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The Sacrifice and the Reckoning: The Event (An August 6th prophecy from 2004)

“We have made a dark bargain with ourselves to let one of our cities die.”

THE TECATE TRUCK was just like all the other Tecate Beer trucks that went back and forth daily at the border crossing, except that it was not owned by Tecate. The driver of that truck spoke fluent Spanish and the truck was always loaded with Tecate. In time the US border guards got used to the Tecate trucks. The difference was that this Tecate truck had, at its center, a narrow, hollow space shielded with thin sheets of lead so that no ambient radiation could escape.

It had cost The Base over $150,000 to convert the truck at a garage in Ensenada a year before. That was little enough when it came to securing the device which had cost the same group more than $45 million in Ukraine in 1997. In any event, the truck did its job and passed without incident over the border and into the United States at Tecate, California on August 6th. Dates were important to The Base, and this date was especially significant. After all, what could be more significant than the day on which Hiroshima was destroyed?

After clearing the border the Tecate Truck followed Highway 94 north to its merge with Highway 8 at La Mesa, California, and then drove west towards Highway 5. It pulled off the road at a rest stop where it picked up a technician in a Tecate uniform who was carrying a case with the necessary electronics and a couple of weapons. After that, the two men followed the road that ran straight towards the heart of San Diego. It got off the freeway downtown and quickly made its way to the intersection of North Harbor Drive and West Broadway. Its total travel time from the border to downtown San Diego was just over an hour. It was running close to schedule. It was about 11:30 in the morning.

The truck pulled over and parked along North Harbor Drive and the technician took out some binoculars and scanned the harbor beyond the Navy Region Southwest Complex whose entrance was less than 100 yards away. Intelligence was correct. The USS Ronald Reagan was in its home port and riding comfortably at anchor.

The technician opened his case and took a wire that ran from the back of the truck along the floorboards. He plugged it into a jack in the simple switching device in the case. He looked at the driver and smiled. The driver smiled back. They both began to recite a prayer in Arabic while looking over the San Diego harbor. At some point in the prayer, without really thinking about it, the technician threw the switch. In the next instant, at the intersection of North Harbor Drive and West Broadway in San Diego, California on a warm August morning, a miniature version of the Sun appeared on the surface of the Earth.

San Diego, California. August 6th, 11:36 AM

During the following brief moments, everything within a quarter-mile radius of the truck was heated to a temperature equivalent to that found at the center of the sun and became, essentially, vapor. Beyond that, for about four miles, every living thing was blinded, then incinerated and crushed to death. This included all the exotic animals at the San Diego Zoo, a myriad of birds, reptiles, cats, dogs, fish, and marine and plant life. It also included about 500,000 men, women, and children. Those that survived close to, but outside of, this killing zone came quickly to wish that they too had died.

The blast not only destroyed most of downtown San Diego but the Navy and Marine bases, along with capital ships, cruise ships returning from Baja, and civilian and military airplanes as well — including those on close approach.

Beyond the immediate blast zone, the 250 mph wind and 700 F. heat created a moving vortex of flame. From this, a firestorm soon formed and grew to engulf all flammable structures for a distance of ten miles. The light from the blast in the first few moments blinded all who had happened to be looking in that direction for a radius of 15 miles. The cloud that rose up over what had been San Diego to a height of 12 miles was visible from Los Angeles, 120 miles to the north.

Along with many of its citizens and buildings, communication with the San Diego metropolitan area evaporated, but the cloud hovering above it left no doubt as to what had happened.

Of the 3,000,000 people in the San Diego area, it was later determined that nearly 60% had been killed or severely injured. But that took a number of years to determine. The number who survived but were exposed to radiation that shortened their lives is still being worked out today.

By any scale of measurement, the August 6th destruction of San Diego by the Islamic members of The Base was a good day for The Base and for its vision of a Muslim-dominated world. It revenged them for the hundreds of thousands of Muslim militants the US has slaughtered in the years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Yes, it was a very good day.

It was to be the last very good day for The Base, for Islam, and for the world for quite some time.

As a target, San Diego had several things to recommend it. It was, first and foremost, a city and as such home to millions of Americans. Since killing Americans in wholesale numbers was one of the goals of The Base, San Diego qualified. But San Diego was not normally thought of as a “first-tier” target; that “distinction” was reserved for New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. As a result, local security was more likely to be lax within the city limits. After all, there had been no attacks on American soil since September 2001.

At the same time, San Diego sat on a west coast port of considerable military significance and held a number of navy and marine bases within its limits or close by. Hence, The Base could be assured of destroying a significant number of strategic military assets along with a goodly number of soldiers, sailors, and marines. In this, their expectations were exceeded only by reality.

Assets destroyed or crippled in the attack were the Naval Air Station at North Island, the Naval Amphibious Base at Coronado, the Naval Station at San Diego, the Naval Base at Point Loma, the US Marine Corps Recruit Depot, the US Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, the US Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, the Fort Rosecrans Military Reservation, and SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command). Taken together in terms of men, materials, assets, and experience, it was the greatest strategic disaster for the United States Military in history. The military loss was, in many ways, the least of it. Taken in all its enormity, the destruction of San Diego was the greatest disaster ever suffered by any nation in history.

Up to that point on August 6th in the year of our Lord 20_ _.

There would be greater disasters. In other nations. And it would not be long before they would begin. It took only 40 minutes from the moment of the explosion for the US military to move to DEFCON ONE. It would be some years before it changed this status.

Within 18 hours of the killing of San Diego, while the United States and the world reeled in panic, grief, elation, applause, and disbelief; before even the first images and on-site reports began to proliferate over the airwaves and across the internet, US diplomats in capitals around the world delivered terse previously drafted notes warning all nations to avoid seeking to exploit the disaster in any respect. Special attention was given to the Russians and the Chinese, underscored by personal calls from the President of the United States or his factotums. Iran and a number of other nations received neither notes nor calls.

The surviving US carriers with their support groups already at sea dispersed to different stations in accordance with plans long settled at the Pentagon. All military bases at home and abroad went to war status, again according to Pentagon plans. The all airborne troops and US Marines were recalled to their bases and prepared to launch Operation Stick.

Then it was the time of the ballistic missile submarines. Each Ohio-class submarine carried 12 missile tubes and each missile in each tube could carry up to 20 nuclear warheads. Each warhead could be aimed at a separate target with an accuracy measured in yards. Each warhead could be a classified number of megatons. Thus each ballistic missile submarine could carry up to 240 nuclear bombs. The United States had 14 of these submarines, submarines so powerful they were not listed as a “ship,” but as a “strategic asset.” Each submarine was, in and of itself, the end of the world. 

Soon after the US military had finished its initial preparations, a long sequence of numbers was sent via the underwater ELF and VLF broadcast systems to all US Ballistic Missile Submarines on station throughout the oceans of the world. This sequence of numbers was repeated at regular intervals for four hours. Then it stopped.

Upon receiving, decoding, and verifying this sequence of numbers, each submarine released a small microburst signaling buoy to the surface to confirm it had received the signal, then moved at top speed to the designated location. Once on station, it stabilized itself, hovered deep under the ocean’s surface and waited — along with the rest of the world — for a second much shorter string of numbers to come to it through the water. It would not wait for very long.

To be continued?

First published: October 2004

Gerard Van der Leun // 1692 Mangrove Ave Apt: 379
Chico, CA 95926

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  • John Fisher August 6, 2022, 1:58 PM

    That this hasn’t happened yet has allowed us to continue to blunder thoughtlessly through a dangerous world. Today I’m not sure the missiles would fly as a result. Our ‘evil, racist society’ deserved it all the ‘noble’ ones would chant.

  • ghostsniper August 6, 2022, 2:56 PM

    scary shit
    my youngest sister lives in san diego

  • Dirk August 6, 2022, 4:09 PM

    Iran may be the culprit, they didn’t launch without permission from one of the two other big dogs. Like any bad dog, it gets it, or it gets put down, pronto!

    Hell this day and age, I’m not sure we could definitively dismiss our own Govts involvement!

  • Gordon Scott August 6, 2022, 6:10 PM

    Yes, continue. I admit my morbid fascination.

    October 2004. It would be an interesting exercise to update the story to reflect the 2022 administration.

  • Jack August 6, 2022, 6:24 PM

    Damn, that is frightening and who knows just how possible that scenario might be. By all means, please continue….

  • Joe Krill August 6, 2022, 7:05 PM

    Please continue and as an added bonus I recommend Day of Wrath by William R. Forstchen.

  • Jack Lawson August 6, 2022, 8:19 PM

    Wow! Exciting… since the probability is there from America, the Deep State bully, slapping around little goat herding countries for decades

    • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 2:53 AM

      I think our Esteemed Host has evolved in the intervening years, although cannot say with any certainty that he has mellowed much Re Arabs (I have, a bit, FWIW).

      But there’s a deeper issue here. When societal stresses build up, we need scapegoats: Rene Girard and his theory of Mimesis.

      Girard used to wank on a bit about how Christianity was the synthesis which broke the age-old baked into our societal DNA cycle of pressure building up to reach catharsis in some violent act of communal scapegoating. I don’t buy this bit at all. Besides, Mistuh God, He Dead (sorry various crotchety gents assembled here… not your opinions that matter in the grand scheme of things… it’s what Joe Public in the mass happens to know rightly or wrongly in his bones) so one way or the other the Old Ways are Back Big Time.

      Now it happens that Western Civ got along perfectly fine for a very long time with a perfectly serviceable set of Designated Scapegoats (pace Girard and his nonsense about there having being no need for them in Christendom — Just Ask Schlomo — actually no need.. he’ll tell you unasked.) Problem is that in this Year Not of Our Lord 2022, the Old Scapegoats run much of the the show and any idle hint about taking it out on them gets one zeroed out. In fact, totally coincidentally White Men happen to be Designated Scapegoats now. Funny that. Anyway problem with this is that you can’t run a society where White Men do all the Work and are the Scapegoats. Besides they’re not really cut out for it.

      So… What you find is White Men fantasising about smiting The Muslims, The Chinese, The Iranians. Because when you’ve got a huge societal headache you have to smite Someone. Always.

      Mind you… Taking a swing at the Taliban was the right thing to do, ca. 2002. So was treating all kinds of retaliation for nuclear terrorism. Nothing much else, was though.

      One way or the other, someone’s going to get it and get it good and hard. The only question is how undeserving they will be and how many nukes they will have to lob back at us.

      • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 2:59 AM

        * so was threatening all kinds of retaliation….

        My broad point is that utterly intractable Western and particularly American societal pressures require Someone… Anyone to be scapegoated and immolated in order to achieve catharsis and let out the built up head of steam. The problem is that in the search for a ‘Safe’ target which can’t BLM Riot or ADL them, the American People will look to the outside and pick on some Very Unsafe People to let off steam.

        Taking the Easy Way Out could be the end of us all. Think Locally 😛

        • Joe Krill August 7, 2022, 8:16 AM

          To: This is not nutella—Would you please condense what you wrote and then explain it. Thanks.

          • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 1:53 PM

            No. (Short Answer)


            Humans can’t solve their societal problems without killing scapegoats. This goes back to the dawn of time. It’s our Coping Mechanism. After a bit of communal bloodletting we all have a nice post-coital cigarette and go back to Normal. Either you know your history and your basics of humans 101 and you get this or you don’t.

            Scapegoats need to be discernible outsiders (for some definition of Outsider) upon whom all the psychological burdens of the community can be laid… and then you drive out and/or kill the scapegoat.

            One problem I didn’t mention in previous comment that in age of Mass Media and Mass Man this can be problematic: See the War Between the States. Or certain other unpleasantnesses more recent. The killing of scapegoats can get a trifle out of hand and go on for a bit too long.

            In the Current Year, illegal and impossible to let off societal stress on the traditional Old Favourites (can’t type the word or Bad Things Will Happen) who can no longer be named.

            In fact, if you open your eyes and look around you you’ll notice that WE (White Men) are the Designated Scapegoats of the Regime now. Problem with this is that you can’t scapegoat your productive fraction of society and expect things to work out well. Also Regime Scapegoating of White Men is the subconscious of a tiny Alien ruling class festering away but it doesn’t gel properly with the very different hopes and fears of the still vast numbers of Legacy Americans (you.).

            There’s also the fact that Ordinary Americans feel the terrible stresses building up in society and feel a compelling urge to strike out because doing so is what humans do. We’re coded for it. But they Old Outlets for doing so are now illegal and thanks to post-1945 brainwashing and shuffling/replacement of elites, Unthinkable. So all that’s left is to strike out wildly at Foreigners Over There: Russians, Chinese, Iranians, Muzzies in general. And your rulers will encourage this because if anyone should be getting the Scapegoat Public Square Immolation treatment it is your rulers.

            It’s not rocket science. The West was built on grit, determination, Christianity, and an occasional pogrom to let off any excess steam. Ain’t none of those factors or options left in a serviceable state in 2022, so I put my money on Normie being easily whipped up into a foreign adventure. The problem there is that the internal stresses in the USA are now too big for a small foreign adventure to suffice. Will need to be a Big Foreign Adventure. And the Big Foreigners have many deliverable nukes and don’t have Trannie Admirals. Problematic.

            The parsimonious solution would be to hurry up and have your Civil War II and kill plenty of each other. Butcher’s bill will be big but likely smaller than if try to dodge it by taking on the Chinese or Russians (or maybe even Iranians).

            • ghostsniper August 7, 2022, 2:49 PM

              OK, I get what you’re saying, I think.
              (looked up that dood you mentioned early on)
              To veer off slightly, I never quite got the idea that white men are the problem as elite white men are accusing. It’s like the snake eating it’s tail.

              Anyway, you’re claiming the solution to the current societal problems in the US can be thrown off track by a diversion, an entity outside the US, where massive ire can be directed. And, the likely entity, that has always been used in history, at least up until 1945, is where this ire should be directed. Correct?

              If all of what I wrote is true, and I’m not saying it isn’t, then how do you suppose all of this will play out, since the normal historical scapegoat is mostly untouchable today?

              • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 6:48 PM

                You grok rightly.

                I don’t know how it’s going to play out. Despite my obvious biases, it’s possible (barely) to overstate the Post-Nuremberg side of things. US Civil War I and the tragedy of WWI by themselves are enough evidence for me that modern Mass Societies with Mass Media whipping up Mass Man amplify the “Let’s go stone the Pharmakon (scapegoat)” signal so much that instead society as a whole gets blown up rather than purged through Catharsis.

                Even back in the day there were the other odd characters getting scapegoated — e.g. the Cathars, or you could look at the early Anabaptist Antics maybe. Of course Witch-hunting would be another one.

                That being said, the starring role the Usual Suspects used to play in this, err play and their present position vis-a-vis the rest of us makes it very difficult to discuss the wider issues.

  • Foo August 7, 2022, 12:13 AM

    More, please!

  • Francis W. Porretto August 7, 2022, 2:28 AM

    I came at the subject a bit differently. But then, I was hopeful that terrorizing the satraps would have the desired effect, which is dubious. Given world conditions, we’re more likely to see your resolution than mine.

  • Ed P August 7, 2022, 4:14 AM

    Nowadays it would be nuclear pulse weapons, to destroy all electronic infrastructure and sent the USA back to the stone age, but preserving buildings etc. There would be no counter-attack after all modern systems fail.
    Give it a few years, then move in and bury the bodies.

    • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 2:00 PM

      Years ago Richard Fernandez wrote a nice piece on what the Chinese lobbing a few cruise missiles into power station switch yards and major substation transformers would do to a city like Manila. In short, it would kill everyone living in it in the space of a month. Starvation, Cholera from untreated water, undisposed sewage, etc.

      The Cloud People Ruling Class don’t realise that you can’t manufacture and transport a transformer the size of a house with the click of a mouse. Lead times of many months to years for these things. And Costco doesn’t stock them.

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) August 7, 2022, 5:48 AM

    I vote for more flying watermelons and less nuclear annihilation.

  • wildman August 7, 2022, 7:39 AM

    The iranians want to bring about the end of the world so the twelfth imam can come up out of the well they built in Hom to usher in the islamic world. unfortunately, it will be a radioactive world. and with a lot fewer muslims if any than they anticipated.

    • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 2:01 PM

      Do they? I suppose they told you this? Or did Jennifer Rubin tell you?

      Just a Thought.

  • Jack August 7, 2022, 8:29 AM

    I have not thought much about the 2nd coming of the 12 imam but this article goes into it to some extent. Heads up for 8/22/22….lol


  • Old Surfer August 7, 2022, 9:18 AM

    This is an all too plausible scenario, and given the current leadership(?), A strongly worded note would be the likely response. I’m an old school card carrying Hippie, but I believe our response to 911 should have been the vanishment of Mecca, or at least the removal and destruction of the black stone. The fact that islam persists is a blight on humanity and a blot on our civilisation.

  • OneGuy August 7, 2022, 1:19 PM

    It is estimated that there are 9000 or more Chinese spies who are in the U.S. today. In addition to spying their job will be sabotage when “that” day arrives. We will Not be politically able to expel or incarcerate the Chinese thanks to five decades of misinformation about the internment of the Japanese. The invasion is underway soon to be followed by war and the occupation. Good luck.

    • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 2:08 PM

      Only 9000? Surely you jest.

      In 2005 I was banging this Chinese girl studying at a university in an Australian city. She went away for a Sydney Trip for the weekend with some of her classmates and came back and showed me a bunch of digital snaps she’d taken of a Falun Gong demonstration. Take three guesses where she didn’t email them, too.

      Mind you, even that’s not a case of Black / White / Good / Bad. See the Taiping Rebellion. Religious syncretism has got a Very Bad Name in China and it’s not just about ‘Freedom Fighters’.

      Every one of them is a potential spy. And that’s as it should be. We Whiteys are the fools for letting them run wild.

      It’s funny and Americans and Australians and Westerners in general just don’t seem to get it that Foreigners have (at the minimum) dual loyalties. Probably because it’s illegal to to notice or mention Exhibit A without being unpersoned.