April 28th, 2014: The Day Chaos Struck....

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  1. 49ersFootball Well-Known Member

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    BREAKING NEWS: LANDRIEU TAPPED AS THE NEXT VP; PRESIDENT BIDEN TO DELIVER NATIONWIDE ADDRESS TONIGHT
    8:00 PM EST, Saturday, May 24th, 2014

    East Room, White House, Washington, DC.

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    It was very halfway crowded inside the East Room of the White House, where President Biden was about to announce his new pick for VP. Earlier in the day, it was announced by the White House that former OK Governor Brad Henry (D), MA Governor Deval Patrick (D), US Ambassador to Australia Jim Webb & United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY St) were ruled out due to "evaluating examination of their records from previous interviews".

    When it was time for everyone to be quiet, the Presidential anthem "Hail to the Chief" was performed as President Biden walked up to the podium & delivered a short address as follows: "Good evening my fellow Americans. It's been a whirlwind time reviewing the resumes of potential contenders for the Vice Presidency, interviews & examining their respective records, etc., I am confident that I have picked the right person to be my second in command & if needed, ready to take on the mantle of leadership if anything were to happen to me. Accordingly, I have concluded that the best person more qualified to serve as the 47th Vice President of the United States is United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)!" (applause).

    Senator Landrieu & her husband, Frank Snellings walked up to the stage to be applauded by President Biden, several members of the Presidential Cabinet & many others inside the East Room. Biden continued: "Senator Landrieu is a close friend of mine, having served together in the United States Senate for 12 years before I was elected Vice President in 2008, we continued working together although in different roles, pushing for better health care for all Americans, Education Reform, better economic opportunities in job creation, getting America back to work. These are some tough times & yes, these are also some extraordinary times as well... Senator Landrieu comes from a well-liked family in the great State of LA: her father, Moon Landrieu served as Mayor of New Orleans in the 1970s & later serving as US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development under then-President Jimmy Carter. Her brother, Mitch, served in the LA State Legislature for 16 consecutive years before winning statewide office as LA's 51st Lieutenant Governor & now currently serving as Mayor of New Orleans.

    Senator Landrieu served in the LA State Legislature for 8 years before serving as LA State Treasurer from 1987 to 1996. Then becoming the first female in LA elected as the Pelican State's United States Senator in 1996 & winning reelection in 2002 & 2008. During her 17 years in the United States Senate, she served as Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee as well as chairing the Senate Energy Committee, Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security & Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery. She's got the experience to getting the job done, which she has proven time & time again, I'm confident that she will be a great Vice President of the United States. Ladies & gentlemen, the next Vice President, Mary Landrieu."


     
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  2. Gillan1220 Gillan, God Emperor of Craft Cafe Bar

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    Just saw this TL, interesting!

    Around the POD of April 28, 2014, I remember where exactly I was in OTL. I was a 17 year old and enjoying my summer for the past month since I finished freshman year in college. I remember watching President Obama's State Visit to Manila on either Solar News Network (which was before it became CNN Philippines in 2015) or ANC 24/7. I was due to leave for Michigan to visit my relatives' living there i a week's time.

    I was slowly getting myself involved into politics and current affairs after following the Boston Marathon Bombing and manhunt a year prior, and then the Syrian chemical gas attacks, the Siege of Zamboanga, the 2013 Bohol earthquake (I was in Bohol that fateful morning, mind you), Typhoon Haiyan, the Crimean Crisis in February of that year, and finally MH370 disappearance. My ATL self would have probably seen Obama getting shot on TV which would serve as the millennial's JFK.

    So by the time I visit the U.S. on May 9, 2014, Biden is already the President and the political aspect would have changed. Wonder how Biden would have deal with Russia in regards to Crimea and how the ISIS campaign would occur in this TL (since in OTL, the American intervention against ISIS began in August of that year).
     
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    Biden would be aggressive against Putin on the Crimea crisis.
     
  4. Alanith Well-Known Member

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    I’m rather skeptical a group could get away with two separate high profile assassinations in such a short span of time without someone talking or otherwise fucking up BAD.
     
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  5. Gillan1220 Gillan, God Emperor of Craft Cafe Bar

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    Just hope it does not escalate into a direct conflict. Will MH17 Shootdown still occur as in OTL?
     
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    Haven't got that far yet. Biden just named Landrieu as VP: the confirmation hearings could be smooth sailing considering everybody knows who the Landrieu family is.

    On the foreign policy front: Biden might order an air strike or launch economic sanctions on Bolivia [based on Morales gloating on Obama's death].

    The Roberts Commission interviewing witnesses still.
     
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    Remember when I mentioned Kimberly (who fled to Singapore) ? She will be critical down the road. Plus she barely escaped from being murdered herself.
     
  8. Gillan1220 Gillan, God Emperor of Craft Cafe Bar

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    In OTL, I went to America visiting my relatives in Michigan and we went on an interstate travel down to Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, then flew to New York before heading back to MI. This was from May 9th-28th, 2014. In this TL, I guess nothing would change except Biden would be the President and some slight changes in policies.
     
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    Roberts Commission investigation when fully complete will be interesting.
     
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    Yes it will. Let's not forget the US Armed Forces & Armed Forces of the Philippines are escalating the carpet-bombing in the Mindanao Region.
     
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    May 27th, 2014:

    BREAKING NEWS: CONFIRMATION HEARINGS FOR LANDRIEU SET FOR MAY 28TH

    The confirmation hearings for United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) were announced by the White House in a press statement.

    President Biden [who was in VA during campaign rally for United States Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA] during the week] made comments to the press outside the Hotel Marriott in downtown Richmond "It's my hope that Senator Landrieu receives a fair & balanced confirmation hearing & full confirmation by both houses of Congress."
     
  12. Gillan1220 Gillan, God Emperor of Craft Cafe Bar

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    In OTL, the U.S. Special Forces were downsizing their ops by May 2014 and fully withdrew from Zamboanga in February 2015 after having completed their mission. Looks like Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines will be extended in this scenario.
     
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    Eyewitness accounts: Roberts Commission

    Della McPherson: "I was working at the US Embassy here in Manila on the morning of April 28th, 2014. My daughter was asking me to come to Malacanang Palace in order to shake hands with POTUS Obama & Philippine President Benigno SC Aquino, III., following the Welcoming Honors Ceremony.

    At 12:00 PM, I drove over to Malacanang, presented my credentials & parked in the parking lot which was examined by members of the Presidential Security Group & Secret Service. Following this, my daughter & I were given American & Philippine flags then escorted to an awaiting crowd of well-wishers, who were listening to quite spectacular music. "
     
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    Meanwhile in Singapore

    Kimberly was having a rough night sleeping, tossing & turning. Haunted by the nightmares in her complicity in instigating the traumatic events of April 28th, 2014. She kept hearing voices of the crowd screaming as gunshots rang out....

    "NOOOO!" Kimberly screamed, drenched with sweat on her bed.
     
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    Kerry visits Peru: Saturday, May 24th, 2014

    Next on Kerry's itinerary, the Republic of Peru where Secretary Kerry met with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala at the Government Palace (Residence of the Peruvian President) in downtown Lima. Kerry & Humala held a joint press conference at the Palace Grounds where they highlighted the deep diplomatic ties between the United States & Peru, fighting Climate Change, pursuing diplomatic alternatives in a peaceful solution in Venezuela, combating drug trafficking & fighting the War on Drugs.

    In a downtown Lima hotel, Aliyah was disguised as a hotel maid listening to wiretaps of Kerry's meeting with Humala.
     
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    Meanwhile in Singapore

    Kimberly was having a rough night sleeping still, trying to forget the horrific events of April 28th, 2014. As she was awake, she realized something in her past & walking over to the room of her triplet daughters, caressing them as they slept
    "I hope you kids can understand what really happened on April 28th. The truth needs to come out, I hope nothing happens to my family & friends."

    Walking back to her bedroom, Kimberly had a flashback......

    Flashback from the Summer of 2011:

    Kimberly was working at the PNP Civil Service Group Branch in Quezon City, she had gone to dinner at a local swanky jazz hotspot when she accidentally bumped into US Marine Corps Reservist 1st Lieutenant Wayne Simien, who was working at the US Embassy in Manila.

    Wayne: "Kimberly. What are you doing here ? I just got back from a long day at the office. "

    Kimberly: "Hello Wayne. It's a long day, just getting home from work as well. It's been awhile, what's been going on ?"

    Wayne: "Nothing much, but listening to smooth jazz music here at the hotspot."

    Kimberly: "Me too, it's relaxing."

    Wayne: "Let's go somewhere quiet, I think I know the special place where nobody can disturb us."

    Kimberly: "I agree, let's get out of here now."

    Several HRS later:

    Wayne & Kimberly drove all the way to a private beach resort on the outskirts of Manila, where they entered a private condo penthouse. Locking the door behind them, Kimberly looked around & replied, "Just full disclosure, I'm a virgin waiting for the lucky guy. Just wanted you to know that Wayne." "That's Ok baby," Wayne replied, "I'm divorced, but first, let's get something to drink first."

    Pouring drinks of special white wine & playing smooth jazz music, Wayne & Kimberly danced to a few songs before getting very intimate.... both naked on the bed: Kimberly kissed Wayne on the lips, as her legs were spread wide open, Wayne penetrated Kimberly's vagina, resulting in her moaning loud. Later on, they would engage in a 5 HR sexual escapade.....

    Their torrid sex escapade continued in the following years at the same secret penthouse. The result was Kimberly ended up pregnant & Wayne was the father of the triplet girls.



     
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    Kerry in Peru: Sunday, May 25th, 2014

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met with employees at the US Embassy in Lima, delivering a detailed speech on the bilateral relations between the United States & Peru including thanking the Embassy employees for their hardworking efforts over the years.
     
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    Kerry arrives in Chile
    1:06 PM, Sunday, May 25th, 2014

    La Moneda Palace, Santiago, Chile.

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    Later in the afternoon Boeing C-32 landed at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Pudahuel, Santiago, Chile. After getting off of the C-32, Secretary Kerry was greeted by US Ambassador to Chile Michael A. Hammer, Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Munoz, Chilean Secretariat of the Presidency Ximena Rincon & many others of the welcoming committee before getting into his vehicle (which included other vehicles from the Diplomatic Corps Security Service & Chilean Secret Service agents), driving all the way to Palacio de La Moneda in the heart of downtown Santiago, where Kerry was greeted with Welcoming Honors & Honor Guard Inspection. Soon afterwards, Kerry met with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet inside the Blue Room.
     
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    Eyewitness Accounts: Roberts Commission

    Olivia Ramsey: "I was getting home from a long day at work over at the ABS-CBN Studios (I usually do the late-shift at nights & early mornings), finishing up from over 13 HRS of working with the production staff in the production room while the TV News Show, "ANC Alerts" was being broadcast highlighting the upcoming State Visit of POTUS Obama to the Philippines. I was excited at POTUS Obama's historic State Visit to our wonderful country & was looking forward to going to Malacanang Palace so I could shake his hand following the Welcoming Honors Ceremony.
     
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    Some facts: Obama's visit marks 11 years since a POTUS visited the Philippines. The last one was with Dubya in 2003.
     
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