So far be it for me, a filthy Gurista supporter to ever insert his opinions on these incredibly sensitive diplomatic matters…
But after witnessing the Dreadnought attack today via holonet and reading up on the information coming out of it. Tierijev IV was besieged by orbital bombardment by several Phoenix-class dreadnoughts with identifiers pinning them to be property of Expert Intervention, a mercenary corporation heavily tied to the larger Nugoeihuvi Corporation (Will shorten them to NOH from here on out.
Now, me being a worthless Guri scumbag… It would be remarkably easy for me to take this attack and use it to smear the reputation of NoH and by extension PKN - Whom I’m very critical about - and go on about their evils and so on
Except… I don’t think they’re even behind this.
I don’t like the State, I have reasons to believe plenty of the questionable ■■■■ reported about them. This attack however - Out of all the dreadnought incidents we’ve seen thus far - Is the one that comes off as the most fraudulent . The attacks between the Amarr and Matari mercs if anything were plausible (yet also suspicious) but this attack seems to have nothing to do with NoH
Like… Why? Why would NoH have anything to do with this? Way it’s looking, they’re being set up to be the fall guy, more so with Nugoeihuvi branded rifles being found among the wreckage of the dreadnoughts. I just can’t see them going as far as posting up dreadnoughts in orbit of a Federal world and hurling nukes at them… It’s far too extreme for me to believe NoH is behind this.
Someone absolutely threw warheads at that planet, but I wanna put the argument out there that NoH wern’t the ones handing the orders here and… Well are being framed. And I think this is tying into an incident earlier today with the CEP spire being bombed. This Scope article even points out that this attack is happening directly after this incident and in my opinion, is connected - But not in the way you think.
Whoever really is pulling these attacks off I’d argue is as responsible for the CEP spire bombing AND these dreadnought attack. What you’d want to do here is paint the correlation that NoH saw this as an attack by the Federation and NoH responds by sending in their pet mercenary force to bomb a Federal planet along their borders. The mobilization for such a thing is way too much of a knee-jerk and seems planned well in advance. The bombing alone creates a ■■■■■■■■■■■ of confusion on the homefront and leaders in the State will be scrambling to figure out what’s going on before they start worrying about anything outside their borders.
There’s also another… Interesting detail in that the dreadnoughts were sporting Raata colors… Which I found to be a very curious choice of attire if this was some sanctioned response by NoH.
According to the Scope…
The status of the Tierijev border system was disputed by the Caldari and Gallente governments for many decades after the end of the Caldari-Gallente War. Although the system was determined to be Gallente territory under the Yulai Accords, it remains a sore point of contention for Caldari nationalists. The Gallente Federation maintains an extensive defense complex on Tierijev IV, and there are a variety of settlements and industrial colonies on the planet.
The mention of this diplomatic L being a sore point for Caldari Nationalists makes me feel the use of Raata colors was a "Dog whistle’ for the warhawks State side to be in support of this action. Invoke some tension that this system is theirs afterall…
The other dreadnought attacks were already suspected of Fraud… But this one in particular seems the most suspicious of them all.