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2PAC Call for Action


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"Greetings, other members of 2PAC."

Director Hiley appeared in his best suit on the teleconference screen.

"It has recently come to our attention that Artemis was attacked by Promised Land intelligence systems. This blatant act of aggression against Artemis must be punished! I am not calling for a war against Promised Land, nor am I calling for all of the nations of 2PAC to abandon their senses of self-preservation and attempt to deal with Promised Land while a war in Europe rages on so close."

Director Hiley smiled into the screen and shook his head. "However, our allies.. if you were attacked by someone, no matter how, Artemis would be there to defend you. 2PAC overrides all other treaties - we'd lose trillions in Europe just removing troops to defend you. Please, discuss with me."

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"These are serious allegations," says Mr. Cooper as he glances across the multitude of screens in front of him to see the other gathered representatives. He takes a drink of coffee.

"The close ties between African states are not in question here, Director," he continues, smiling, "but for us to choose the best course of action, we will need to get details. And evidence."

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"These are serious allegations," says Mr. Cooper as he glances across the multitude of screens in front of him to see the other gathered representatives. He takes a drink of coffee.

"The close ties between African states are not in question here, Director," he continues, smiling, "but for us to choose the best course of action, we will need to get details. And evidence."

"The reason why we wish to stress our ties is due to the circumstances. While Artemis was participating on the Nordic side of the recent war, we believe this may be used by another nation as a way to say that the attack was justified. Thank you for your support," Director Hiley let out a breath of relief.

"When Artemis communications were attack, there were two distinct areas targeted: the Italian and the Azerbaijani fronts. In Italy, there were at least four separate nations each fighting independently, including an ally of ours operating close. In addition, civilians were in the target area and were definitely open to accidental attack in such cramped spaces. In Azerbaijan, the possibility that we would have arrived early and been bombed to oblivion by the Imperial Alliance due to lack of communication (and only dumb luck that we didn't) was huge and startling. The lives of tens of thousands of men would have died horrific deaths because an uninvolved state took it upon them selves to attack Artemis."

The Director walked over to a screen.

"This is a visualization of how we were able to get evidence. These," he circled two blue spheres. "are Artemis' networks. These," he circled two red spheres, "are the Nordic networks, and these," he circle two green spheres, "are Promised Land networks. When Promised Land launched the attack, it was at once almost untraceable by Artemis. We are not spies, we do not have an advanced intelligence network, and so we asked for help from our Nordic brothers."

Sticky webs erupted from the green spheres, laying themselves over the blue spheres. Almost immediately, red webs overlaid the green and burned them off, leaving the blue spheres slightly scarred and with leftover green residue. "The C.S.S.R., Greater German Empire and Artemis combined efforts all investigated in a joint effort to find who did this attack," silvery webs shot out of the red and blue spheres, entangling the leftover green residue, "and from the traces left behind the attacks pointed to Promised land. Now, that residue," Director Hiley switched to another screen, this time in the form of a large computer, "could have come from anywhere, right? Well, each nation has a distinct network. While Artemis isn't saying we know what Promised Land's networks look like, their detailed and short burst attacks to hide their identity combined with the residue from the scene, which is this code here," large red letters highlighted what pointed to Promised Land's involvement, "all point to Promised Land."

Hiley walked over to a third screen. "Here is a detailed record of the attack, not perfect but a good 95% accurate. It is being sent to all nations in 2PAC now."

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Abraham nodded as he reviewed the information. An assistant brought him a piece of paper. He read a transcript of Promised Land's apology and snorted. An apology after they were caught, and denial too. He looked back up at the screen with the Director.

"Normally I would say that this is a matter between Artemis and Promised Land. But the Accords clearly state that we are to help unconditionally in the event of an aggressive action. This evidence is very incriminating, and they offer no evidence of their own to back up their denials. Now that the war in Europe is over, the Coalition can take action against Promised Land." Abraham keeps his poker face on, as he is uncomfortable with the idea of supporting an attack on Promised Land.

"Needless to say, Artemis has Arctica's support in this matter, and we will back you whichever method you choose to pursue retribution against them. That is, of course, if you intend to avenge the incident at all. Have you considered speaking with their leaders? This can be ended without bloodshed and still end favorably for you."

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The Foreign Minister of Transvaal, Peter Stellenbosch, writes a brief disptach to the Staatspresident and Prime Minister agreeing with their mutual decision that Transvaal's interests are best served outside entanglements from the PAC or its successor.

"Our policy line is justified as we can clearly see how one member tries to drag the rest of Africa into European conflicts. The only real provider for peace in Africa - and Transvaal - is provided by the insulating security of the Botha Line."

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"Normally I would say that this is a matter between Artemis and Promised Land. But the Accords clearly state that we are to help unconditionally in the event of an aggressive action. This evidence is very incriminating, and they offer no evidence of their own to back up their denials. Now that the war in Europe is over, the Coalition can take action against Promised Land." Abraham keeps his poker face on, as he is uncomfortable with the idea of supporting an attack on Promised Land.

"Needless to say, Artemis has Arctica's support in this matter, and we will back you whichever method you choose to pursue retribution against them. That is, of course, if you intend to avenge the incident at all. Have you considered speaking with their leaders? This can be ended without bloodshed and still end favorably for you."

"Denial and an apology both seem like very hasty cover-ups, but Artemis does not want to engage in military action. We have a lot of new civilians to take care of and we want to take care of ourselves first. More importantly, going to war over a cyber-attack seems rather.. Francoist to us. We'd rather pursue something more along the lines of an embargo on all Promised Land-made goods or something as a warning."

"Our policy line is justified as we can clearly see how one member tries to drag the rest of Africa into European conflicts. The only real provider for peace in Africa - and Transvaal - is provided by the insulating security of the Botha Line."[/color]

"Your policy line is fine. This is not about 'African' or 'European' politics anymore - the days of those are gone. Ever since Tahoe proved that it is implausible and impossible to make your continent immune to foreign interference, the world has become more relaxed. Naboo is in Africa and given citizens near full rights, Lavo is a 2PAC member who came to our defense, Novak is in Saudi Arabia and has a small strip of African land and is still a great friend of ours! We do not give a damn where anyone is! Look past your foolish ideals."

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"An embargo would be pointless. I suggest you hint about a retaliatory action and use that as leverage to extract some serious concessions from them. Bring them into your debt. They are likely already worried about retaliation and won't attack again knowing they'll be caught again, so why not use that to your advantage while the opportunity exists?"

He takes a gulp of coffee. "With the sword hanging over them like that, they're also less likely to continue involving themselves in affairs they have no business in, which will rid the world of a minor headache."

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