Honorable Judges and Dear Readers!
I am writing you as a soldier of Caldari State, who, while being dispatched to the warzone to fight against Gallente aggressors, on a personal initiative joined the fights against Triglavian occupants and fought them alongside EDENCOM but not with them.
I witnessed with my own eyes inefficience and criminal negligence that led to the loss of Caldari systems to the enemy. I saw how dozen of EDENCOM capsuleers in battlecruisers were struggling with objective that just a wing of two Protectorate battlecruisers in tandem were securing with ease and efficiency. I saw how our baseline ships with all their crews were sacrificed by EDENCOM for no gain, like their goal was to kill as many State citizens as they could. I saw how EDENCOM capsuleers were abandoning systems when they were reaching so-called liminalities. And what’s worse, I have seen how EDENCOM itself was designating systems as being “lost”, losing the precious time and allowing Triglavian stellar anomalies to destabilize the gate. Of course we didn’t know back then it will happen, but willingly giving up our systems to the enemy while saving systems in same Republic or Federation I find unacceptable.
They wasted our money to help our ENEMIES.
Nowadays to invade illegally occupied by the Collective systems we need not only firepower, but also means of re-establishing communication with these systems. I believe in our Wise Scientists to do this job, but meanwhile our Citizens suffer and profits of our Corporations are being lost.
I know that we had troubles in our own camp and CEP had to cleanse our ranks from all sort of Triglavian and Pirate collaborators, but it didn’t bring results, because the main corruption was coming from the EDENCOM itself.
That organization harbors all sort of triglavian, pirate, Gallente and even Minmatar terrorists. It puts under its umbrella all these whom we have sworn to protect our State, our Citizens, our assets from. Gallente and Republic influnce that was driving fights from our systems, loss of the main trade route between the State and Empire (although it wasn’t Caldari system, I think it was the largest damage to the international business of our State). It even escalated to the degree that under the fog of war in Wirashoda Gurista who were fighting for EDENCOM stole State citizens!!
They developed ships and weapons that proved to be inadequate in terms of performance for their construction cost.
And they fail to protect our Citizens and Ships from frequent Triglavian raids into our territory. Where did all these money go? To protect Federation space where Triglavians don’t show up?
I applaud to the decision of our Honorable CEP to cease this humiliation and reduce funding of the dubious organization, but I believe it’s not enouh.
EDENCOM is an anti-profitable organization and shall take responsibility for their actions against profits of Caldari State.
I believe they should refund us every hundredth of an ISK that our State entrusted them with, together with fines for the damages to the reputation of our Armed Forces.
Glory to the State!
– D. Kim, Strike Cmdr.