After the horrific terrorist attacks launched against the Federation last week many of us have spent our time in mourning and reflection. Now, we must look towards the future and move forward from these events with clear resolve in defense of our sacred liberty.
President Roden called the attacks “the most infamous act of villainy since the betrayal of the traitor Anvent Eturrer” which caused the breach of the Tripwire Early Warning System. He is right. However, we must also recognize that these attacks represent the greatest failure of Federation security services since the outbreak of the Second Gallente - Caldari War. The services primarily responsible for protecting against such threats are the Federal Intelligence Office (FIO) and its Special Department of Internal Investigations and Federal Security (SDII) also known as the “Black Eagles.” These agencies are under the direct leadership of Director Mentas Blaque, who has now “resumed duties” at the FIO after temporarily stepping aside during his campaign for President.
It is clear from the facts that the Black Eagles, and the FIO as a whole, failed in their duty to identify these terrorists and prevent their attacks. Although we do not know the nature of this failure, we must demand accountability for it, and we must demand it now. We must have new leadership at the FIO and the SDII.
It is no secret that Villore Accords capsuleers have long had our share of conflicts with the FIO and the SDII, but my petition today is not in the name of GMVA, but on behalf of all Citizens of the Federation who would join it. I make this call not to satisfy past grievances against any individual, but because an institutional failure of this magnitude can only be rectified by a meaningful change in the leadership of that institution.
Therefore, I invite all citizens of the Federated Union of Gallente Prime to join me in signing this petition for new leadership to assume responsibility for the FIO and SDII immediately to restore public confidence as the investigation into these attacks continues. As a temporary measure, these agencies should be placed under the direct authority of the Federation Senate’s Security and Intelligence Committee until a new Acting Director can be appointed. Eventually, a new permanent Director will be approved in due course after the elections when a new President is sworn in.
It would be best for the Federation for the current Director, Mentas Blaque, to immediately resign his office so that this process can begin quickly and without damaging internal conflict.