Orange, Connecticut (PRWEB) May 29, 2004
US forces will be surrounded in Iraq, 100 soldiers blinded by friendly fire and the Fleet lost at sea, according to a claimed "precognitive history of the US-led war on Iraq".
"Nine, the Bodhisattva", a screenplay by Thomas Gregory, is the story of a nine-year-old girl with supernatural powers ("Nine") and WWII General Joseph Stilwell who accepts the mission to lead 100 blind soldiers out of the desert.
Leading us on a journey through space and time, Nine and Stilwell learn that "Desert Bud", a popular videogame in this country, is actually a war half a world away.
We can see what happens when Sergeant Lincoln draws the "Eye-Rack" card with the promise of restoring his sight: Boing -- his eyes pop out and he claims he can see. But we can tell: light and shadow, not much else... well, at least he's not 100% blind.
We can hear Private Grant snickering in the background. After mocking Lincoln for getting his eyes from the "Eye-Rack", Grant disobeys Stilwell's direct orders -- and violates the Inter-Galactic Rules of War -- by eating Desert Bud, a green flower that grows in the region. Desert Bud makes him deathly ill, revealing the secret of the infamous plant -- it's radioactive, and we made it that way.
Calamity follows disaster as the Fleet is wiped out and the mortar rounds land closer and closer. Will Nine and Stilwell get our troops out of the desert? They do that and more, healing the blindness of our troops and securing their safe passage back home.
"Nine, the Bodhisattva" was written in November 2002 as an experiment in "military remote viewing", a technique employed in intelligence gathering operations. The story shares eerie parallels with events so far in the Iraq conflict. One example is the treatment of prisoners of war: before taking command of "Desert Bud" Nine is locked up in a closet by her guardian, Chester Churchill, to make her "promise not to tell". In the "real life" version of the story, Americans have been warned the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal is even worse that it now appears . If "Nine, the Bodhisattva" is any indication, the next revelation will be that children have been among those tortured at Abu Ghraib.
Dedicated to Children and Veterans everywhere, "Nine, the Bodhisattva" is online at http://www.ninethebodhisattva.com/
Contact: Thomas Gregory
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