World War III is part of the Live History series of timelines. All the news in here will be from a fictional GCN, Global Cable News. They will be Newsflashes.
August 27, 2012, 18:51 UTC: Stalemate at Suez: - PORT SAID, Egypt: US and Israeli forces launched an attack across the canal today, which was met with devastating force. Both sides suffered heavy casualties, although it is thought that Egypt suffered a little more. Both sides have retreated back to their occupied territories, where wounded will be treated and more.
August 27, 2012, 03:52 UTC: US and Israeli forces near Suez Canal: - PORT SAID, Egypt: American and Israeli forces have captured Port Said, the port at the mouth of the Suez Canal. Egyptian forces, however, have dug in deep in the enemy territory and the ensuing battle is expected to have heavy casualties.
August 26, 2012, 22:59 UTC: US troops land in Israel, Egypt closes Suez Canal to US shipping: -TEL AVIV, Israel: US troops landed in Israel from the USS Roosevelt form the 7th Fleet currently parked off the coast of Tel Aviv. Approx 3,000 soldiers will be unloaded in the next few weeks. In response to the US troops, Egypt has nationalized the Suez Canal and closed it to all US and Israeli shipping, including oil.
August 25, 2012, 20:11 UTC: Kurdistan calls for support from Russia, US, and China, tensions with Iraq and Turkey escalates: - BAGHDAD, Iraq: Today at a meeting bewteen the Kurdish, Turkish, and Iraqi presidents, the Iraqi and Turkish Presidents laid out a new ultimatum: Announce that Kurdistan will come back tomorrow or war. President Talabani said that "the military forces of Turkey and Iraq will crush you." The Kurdish President asked for international pressure to Iraq and Turkey to not invade to the US, Russia, and China.
August 22, 2012, 04:21 UTC: New Egyptian President says that he will continue war against Israel: - CAIRO, Egypt: The new Egyptian President Abasi Massri declared today at 9:00 pm prime time on Al-Jeezra that he will continue the war to "drive Israel into the sea." He said that he will dispose of all treaties Egypt has had with Israel, and will continue to support the war effort. He warned against US involvement in the war, hinting possible closures of the Suez Canal.
August 21th, 2012, 22:22 UTC: Egyptian President Mubarak steps down from office, celebrations across Egypt: - CAIRO, Egypt: Egyptians are celebrating in the streets as Egyptian President Mubarak stepped down from office today. He was under intense pressure from the Egyptian public, and this will put a new turn to the Israeli-Arab war.
August 21th, 2012, 01:37 UTC: Russian coup stalemate, President Obama denounces rebels: -MOSCOW, Russia: In Russia, the battle is now a stalemate between rebel and loyalist forces. It is estimated that approx. 61% of the military of Russia is loyalist, with 39% rebellion, with more joining the rebellion every day. The new Russian president, Aleksandr Demidov was evacuated to a secret shelter somewhere in the Ural mountains. It is estimated that Putin now has control of some 250 "suitcase nukes", small tactical nukes which fit into backpacks and suitcases.
August 20th, 2012, 21:19 UTC: Israeli-Arab situation detioriates, President Obama moves battle group to Mediterranean: - JERUSALEM, Israel: The Israeli-Arab situation is looking infinately worse now as the Egyptians occupy half of the Negev and Syria and Lebanon has completely overrun the Golan Heights and are moving in onto Northern Israel. It has been reported that Israel is considering the Samson Option, an option where they launch their entire nuclear arsenals to take as much as they can with them if the US does not invade. Meanwhile, a coup was initiated in Jordan, supported by al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas. So far 231 civilians have died in Jordan and 1,252 wounded.
February 20th, 2011, 14: 51 UTC: Iraq orderes partial mobilization, President moves ultimatum to one week: - The Iraqi President has just said that if Kurdistan does not come back by next week, it will "face the full wrath of the Iraqi armed forces." President Talabani threatens oil embargos against nations who recognize Kurdistan as a nation. President Obama has had no comment on that yet.
August 20th, 2012, 3:12 UTC: Israel loses Golan Heights, President Obama issues ultimatum to coalition: - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Israeli forces in the Golan Heights were overrun by Syrian and Lebanese forces as well as Algerian and Libyan forces, who have just declared war on Israel, robbing Israel of her most valuable strategic defensive position. Meanwhile, President Obama has issued the ultimatum to February 13. Withdrawal, or war. Meanwhile, Russia has entered a state of emergency as former president Putin launches a military coup d'etat in the confusion and chaos surrounding the terrorist attacks on the Kremlin. More will be announced later today.
August 19th, 2012, 21:11 UTC: Israeli President survives assassination attempt, culprits unknown: - GAZA CITY, Gaza: Israeli security forces foiled an assassination attempt on Israeli President Shimon Peres today. The culprits have been unidentified, though Egypt and Syria are under strong suspicion. Meanwhile, President Obama released a statement giving the coalition an ultimatum: "If the military forces of Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon do not withdrawal and offer full conpensation for the unprovoked invasion of Israel's sovereignty, the United States of America will have no choice but to unleash your full wrath on those nations." More will be announced tomorrow. However, the Israeli leadership believes Egypt to be the culprit, and a high ranking Israeli official said, "Forget surgical strikes. Egypt tried to kill our President. Egypt's over. And Mubarak is finished."
August 19th, 2012, 17:59 UTC: President Obama demands foreign troops leave Israeli soil, no response from Arab world: - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: President Obama demanded to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who was facing riots at the time, to immediately withdraw from Israel, who had no answer for the moment.
August 19th, 2012, 2:34 UTC: Israeli officials denounce "unprovoked attack" by Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese forces: - JERUSALEM, Israel: Yesterday, at 13:32 AM UTC, Egyptian, Sryian, and Lebanese troops crossed the border, Egypt in the Negev, Syria in the Golan Heights, with Lebanon assissting. Israeli troops were able to hold onto the Golan Heights, however, they lost a portion of the Negev desert to Egytptian forces.
August 18th, 2012, 9:38 UTC: War! Isaeli towns attacked by Egyptian artillery: - NIZZANA, Israel: Mortars and artillery slam into the tiny Israeli city of Nizzana, which is right on the Egypt-Israeli border. 72 civilians have been killed, with 123 wounded.
August 18th, 2012, 2:19 UTC: Iraq and Turkey in chaos as Kurdistan seceeds: - ARBIL, Kurdistan: On 22: 31 UTC, yesterday, Kurdistan seceeded from southern Turkey and northern Iraq, as the leaders had been saying for the last several weeks. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Turkish President Abdullah Gül each say that if Kurdistan does not come back within one month, there will be war. February 17th, 2011, 21:43 UTC: President Obama's visit to China unsuccessful: - BEIJING, China: President Obama recent efforts to make the Chinese raise the value of their currency to re-energize the world economy has gone unsuccessfully, with at one time, a Chinese general threatened to "vaporize LA and New York."
August 17th, 2012, 13:07 UTC: Chechen rebels in Russia strikes at Russian Kremlin, destroys Presidential Administration Building: - MOSCOW, Russia: Chechen Islamic terrorists flied a Boeing 757 into the Russian Kremlin, and destroyed the Presidential Administration Building, their "White House." Approximately 152 people were killed, and 341 injured. President Grigory Nikitin was killed, as well as over half of his cabinet. Meanwhile, martial law is declared, with Stinger missiles, jets, tanks, and soldiers in the streets. As our reporter, Jenny Davis said, "It's a bloody helluva mess over here."