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Presidential Press Release

Posted by Fleet News Service on April 13, 2008

For Immediate Release
Office of the President
April 13, 2008

I will begin by saying a most unpopular thing. We are not quite united. We have among us people who realize that this is a time when it is equally good to live or die, because we are at war. We also have among us a group of intellectuals who have no idea a fighting force is made up of people who are ready and able to fight for our survival. We are no longer fighting for our freedoms, we are fighting for our very lives.

Commander Syakumi has my full support. Her efforts to make Pacifica battle-ready come at a time when it is sorely needed. We must have discipline at a time when we are fighting a very capable enemy.

It may not be apparent to those among us who believe Pacifica is a resort ship or an art commune, but we sustained a total and unmitigated defeat when we lost the colonies. We were guilty of gross neglect and deficiency of our defenses. By the Gods, that will never happen again on my watch.

Insurrection and sedition have severe consequences. Direct orders cannot be disobeyed. Perpetrators can and will be shot, court martialled, or ejected permanently from military duty.

The orders Commander Syakumi gave are to keep us battle ready. There may be more such orders in the future. If you are unwilling or unable to comply with the military needs of readiness, perhaps civilian life would suit you better.

Here follows the full text of the regulation. Military personnel should read it carefully, since it contains a variety of options.

Tanya Halberd

Colonial President

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