Federation Peacekeepers Statement on Intaki, the Treaty of Airaken and Ceasefire with the Empire

Authorised for release from the Federation Peacekeepers Office of Public Relations:

16th March YC125/FC240
Assiettes VI - Northern Colonial Commonwealth - Port of Adrasteia Field Office
Federation Peacekeepers Office of Public Relations

Recent political developments have compelled me to make my own thoughts known regarding the Federation’s actions in the Intaki system as well as the recently concluded Treaty of Airaken and the concurrent ceasefire declared between the Federal Defence Union and 24th Imperial Crusade.

Regarding the ongoing situation in Intaki, which the Peacekeepers have been peripherally involved in, I have seen quite a few comments levied against the Federation which are unkind at best, and frankly insulting at worst. The latter especially so, with unfair comparisons to the one of the most heinous regimes ever to exist in the history of New Eden which acted as the antithesis of the Federation’s values, comparisons I personally take extreme umbrage to.

Whilst I can fully appreciate the suspicion given to the intentions of the Federation, as well as the perceived violation of one of the core stipulations of the Intaki Assembly that the Federal Armed Forces have a minimal presence there, the operation was not carried out to subjugate the Assembly and institute direct Federal rule. It was to ensure that Intaki, with the consent of the Intaki Assembly, would be protected from the future immoral excessions of the Caldari State and others that saw Intaki as an easy target to exploit in their quest to bring harm to the Federation and the citizens calling it their home. To cite the honoured Vremaja Idama, the Federation did not meet their obligations under the Charter and Constitution to provide adequate security to Placid, conceding that the security situation in Placid had changed dramatically since the days when the original deal was signed.

That said, the Federation is fully aware of the political sensitivity that the deployment of Federal troops to a member state can generate, especially as many member states were subjugated during the Ultranationalist regime through the use of force with the Federation Army, Navy, Marines through the imposition of martial law at the start of the Interstellar War. Memories of this disgraceful period of the Federation have endured for centuries after the removal of the Ultranationalist government, to the extent that there are still those that distrust the central Federal authorities to this day within the member states. No-one is more aware of this than the Federal Government, and the Federal Armed Forces ensures that their service members are mindful of this taint to ensure that they are not used as a tool of oppression against the people ever again. I trust the integrity of the Federal Armed Forces and that of their leadership in the Federal Security Council, and call on the Free Intaki Army to cease their aggression. Intaki has seen enough violence over the last decade and it now has a chance for a lasting peace away from the peril of the Defence Cordon.

As for the Treaty of Airaken and the agreement between the Federation and the Empire for the cessation of hostilities, this does not change the Rules of Engagement currently in force for Peacekeeper personnel. All standings blue and red that are issued by the Federation Peacekeepers and the Nadire Security Consultants remain valid for the foreseeable future and are not affected by the decision of the Federal Government to declare a ceasefire. I am hopeful that this decision made by the sovereign Republic, it’s independence respected by the Federation, shall not reduce the historic ties between our two great nations and our bonds that have been forged throughout our interstellar partnership in times of peace and war.

Let my words be a declaration of my intent to all those that may be unclear as to what the Federation stands for: we remain the inexorable guardian of the human condition, a champion of the inalienable rights of all mankind, and to quote President Foiritan a fierce defender of human dignity. And to the Empire I say this - we will not forget our obligations to our friends in the Republic, irrespective of the present political decisions made.

May the spirits watch over the Federation and the Republic, and our ancestors be our guide.

For Liberty and Justice. Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit.


Edward Adams
Of the Line of Adams
Federal Deteis Caldari
Federation Peacekeepers


Ha! Let me get this straight.

So in order to prevent ‘immoral ecxessions’ by the State, the Federation has excessed upon the Intaki in breach of their agreement, in a manor that a whole lot of Intaki oppose. To the point of sparking violent resistance. But it’s ok, the Fed is excessing upon the Intaki with only the best intentions! So there’s no reason to fight it! When those who oppose the ‘peacekeeping action’ are convinced to leave or otherwise silenced, then all will be right.

Oh, and all those military installations in the system? Don’t worry about those, I’m sure they’ll be gone in a few months, right? Once all this blows over, right? Just as soon as Intaki is “safe”, there won’t be any need for them anymore, right?

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The answer is quite simple really. In regards to the situation in Intaki, the government of the Gallente Federation has sole legislative authority on matters related to:

  • Human security and defence
  • Territorial cohesion

Federal member-states such as those in Intaki in their agreement to accession to the Gallente Federation agreed that they would not legislate in those areas in which the Federal Government has sole authority to do so.

As such the government of the Federation is exercising its powers and authority to act militarily in the Intaki system on the security, defence, and territorial cohesion grounds that it has every ability to do so.

There is no breach of agreements between FedGov and Intaki member-states. While it’s true a convention has existed not to deploy Federal troops in Intaki in the past, convention is not law, and not every President has to follow convention if they believe it counter to the interests of the Federation as a whole in accordance with law.

You might want to doublecheck on that before you once again pontificate about things you have entirely wrong. The term used in past official notices has been ‘Treaty’… which absolutely does have the weight of law.

Yes, the Federation is a treaty based system in which its member-states agree to cede certain legal powers in certain areas to the Federal government as the sole authority to do so. One of those areas is defence policy and territorial cohesion.

As such, the Aguard Administration has every authority to declare the current state of emergency in Intaki to ensure the defence and territorial cohesion of the Federation.

It’s true some protesters have made the claim that the state of emergency in Intaki is unconstitutional but that’s a case for the Supreme Court to decide – if it ever makes it to their dockets.

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No, as in ‘the Federation signed a Treaty with the Intaki requiring the Fed Navy et al to stay the hell out of the system’. ie: The Federation ceded sole legal authority to mobilize military assets within the Intaki system.

Now, I can’t say for sure if that’s true, as I’m not a Federal scholar, but you tossing about nonsense about the Fed staying out of Intaki not being law… well, you’ve been wrong about literally every other assertion you’ve made, so maybe before you once again try getting glib, you should look it up and find out if you’re right or not.

After all, a State of Emergency doesn’t grant sudden legal authority to violate treaties unless that’s written into the treaty itself.

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When the Intaki System Command turned back FedNav forces in YC112 they did so on the grounds of their authority over shipping and security franchise rights which governs the deployment of security forces to protect commercial shipping.

They did not do so any grounds that any treaty existed that expressly forbids the deployment of the Federal military in Intaki.

Intaki is certainly safer than when it was as a low-security system. The Federation undertook this action with the express consent of the Intaki Assembly, not unilaterally, following what I can only presume to be months of extensive negotiations following the expiry of the Shipping and Security Franchise. Now that the operation has by and large concluded with the registering of Intaki as 0.6, the Federation Navy will likely reduce their presence accordingly, aside from the necessary garrison force to maintain the security rating.

This would be an incorrect statement. The Federation retains it’s Authority in respect of control and the deployment of the Federal Armed Forces and has chosen to exercise this Authority when sending the Navy into Viriette and Fislispesnes. However, due to the presence of Opt-Out Clauses that the Intaki Assembly enjoys in respect of certain elements of Federal law and the historical understanding between the Federation and the Assembly regarding the presence of the Federal Armed Forces, the consent of the Intaki Assembly had to have been sought first. Contingencies do exist to override the Opt-Out powers, but I cannot recall a single time that this has been performed due to the political damage it could cause (even when it could be justifiably enacted by the Federation).

To summarise quite simply, the negotiations undertaken by the Intaki Assembly at the founding of the Federation were reflective of a different period of history compared to the current realities of present. There was no knowledge of the Amarr Empire or the Khanid Kingdom, no confrontation with the Corporate State, and certainly an absence of serious organised crime such as the Serpentis or the Angel Cartel. For centuries it worked, until in recent years with the proliferation of Serpentis infiltration e.g. the RISE Incident, the genocide of Reschard V, the reiving of Intaki itself by the Onikanabo Brigade and Lai Dai’s “Asset Protection” forces et al. That the Federation idly stood by and permitted this cascade of events to occur on one of the oldest signatories of the Federal Charter was a violation of the President’s responsibility for the defence of human life as well as a flagrant disregard for the principles of Dignity and Freedom in the Constitution guaranteed to all citizens.

The Assembly must have reasonably come to the conclusion that the agreement that stood the test of time for centuries was not fit for purpose anymore after significant self-reflection and consideration to what was being offered by the Federation. It was not an easy political decision to make for either the Assembly or the Federation, but it was in my opinion the moral and correct course of action to undertake. I have no illusions that the intervention by the Federal authorities will be looked on more kindly as the months and years go by.

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Except that the statements made by the Assembly during the change in Intaki’s status indicate it wasn’t.

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Capsualeers contending contracts, a well worn custom.
I believe MantelGlobalIndustries is the only person party to the subject, please correct me if I am misinformed.
Is GalPrime bound to agreements made prior to faster-than-light communications? I believe so, but I suspect the Supreme Court will retain the dignity of grave silence.

Gallente Prime and Villore are separate entities involved in circular ownership issues. It is a quagmire.

This is my speculation. I may very well be in error, yet the current trends are deeply troubling and lend such reasoning weight.

  • The Federal Intelligence Office is an extra-constitutional force acting as a defacto private army, a praetorian guard if you will of The Gallente Elite.
  • Gallente Royalists are keen to share the abundance that results form their fruitful traditions and reap the rewards.
  • Individuals associated with an un-named precursor to the FIO were involved in the social engineering of Jin-Mei culture shifting the traditional balance of their caste system to that of a top heavy militaristic administration we see today.
  • The Political Officer role of FIO agents on Intaki is a breech of long standing agreements between Gallente Royalists and Idamaki. These agreements may not have been fully documented, yet Idama are not likely to forget.
  • The Supreme Court is subservient to the FIO and thus the Gallente Elite.
  • Monarchy can be a robust social structure if lead by an individual of righteous conviction willing to vigorously prosecute a reunion with Caldari brethren through conquest.
  • Rule through misdirection and fraud proves this not to be the case currently. A leader must step into the light and face the disgruntlement of the duped.
  • Over time the less civilised communities which defeat others are inclined to imitate the more civilised societies. I believe that is what we are seeing with this new union with the Amarr.
  • Gallente weakness will inevitably be exploited by the monolithic creed.
  • The lack of a bond of cohesion in a the Federal community has been demonstrated on the battlefield and on Intaki.
  • The fracture of the Federation into Oligachy and worse is a near certainty.
  • Such hard times will see survivors revitalised into a more cohesive entity but the Federation as we now know is likely lost.

I’m reasonably sure Edward is not, in fact, a party to any of the legal agreements between the Federation and the Intaki, nor a party to any of the talks between the Senate and the Assembly.

Ms. Jouhinen, do you realize, that mantel himself is one of the most amoral capsuleers you’d see among pilots?

Do you think there is any merit to speak about morals to those degraded so much that they don’t even comprehend what they are anymore?

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