Yesterday morning, at approximately 10:00 GMT, in the Uranium Security Sector, a large explosion was detected. The exact cause and nature of the blast remains speculative. The lack of information available at this time is owing to the Defense Authority’s (DA) unusual silence thus far. While the area is sparsely populated since the climate wars caused irreparable saline damage to the once fertile area known as Four Corners Monument and Prairie Zone, those still living in the area deny that the Way was involved.
There is no known activity attributed to the Way that far north. Furthermore, though a terrorist cluster according to the DA, outside of the 49th Parallel Security Perimeter, rumour is that it was the last place in which the supposed leader of the Way – John Lustration – was seen. Though this writer admits this is speculative, it does seem odd that such an event could occur without the Way being involved. If not them, then who?
Often the Way through its various cells claims to be a non-violent protest group that denies such acts, but it remains clear that this group has been and continues to cause instability. Such activities clearly undermine the DA’s attempts to address the geo-political impacts of the climate wars and the ensuing tension with the other island jurisdictions that have remained viable since the salt rains stopped almost 15 years ago. For this author, it is clear that something is not right in Denmark, and we better find out what is going on: why you ask? I know it will be asked in my next wave feed, so let me offer this.
The DA has effectively increased recruitment. The increase in numbers realised by voluntary conscription has seen most of those deployed off island to address the insurgence elsewhere. The DA, even during the last Sector Report, clearly indicated that the Security Net remains intact, which then precludes an external threat. For the naysayers, likely from fringe groups (if not the Way itself), you need only look at last cycle’s orbital mapping scan to see the proof is in the pudding. So, if not one of the other island insurgents, clearly the Way must be up to no good past the 49th. The question, therefore, remains what caused the explosion? How did it happen? And, finally, what does it mean?
As I finish this flash news cast, I am boarding a DA raptor to go into the 49th Parallel Security Perimeter. This is obviously a real honour. Since the DA began its new openness protocol initiative, they have clearly demonstrated the threats we face. I only worry – and I admit to some fear in writing this – that this might be a return of the zom’b plague.
Though it has been proven that the Way had nothing to do with that, even though many remain appropriately doubtful of the Court Supreme’s decision, what if they have gained access to the pathogen? What if the rumours of a pathogen being prepared to cause further instability is true, especially as the security net finally affords Normerica its well deserved security?
Fear not, I will do what the News Cast Authority is mandated to do: report on the truth, dispel the lies, and sacrifice (whatever it takes) for knowledge and learning.
Byline: Pro’ Dotes