Enter The Occupation timeline, where revolutions in the Middle East lead to Israeli and UN occupations. This timeline part of the Live History alternate history. The timeline is presented by the CNN news channel.
March 21, 2011: Fierce fighting in the southern region of the Central Asian Union At least 10,000 Iranian and Afghan troopers have entered the southern Central Asian Union in the past week, defeating the small Union border guard. The Union's army has been mobilized and have met the Iran-Afghan soldiers in the steppes of the southern part of the Union. The casualties are unknown at this current point, but it is believed to be at least 6000. The United States, Central Asian Union and Russia have begun air strikes on Iran and Afghanistan, striking important military bases.
March 18, 2011: President Obama announces troops deployments President Barack Obama of the US announced that troops will be deployed. Ground troops will not be deployed to the conflict in Central Asia, the air force will launch airstrikes. Amid the recent attacks in Libya, ground troops will be deployed to neighboring West Algeria to await further orders. The military will also attempt to evacuate any civilians attempting to flee from the nation.
March 16, 2011: Revolution surges through Libya After the crackdowns on protestors on February 28, the protests nearly stopped. But today riots broke out, and a new government, the Republic of Libya, was established with a capital at Tobruk, which was one of the first cities to come under the control of the rebels. Thousands of protestors have been killed in the fighting, and the Abdurahman government has been criticized for its "no mercy" policy.March 15, 2011: WAR! Russia and the Union begin fighting against Iran War has broken out in Central Asia between Russia and the Central Asian Union against Iran and Afghanistan. Iranian and Afghan troops have crossed the border into the Union, and have decisively defeated Union armies in several towns and cities. Meanwhile, Iran ships have been dueling with Union ships in the Caspian Sea. Russia, which began to move its army into the Union five days ago, have spread up the process. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has declared that "Russia won't tolerate the attacks into Central Asia".
March 11, 2011: Tantawi finally captured by the US; war drawing to a close After a month of bloody fighting, the US has finally captured Tantawi. During a fight in the deserts of southwestern Egypt, Tantawi's command bunker was inside. After searching through it, three US soldiers, who's names are unknown by us for the moment, captured Tantawi in a room in the bunker. President Obama claimed that "victory is in our grasp".
March 10, 2011: Russia and the Central Asian Union mobilize their navy in the Caspian Sea In response to the breaking of the Caspian Sea Agreement, both Russia and the Central Asian Union have mobilized their fleets in the Caspian Sea. Compared to the Iranian fleet, the combined Russian and Union fleets are gigantic in size. Russia also launched its new battleship, the Saint Petersburg, which is most technological-advanced ship in the Russian Navy. According to Central Asian Union President Islam Karimov "war seems right around the corner."
March 9, 2011: Iran breaks the Caspian Sea Agreement to help President Dawran Iran has broke the Caspian Sea Agreement and has mobilized its Caspian Fleet. The Agreement, created by the UN when the organization imposed sanctions on Iran, states the Iran is not allowed to have a fleet in the Caspian Sea. In exchange, all UN and US forces would leave Iraq. Iran has broken the Agreement to help Afghan President Dawran, who had signed a secret treaty with Iran.
March 8, 2011: Rumours of CIA involvement in Afghanistan appear Bradley Manning, a former US Army Soldiers and a current CIA agent, has leaked information of possible CIA involvement in the assassination of Afghan President Fahran Dehqan. He has said that the CIA planned to assassinate Dehqan ever since the end of the Afghanistan-Pakistan War, which led to Afghanistan becoming a near police state. He also said that the either the CIA supplied the Afghan Party with the weapons or the Agency directly assassinated the president.
March 6, 2011: The March Meet will be cancelled this year due to warlike conditions The United Nations has announced that the annually March Meet will be cancelled due to the war and revolution in the nations that meet there. The March Meet was started in 2007 to have the leaders of the newly formed nations to discuss issues in that affects them. The regions that go are; the Middle East, Central Asia; and Northeastern Africa.
March 6, 2011: Central Asian Union will send soldiers in Afghanistan Central Asian Union President Islam Karimov announced today that the Central Asian Union Armed Forces will head head into Afghanistan. 3,500 soldiers will be sent over the next week, heading toward the major Afghan cities of Taloqan and Kundus, both of which are under the control of militias.
March 5, 2011: Afghan militias cross border into the Central Asian Union Militias in northern Afghanistan have crossed the border and began raiding towns on the southern border of the Central Asian Union. 57 have been killed and over 500 have been wounded. Local farmer Asil Arman has said that "They came in took all my livestock and took some of the supplies I had for farming." It appears that the militias are trying to get supplies needed for fighting in the new civil war.
March 4, 2011: President Obama calls the Egyptian nuclear threat a "bluff" US President Barack Obama spoke about the current war in Egypt. He said "The war in Egypt has only lasted a month, but casualties are high. However," he continued "the threat to America by Egypt stating they are using nuclear weapons is false. We have searched all of Egypt but have not found any weapons of mass destruction. Tantawi is bluffing."March 3, 2011: Military takes control of Afghanistan; militias form throughout country Military units led by Mohammad Dawran have seized control of the capital city of Kabul. Dawran, who commands both the Afghan Army and the Afghan Air Force, is slowly working his way through the country by taking major roads and industrial areas. Dawran has also claimed himself the new president of the country. Militias opposing Dawran have popped up around the country, mainly in the north.
March 2, 2011: The March released The highly anticipated documentary The March was released today in movie theaters across the United States. The movie shows how peasants and farmers in Iraq were forced to flee from their homes to the coastal city of Umm Qasr, which was the site of deadly Iraqi-Iranian rocket attacks. An estimated 500,000 died in the attacks.
March 2, 2011: US jets bomb army base at Siaw Oasis Jets of the United States bombed an Egyptian army base at Siaw Oasis. The jets also targeted factories in the city, which were producing the most military equipment in the nation. The Air Force Secretary, Hon. Michael B. Donley, has spoken that "We hope that these attacks will cripple the Egyptian war effort." About 2000 people were killed in the attacks, and about 6500 were injured.
March 1, 2011: Afghanistan President assassinated; civil war looms Earlier today, President of Afghanistan Fahran Dehqan was assassinated. At the end of the First American Intervention, Afghanistan was brought to peace and Dehqan was elected president. Dehqan was a member of the right-wing Patriot Party. The other major political party, the left-wing Nationalist Party, has been criticizing Dehqan for his policies. It is suspected that members of a splinter group of the Nationalists, and the Afghan Party, are behind the assassination.
It is unknown who will become president.
February 28, 2011: Tantawi threatens the US with nuclear weapons Earlier today, President Tantawi of Egypt had threatened the United States to stop with their "acts of aggression" against Egypt. He has also threatened to use nuclear weapons if he has too. While many people believe that Egypt had developed weapons of mass destruction during the Civil War and Famines, it has not been proved. US President Obama has said "It is alarming that he would threaten to do that. We are going to remain on high alert until the crisis is solved." The US has dispatched teams to search for nuclear silos.
February 28, 2011: Libyan military fires on protestors Today, Libyan President Yaman Abdurahman has authorized the military to use force on the protestors. Tanks are rolling down the streets, helicopters and patrolling from the sky, and the soldiers and police are forcing the protestors to scatter. It is estimated that at least 500 people have been killed, and many more have been injured.February 27, 2011: Royal Saudi Navy sent to Suez Canal The Royal Saudi Navy has been sent to the Suez Canal. The operation will mark the debut of the new flagship of the navy, the Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, which was named after the Crown Prince. The Commander of the navy, Admiral Dakheel-Allah Bin Ahmad Al-Wakadani was interviewed about the operation. He responded "Simply, we are going to begin to patrol the waters near the Suez Canal."
February 24, 2011: Riots erupt in Libya against Communist government Riots have begun today with millions of protestors taking to the streets of Libya. The protestors are calling for democracy and freedom in Libya, which had been under a Communist government since the Revolution in 2004. The protestors also claim to be inspired by the protests in Egypt, and many of them are holding Egyptian flags. Police forces have only kept the protestors back so far.February 21, 2011: Egyptian and American troops clash near Suez Canal The rapid American advance across Egypt was stopped today when the Egyptian military clashed at the Suez Canal. Protestors there had sided with the Americans, and violence there is widespread. While the number of casualties is unknown at the moment, it is estimated to be in the thousands, and most of them are thought to be Egyptian. Stay tuned for more updates.
February 21, 2011: News blackout ended; reports coming from Egypt A news blackout, which began at midnight on February 11, 2011, is officially declared over by the UN. The blackout was declared because of the UN's refusal to talk about events, which led to unreliable sources coming. The UN then blacked out all news coming from Egypt.
February 11, 2011: Violence in Egypt continuing American forces have entered Egypt today, and have already met heavy resistance. Skirmishes have been fought across the country between UN-American-Israeli forces against militias and the Egyptian military. Out of all the militias, it is reported that Independent Egypt is the strongest, with a strong presence in Suez and Cairo. Meanwhile, Israel has reached Cairo, only to bombarded by the Egyptian military, police, and protestors.
February 10, 2011: President Obama announces American troops to Egypt With the violence in Egypt reaching new heights, American President Barack Obama has announced the deployment of a massive force of 50,000 to Egypt. "Egypt is in crisis," the President said, "and the US is not going to sit around and watch." This mark the second time in the decade the US has entered the Middle East, and the first time since the American Intervention, which will now be called the first one
February 9, 2011: Israel continues its march towards Cairo Israel forces have continued its march from the Suez Canal to the Egyptian capital city of Cairo. Israel forces have met resistance from the group that is now known as "Independent Egypt". Israel soldiers are shooting any people who attempt to stop them with violence. The goal is for Israel and Un forces to converge on Cairo at the same time, forcing the Egyptian forces to stop.
February 9, 2011: UN and Egyptian forces clash at Shubra El-Kheima Today President Tantawi announced that he would not stand by the "unlawful invasion of Egypt by the forces of the UN." Egyptian military forces at Cairo moved north and clashed with the advancing UN forces at the city Shubra El-Kheima, which is the fourth-largest city in Egypt. Much of the city was in rubble after the violence between the protestors and police. The fighting has lasted all day, and current casualties are unknown.February 8, 2011: Fighting begins in South Lebanon In South Lebanon, which Israel has occupied since February 2, was the site of a three war fighting between Israel, Hezbollah, and PLAL. The battle lasted and hour, and in the end about 130 people were killed, and about 350 injured. Most of the casualties are on the Hezbollah and PLAL side, and Israel won the battle, but Hezbollah and PLAL claimed it had inflicted more damage.
February 8, 2011: Fighting continues in Cairo and Port Said With the violence in Cairo fresh in mind, the protestors went out to do battle with the military again. A military armory in Cairo has been breached by protestors, who have now gained access to better weapons. The Egyptians still hold the upper hand, but the protestors gained an upper hand when some police members defected to their side. House-to-house fighting is widespread, and many buildings have been destroyed. The deathtoll is unknown, but it is estimated to be in the thousands. With the fighting raging, the UN has made it a top priority to get to the city to end the violence.
February 8, 2011: UN soldiers enter Alexandria; mixed response from protestors UN forces departed from Palermo and set off to Alexandria, Egypt. The soldiers entered a city in ruins, due to fighting between police and protestors. However, the expectation that they would be greeted warmly was not entirely true. Some protestors joined the UN forces, but others who wanted an Egypt independent from foreign influences began chanting "Independent Egypt!" like those in Port Said yesterday. No fighting has broken out, with those opposing the UN's entry just protesting in a non-violent day. Despite some opposition, the UN has began to skim the the city, searching for those who are seriously injured.
February 7, 2011: Egyptian military storm Cairo; Port Said in tatters As the riots in Egypt continue, updates are flooding in. The Egyptian military entered Cairo today with soldiers, tanks, helicopters, and jets. Live ammunition was used on the protestors, killing thousands. The protestors fired back, with clubs, knives, bombs, and small arms. While the protestors were bloodied, they still held parts of the city. Fighting is expected to continue into tomorrow.
Meanwhile, in Port Said, which is near the Suez Canal, is the place of continuing rioting. Israel soldiers attempted to enter the city today, but the protestors were not as happy as those in other places on the canal. "Independent Egypt!" is what the crowd is shouting. The police was also stationed there, and was fighting against both sides. The Israel soldiers used live ammunition and deaths there are expected to be in the hundreds, with most of them being the protestors and police.
February 7, 2011: UN forces assembled in Palermo, Italy In the port city of Palermo, Italy on the island of Sicily, the army of 5000 soldiers have assembled and are waiting to be shipped. The soldiers will be shipped tomorrow to the war-torn nation of Egypt. The protestors are expected to welcome the UN soldiers, but for now it is uncertain. The soldiers will land in the city of Alexandria, which is completely controlled by protestors.
February 6, 2011: Israeli forces enter Syria and Suez Israeli forces entered western Syria as part of their "Occupation and Liberation Plan". Their plan is to eventually secure all of Syria, which has been ruled by warlords since the Famines and Civil War. Israeli forces have already met resistance, but so far there are none dead and only a few injured.
Israel has also gone and occupied the Suez Canal, which was the most controversial part of their plan. The plan details it will occupy the canal until the UN arrives, which will be in two days on the 8th. Protestors there are welcoming the Israeli force, as "..they bring democracy, which is what we hope to reach once Tantawi steps down," in the words of a protestors. The police have exited the area and taken down barriers to allow the protestors to reach the entering forces.
February 6, 2011: Explosion occurs in the Arab Gas Pipeline Reports of an explosion in the Arab Gas Pipeline came in yesterday, but today is has been confirmed by government officials. President Tantawi places the blame on the protestors, but according to workers on the pipeline, the explosion was caused by a gas leak. The disruption of the pipeline has suspended supplies of gas to Israel, which is adding to the chaos that has engulfed the Middle East.
February 5, 2011: World responds to the crisis in Egypt With the riots in Egypt reaching the tipping point, the nations of the world respond. Saudi Arabia has begun to mobilize its military, like it said yesterday. Israel, worried that a war could start, has fully mobilized its military. European Union President Herman Van Rompuy was interviewed today. His comment toward the crisis in Egypt was "The protests in Egypt are across the Mediterranean, so Europe is not going to ignore it. The European Union has pledged to support the UN in any way possible, and I am very glad it has. Peace and democracy will be brought to Egypt, making it a role model for other nations in the Middle East."
February 5, 2011: Rioting spreads to Suez Canal; UN steps in The rioting which began in Egypt two days ago, and has brought great destruction to the nation, has finally spread to the Suez Canal. Protestors arrived earlier today, armed with clubs, knives, and small arms. After failing to stop the rioters with rubber bullets and other means, the police have resorted to using live ammunition. Fighting there has resulted in the death of at least 100 people, and thousands were injured.
At an emergency Security Council meeting, the UN has decided to intervene in the rioting. An army of 5000 soldiers will be assembled and sent to the Suez Canal, with the intention of gaining control of the canal and making sure it will not end operations. The second goal is to stop the rioting there and eventually the rioting in all of Egypt.
February 4, 2011: Abandoned al-Qaeda camp found in Turkey An abandoned al-Qaeda camp was found in Turkey earlier today when a Turkish patrol came across the ruins of it. It was a small camp, and it is presumed it was abandoned during the Turkish War on Terror. During the Famines, al-Qaeda's influence across southwestern Asia increased, with camps found in most country. When the situation in the Middle East somewhat stabilized, Turkey led a war against al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, which resulted in the lessening of the groups' influences. The Turkish president commented in an interview that "The camp was a grim reminder of the reality in the past."
February 4, 2011: Saudi Arabia threatens takeover of Suez Canal The Saudi Arabian government released a statement today, concerning the rioting in Egypt and the Suez. The statement threatens that if the Suez Canal stops operations due to the violence, it would end the rioting their by force. If the two nations would go to war, it would be the second time in 7 years. The first one resulted in the Famines. Many fear that if the Suez Canal ended operation, oil from Saudi Arabia would not flow into Europe and North America. The Egyptian government has not responded yet.
February 4, 2011: Riots in Egypt continue; Suez area now a war zone The riots that began in Egypt yesterday are continuing, and show no signs of stopping. The capital city of Cairo and the major cities Alexandria and Suez are engulfed in fighting between protestors and police. Tantawi has retreated from his presidential palace in Cairo and has moved to a bunker somewhere in the Egyptian countryside. Many fear that the Egyptian riots stop shipping in the Suez Canal due to the violence in the city of Suez. The Canal is currently under the control of Egyptian government officials.
February 3, 2011: PLAL attacks kill 3, injure 15 in South Lebanon In South Lebanon, an attack by the organization PLAL (People's Liberation Army of Lebanon) killed three and injured 15. The target was Israeli soldiers in South Lebanon, who the PLAL claimed had "wrongly established itself in Lebanon. The goal of PLAL is to unite Lebanon under a Communist banner, which has been their goal since the Civil War. In the attack, the Israelis killed two members and captured another three, which Israel plans to use to gain more information on PLAL.February 3, 2011: Riots begin in Egypt against the presidency of Tantawi In Cairo, Egypt, mass protests and riots are beginning, with the aim of having President Mohamed Hussein Tantawi overthrown with a more democratic leader. Tantawi, who became President of Egypt during the Famines, has dictatorial control over the people of Egypt. Despite all the rioting, military action has not happened yet, and the police have only contain the protestors. Rioting has also began in other cities, though not as large as in Cairo.
February 2, 2011: The UN and the United States declare their support of the Plan In Ottawa, Canada, the United Nations Security Council released a statement today, declaring their support for Israel's occupation. In an interview, Security Council President Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti said, "Israel's intentions are for the best of the Middle East region, and we hope they will bring peace and prosperity to a devastated area." A unit of Peace Corps have been sent to the South Lebanon. Current US President Barack Obama also announced his support for the plan, and a program has begun looking for volunteers as an addition to the Peace Corps.
February 2, 2011: Israel begins is "Occupation and Liberation Plan" Israel has begun its "Occupation and Liberation Plan" by moving into South Lebanon. The local population welcomes the soldiers as liberators, due to the destruction caused the Civil War and famines. The Israelis have brought food and medical supplies to aid the population, many of which are malnourished. Hezbollah members have been reported to been spotted by soldiers but no fighting has broken out yet.