congress have perished in the attack among the many being mentioned at this time are notably Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the house, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House. Rueters is now reporting that Secertary of State John Kerry in being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on a air force plane somewhere over the Atlantic as he flies back back from Brussels where he was attending a NATO meeting. His destination is a closely guarded secret at this time.
Zero Hour +10 Al Jazeera television is reporting that Al qaeda is claiming responsibility for the attack on Washington and that terrorist group is claiming to have planted additional nuclear devices in other U.S. cities. Along with this claim Al qaeda has issued a list of demands to stop any future attacks. Among the many demands are the following: 1) immediate moves to began a full U.S. withdrawal of military forces from all Muslim countries throughout the world 2) immediate cease fire by all U.S. military forces in Afghanistan 3) recognition of Al qaeda as a legitimate organization operating to restore world peace 4) reparations in the amount of One Trillion dollars to be paid to Al qaeda for damages to that organization and other Arab states 5) additional demands to come in near future. Al Jazeera is also reporting that Al qaeda is giving the United States government 72 hour to announce compliance with these demands or a second device will be detonated somewhere in the US.
Zero Hour +20 PANIC has gripped Americans as millions flee the cities for the perceived safety of the countryside............. Barack woke in a cold sweat quickly realizing it was just a dream and at that same moment less that a mile from the White House a Green Van pulled into a small parking lot and a clean cut dark-skinned young man exited locking the door behind him then turned and walked to a waiting car. Barack turned over and went back to sleep the dream was over, but the real nightmare was only beginning. I wrote this piece a few years back, but with more and more countries such as Iran inching closer to getting nuclear weapons the likelihood of this work of fiction becoming fact is increasing.