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<SECURE TRANSMISSION CHANNEL ESTABLISHED>

<INITIATE ENCRYPTION SEQUENCE AR-376YG1>

<BEGIN MESSAGE>

TO: Lord Prefect Zemunda St. George, United Mechodamian States; President Barack Obama, Kingdom of Carthage; President James "Voodoo" Nova, Novak Republic; Perry Co.; Lavo Shalom, Rebel Army

Dear Leaders,

I would like to invite you all to a brief summit to discuss the situation regarding the Repubblica Italiana. Their belligerence and repeated insults of my nation and others has forced me to the conclusion that some action must be taken to either force the existing regime to change its ways, or to help the Italian people bring a better government to power. I already have a few ideas in mind, however I think that together we will be able to have a greater effect than if we were to act alone.

If you wish to attend, do send me an encrypted reply, we shall begin immediately. I will arrange for escorts to meet you at the Sicilian International Airport in Palermo and escort you to the Palazzo Aosti where we can meet in privacy and peace.

I wish you all well and hope to be hearing from you shortly,

-Jean d'Aosta, Steward of the Sicilian League.

<END MESSAGE>

<COMMUNICATION TERMINATED>

Edited by The Flying Scotsman
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A secretary of Perry Co. appeared with a up-to-date labtop and a pen with paper notebook. He took to the back of the room in a neat suit and a black tie. He attempted ot go unnoticed, but with some faces looking at him, he adjusted himself in his seat, flashed a smile, and put on some glasses. he began to organize his place on the table.

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Jean d'Aosta strolls into the conference room and takes a seat at the round table directly across from the Perry Co. Secretary.

I do believe we are the first ones here, my men have not yet returned from the airport with our other guests. Allow me to introduce myself, Jean d'Aosta, this is my personal residence. Its a pleasure to have you at the meeting.

He reaches across the table to shake the secretary's hand

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An Artemis Group jet landed at Sicilian International Airport. The Artemis jet was specifically designed for the airport, which was modified by Artemis several years ago. President Obama, along with three Itaguards, left the plane and was escorted by the security detail. The Itaguards took turn guarding the Artemis jet.

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The man shook his hand and exposed his watch from the cuff of his suit.

"Pleasure to meet you. I am Jerry Vornado, I work for Perry Co. A small organization which i dont believe i can disclose more information about. I am here to offer options to these leaders on the discussion at hand."

He sat back in his seat.

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The security detail escorts the arriving leaders into two waiting luxury helicopters.

Once everyone has taken their seats the helicopters lift off from the ground and fall into formation with six circling helicopter gunships. The formation then turns due east and begins the short flight to the Palazzo Aosti, the Steward's private palace. Out their right windows President Obama and Patriarch Zulua can see the snowy peak of Mt. Etna in the distance. Within 20 minutes the formation has arrived at the Palazzo, the helicopters carrying President Obama and Patriarch Zulua breaking from formation to land at the heliport attached to the Palazzo.

President Obama and Patriarch Zulua, along with their entourages are then led into the main conference room, with its sweeping view of the city of Messina, where Jean and the Perry Co. Secretary are seated. Jean stands to greet his guests.

President Obama, Patriarch Zulua, it is a pleasure to finally meet you. Welcome to my 'humble' abode, please, take a seat. I trust your journey was pleasant? Can I get you anything to drink, eat?

Jean extends his hand to shake with each before resuming his seat

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Jean signals to an attendant standing at the edge of the room

Could you fetch the Patriarch a Jack Daniels on the rocks please and an orange juice for the President, I'll have the usual. Anything for Mr. Vornado?

The attendant walks off to fetch the drinks

He should be back shortly, if you would ever like anything Mr. Vornado do let one of my attendants know.

Now, gentlemen, let us get down to business. The reason we are here is because I feel all of us are of similar opinion in regards to my neighbor, Mr. Borghese. He is belligerent, aggressive, dangerous, and he has tried in the past to expand his oppressive ideology overseas. It would not surprise me in the least if he were to try and expand his fascist ideology again if given the opportunity, and I feel that all of us are opposed to allowing that to happen.

I am of the opinion that none of us, particularly this nation, will be safe until there is a new regime in control of the Italian Republic. This is an issue that particularly resonates with me, my family was granted refuge by the old government of the Imperium Romanum after the collapse of the Garretian Federation many years ago. It bothered me greatly to see Borghese extending his control over South Italy following the instabilities in the Imperium's Government, I fear that he is always looking to do the same to the League.

While I do not believe war with Borghese to be an option I do believe that we must do something to try and promote regime change from the inside or an attitude change within the ruling government.

I think establishing a network of radio stations and internet sites aimed at the Italian people to counteract Borghese's internal propaganda would be a good first step. Thoughts on this gentlemen?

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The attendant returns with a tray of drinks. He places a circular napkin on the table in front of Patriarch Zulua before placing a short glass of Jack Daniels and ice on the table. He does the same for President Obama with a tall glass of orange juice. For Jean, the drink is a semi-frozen brown concoction in a tall glass with a straw. He turns to Mr. Vornado:

Are you sure I cant fetch you anything sir? One of Jean's coffee frappucinos perhaps?

Jean: I do believe we are still waiting for President Nova, though I've just been told that his helicopter should be arriving shortly

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**Private/Classified Message to the Sicilian League**

We shall be in attendance.

**End**

James entered the room, with the Steward just starting his statement. He quietly sat down and after the Steward was finished speaking, apologized for being late due to a silly flight delay.

"If you don't mind, I'll state my piece first. The Italian Republic is a very arrogant, very propagandist, very violent regime. In order for there to be a change, it must be forced. The government has been lying to it's people, making it seem like their own government are saints among men. They taunt and antagonize their neighbors, believing such statements can be said with impunity. They have bombed the only Somali hospital in an effort to destabilize the region and make life hard on the people they supposedly cared about. They care about no one, and only serve to further their own bids for power, wealth, and influence. They deserve nothing they are trying to work for. The power should be in the people, the wealth should be of the nation, and the influence should help spread peace and stability, not arrogance and violence against non-belligerents. We need to bring that regime to its knees on its own doorstep."

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Glad you could make it Lavo, President Nova.

I agree entirely Mr. Nova, which is why I feel that spreading the truth through regular radio broadcasts and internet sites to the Italian people is an essential first step to getting the Italian people to rise from their slumber and throw off their bonds of oppression. In terms of radio sites, Sicily is an ideal place to put them. They would be practically in Italy so the message would reach a wide audience and Borghese wouldnt be able to do a thing about them.

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Beyond an information war with Borghese is there anything else, gentlemen, that you think we can or should do to try and effect a change in the behavior of the Italian Government. One of my advisors had brought up the possibility of imposing an economic blockade on Borghese, using our sea power to prevent goods reaching his Mediterranean Ports. I am concerned it may be too much of an escalation on our part at this point though.

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