Good morning, brothers of our beloved leader.
Today is February 16, 2013, and it is about 8:00 in the morning (our time). Of immediate concern: Approximately 50,000 workers are marching to a rally at the Cosararan Socialist Party headquarters in Jackson City. The marchers consist mainly of workers at the Jamison Brothers Steel Mill Complex as well as several other businesses. They have been seen
crossing the Cosararan People’s Reunification Bridge and slowing traffic. Police protections have already been put into place. They say the strike was declared because of Twilight Sparkle’s ascension to the Equestrian throne today, and the effects it will have on Cosarara. They say that she was, quote, “pushed into office by Hasbro to oppress Cosarara and the rest of the Nations so that they can receive money from corrupting our nation’s government and putting our brothers out of work”, unquote. They are calling for the monarchy’s immediate removal from power as well as fairer treatment for workers. Our Great Leader, among other people, is expected to speak at this rally. They intend to continue fighting for as long as they are able.
February 16, 2013… started as a normal day in the new,
totally-rebuilt Vega Beach. New residential towers were being signed off and built
like crazy, a new suburb had grown with a thriving industrial sector complete
with a steel mill complex, and life was good. Our comrades and brothers commuted
to work as the day began. But the majority of our brothers who work in the
rejuvenated business district of Vega Beach worked in the Cosararan Financial
Center. Yes, Cosarara is a fine place to earn a living, but unfortunately,
there are some types of people who want to destroy our nation and shamelessly
exploit our brothers until we are bare and raw and nothing. These types seek to
eliminate equality for all of our brothers, commit unthinkable acts of
violence, oppress all they see, and entertain thoughts of avarice within them.
These “unmentionables”, as we are to call them, are some of a long list of
people that are not welcome in our country under any circumstance, and we must
try our best to shun the likes of them from our thoughts This is why our
brothers in Jamison are among those standing up against aggressors such as
Equestria, The Crystal Empire, and the Virgin Empire, among others, so they can
fight for our country’s honor. I may or may not join them, that is, if there’s
Unmentionables aside, we focus on the good of our people. Everything
that we need is right here in Cosarara, for our brothers are –
A loud noise is heard over the radio.
What could that possibly be?
The following message is transmitted at the request of the Vega Beach Police Department. At 11:10 AM Pacific Standard Time, local security outfits reported that a large group of heavily armed men entered the lobby of Tower 4 of the Cosararan Financial Center and opened fire at a security checkpoint with automatic assault rifles. Moments later, they passed through the security checkpoint and boarded elevators going to random floors of the building, opening fire upon entry. They then began killing and taking hostages in the tower. The men have killed at least 40 people in the lobby and mezzanine and a further 33 in the elevator boarding areas. At this time, they are estimated to be holding approximately 1,100 people hostage inside the Tower 4. The gunmen have not made contact with local authorities. At this time, the police department has placed a request to the Cosararan People’s Army as well as the Regional SWAT Rapid Response Team. This situation is ongoing and dangerous. At this time, the Cosararan Financial Center complex is closed. No traffic is being permitted within a half-kilometer radius of the complex and no one is being permitted to exit the complex for any reason. At this time, all major businesses are evacuating their buildings, with the exception of the Financial Center. All bridges into the central business district are closed – with exception to emergency personnel only. The Cosararan People’s Reunification Bridge is closed eastbound – only the westbound lanes are open for evacuees. Stay tuned to this media outlet for further updates as the situation unfolds.
Oh my! The Financial Center – where all the important people work! They are all in danger. I hope that they are okay, and our comrades are sincerely hoping that they are safe. I assure you, prayers are being shouted towards the heavens in exchange for their brothers and relatives, hopefully alive.
11:40 AM Pacific Standard Time
I hope that this is good news!
The following message is transmitted at the request of the Vega Beach Police Department and emergency management. This is an update on the situation at the Cosararan Financial Center. The gunmen inside Tower 4 of the Cosararan Financial Center have made contact with local authorities. They have stated that they are members of an Equestrian separatist group and that all the gunmen are ex-Equestrian Nation allegiants wanted for serious crimes in Equestria.
They are demanding that the Cosararan government pay them a sum of USD$2,500,000. The separatists are also demanding a separate plane to take them
to an undetermined location at this point. If their demands are not met, they are threatening to detonate a WMD on the 26th floor of Tower 4, the presence of which cannot be verified. The following precautionary actions must be taken: all residents within a 1-kilometer radius of the complex must evacuate now – this includes the Jamison area. All residents within a 2.5-kilometer radius of the complex are urged to seek a shelter immediately. If the bomb is detonated, it will only take minutes for the effects (dust, debris, smoke, etc.) to spread. If you have a battery-powered radio or TV set in your possession, make use of it and tune to local media outlets (TV stations, radio stations, & the like) providing news and information on this dangerous situation.
I knew it! Terrorists! I wonder if the steelworkers are putting all the blame on Equestria, since the terrorists are most certainly Equestrian...
Three minutes later
By that time, not a single car was going in or out of the evacuation zone...
The following message is transmitted at the request of the Vega Beach Police Department and emergency management. This
is an update on the situation at the Cosararan Financial Center. Witnesses report that the terrorists have now seized control of the entire Financial Center complex and have shut off all of the antennas in the area. At this time, it has been declared that the plane that the terrorists are demanding will fly
them to Mexico. Police surveillance confirms the presence of four large duffel bag bombs in various parts of Tower 4, an unidentified truck under the delivery
port believed to also be carrying explosives, as well as 73 confirmed killed. At this time, the police and armed forces are working to negotiate with the
terrorists and release the hostages. The situation is ongoing and very dangerous. If any of these bombs detonate, it will only take minutes for the
effects (dust, debris, smoke, etc.) to spread. At this time, all areas within a 2-kilometer radius of the complex are urged to evacuate now. If you are outside of the evacuation zone, tune to local media outlets (TV stations, radio stations, & the like) providing news and information on this dangerous situation.
I am hyperventilating. Are they hurting the rest of the Financial Center workers? And also, they don’t need to be going to Mexico -
they need to go to jail. That is where they belong.
12:10 PM Pacific Standard Time
The following message is transmitted at the request of the Vega Beach Police Department and emergency management. This is an update on the situation at the Cosararan Financial Center. One of the bombs in Tower 4 has been detonated. At this time, the terrorists do not seem to be backing down from their demands, and if they continue to not be met, they will begin killing hostages within the next fifteen minutes. At this time, negotiations are still taking place. If the truck bomb explodes, there is expected to be a total collapse of the building, a massive cloud of dust, and a major loss of lives. The remainder of the duffel bag bombs have yet to detonate at this time. Tune to local media outlets (TV stations, radio stations, & the like) providing news and information on this dangerous situation.
Why are the terrorists not dead yet?
Radio begins beeping immediately after.
Another update on the situation at the Cosararan Financial Center – Two more duffel bag bombs have been detonated in Tower 4 of the Cosararan Financial Center. The bomb that detonated on the 26th floor caused sufficient structural damage. The building is expected to collapse if any more bombs detonate. At this time, seventeen hostages have been confirmed dead, the lot of them being security guards, bringing the total to 90. This situation is extremely dangerous – avoid traveling in this area if possible. All residents within a 2-kilometer radius of the complex are now under a mandatory evacuation order. Emergency management agencies have prepared shelters in the following locations: the conference room of the Wagner Hotel in Arlington, the Jackson City International Airport, and two sections of the South Venice Stadium. If you cannot access a private shelter, go to one of the aforementioned shelters. The authorities will be there to greet you. Continue to stay tuned to local media outlets (TV stations, radio stations, & the like) providing news and information on this dangerous situation.
I think I’ll go to my bedroom and stay there until the authorities somehow find me.
Oh well, at least I’ll be in my apartment… thinking about all those who lost their lives, our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers… oh my…
12:20 PM Pacific Standard Time
The following message is transmitted at the request of the Vega Beach Police Department and emergency management. This is an update on the situation at the Cosararan Financial Center. The terrorists that took control of the Cosararan Financial Center this morning have killed
approximately 91 more hostages; the death toll has now climbed to 181. They are still demanding a USD$2,500,000 payment as well as the plane to Mexico, and they have also stated that they will detonate the truck bomb in the delivery ports if their demands are not met within the next 15 to 20 minutes. The last
duffel bomb bag in Tower 4 has since been detonated by SWAT team members who gained access to a window-washing rig and were able to climb to the bomb’s location in order to disable it. At this time, the truck bomb still appears to be able to detonate, and therefore the situation is still dangerous, even with
all of the hostages. At this time, all residents within a 2-kilometer radius must evacuate the area around the Financial Center. No sheltering-in-place will
be permitted. Again, the terrorists are threatening to detonate the truck bomb within the next 15 to 20 minutes if their demands are not met or a settlement
has been reached with authorities. Continue to stay tuned to local media outlets (TV stations, radio stations, & the like) providing news and
information on this dangerous situation.
Hurrah for our brave servicemen for disabling that bomb! I’m still in my apartment…
They won’t find me here. *tee-hee*
About twelve minutes later, a giant explosion is heard.
They did it. They really did it.
The following message is transmitted at the request of the Vega Beach Police Department, emergency management, and the
Cosararan Socialist Party. It has been reported the truck bomb under Tower 4 of the Cosararan Financial Center has indeed exploded, and the tower has
completely collapsed. Efforts to recover bodies and possible survivors from the rubble will begin as soon as the dust clears. At this time, the dust cloud has
enveloped the entire Financial Center up to the Westin Hotel Vega Beach. Current weather reports are forecasting the dust cloud to travel north-northeast
at 25 kilometers per hour before updrafts cause it to disperse and spread into the atmosphere. Residents are urged to remain in their shelters until the dust
storm has cleared sufficiently for safe travel.
After another 20-30 minutes…
Your attention, please. Our president and Great Leader is expected to speak on all stations shortly. Please stay tuned to this station.
Our wondrous and brilliant leader has come to console our shaken people! We need to listen…
..My fellow comrades, this has been and is continuing to be a very tragic day in our history. Words alone cannot express our sadness and
grief over the events in Vega Beach. First, Equestrian separatists take control of one of the towers of the Cosararan Financial Center. They then proceeded to destroy Tower 4, claiming untold hundreds of lives, all during one of the biggest marches against foreign oppression in the nation’s history. Our courageous servicemen are preparing to fish through the rubble in search of
survivors. We must be realistic; this will not be an easy time. We have fought unspeakable horrors as well as terror from our barbaric aggressors to the north in our past and triumphed, and the events of today are no different. I assure
you, we are in the preparation stages of a worldwide search for those responsible as retaliation in honor of those who lost their lives in this
tragedy. In the meanwhile, I should offer some advice. If you can, hold your comrades a little bit closer to your heart. Remember those who lost their lives, for they are our brothers, our sisters, our parents, our children, our nephews and nieces, our co-workers, and so many more. We are one people under the Great Maiden; no one person or group can contest or question it, nor can they take it away. We will persevere and rebuild stronger than we were before.
This is the Great Leader and Respected Comrade [unintelligible due to a bit of
static] signing off. …
My heart goes out to the families of all those affected by this horrible tragedy…
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