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Protests in small Arab nation violently crushed (IC/MT)

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Basran
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Protests in small Arab nation violently crushed (IC/MT)

Postby Basran » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:47 pm

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MEDIRAYAT, Kingdom of Basran

"WHAT DO WE WANT? JUSTICE! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW! NO MORE KAFALA! NO MORE KAFALA!" The chants of the protesters ripped through the air as they gradually made their way throughout the capital. Over 50,000 demonstrators were marching towards the Pearl Roundabout, located at the heart of Medirayat's usually bustling financial district. Today it was different however, the protest had started in the residential area of the city and shut down several smaller shops and businesses accused of benefiting off of what they called 'slave labour', however the government had ignored them so far. Despite roads being closed and travel subsequently being disrupted, these types of protests have occurred all the time. There was little sympathy for them. Counter-protesters vowed to fight back against the 'usurpers.' But as they approached the core of the financial district, where several high-end foreign corporations and businesses were located, protesters planned to storm and blockade these businesses to make their point. If the government had ignored them before this, they wouldn't ignore them now. And that's when the situation completely changed.

With the protesters now occupying the roundabout... CRACK! WHIZZ! POP! The first shots - fired as just warnings - were heard by the crowds, causing them to nearly freeze simultaneously. Up until then, the protesters were busy assembling camps and blockades on and around the roundabout. They looked around confused to see the army assembled on one of the exit roads, with armoured vehicles and automatic weapons aimed right at them. Not being intimidated, the chants of the protesters only got louder as they fixed their attention onto the soldiers. "DOWN WITH DICTATORSHIP! RIGHTS FOR ALL! END THE SHURA COUNCIL! END KAFALA!" Some of the protesters at the front of the crowd, carrying rocks and wooden sticks, began to run towards the blockade, and more gunshots rang out. However this time it was different. The bodies of the runners dropped to the spot where they were just standing, sprawling out on the floor. The protesters did not know they were shot, but thought it was just more warning shots, so more and more people began surging towards the blockade. More gunshots, more bodies dropped. And then it hit them. They were being shot at.

Infuriated, the forward section of the crowd began to charge forward as one and were cut down by a sudden hail of automatic fire after a short period of silence, being cut down like animals sent to the slaughter by 5.56, 7.62, 12.7 and 14.5 mm rounds. Suddenly, people were scrambling in every direction, desperate to save their lives from the hail of bullets sweeping through their ranks like the winds of winter. Others tried to rescue the wounded but soon found themselves joining the sea of bodies littered on the ground as the army continued to fire. Those that refused to abandon the protest retreated down the road, away from the army, where they liaisoned with anti government protesters that had been attracted to the chaos, and formed a coalition with them, working on the camps and blockades at the roundabout. After approximately 2 or 3 minutes, the automatic fire ceased, however several potshots continued as protesters scrambled forwards disorganised, trying to collect the dead and wounded, whilst others hurled rocks, sticks, and molotov cocktails at the army, causing them to shoot sporadically. After 10 minutes, it was finally all over.

News cameras had managed to capture the carnage from the midst of the crowds, footage that would be shown all across the world. Though, could the news cameras really be trusted? It was no coincidence that they just happened to be there - the protesters had called them in. Independent footage taken by citizens of Basran, from the balconies and roods, would both support and dispute the protesters chain of events. Regardless, this would surely trigger a diplomatic response from the world.

Later That Night
MEDIRAYAT, Kingdom of Basran


The darkness of the night covered the sky like a blanket. It would have been pitch black on the streets as the government cut power to the area surrounding the roundabout, but the protesters in the camp had lit bonfires and were holding torches to make out their surroundings. It was nearly silent as the majority of the protesters - a shell of their former size prior to the shooting incident - were now asleep in their camps, with select groups standing guard on the edge of the perimeter, acting as lookouts against military and police intervention, however the intervention they feared was coming wouldn't come from the ground... it would come from the sky. At about 11 pm, four Uh-1 helicopters began circling around the area before each one dropped two barrels on the camp and left. When they hit the ground the barrels exploded, dispersing an unknown gas which immediately caused pandemonium in the camp as people gasped and choked, fighting for their lives as they struggled to breathe. A few moments later, snipers opened fire indiscriminately at the camp from elevated positions, waking up those that had remained in a slumber so far. Suddenly, tanks and armoured vehicles emerged from the shadows converged on the camps while armed soldiers began clearing out the tents and taking prisoners, shooting anyone that resisted. The camp was burned down by the military. This time only amateur footage shot by phone cameras would manage to be leaked to the world as the government had ordered a media blackout, forcing non-government owned radio stations and television channels to go off the air indefinitely to stop info spreading.

But with the footage of the first incident already leaked, perhaps it was too little, too late. It was time for damage control. Now, the Kingdom of Basran would have to prepare itself for the diplomatic firestorm that would without a doubt stir the situation into something much worse. To the average outsider it looked like nothing but a violent crackdown of peaceful protesters by another repressive Arab kingdom, but on the ground, it was something much deeper. Rooted in old ethnic tensions and an unrelated terrorist attack against one of Basran's oil refineries that had sent the government scrambling for control. To them, the protesters were against the status quo - especially due to their collusion with anti government demonstrators and their anti government chants - and thus supporting the terrorists. To the average Basrani Arab, the fact that most the protesters were black sparked a xenophobic reaction based off of awkward relations between Arabs and Blacks since the Ottomans brought them to the country as slaves. Later, under the Ottomans, certain 'loyal' blacks were given military and political power in the vassal, a history not taught in Basrani schools. Arabs viewed this as a threat and revolted against the Ottomans. Now Basrani's perceived their protests - especially the anti government rhetoric - as a call to restore that power, even if in reality the blacks wanted equal rights. The Kafala system discriminated them. To them, any change in the status quo to favour blacks was a threat.


Some IC notes:

1. Approximately 32 people were killed, 100+ wounded in the first incident

2. Approximately 60 people were killed, 200+ wounded in the second incident

3. Approximately 14 people were killed, <30 wounded in the terrorist attack

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Postby Tamazghia » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:21 pm

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CONFEDERAL REPUBLIC OF TAMAZGHIA
“الله، الوطن - ⴰⵎⵓⵔ, ⴰⴳⵍⵍⵉⴷ”
OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE
To: Government of the Kingdom of Basran
Subject: On the civil unrest in your country

To whom this may concern,

We are concerned by the escalation of the civil unrest in the Kingdom of Basran and the heavy handed response of the Basrani military. Of course, we respect the right of the Basrani government to enforce and uphold the rule of law and violate those who break it, however, we urge Basran to better calculate its decisions. Furthermore, we wholly condemn the act of terror against the oil refinery. Tamazhia fully understands the burden of terrorism and support Basran's fight against the terrorist infiltrators.
Signed,
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Postby Eemeria » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:56 pm

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Federal Republic of Eemeria
Royal Press Release
Concerning the recent events in the Kingdom of Basran


To the Government of the Kingdom of Basran

The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Eemeria has formally signed a statement condemning the actions of the Basrani government in regards to protests in the nation's capital. The Basrani government stifling the voices of its citizens by violent means not only shows that the citizens of Basrani are no longer safe within their own borders but that the government is an active threat to it's own people. The Eemerian government has already begun discussions of diplomatic action against Basran such as sanctions and trade blockades if these attacks against it's civilians continues. As always the Federal Republic of Eemeria has an asylum program that will evaluate the situation of anyone who applies and provide them safe haven in the process. We welcome any citizens of Basran who feel like they are in danger to report to the Eemerian embassy in the capital city immediately. The federal government also encourages any Eemerian citizens currently in Basran to immediately return home, if you need help securing transport home the Eemerian, or any of our allies, embassies can help with that process. Again, the actions of the Basrani government is inexcusable and if they are not immediately remedied they will be met with diplomatic sanctions and possibly military intervention.
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Postby Laeuwen » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:45 pm

Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on the Ongoing Crisis in Basran

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"The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee is deeply concerned by the troubling developments in the Kingdom of Basran. We believe that Basran is an geostrategically important ally across the board. That's militarily, economically, and politically. Laerenia has subsequently invested a lot in the development of Basran. As a firm ally dedicated to the stability of our Arab partners, the Federation of Laerenia has consistently supported the advancement of human rights in Basran, amongst other things, and Basran serves a loyal partner to Laerenia's international cause. Henceforth we believe the recent developments in the Kingdom of Basran are nothing short of a tragedy, and we urge the Basrani government to exercise restraint, take the necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties in the time of unrest, and investigate wrongdoings by the military and law enforcement agencies. Laerenia continues to support the Kingdom of Basran in its advancement of human rights and is dedicated to working with Basrani officials to prevent another incident like this from happening. That being said, we support the noninterference in Basran's sovereignty which includes its right to enforce the rule of law, and will challenge all and any entity, be it governmental or nongovernmental, that seeks to violate upon this right, will be challenged through all and any means by deemed as an appropriate response the Federation. We also urge nations that may condemn Basran to not set a precedent in condemning the governments actions but failing to condemn the disruption caused by these clearly aggravated, physical, armed protesters as well as the terrorist attack which has left many killed. Thank you."

With this position adapted by the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, the Laeutchian government is expected to make clear an official stance similar to that of the committee soon.
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Postby Solovie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:02 pm

Medirayat, Basran
Jamal O'Kallan
Foreign Correspondent, Erae Post-Dispatch


"Are they on their way yet? Fuck, it's hot." I mumbled to myself as my team and I waited at the Pearl Roundabout with other news crews. Faint chanting could be heard in the distance, signalling the approaching protesters.
NO MORE KAFALA! NO MORE KAFALA!
"They're coming, Aleksej, let's get rolling."
"Alright," grunted my cameraman as he got up from the sidewalk and set up his rig, "3. 2. 1."
"We're here at the Pearl Roundabout in Medirayat, the capital of the Kingdom of Basran. What we're witnessing is a protest of what is known here as Kafala, a labor system that the demonstrators denounce as slave labor. There are other calls for government reform, but the main focus is an end to Kafala. Behind me, you see the demonstrators approaching the Roundabout where we can expect speeches from the ringleaders of this protest; in front of me, however, is the Basrani Army setting up shop on one of the roads. This isn't unexpected; one can always expect police or military presence at such events. What happens next may determine the country's future. From Medirayat, Jamal O'Kallan, Erae Post-Dispatch."
"Alright, J. Good take." said Ilhan, my photographer, as Aleksej put his camera down.
"Thanks. Ilhan, can you take photos of everything? This could be big."
"Gotcha."
"Stay ready, J. These things can go south really quick." interjected Aleksej, who had served as a combat journalist during the 3rd Solovien Civil War.
"Relax, Aleks. This isn't combat camera anymo---" CRACK! CRACK! "Shit! You rolling?!"
"Hell yeah!"
"This is Jamal O'Kallan with the Erae Post-Dispatch. We're here at the Pearl Roundabout where we've got shots fired. We have reason to believe they're coming from the military forces in response to the protest. The gunfire is beginning to pick up! Protesters are starting to run in all directions trying to get away from the shooting. We've got to get to safety ourselves. From Medirayat, Jamal O'Kallan, Erae Post-Dispatch."

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Postby Cascadian Socialist Republic » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm

PRESS RELEASE
From the Office of the President of the Cascadian Socialist Republic
President Kristen Brown
On the Basran Incident


The nation and people of Cascadia hereby formally condemn the actions of the Basrani regime against its own citizens as blatantly fascistic and tyrannical. Such behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If the government does not correct its course, further punitive actions may be taken, including (but not limited to):

  • Cutting all diplomatic ties, including our embassy
  • Pulling Cascadian nationals and closing borders
  • Boycott of Basrani-produced goods

The nation and people of Cascadia also declare themselves in full alignment with the movement against the current regime. Stand strong, hold fast, keep fighting. The Kafala is but a roadblock to the power of the people, and can, must and will be defeated.

Workers of Cascadia and Basran Stand Together
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
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Postby Hwangyuk » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:22 am

OFFICIAL LETTER FROM THE SUPREME LEADER
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TO: BASRAN
Encryption: ZERO

His Holy Imperial Majesty, Professor Lord Priest Patriarch Pope Caliph Victorious and Glorious Leader, Supreme Leader of the Hwangyuk for Life, President for Life, Kim tae-il, Great Khagan, Sultan, Kaisar-i-Rum, Shahanshah, Padishah, Maharaja, Warrior of Allah, Hero of Perun, Conquerer of the Anglos in NS in general, Slayer of the Zionist Entity, Sultan of Sultans, Khan of Khans, Chinggis Khan, Protector of Ruthenia, Protector of Bulgaria, Custodian of the Holy Cities, Custodian of Poland, Heir of Amin, King of Rumelia, of Serbia, of Croatia, of Bosnia, of Germany, of Novgorad, of Finland, of Slovakia, of Fennoscandia, of the Saxons, of the Angles, of the Suebi, of the Goths, of the Franks, of all the Western Slavs, of Great Moravia, of the Rus’, of the Italians, of Rome, of Sicily, of Albania the East and West, of Cyprus, of Armenia, of Georgia, of Kazan, or Khazaria, of the Helvetic, of the Occitan, of the Spaniards, of all the other peoples of the world, Fürher of all Germania, Khan of Tatary, Tocharia, Tarim, Tibet, Turkmenia, Kyrgyzia, Kazakhia, Transcaucasia, of Pannonia, of Ukraine, of Vinnytsia in particular, of Don, of Kuban, of the Urals, and the Pashtuns, Rajah of the Southern Aryans, of Mahadrasta, of Bengal, of the Tamils, of Deccan, of Punjab, of Rajastan, of Delhi, of Gujarat, of the Parsi, of Kerala, of all Hind, Emperor of China, of Korea, of Japan, of Taiwan, of Manchuria, of Annam, of Vietnam, of Laos, of Burma, of Indonesia, of the Tagalog, of the East Indies, Slayer of Muslims, Terror of children in general and Bosniak children in particular, Ruler of Sibir, of the Bantu Lands, of Kongo, of Great Zimbabwe, of the Ashanti, Mansa of Songhay, of Mali, of Ghana, God Emperor of Uganda, Sultan of Turkey, of Iraq, of Assyria, of Akkad, of Syria, of Kurdistan, of Tripoli, of Cyrene, of Lebanon of Jerid, of Ma’an, of Jaffa, of Israel, of Sinai, of Upper and Lower Egypt, of the Sudan, of Mogdaishu, of Puntland, of Ethiopia, of Nubia, of Kush, Great Pharoh, Son of Ra, Empowered by Isis, ruler of all Slavs, High Chieftain of Livonia, of Lithuania, of Estonia, of Courland, of Savo, of Karelia, of Ugra, of Hungary, of Nitra, of Romania, of Transylvania, of White Croatia, of White Serbia, of Chechnya, of Dagestan, of Circassia, of the West Indies, of Haiti, of Uganda, of Niger, of Nigeria, of Venezuela, of Guyana, of Brazil, of Amazonia, of Mesoamerica, of the Southern Cone, of the Zulu, of the Poles, of the degenerates, of all Austral Lands, of Queensland, of New Zealand, of New South Wales, of Tasmania, of South Australia, of Victoria, of West Australia, and of Perth in particular, Slayer of the Homos of Australia, Great Leader of Yugoslavia, Ruler of Slavs, Glorious Leader of all Southern Slavs, Maximum Leader of all Eastern Slavs, and Caretaker of all Western Slavs, President of the United States, ruler of all degenerates and mutts of the Western Hemisphere, Sapa Inca, Aztec Emperor, Lord of Beasts on Land and Fish in the Sea, Master of all life on earth, from the human to the germ, from the buffalo to the Pole, who goes from conquest to conquest leaving fire in his wake and giving innumerable benefits to his people, he who rapes every women, with the penis like a serpent, enslaver of children, King of the World, Second Coming of Christ, also the Anti Christ, and the Demiurge, Saoshyant, Bodhisattva, Fourth Part of the Holy Trinity


I am pleased to announce that Hwangyuk officially supports this nation's holy actions against the protester cockroaches and thus, we vow to protect this nation from international intervention. We also hope to learn more from this event just in case protests might occur in our holy sanctuary.

Signed:
Kim tae-il
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Postby Deutschess Kaiserreich » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:04 am

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Peaceful protest crushed by government forces.

Only a few hours approximately 90 people were killed and over 540 wounded during a protest in the small Arab nation of Basran when soldiers opened fire on protesters that were protesting the Regimes recent tyrannical policies. The protested began in the streets of the capital but surged to over 50,000 members even despite the government attempts to control the numbers by blocking strategic roads. The protesters had previously shut down several business shops for using an exploited workforce. There were reported to be counter-protesters though it may seem that they were few in number and failed to stop the protest. Late in the day, the protester approached the financial district and there were rumors that they may attempt to storm several corrupt business headquarters but were stopped by the Army before entering the district at a roundabout.

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Protesters minutes before shots are fired

They were warning shots but the number of shots is disputed. Suddenly the army began to fire into the crowd with sporadic gunfire but many in the crowd were not aware of it. Suddenly fully automatic fire cut down multiple members and the protesters panicked. Many bystanders were shot and a child watching the protest from a rooftop was injured and his current status is unknown. However, among this tragedy, many heroes in the crowd emerged, instead of running away many members dragged away wounded protesters or used the bodies to shield the crowd. Members of the protesters managed to escape the carnage and rally other protesters and attempted to storm the group of soldiers firing upon the surrendring crowd however despite their bravery they were cut down now by APC's and a tank that had arrived. Soon the protesters despised but there were unconfirmed reports of the army still shooting at the retreating crowd and even at wounded protesters unable to move. The Kaiserin has publicly condemned the Basran regime and has called them "A show that even barbaric systems exist in far remote reaches of the world". Many viewers of the speech reported her face as turning red in rage as she talked about the Basran regime and coming close to tears and stuttering when having to talk about the protesters being shot. Parliament is in the processes of debating what to do with the Basran Regime and are soon to be expected to make a choice. The Basran embassy in Berlin is in lockdown as there are rumors of a protest happening outside.
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Postby Shackley » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:06 am

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From: Secretary General Basil Hawthorne, The Imperial Fiefdom of Shackley
To: President Reyhan Azaykou, The Kingdom of Basran
Encryption Level: Low


Dear sir,
Our two nations have not had much dealing in the past and it is indeed unfortunate that recent events must force us together in such a manner. In all my diplomatic optimism I will grant you the benefit of the doubt- how you run your country is none of my concern. What bothers me though are the actions of your armed forces against a relatively peaceful protest and in such close proximity to not only a major population centre but a not-insignificant oil processing plant. I'm sure I don't need to explain to you the risks presented by an uncontrolled firefight and potential insurgency at one of these facilities. Simply put the results could be disastrous for your people, your environment, your economy and perhaps the world oil market as a whole.
It strikes me that the escalation of violence that took place was irresponsible, undemocratic and unprofessional. If your government is unable to restore stability without executing more massacres on the civilian population it is possible that an intervention may be unavoidable.

I have it on authority from Lord Protector Rimmer that the full extent of His Imperial Fiefdom's military and economic might is ready to be mobilised against the Kingdom of Basran if this state of affairs is to continue. Take this not as a threat, but as a warning. We wish Basran no ill but we must stand by our principles.

Yours,
With Dignity and Persistence
Basil Hawthorne


Rimmer patted Hawthorne's shoulder. "Let's hope to Christ this doesn't turn out like another Qaidi..."
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Postby Greater Oceanian Union » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:03 am

Communication of the Greater Oceanian Union

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Communiqué de la Grande Union Océanienne




To the government of Basran,

The Greater Oceanian Union would like to report that it is concerned by the state of affairs in Basran, our ally through the Organization of Strategically Aligned Nations. However, we are concerned not by the actions of the government but by the protests in the country. As a firmly capitalist country that has only enjoyed prosperity by being wary of things such as worker's strikes and labor unions, ceding almost no ground to movements like these in the past decades, we would like to urge Basran to continue on its current path and crush these protests.

While the unions and foreigners may complain, your people will be better off in the long run for not abolishing the noble practice of kafala. Conceding to these protesters would set a bad precedent for the future too, and would show that your government can be pushed around by a simple mass protest. As seen in many other situations, things can escalate greatly once that happens.

We hope that Basran will make the right decision for its people and would be willing to offer support if needed.




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Postby Basran » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:00 pm

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KINGDOM OF BASRAN
“الملك والبلد - KING AND COUNTRY”
OFFICIAL STATEMENT

The Kingdom of Basran categorically rejects all malicious, falisified accusations of human rights abuses by the armed forces in their law enforcement operations. Basran assures its allies that all steps to prevent the endangerment of innocents are being taken, and all reported incidents will be thoroughly investigated. We express our outrage with, and fully condemn in the strongest terms, the fake news propaganda campaigns of the liberal world against our stoic nation. These unfounded and deliberate attempts to demonise our Kingdom for progressive-internationalist agendas will not to be tolerated, neither will the interferance of foreign powers in our internal affairs. Basran will continue to deal with the radical, terrorist elements and their network of foreign backers spreading violent unrest in the country, and we will not relent or yield to foreign pressure. We are our own masters.
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Postby Deutschess Kaiserreich » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:57 am

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THE DUETSCHESS KAISERRIECH
“GLORY TO THE KAISERIN”
OFFICIAL STATEMENT

You have done something that you have gotten no German Kaiser to do before. I congratulate you for the first nation to have sent me into a fit of pure rage. The sword is still stuck in the meeting rooms desk. The way you have blatantly lied to the world is something that I am impressed by. Something that by all rights and means is incomprehensible. You have denied the obvious massacre of those that simply want a better life. Even when they began to retreat you still fired into the crowd. I am writing to declare the Kaiserreichs call to the justice for the person responsible. I am ordering the lockdown of your Berlin embassy and the withdrawal of 50% of the staff Kaiserriech's embassy in Basran and increase of security. The Lockdown of the Basaran embassy in Berlin will be only for the duration of the emergency. No person will be allowed in or out but food and supply's will be granted. Communications will be unharassed and not be blocked. The lockdown will last for 5 day's as an example of the possible consequences of an incident like this happening ever again is Basaran. Give the international community the man responsible for this massacre and the lockdown will be lifted and further consequences canceled. But until that happens please expect further consequences for this act.
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Louise Victoria the second
Kaiserin of Germany and Prussia
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Postby Iespon » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:19 am

Basran Peace Talks
Department of International Affairs: Mirza Affar, Jake Trap, Melissa Hugh

Speaking on behalf of the government of Iespon we have a peace proposal for the turmoil in Basran.
The department has seen that the struggle is primarily between the black and arab communities in Basran with the government claiming to fight terrorism and the population demanding equal rights.

Proposal:
1. The protesters and citizens submit a written, specific statement of their demands. Seeing as there is some historical tension and fear of blacks regaining power, the protesters may want to alleviate these fears by specifying that they would like equal rights and are not a threat.

2. The terrorist action at the oil refineries was un called for and any terrorist networks should be dismantled. Instead the terrorist or so called terrorist leaders should, similar to the protesters come to talks with the Basran government.

3. The Basran government may enforce law and order in the country but with only necessary force from police and only against combatants (terrorists) who actively try to plan and perform more attacks. Protesters have the full right to protest and have their voices heard

4. Seeing as Basran is a volatile nation, The Department of International Affairs is happy to host the conflicting parties from Basran at the Aman International House. This way leadership from Basran, the protesters and any other nations involved with this conflict may come and constructively solve the issue. Although it is strongly recommended that only the direct participants perform direct talks.

5. External intervention from other nations is strongly discouraged as this is an internal affair. Proceeding on to military action will destabilize Basran with more terrorism and a continuity of the same problem in the future.

6. 20 Iespon Army personnel have been allocated to provide security at the Aman International House if this event is to occur.

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Postby The Great Imperator Jeffrey » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:28 am

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God-Imperator Jeffrey the Conqueror of Universes, Rightful Ruler of All, and Supreme Leader for All Eternity hereby commends the actions of the government of Basran. However, we will not be doing anything to interfere as we simply don't care

---END TRANSMISSION---
The Empire is ruled by God-Imperator Jeffrey the Conqueror of Universes, Rightful Ruler of All, and Supreme Leader for All Eternity. The God-Imperator has control over a significant portion of the multiverse. Everyone is oppressed.
A Class 0.143 Civilization according to this index.
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Technology Level: FFT
Alignment: Lawful Evil

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Many aspects of this nation reflect my political beliefs, but highly exaggerated.

NS stats are a conspiracy against me.

HAIL THE IMPERATOR!
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Asigna
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Postby Asigna » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:27 pm

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The Philippine bayan official papel
OFFICIALLY FROM THE BAYAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS



Encryption: PRINTED TREATY
About: THE CUCKERY OF THR DUETSCHESS KAISERRIECH AND THEIR FEE FEES
To: THE DUETSCHESS KAISERRIECH



Mabuhay!


In the name of his grand excellency, his renowned eminence, bishop of Rome II, crusader against the false gods, destroyer of anime, furries and other degenerates, redirector of typhoons, he who commands the true Christians of the earth, reverend witness of God's one true glory, destroyer of usurers, enemy of international jewry, he who sits on God's left hand, master of the Philippine islands, Yemen, Romania, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Indochina, Vulkata, Iran and South Colishi, Grand ruler of Acadia, vanguard of the one true Christians in this holy crusade in NS in particular, ruler of the pearl of the orient, custodian of Southeast Asia, slayer of the yellow menace, custodian of the Grand Terran republic, custodian of Huda, guardian of Syria, the honorary mujahid of Al Dawla, Sultan of Brunei, Overlord of Bangsamoro, Doctor of the church, Professor of all the educated, destroyer of communism, dictator of the sun moon and stars in God's behalf, dictator of the Galaxy, Best president president of the solar system, protector of Mars in God's behalf, defender of Jupiter and Saturn in God's behalf, protector of nationalist socialists, destroyer of atheists, custodian of New Formoso, the one true pope and savior of everyone as well as Punong(leader) and autocrat of all Filipinos in the Greater Philippine Bayan and all the outlying affiliated settlements, we disagree with you.

We condemn your condemnation.

The One True Pope™ hereby declares through me, that he EXOCOMMUNICATES you disgusting sodomite and doesn't recognize the authority of the pitiful field of scum you call your empire. Burn in hell you sinner.

O kings and queens and damned devil's kith and kin, secretaries to Lucifer himself. What the devil kind of knight are thou, that canst not slay a pony with your naked arse? Princess Luna shits, and your army eats. Thou shalt not, thou son of a whore, make subjects of Bayan sons; we have no fear of your army, by land and by sea we will battle with thee, fuck thy mother.

Thou Pinkie Pie scullion, Twilight Sparkle wheelwright, brewer of Sweetie Belle, Fluttershy-fucker of Alexandria, swineherd of Greater and Lesser Equestria, pony of Armenia, Scootalo thief, catamite of Applejack, hangman of Luna, and fool of all the world and underworld, an idiot before God, grandson of the Serpent, and the crick in our dick. Pig's snout, mare's arse, slaughterhouse cur, unchristened brow, screw thine own mother!

So the Bayan declares, you lowlife. You won't even be herding pigs for our Glorious One True Pope™. Now we'll conclude, for we don't know the date and don't own a calendar; the moon's in the sky, the year with the Lord, the day's the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!

We will also close your embassy in our nation for they are not worthy of even the dirt they step on and the air they lay to waste with their very existence. Your nation is nothing but a speck of dust to us. We will set alight your citizens' homes and publicly execute tourists from your nation. We will salt the wounds of the amputated limbs of Kaiserreich nationals we caught within our power.

We spit the Kaiser's name, now and forever.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Cheers to your eternal burning!


Faye Kabil, Interior Ministress
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Erian: If you are gay (like me) and looking, PM me. ;/\) (SO I CAN PRAY YOUR SOUL BURNS IN HELL) Kekekekek. No straighty and no wamen. I want no pussycats.

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Basran
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Ex-Nation

Postby Basran » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:09 pm

MEDIRAYAT, Kingdom of Basran

It had been three days since the 'day of blood' that had left more than 100 dead and over 300 wounded. With the state blocking non-government owned television channels and radio stations from the air, coverage of the events and its aftermath within Basran had been stifled greatly, and the relative calm had not been broken down. At least, not on the surface. The official mantra was that a mixture of terrorist sympathisers and ethnic nationalists had violently challenged the army and disturbed public order, leading to a small 'incident.' Focus was shifted to the terrorist attack against the oil refinery, maliciously accusing the protesters of supporting anti-government terrorism in Basran. Regardless, anti-kafala and anti-government protesters remained unified in their cause and planned another, larger demonstration, which would once again occupy the Pearl Roundabout. Over 100,000 protesters had gathered this time, prompting concern amongst the Basrani government that the civilian unrest was getting out of hand and would impact tourist visits to the country, particularly since protesters were causing disturbances in the capital with roads having to be shut down and buildings occupied. The army had once again deployed to the streets of Medirayat in similar numbers and force, with the police taking a reserve role.

When the horde of protesters approached the Pearl Roundabout, the army opened fire with warning shots into the air and after a tense standoff involving pipe bombs, flashbangs, rocks, sticks, stun grenades, and molotov cocktails, they retreated deeper into the city. Seeing this as a great victory, the protesters cheered ecstatically, believing Basran was secretly yielding to international pressure. With the Pearl Roundabout under their control, it had once again become the bastion and symbol of Basrani civil resistance. But they weren't done there. They had much greater plans, to remind the government that the people are in control, not them. For far too long had the people been oppressed. It was time to take control of the government. After setting up a large camp in and around the Pearl Roundabout, the protesters consolidated their strength and marched into the city, approaching the heart of Medirayat where the government was located. It was here that the army had retreated to and regathered their forces. Staring the protesters in the eyes were tanks, armoured vehicles, helicopters, snipers, machinegunners, riflemen, the whole array. Not one step back was the order from the government to the army, reminiscent of Joseph Stalin's infamous decree. Would such an action generate the same catastrophic ends?

A few hundred at the front of the march would surge forward, many wearing balaclavas and military-esque fatigues. Armed covertly with grenades, pistols, batons, sticks, machetes, rocks, and molotov cocktails, the improvised army attempted to force the military back. A hail of gunfire - drowned out by the steadfast chants of the protesters that refused to budge even as some them were hit with pot shots - soon cut short their idea but not before long there was another distinct crack of gunfire. This time it was not coming from the military or the armed militia that had retreated back into the crowds, but the buildings overlooking the army's defensive positions. In the blink of an eye, soldiers were scrambling for cover as several of their comrades dropped to the floor either silently or in agony, having been shot by snipers and riflemen concealed in elevated positions. The protesters were unsure of what to do; Half of them had no idea what was happening whilst the other half began to charge forward aiming to takeover and occupy government buildings, with the confused half eventually following along like sheep. A van suddenly sped by and turned the corner as it took fire from the military, and then a large explosion ripped through the air. The police headquarters had just been bombed. As the thick black smoke bellowed into the air, the army's tanks and armoured vehicles were able to shell the attacks into submission before turning their sights on the angry crowds that had gradually pushed the soldiers through the exclusion zone and towards key government buildings. Seeing them rumble forwards, the protesters panicked and retreated to the roundabout.

Had the civil resistance just become armed resistance? That was the story put forward by the government dominated air waves, citing that 'key intelligence assets' had directly tied the 'so called civil resistance' to 'terrorist and radical organisations backed by foreign powers operating in Basran', without elaborating on who these organisations were and their backers. The King was flirting with the idea of declaring a state of emergency and granting the military power to enforce martial law. Great attention was paid to the bombing of the police headquarters and the actions of the armed protesters. Roughly 32 policemen and staff had been killed in the blast. Meanwhile, 11 soldiers were killed during the armed clashes. On the other side, 350 protesters had been shot dead and the number of wounded was believed to be greater than 900. An estimated 70 'armed insurgents' had been killed. In all, over 400 people were killed. If the international community wasn't pissed before, it would be now.


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KINGDOM OF BASRAN
“الملك والبلد - KING AND COUNTRY”
OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Once again, the radicals and extremists masquerading under the pretext of civil resistance and opposition to gain support from the international community, have conducted an inexcusable act against all of the Basrani nation. Not only do they greatly disturb and endanger the lives of our law abiding citizenry, but once again these so-called peaceful protesters have shown their true colours and intentions: Armed violence. Over 40 loyal men and women, all of which have families and loved ones who will struggle to cope with their losses, were martyr'd today by terrorist elements, yet there are still those in the international community that will attack Basran diplomatically and economically, for daring to defend the lives of her citizens. We regret no losses amongst the so-called peaceful protesters. The world has some explaining to do to all of Basran. Tell us, so-called defenders of freedom, liberty, and justice, what sort of peaceful movements shuts down roads preventing access to schools, hospitals, and more, bombs buildings, attacks soldiers, and attempts to seize government property? Is this not a great injustice and violation of our own people's freedom and liberty? Look at those Germanic vermin who blockade our embassy. We shall not be silence in the face of gross international hypocrisy. We remain absolutely steadfast in our actions. I am sure that all of Basran understands and is ready to make the sacrifices entailed with defending the homeland until the very end. We will not succumb to terrorists or foreign pressure. Basran bows down to no one.
Signed,
Zuhriya Jafari
Foreign Minister
Kingdom of Basran

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The Newark Republic
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Founded: Nov 17, 2018
Father Knows Best State

Postby The Newark Republic » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:33 pm

OFFICAL COMMUNCATION OF THE NEWARK REPUBLIC


As a result of Basrans actions against innocent civilians Protesting ,the Newark Republic has started Operation:Newark, which is a operation to support the protesters with food and water. If any more civilians are killed,The Newark Republic will take military action and invade Basran with the entire military.
DEFCON STATUS:2
Population ICly:1.8 billion.
WE DONT USE NS STATS!

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Deutschess Kaiserreich
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Founded: Sep 23, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Deutschess Kaiserreich » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:41 am

WARNING: THE BUNDESNACHRICHTENDIENST GOVERMENTAL DATABASE IS

CLASSIFIED

ACCESS BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
PERPETRATORS WILL POSSIBLY HAVE THE POSSIBLE TERMINATION OF BENEFITS, RETIREMENT PAYMENTS, EMPLOYMENT, OR LIFE.



[ENTER NAME]

> TRENT BRENT

[NAME ACCEPTED]
[ENTER CODE]

>THEBLACKMOoNFAlLsToniGHT132

[CODE ACCEPETED]

>ACESSES BASRAN-1-AUDIO-7

[WARNING! YOU ARE ACCESSING A LEVEL 07 FILE. UNAUTHORIZED PERSONAL VIEWING THIS IS TO BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED!]
[ENTER YOUR SECONDARY CODE! FAILURE TO ENTER CODE WILL RESULT IN SECURITY CALL!]

>ALLahuAcccakabar222239

[CODE ACCEPETED]

[OPENING FILE BASRAN-1-AUDIO-7]
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Audio File Basaran-1-7

Date:[REDACTED]

Location: Meeting room 7, Berlin Imperial Palace.

Foreword: Meeting of Kaiserin and general staff on Basaran Incident-1

POI in audio

  • Kaiserin Victoria Louise the second
  • Prime Minister Angela Merkel
  • Vice Minister Willi Pauli
  • General Erik Rommel
  • Vice Director of Bundesnachrichtendienst Leonore Weininger
  • Secretary of Defense Ellie Reinhard
  • Secretary of Homeland Security Bob Hanigan
AUDIO TAPE BEGINS

[Door opens]

Victoria Louise: You called this meeting Angela?

Angela Merkel: We just got this message from Basaran regarding our retaliation.

[Tape rustling]

[No noise for about 60 seconds]

Victoria Louise: I would have picked a better insult.

Erik Rommel: Just a few minutes before this letter was sent a car bombing attacked a checkpoint that was overseeing another protest and the dead number about 32 cops.

Victoria: God damn it!

Leonore Weininger: It'll make propaganda much harder now. We have two choices, one, let this ride and do not do anything, two, turn it down. Claim that the two are likely unrelated and downplay it.

Ellie Reinhard: Much rather two. One makes us look like senile and uncaring idiots but we are in quite the corner for each choice.

Mike Hannigan: There is another choice.

Victoria Louise: What is it.

Mike Hannigan: War. We can go in and stabilize----------------------------

[UNATHOURIZED ACCESS DETECTED]

>Override- 1nnclkankl

[OVERIDE ACCEPTED]

>Transimit file to Basaran Imperal palace computer 50-1

[SENDING]

[FILE RECIVED]

[UNAUTHORIZED TRANSMISSION FROM AGENT TRENT BRENT'S OFFICE]

[SECURITY UN ROUTE]

[GUNSHOT'S IN SECTOR 5 CONFIRMED STAY IN YOUR OFFICES!]

[GUNSHOT'S IN SECTOR 5 OMEGA-1-3 IS DOWN DO NOT ASSIST IF SEEN!]

[GUNSHOT'S IN SECTOR 5 HAVE STOPED DO NOT COME OUT UNTIL ALL CLEAR HAS BEEN GIVEN]

[ALL CLEAR. GUNMAN DOWN. REPORT TO YOUR SANCTIONED MEETING ROOM FOR DEBREIF]


>Logoff

[Logging off]


>Shut down

[Terminal off]
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The Deutsches Kaiserreich
The Kaiserriech is an alternative history timeline where the Kaiserriech won the First Weltkreig. Currently, the Kaiserriech is a constitutional Monarchy with both a Parliment and a Prime Minister. Our current leader is Victoria Louise Adelheid Mathilde Charlotte the Second. For more information
Reports of Explosion at Reichstag|Casualties unknown|State of lockdown imposed on Berlin

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Cascadian Socialist Republic
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Posts: 33
Founded: Nov 15, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Cascadian Socialist Republic » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:02 pm

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OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION
From President Kristen Brown of the Cascadian Socialist Republic
To President Reyhan Azaykou of the Kingdom of Basran

Regarding the Protest Crisis
Encryption: OPEN


President,

Perhaps our press release did not reach you. If it did, then your reply is clear--utter disregard. You have spat in our faces. Perhaps stronger measures than formal angry letters will get through to you.

We are closing our embassies and consulates. We will also be pulling all Cascadian nationals from Basran for their safety. We are also beginning the process of accepting Basran political refugees en mass. We have mobilized the Air Force in order to aid this. It is strongly recommend that you allow our transport planes to land in your airports.

If you fire upon our nationals or our planes, we will reply in kind.

Signed,
Kristen Brown
President of the Cascadian Socialist Republic


ORBAT (Evacuation Purposes Only)
  • x4 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircaft
  • x16 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft
CASCADIAN WORKERS UNITED AND FOUND VICTORY--UNITE WITH US

Democratic socialist nation mixing socialist ideas with good old American Freedom, from an alternate universe where the Soviet Union won the Cold War.


Does not use NS stats--population is 54 million.

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The Newark Republic
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Founded: Nov 17, 2018
Father Knows Best State

Postby The Newark Republic » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:17 pm

Cascadian Socialist Republic wrote:
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OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION
From President Kristen Brown of the Cascadian Socialist Republic
To President Reyhan Azaykou of the Kingdom of Basran

Regarding the Protest Crisis
Encryption: OPEN


President,

Perhaps our press release did not reach you. If it did, then your reply is clear--utter disregard. You have spat in our faces. Perhaps stronger measures than formal angry letters will get through to you.

We are closing our embassies and consulates. We will also be pulling all Cascadian nationals from Basran for their safety. We are also beginning the process of accepting Basran political refugees en mass. We have mobilized the Air Force in order to aid this. It is strongly recommend that you allow our transport planes to land in your airports.

If you fire upon our nationals or our planes, we will reply in kind.

Signed,
Kristen Brown
President of the Cascadian Socialist Republic


ORBAT (Evacuation Purposes Only)
  • x4 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircaft
  • x16 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft





To:Cascadens
Subject:Evacuation Of Cascadeian nationals in Barsan
From:The Newark Republic


We want to help your forces evacuate people. We have 400 peacekeepers heading to the location(s) where your evacuation planes will land. The Peacekeepers will protect the Evacuation sites when the Evacuation Planes are on the ground.
DEFCON STATUS:2
Population ICly:1.8 billion.
WE DONT USE NS STATS!

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Knessniet
Ambassador
 
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Founded: Aug 20, 2018
Corporate Police State

Postby Knessniet » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:06 pm

The Grand Duchy of Knessniet

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dept. of International Communications
To: President Reyhan Azaykou of the Kingdom of Basran
From: His Holy Apostolic Majesty, Grand Duke Herman XIII of Knessniet


Good sir,

I have recently learned of a slight incident involving the massacre of protesters in your nation. Rest assured, I care not for your actions. Whether you killed innocents or terrorists matters little to me.

It is my firm belief that a nation has the right to determine it's own polices and government without other nations interfering. We have our system, you have yours is my philosophy. Thus, we respect your decisions so long as they do not harm our interests. So far, they haven't.

Thus, as per our non-interventionist foreign policy, we will stay out of any repercussions this may have for your government. We will not participate in any sanctions, and invite you to trade with us for any supplies that may become scarce in the event of sanctions or blockade.

Once again, we affirm that your decisions are right, for you are the rightful leader of your country.

Signed,
Herman XIII
Grand Duke of Knessniet
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Victores
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Postby Victores » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:22 am

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DEADLY CRACKDOWN AGAINST ANTI-KAFALA PROTESTORS IN BASRAN DRAWS INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION

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NEVI SELESTE - Four days ago protests broke out in Medirayat, the capital of the Kingdom of Basran, a small nation located in the Maghreb. These protestors were primarily black migrant workers from foreign countries, protesting against the Kafala system. These protests have descended into violence when the government opened fire on protestors.

The Kafala system is often translated as the “sponsorship” system. It is called such since a sponsor is required to bring the worker into the country. The worker is then bound to his/her sponsor who holds dramatic power over them; including control over bank accounts and even driver’s licenses. The most important issue however is that the sponsor controls the worker’s ability to switch jobs, as well as leaving the country. This in effect makes the worker his sponsor’s property. The Kafala system has often been described as something similar to Russian serfdom. The Kafala system is used as a form of coercion to also deprive workers across the Middle East of their wages and basic human rights.

This shows that the current violence in the country is simply another case of the forward movement of the wheel of history. The nation of Basran is going through the “growing pains” of a society moving from feudalism towards liberal capitalism. Such a change is inevitable over time in all countries, though this has generally occurred already in much of the world. The struggle between classes will never end, and this is just the latest manifestation of it.

The conflict itself broke out when a large group of protestors congregated to move towards the city center. Reports from reporters embedded within the protestors suggest that they came into contact with a military blockade. There were some warning shots fired, but after a few moments this turned into automatic fire. It’s still not clear how many died in the chaos, but it estimated to be at least 20 people. VCN’s own reporter was injured in the stampede away from the military blockade. The protestors then camped further away from the city center. Shortly after the shooting, the government cut power to the area to make it harder for foreign media to observe the events. The VCN reporter withdrew from the area shortly before darkness fell.
It is unknown what exactly happened that night, but there was no camp by the next morning. The government has made no comprehensive statement on the issue, however there is some cellphone footage. A few shots from a cellphone that VCN has obtained suggests that the attack began from above using chemical weapons deployed from helicopters, as well as sniper fire. The camp was then stormed and burned by ground forces.

There are now reports coming in today that yet more violence has erupted in Basran. Unlike the conflict 3 days ago, this is less of a massacre. Cellphone footage appears to show sniper fire from the rooftops. These mysterious snipers were firing on the Basran government forces, suggesting there may be armed anti-government groups.

The Victoresian government has announced today that it totally condemns the use of violence by the Basran government. Consul Zarkove himself as described Kafala as a “medieval institution of slavery” that is “unfit for the modern world, and contrary to progress”. The Consul has stopped short of directly supporting the protestors’ violence however. The government has also called for an international investigation into the use of chemical weapons. This is unlikely to occur of course, given both the lack of substantial evidence as well as the closed off nature. Basran is a relatively well off nation and is not likely to face significant scrutiny. Despite this, the situation in Basran may heat up in the coming days. There is even a possibility of a full civil war breaking out.

The Victoresian government has called for all Victoresians to leave the country as quickly as possible. The National Economic Planning Center has instructed the National Airways to offer discount flights out of Basran. The government has instructed any Victoresians that absolutely must stay to be aware of their surrounding and and any developments, as well as ready to leave at any time. The Foreign Commissariat has announced that the consulate will remain open for the foreseeable future.


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Solovie
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Solovie » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:31 pm

Vlada, Solovie
Mara Palace
Claudius Dosanjh
Chancellor of Solovie


"Good evening, all," I said to the Cabinet, "with the Chairman ailing, I'll be heading this emergency meeting. Director Breaux, the floor is yours."
"Thank you, Chancellor." said Director Antoine Breaux, head of the SEF. Short - by Solovien standards - and gaunt, the Director had forged his way as a first-generation immigrant escaping anti-miscegenation legislation in his home country. He arrived in 1985 with a pregnant wife to the 4 year old and barely recognized Workers' Republic of Solovie. Over the years, he worked his way up from beat cop to detective to local police chief. Unification of the WRS and the Republic in 2004 put him in the Solovien Investigative Force where he continued to work his way up. Now, at 62 years of age, the veteran cop oversaw the most powerful law enforcement agency in the country. "Earlier this week, the Basrani military opened fire on demonstrators protesting the kafala system in the capital of Medirayat. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 people were killed. We have footage from a Solovien news team from the Erae Post-Dispatch. However, their office has not had any contact with them since they received the footage and photos. There was also a second incident this morning in which shots were fired both from the crowd and the military. Both the military and the protesters have sustained casualties. We haven't had any contact from our deep cover agent in Basran; we've sent another agent to make contact with the agent in Basran and report on the situation."
"Currently, there is no tangible relationship between our two countries." noted Foreign Minister Alev Nzomo, "There are private businesses that have interests in Basran, and therefore we have citizens there. Considering the situation, it's a good assumption that they're safe."
"And what if they're not?"
"Well let's stay optimistic for the moment. In the meantime, we can examine kafala. It means "sponsorship" and is possibly a version of a guest worker program. Foreign workers go to a country under sponsorship from their employer; seems simple enough, right? The problem arises in the execution of the program. Once in the country, the worker is bound to their employer where at best they are indentured servants and at worst they're slaves. Once you add in the factors of nationality and race, the system becomes a petri dish for xenophobia and racism to flourish. I would advise a statement of concern or even condemnation in regards to the first incident. I would wait to respond to the second incident until we hear from the SEF."
"Minister McLaughlin, what's your input?" I asked the ever stoic Minister of War
"Well, sir, working off the assumption that our citizens are safe, I would advise getting all non-essential Soloviens out of Basran as soon as possible. If there are any citizens that have been in any way harmed, I would advise a full condemnation of the Basrani government and explore possibilities of retaliation."
"Thank you, Ministers. I'll update the Chairman and I would like a statement from the Foreign Ministry in two hours. This meeting is adjourned."

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Ryurik Rossiya
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Founded: Oct 22, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Ryurik Rossiya » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:10 am

Her Imperial And Royal Majesty Catherine V's Speech:
"Citizens of Rurik Russia, it has come to our knowledge and information that a very alarming incident in the small Arab kingdom of Basran had occurred.Protesters there were violently, and I meant, violently silenced and crushed by the government forces.From what I've been told or heard, the protesters were demanding for a regime change inside the country itself.For them, this regime is too
oppressive, too violent, too unfavorable for their lives to continue, to go on in their own nation.For some, their claims or demands might be nonsensical, but for me, maybe, for all of us, the violent method used to silence such protest and voices is unacceptable.I had allowed democracy, freedom of speech and alike to be instituted here for I do not want, this country to have such fate as theirs.Whatever the reason they might present for their violent method in shutting down such things;it'll never be acceptable.It will never will"
|Her Imperial And Royal Majesty, Tsarina Catherine V|
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McNernia
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Founded: Oct 05, 2011
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby McNernia » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:40 pm

Somewhere near Griffindon,
A Grand House



The issue of spreading power, of influence, C13 had to prepare, potentially causing problems in Cornellia, but that could wait. For now there would be other endevours that had to be solved, Basaran it seemed to the Prince would be a key place to start. A practice, a test of his network, he had the mercinaries all arranged, living under assumed names in Griffindon, some agents from the Redsheilds failed Anarchist enterprise, the thing was, the need for now was money and not striking at Mcnernia when the people were being influenced. Over extending Nihon and the zealots, that would be good.
“Having Basran would be a good thing on our list? We back the right horse, bribes to the arsenal guards and we can make off with plenty of arms.” The Prince took a sip of his drink looking at his partern across the table. The news of Basaran was being covered on MBC and it was doing a good job enough of covering the action. Sitting in a beautiful drawing room in one of the numerous palatial houses that were property of the Royal Family one could think almost that the carnage that played out on the television or the Internet was entirely a work of fiction. At the heart of one of the worlds great empires you could imagine that things were unreal.

“Brother, there is the thing, we have acess to Communist arsenals and many of our agents, are Remnant communists, so I do believe that they would be willing to act, on behalf of the organization.”
“Yes sister, I do believe we shall have some fun with this.”


Commando 13 Unit, Dispatched to Basaran
The big Il-76 had seen combat in the past, now it was part of a well organized private army. A warlord who had seen that the cause of communism was lost. The Soviets had abandoned the rebels and they were content to settle down in the far corners of the world on the insistence of the leaders. Their new patrons had upgraded the gear. One could say perhaps the blisters on the hull of the transport now painted in black with the C13 triangle, the bird would jam radars in the area, aiming to slip past the air defenses and land its team of commandos and the load that they had. RPG-7s and AKMs, the basic tool kit of a revolutionary. And the Communists had those in spades.
The commandos would jump when they had breached the defenses, coming in on the deck was dangerous. And so they were ready. Defenses were expected to be lax. The jet came in, loaded with weapons. Unmarked troops. Only a gold unmarked triangle would indicate where they had come from.
But also there was a Yasen, one solitary ghost of a nuclear submarine, well maintained despite no Soviet assistance, she would launch missiles at the government building in a port city and run. As the aircraft was coming in.
Polaria
Erin Islands
Kaisong Islands
Al-Azkar
Rhodana
Eragh
Arisal
Kirav
Neu Engollon
New Edom: Clyde Hullar Ambassador
Aurora
Children of Aurora
A Luta Continua
Aneas
Tyrennia
Golgoth
Pardes
Cornellian Empire
Rostil
Sondria
Ajax

Greater Dienstad
Endorser of the Amistad Declaration
SIgnatory of the Amistad Declaration
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A Time of Trouble
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