Post by Archibald Stanford on Jul 30, 2016 9:57:36 GMT
"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, was put on lock down tonight as car bombings occurred at several tourist attractions. The amount of people killed and injured in this attack is still unconfirmed, but it is believed by officials that the numbers will definitely be greater than the 2016 bombing by Daesh insurgents. Our reporter in the area has more."
The view switched over to the BBC reporter giving a voiceover against a slide of different clips of the response that had occurred in the aftermath of the bombings.
"The devastation is more catastrophic than the pain caused in 2016. Once again, Belgium's heart has been attacked violently, this time with the cry of GLA insurgents instead of Daesh. The Belgian police and armed forces are out in force to keep order and increase security. However, Belgian authorities are asking the same question: Where are The AEDP? The general feeling is that they have already been betrayed by the independent organisation that they've poured much of their national defence budget into."
"Many of those that campaigned for the dissolution of the European Continental Alliance, the predecessor to The Anglo-European Defence Pact, have begun to clamour for them to be disbanded as well, arguing that the money given to them could be spent on improving counter terrorism measures. Regardless of the debate regarding The AEDP, Belgium is now a city in mourning."
The view then switched back to the studio.
"The current Supreme Commander of The Anglo-European Defence Pact, Field Marshal Sir Archibald Basil Stanford, has opened the doors of The War Office to allow reporters in to provide a statement regarding the aforementioned Brussels bombings. We now go live to The War Office to listen."
The transition was swift as viewers became aware of the ornate office that Archibald inhabited. Sat at his desk and solemnly looking into the camera, Archibald began his statement.
"Ladies and gentlemen of the world, I wish to first say that The AEDP gives its most solemn condolences to those who have lost their lives and those who have lost their loved ones. The resurgence of The Global Liberation Army is one that will be met with the most ferocious of reciprocation. The AEDP was created with the function of protecting Europe. It is completely fair to say that we have failed in that duty to those who are now deceased." He began. "I am not going to try and gloss over our role in this situation. We could have done more, we should have done more. The AEDP is in the process of finalising its absorption of ECA assets and we have also been able to plan an expansion of The AEDP in regards to personnel that will have allowed us to be able to combat a conventional armed threat. The reappearance of one of the most cancerous and depraved terrorist organisations the world has ever been cursed with means that we must broaden our horizons. We must evolve and adapt to combat not just the conventional threat posed by another nation, but that of terrorism also. As such, I have already taken steps to begin the genesis of our approach to the new GLA threat."
Archie paused to take a sip of tea to wet his drying throat.
"I have an individual, an incredibly promising, young, bright general, who has been tasked in formulating this approach and I have every faith in them. No expense will be spared as we expand to do everything we can to not only punish those responsible, but to dismantle The GLA once and for all. The general consensus of penning them into what is now dubbed 'The Zone' was never enough. A war with no front line makes that effort moot. As such, we shall be preparing for far more effective measures. I also wish to announce that the Elizabeth Cross, an award given to those who lose their life in armed conflict, will be extended to include those that are wounded as well. I do not believe that an individual who sacrifices their own health should be left unrecognised, thank you."