Yes, yes you are Gundam Jesus. I like Real Jesus better, he at least has a manly beard.
So it seems that we have finally been given a map of the balance of power in the 24th Century as decreed by Sunrise. More on that later, but as much things change many things stay the same. Apparently 24 hour news only ever gets one hour worth of news that they constantly repeat, much like in the 21st Century. Even the blond has taken notice so it must more than on the hour every hour. I’d wager every five minutes. At least until some celebrity scandal or Angelina Jolie (what can I say she ages well) adopts another kid…
What and the ANZACs don’t get any credit?! For shame. Guess Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro did not live to see the 24th Century.
So the world has been divided into 3 major blocks and an indeterminate number of failed states or non-aligned nations, but let’s be real they are irrelevant. The Middle East especially since there is no more oil. At least Israel is gone, though I assume all the Jews decided that being in the desert for another 40 or more years was a complete waste of time. Besides if they wanted to live in a place where every one hated each other they may as well move to New York City because they at least have running water. I believe that in the 24th Century that they will have taken Solomon’s Temple and moved it to the NYC where the head of Mayor Michael Bloomberg was more than willing to make space by demolishing Yankee Stadium after the Red Sox had beaten the Yankees continuously for the past 300 years. Heck even the Mets had more MVP winners than the Yankees had wins by 2307.
I guess Pakistan did not meet the criteria for joining the League. Funny how South Korea still exists, but the North does not…
The good news is not limited to the Middle East though, for the US has defeated communism in the Western hemisphere. Cuba and Venezuela, after the collapse of oil, have been admonished for their socialist ways and have been dragged back into the free market. The invisible hand sure gave them a beating. The British Commonwealth disintegrates as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand have opted to join the Union rather than put up with Mother England. The Union has their elevator in South America, so I guess the US still has not solved that outsourcing problem yet. I take back what I said about Japan, they did join the Union after all. The AEU put theirs on what I hope is some prime African real estate, though they have bitten off a sizable chunk of Russia claiming St. Petersburg, Volgograd, and Moscow so that the Human Reformation League can’t visit Lenin’s Tomb (better that Mao’s tomb, Ho’s tomb, and Kim’s tomb combined), famous Red Squares, or anything past the Urals. The Human Reformation League counts resource rich or was rich Siberia and wisely placed their elevator in the South Pacific in the middle of the old SOSUS network. I bet they are gambling that the Union has no use for an system that they used to track nuclear subs and marine life.
Hey you forgot Poland.
In other news Wang Liu Ming not only wears the qipao in a show of Chinese backwardness but has bound feet as well since she needs a manservant to carry her. Rejoice otakudom of Japan not only does she wear backward clothing that accentuates he loli stature and large cup size, her bound feet means that she can’t run far or fast. Apparently Ms. Wang goes on safari Hollywood style, always carried and never afraid to wear heels instead of boots for Ms. Wang has no fear of stepping onto a pit viper… Sumeragi calls forth an armed intervention in Ceylon to halt their 300 year conflict and put an end to the HRL support for the Tamil Tigers. While these Gundams have stealth their heading was made bare and for some strange reason instead of a prepared defense ala Market Garden for the airdropped interlopers the HRL was woefully unprepared.
Whoa you are going to mate here? I guess Jungle Fever is the only tropical disease there.
As usual the Japanese guy Setsuna charges in like the tactically inept douche that he is; I knew he was not a Kurd! While the HRL has Russia it seems that they lost all that research regarding howitzers against heavily armored opponents, after all the Soviets figured out that turning the crew of a tank to mush was just as good as getting a penetrating hit. It seems this lesson was lost or Setsuna is not bound by the rules human squishiness… So declaring himself Gundam Jesus he strides forth and eliminates HRL forces despite their superior numbers and artillery support on a nearby hill. At least the HRL is using over watch tactics and the battle buddy system. The HRL navy must be run by idiots since they kept a carrier dangerously close to shore and used it as a battleship trying to give Virtue a pitiful broadside instead of using electronic countermeasures and smoke screen to make a hard rudder left in a bid to escape.
Ah, Windows 2307 Business Edition Standard. Like I said as much things change many things stay the same.
Kyrios makes a bombing run and wipes out a base while crying and whining about killing the peons that work there. Dynames makes short work of the HRL battery while Exia uses its swiss army knife to slice and dice. The HRL wisely though belatedly retreats while their enemies get chopped down in their attempt to pursue. Sumeragi’s plan to end the war is to have both sides bleed out so that they will be forced to negotiate a cease fire, or they could opt to simply fight to the last man woman and child. After all in a civil war both sides even the losing side will maintain a measure of reason… We all know that 300 years to build up hate can be easily dispelled by interventions against military targets over the course of a couple months. Setsuna leaves ahead of the others because he does not need a battle buddy or need to maintain formation. He gets mugged by Union’s Flag whose pilot Graham Acre is hardo gei for Gundam and demands that Setsuna give up his perfect grade gunpala.
Yep Cheez Whiz and beer make your job worth while. How about a pint of ice cream to drown your depression?
As to the AEU, Union, and HRL speculation on where the Celestial Beings get their funding, the JNN figures out that they are funded by Nazi gold procured by one Aeolia Schenberg. As Schenberg allegedly died 200 years prior he is the oldest surviving Nazi though I suspect he gained immortality from his work at Castle Wolfenstien.
Well this series just gets better and better; Nazi gold and ending ethnic conflicts that are hundreds of years old. Really with such impeccable logic maybe that is what needs to be done to bring peace to the Balkans; kill everybody. I cannot help but wonder what Ms. Wang is supposed to do. She just watches, I think that she might be a cheerleader. Sumeragi is drinking on duty though her best friend is not yet a bottle of whiskey; this makes me sad. So I am wagering that only one perhaps two more interventions are required before both sides accept Gundam Jesus as their personal savior.