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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if the Syrian Civil War was terminated by Western Powers? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Generals thread.
In 2012,on this day Bashar al-Assad and members of the Syrian elite were assassinated in a Bin Laden-style dawn strike by Special Forces.
Dawn Strike by Ed and Andrew BeaneThe mission was then air-brushed out of history by a carpet bombing strike that levelled the building complex.
The opportunity for pre-emptive action had been created on 22 June 2012 when Syria shot down a Turkish F-4 Phantom military jet near the Turkish-Syrian border. Even though the Syrian military alleged that the jet had violated their airspace, NATO had invoked a clause that an attack on one member state was an attack on all.