Prologue: In The Darkness Of Shadow Moses
Note: This is not my own work Quoted from the Video Game: Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance\Sons of liberty, All rights reserved for Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
The New York Mirror: Unofficial Truth
Author: Nastashka Romanenko
Some Topics in the American past have the immediacy and the power that still engage our collective imagination, Names like, "The Grassy Knoll", or "Rosewell" roll off our tongue with deliberateness reserved by most other nations for holy lands, with this new non-fiction account from Nastashka Romanenko, Shadow Moses - the scene of a nuclear siege two years ago - is set to join their ranks.
Official history states that the takeover of a nuclear weapons disposal facility on a lonely outpost in the fox islands, Alaska, was the work of a radical right-wing group, their demands for the release of group members incarcerated in federal penitentiaries were never met, and the incident was speedily resolved by the successful deployment of a commando unit, B.S, the Author assests.
Romanenko says that she served as an advisor to the nuclear emergency search team and deconstruction, what she claims to be a cover-up story by the government with precision.
According to the author, Shadow Moses island was nothing less than U.S army's testing grounds for a top-secret weapon known as "Metal Gear REX", an all-terrain bipedal tank with advanced nuclear capabilities, As for the facility's takeover, Romanenko alleges that it was the U.S military's own shadowy "Wet-Works" Force, Known As "FOXHOUND" that staged an armed insurrection in a bid for Rex's possession.
The Government presponds to this crisis by sending in a lone operative, a former Fox-Hound member known only by the code name "Solid Snake" into the Shadow Moses.
His infiltration is aided by a remote mission, contral team consisting of an unidentified "colonel Campbell", Fox-Hound medical chief "Naomi", a radar and electronics expert " mei ling" (supposedly a teenager) and the author her self.
Once on the island "Snake" joins forces with metal Gear's developer -Turned-prisoner "Otacon" to eradicate the weapon of mass destruction.
Among the other remarkable characters that make an appearance in Romanenko's expose is another FOXHOUND commando; a revolver-virtuoso called "Shalashaska" A.K.A "Revolver Ocelot" one of the most controversial allegations in the book deals with this figure's connections to a disavowed Russian militia led by a "Colonel Gurlukovich".
Romanenko Paints a bleak picture of a thousand-strong, highly disciplined army with nuclear weaponry operating covertly within the American border, Even more irresistible to conspiracy scholars and students of recent history is her thinly veiled suggestion that the whole affair was planned from the beginning by certain forces inside the U.S government.
The U.S army and the usual suspect of Federal agencies have issued a statement denouncing the book as a complete fabrication.
However, with a number of detailed eyewitness accounts that backup the author's assertions cropping up daily on the web, the denial serve more to enhance the books growing reputation, "Shadow Moses" is an engrossing read for casual and serious readers alike, and promise's to involve readers in a meaty debate over the truth of the matter for many years to come.
Excerpted from the literary review column "ALL BOOKED UP"
The New York Mirror INK.