FFN: Omar Al-Ghazi Captured & Frightening Black Hats Dec 25, 2016 4:06:07 GMT Ilya Artyomovich Sokolov likes this
Post by Dmitry Molchanov on Dec 25, 2016 4:06:07 GMT
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"Earlier this morning, it was announced that the a Russian force in Sudan had gotten wind of the infamous Omar Al-Ghazi hiding in a structure not too far from their post. Given orders straight from President Molchanov himself to bring the terrorist back alive if they could, airborne forces were heard throughout the night firing on hidden GLA forces in South Sudan. The fire continued for a few hours until helicopters were heard arriving on scene, bringing with them the Black Mamba."
Image of Omar Al-Ghazi's last public appearance back in late Summer to early Fall
"When questioned on whether or not he will be executed, the Ministry of Defense responded as such: "As much as it pains us to say this, Omar Al-Ghazi is still human. While he may not abide by the rules of warfare as all self-respecting nations should, the Russian Federation does. As such, he shall be tried for his crimes by the Russian courts, and most likely have his sentencing kept discreet." While this angered many, seeing as the man had disrupted the lives of tens of millions, if not hundreds, President Molchanov agreed to keep the ordeal regarding him 'humane.'"
"However, while Omar Al-Ghazi's capture may have shown that the Russian Federation was ready and willing to admit its past mistakes and move on, others would seem to disagree. It was recently revealed that, last week, the Russian Federation was victim to a failed cyber-attack on the Kurmuk facility in Sudan, the very same that Omar Al-Ghazi was transferred from just this morning."
Chinese hackers as seen in the Global War on Terror, where they did, at one point, engage in cyber-warfare with the GLA, now a possible suspect by the Main Intelligence Directorate of this attack.
"Several unknown signals that had attempted to breach weapons systems firewalls at the Kurmuk installation, most likely in hopes of getting the weapon to fire. Thankfully, while they had not breached the firewalls of the facility itself, it is known that the aggressors may have attempted to use the Advanced Grand Artillery System in Kurmuk to attack a target without the Russian military's consent. While the exact measurements of the Tremor systems' maximum firing range are unknown, President Molchanov had this to say on the hack."
A military professor's estimated maximum range of the Tremor Advanced Grand Artillery System stationed in Kurmuk: a scary prospect and an even scarier opportunity for hackers...
"The Advanced Grand Artillery system, to my knowledge, is not a conventional artillery piece like the Tsar Cannon or Tsar Tank. Its range rivals that of intermediate ballistic missiles, and trumps the range of even the most advanced short ranged ballistic missiles by at least 600 kilometers. I don't know the exact inner-workings of it, and I doubt that we would be willing to disclose that information, but if the capacity to strike across the majority of Eastern Africa and even into the Middle Eastern Council had been gained in this attempt to breach our firewalls, this could have been a serious threat to not only Russian forces and allies in the African theater, but to Anglo-European military forces that are still stationed there; whoever attempted this hack has not only endangered military forces in the area that are under Chinese, Russian, and European control, but has also endangered the lives of many civilians by attempting to use the Tremor, and I can promise you that I will not rest until whoever had done it is caught."
"As a result, the Russian Federation has begun its investigations into the hackers, and has encouraged many of its allies to do so as well. The North American Union and South American Pact, despite being allies of the Federation, have yet to respond to such a major threat to their security, and while Russia is busy investigating possible suspects, starting with the People's Republic of China and the Anglo-European Defense Pact, whispers are beginning to spread on the possibility of a declaration of war. The Kremlin has yet to officially disclose whether or not war is the next move..."
President Dmitry Molchanov & Premier Wang Xi Jintao shaking hands after the signing of the Russo-Sino Non-Aggression Treaty of 2045, with currently-standing relations now possibly in jeopardy.