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.
Of the Line of Adams
Federal Deteis Caldari