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About Ira Tabankin
I was born in 1949. I grew up a child of the cold war in northern New Jersey. I practiced ducking and covering under my desks during air raid drills. I viewed death for the first time when I was 13, my camp counselor died in front of me. I realized that there are very few fairly tales in the real world. I learned preparing from by father. I've lived all over the country and have had the chance to travel the world. I write politically incorrect stories, usually told from the eyes of common people who get caught up in events when the world spins out of control around them. None of my stories have neighborhoods full of special forces troops, none have the cavalry riding over the hill to save everyone. Many of my stories have a dark side, there is violence and foul language because I think this makes the story more realistic Many of my stories don't have happy endings because I think when the SHTF most people's stories aren't going to end well. My spelling and grammar aren't always the best. However, I think you'll like the stories.
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The Chinese army groups that were assembled in Mexico preparing to strike into southern Texas and strike Foot Hood where the bulk of Free America's armor and warplanes were based. The Chinese knew if they were able to defeat the forces at the border and at Fort Hood they could take the Pantex nuclear facility and there wouldn't be anything to stop them from driving up the center of the country, splitting into two. The Chinese were surprised when the Free American forces crossed the border and pulled off a spoiling attack on the Chinese who surprised the Americans with a new upgraded main battle tank.
The UN struck with a surprise attack on many of the progressive cities. They're pushing to win over the hearts and stomachs of the population of the Blue states. Their plan was going smoothly until Free America was struck by missiles launched from Cuba. General Roberts responded by destroying the launch sites and striking Cuba. There was massive collateral damage. He managed to convince the UN it was in fact America who'd struck Cuba. The Secretary-General decided to bring a case against the American president as a war criminal. He brought the case against her to the World Court.
While Phyllis was returned to the Gray Ghost, he knew something had happened to her. She didn't return the same, nor would she talk about whatever happened to her. The Ghost was preoccupied with Phyllis' condition that it almost cost him his position.
The battles are getting more violent. The war for America has moved to another level. This series will continue to book 9, thus book 7 begins to set the stage for the final two chapters of the battle for America.
. The war has expanded with the UN and Russia invading America, the UN under the false heading of putting down the insurrection and Russia tries again to take control of the Alaska pipeline. China began changing American history. With the full support of our social media companies hey began implementing their social credit system. speak out against the American Communist Party, the ACP and no internet access, no job, no welfare.
The Chinese began removing those who spoke out against them. They also began removing any who didn't contribute to their new society. No one really knew what happened to them. The Chinese also shipped the seriously ill back to China for treatment.
General Gogson and I were so happy our loved ones had been saved, my gut said something was wrong. Retrieving Phyllis had been to easy, I was missing something, but I couldn't figure out what it was. My hands were full with the UN sending troop ships from Cuba that had broken it's agreement not to enter the war, thousands of blue helmets landing in the Midwest, and Northeast.
General Gogson had his hands tied up with two Chinese Army Groups along our Southern Border. He didn't have the numbers to stop them, but knew he had to find a way or they'd crush his defenders and they'd capture the Pentax nuclear facility. I couldn't provide additional support as I had a Chinese army marching east on Interstate 40 towards Oak Ride, one from Indiana and of course where were the ships from Cuba going. I was moving chess pieces around the board trying reacting to the Chinese, then I got sick, and not just me, everyone in my command post and shortly afterwards, everyone they came in contact with, but not Phyllis.
I woke up in the hospital, again, I hate hospitals to learn I had a new variant, one that was very contagious. My gut was right, .the damned Chinese infected Phyllis to get to me before they released her. It's time to get even, if we survive this new virus..
While we're fighting to protect our AORs, we gained two new allies, the Native Americans who turned out to be excellent light calvary and the other a wronged ex officer who owned a gun store. He started a militia on the border of California and Nevada. I prayed they could slow the Chinese down enough for us to stop them.
What happens when most of the grid goes down and there are mass riots across the country. Millions are dying, cities are burning out of control. There are nightly ANTIFA and BLM riots protesting the lack of power. New strains of the COVID flu appear, each more deadly than the last. Our government is out of ideas and resources when out of the blue China offers to help restore our grid and order to our cities.
The President welcomes their offer and China arrives, in the same manner the Soviets used to take over countries, on commercial flights. The Chinese took over a handful of airports and then Ports where their freighters brought heavy military equipment, tanks, armored vehicles, and SAMs. Thousands and soon tens of thousands of troops are in California and the Pacific North West.. Most of the citizens welcomed the Chinese as heroes.
The President ordered the US Military to stand down, not all agree. Some battalions decided to ignore the President and fight the Chinese, while others did stand down, only to get attacked by the Chinese. Not everyone listened, hundreds of thousands of veterans and armed citizens fought back. The Chinese soon learn a lesson the Japanese knew in 1941, there's a reason why American hadn't been invaded since the war of 1812. The reason was, there were over 400 million guns in private hands, there's a gun behind every blade of grass. The battle to save America is in the hands of the average American. This is book one in a new series, this is the fight for America's soul fought on American soil.
The Chinese used their trump card, at the UN General Assembly they called on the UN to send Peacekeepers to disarm America, not only of their nuclear materials and weapons, but to disarm the millions of Armed citizens. General Gogson and the Gray Ghost now had to fight the Chinese and the UN armies. Russia set its sights on the Alaska pipeline, while the UN's first Peace Keepers landed in New York. who thought the citizens of New York would welcome the UN troops?
The battle for America's future and the lives of General Gogson's daughter and Ghost's lover hand in the balance. The most unlikely of all officers plays a critical role in solving the mystery of the missing women.
The war has become personal to Ghost, his best friend/brother lays in a hospital. The Chinese targeted Colonel Watson in a revenge for the way he treated his prisoners.
In order to get the American President to follow Beijing's instructions Chinese special forces kidnapped the First Gentleman, the President's husband. The Chinese sent the President one of her husband's fingers with a promise the next 'gift' she gets will be a personal item from his body.
Ghost's relationship with Phyllis grows, she provides him a way to release his frustrations and fears. The two seemed to just fall in love at first sight.
The Chinese finally studied Ghost's battle plans, they turned his own plan around and broke free into Eastern Tennessee while Ghost was also dealing with the massive forest fire the Chinese started to pull available people away from the battle.
General Gogson couldn't send Ghost any help because the Chinese were massing a large army group of the southern border. Their plan was to break into Texas and race to capture the Pantex facility before Gogson could respond. The Chinese were pushing against the North Central states, the South East and the border between Texas and Mexico. The Chinese were simply overwhelming the Free Americans.
One of the Free American's problems was the weapons factories replied on chips from China, they were running out of smart weapons. The Free Americans were using captured Chinese weapons against the Chinese.
Ghost thought he might have gotten a short rest when he received two shocking news reports, one would change the war and the other might take him out of the fight.
Free America hangs in the balance, Book 4 of the Behind Every Blade of Grass series is filled with action and adds to the main character's depth and backgrounds.
More than half of the country didn't accept the President as the legal president since she'd declared herself the winner during the black out and before the west coast completed voting, The Chinese were angry the president wasn't able to control America's military so they took some action to gain the president's full support. They struck at her family to teach her a lesson.
Many on the west coast had welcomed the Chinese with open arms, they've begun discovering they're really becoming Chinese slaves. the elderly an ill disappeared, their families were told they had been taken back to China to receive the best medical care, only none were ever seen again, Some on the west decided they didn't want to live under the Chinese so they attempted to leave only to discovered they were blocked from leaving by the Chinese on one side of the border and the Free American troops on the other who called them traitors and refused them entry to free states. They were turned back to face the wrath of a secret group that is targeting elites with death for their support of the Chinese.
The Gray Ghost lost his right leg, and his artificial left leg he'd lost in the 'Sandbox' was destroyed in a Chinese attack on his headquarters. He was left crippled in the hospital while the Chinese discovered his location and sent a hit team to kill him. Ghost realized for one of the first times in his life, he needed help, the type of help only a therapist could provide. When his new artificial legs arrived he laughed his ass off because someone had made a serious mistake.
The medical director assigned a therapist to the Ghost, after a few sessions together he realized he was falling for his therapist who happened to have a magical name, that held a special history to Ghost.
While the battles raged along the borders of America between the Chinese and the American patriots, Chairman Xi learned his position wasn't as secure as Chairman as he thought. There were moves being made behind the scenes to wrest control from Xi. Xi knew he had a spy on his staff, he had no idea who it was and had ordered his security staff to locate the spy before it was to late.
Ghost commanded the southeast region, General Gogson commanded Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico. Colonel Watson commanded the central and held open the border between Montana and Alberta. A problem they faced was Colonel Watson had a unique way of dealing with the Chinese, a method he'd taken from the history books, a manner of death that dated back to the Roman Empire. His chosen method backfired by turning the Chinese back in China against the Americans.
To compound the Ghost's problems, he learned his own tactics had been turned against him and he was losing a major battle to the Chinese. The fate of the southeast and maybe all of America hinged on the next battle, only the Ghost wasn't in his command center to personally direct the battle. His best friend had been seriously wounded, the Chinese had set fires in the deep forests of the Smoky Mountains, the fires turned into raging fire storms. Ghost didn't have enough people to fight the Chinese and the fire.
Book 3 is filled with action, and it further adds details to the main characters.
The Chinese have a foothold in America, they control part of the west coast and a handful of states in the North east. They are attempting to expand their control in America by promising to restore the grid, provide clean water and medical treatment. Many fall for the exchange, their souls for electricity.
The Chinese have targeted America's military labs and nuclear plants, one is the famous Y-12 facility in Oak Ridge that is being protected by Gray Ghost and his mixed bag of soldiers, veterans, militias, armed citizens all working together to stop the Chinese.
The Chinese use their special operators to perform tasks their normal military has failed to accomplish.
The Chinese decide to take a page from the Ghost's playbook, they send their best special operators to the national labs, and to find out who the commander of the Eastern Tennessee region is. Their spies recruit a local who tells the Chinese where they can find the Gray Ghost, the Chinese respond by flying their stealth fighters at treetop level to bomb the Ghost's headquarters with him and his key staff inside.
The Ghost is servery wounded, he's lost some of his key staff and the Chinese attempt to use their victory to make another push for the Y-12 facility.
The battle for America is heating up and the defender of the south east has been wounded.
The election of 2020 is over, 74 million voted for President Trump, months after the election many believe the election was stolen from the President. Rules changed at the last minute, state legislators changed election laws that broke the states' constitution and the courts closed their eyes.
Some states received hundreds of thousands of ballots back than they mailed out. Then January 6th happened, the media called it an insurrection, they ignored the protester who was killed in cold blood. The same media ignored the summer of riots that left many of America's cities in ruins and thousands of lives financially destroyed. The new administration acted on their first day to overturn Trump's record, they opened the border, canceled pipelines, worked to end the country's energy independence. The new administration passed massive spending bills under the COVID banner while only 9% of the $1.9 trillion bill was targeted on COVID.
The new administration targeted the red states, they outlawed private ownership of guns, they embraced cancel culture, they culled the military of the world's best warfighters because they may have been conservatives and supporters of the original Constitution. They called conservatives domestic terrorists. The red states began fighting back, they began calling themselves sanctuary states for the constitution, they gave the 'finger' to the new administration's executive orders. The tables were set for a civil war, one neither side wanted.
The red states had an ace in the hole, the ex-president set up a PAC to support people who supported him and as a massive surprise, his eldest son, Don. Jr. ran for Congress and won his seat setting him up to follow his father. Don Jr. turned the tables and used the left's tricks against them. The red states are having their revenge.
Near the end of the current President's term, China and Russia decide the time will never be better to take down America. They know the current administration has run down and demoralized the military. Half of American navy's mighty aircraft carriers are in out of service for repairs, the Army is the smallest it's been eighty years. The average age of the US Air Force fighters is over 25 years old. The AF is down to less than 100 nuclear bombers from a high of 600. Their war plan, Operation Whirlpool was to launch a surprise nuclear attack to knock out America. War usually plans end up in the trashbin when the enemy is engaged. Operation Whirlpool ran into an unexpected situation. The American’s weren’t as surprised as the Chinese and Russians thought. A US Navy attack submarine stumbled upon the Russian and Chinese SSBN’s sneaking up on the American coast.
When the first missiles fly, the world explodes in war as old hatreds flare up.
The story is told by a Russian historian who was selected by the Russian President to record the shortest war in history, which will leave Russia ruling the surviving world.
Book 8 of the exciting "We Knew They Were Coming" series answers the questions of who are the real Darkness, where did they come from and why do they hate everyone.
Are there other aliens out there waiting for strike? Where is Admiral Bright? Who took him and what do they want from him? How will he escape? What happens to the Enterprise? While the Enterprise is missing what happens to Earth? Without the Admiral to lead their forces will other aliens strike the united systems?
Life has a way of going full circle, old things usually become new again, can evil be defeated? Will the AIs that really manage the universe take charge.
Book 8 is loaded with mystery, intrigue, answers and questions. There are space battles, behind the scenes political dealing, life and death, old and new tricks. The war continues which sucks in system after system.