To Minister Droid803,
While Britannia would prefer that all nations "get along", Sol's unprovoked invasion of your own territory has shown that is impossible. When words fail, swords are our only recourse.
To Delest Admiral Ralwood,
Your nation has made an art of prickly, suspicious diplomacy. So I hope you understand our suspicions when a fleet "putting pressure" on the Sol Union arrives in their systems under a flag of peace. Not to mention SU Minister Headdie's recent statement that any forces aiding the SU are free to use his support infrastructure. That message certainly was not directed towards the UGC, and we sincerely doubt it was directed toward us. Hence, we must suspect that Kalazonitov, contrary to his rhetoric (a true surprise indeed), has lent his forces to the Sol Union's invasion. We would applaud it if the Delest Dynasty actually did something useful on the international stage, but that would require actually trusting
an officer of the Kohakuren regime. And as your own actions have signaled, fool me once...
Also, for a man whose Head of Government calls others children, you show a lack of basic reading comprehension. We had not requested that your
from Aldebaran, to continue your nation's questionable foreign policy another day. No, we requested that you unconditionally and immediately surrender
. This offer is still open, even if we both know you would rather die fighting than give up your foothold in UGC-CRF territory.
To Kalazonitov (and the entire Kohakuren dynasty),
We could volley insults, and dispute who did what over Aldebaran, until we are all blue in the face. Now, I enjoy verbal jousting with an old oligarch whose skill at snarky insults might briefly convince an uninformed bystander that his own nation might potentially hold the moral high ground.
But Britannia has had enough of leaders who only communicate with words. My predecessor, for all his naivete and admittedly-elaborate diplomacy, honestly believed that Britannia and the Delest could co-exist. He repeatedly reached out to you with the hand of peace, only for you to slap it aside with your usual prickly condescension. This new Government is not so blind. No, let us settle this long-time quarrel with swift and valiant action.
First, let me make this clear: this is not truly about Aldebaran. Aldebaran merely provided the occasion. Britannia would not send her soldiers to die for lucre, even when others trespass on our shared rights.
No, this is about the very existence of the Delest Dynasty and the Kohakuren regime. While we believe the Dynasty's manufacturing of human beings to violate natural law and liberty, and the Dynasty's oligarchs may take joy in twisting our words, HM's Government certainly does not advocate genocide of the average Delest citizen. Rather, we wish to liberate them from the feeble grip of said ruling oligarchs. Being the only people in your entire nation who enjoy any natural human liberty, it is no surprise you are blind to the plight of your own citizenry. Call our crusade self-righteous, if that is the only way you can stay asleep at night. But when the average Delest citizen breathes free for the first time in their life; when your regime belatedly joins fascism, communism, and the UEU on the ash heap of history; that is when our words shall be proved true.
Now, our Queen and Government are fully aware that this action will cost us much blood and treasure before our inevitable triumph. But better we pay a one-time price in our long-overdue crusade for liberty and decency, than let this bizarre parody of a government exist one decade longer.
Hence, Parliament has ratified, and Her Majesty has signed, a declaration of WAR against the Delest Dynasty. This war will only end on the unconditional surrender
of the Kohakuren regime.
To the officers and crew of the CRF:
May our cause remain just, our lances sharp, and our spirit unflagging. We now entrust our victory to the brave Admirals and crew of the Commonwealth Royal Fleet. HM's Government places on you a heavy charge, but our hopes and aid go with you.
In Her Majesty's Name,
Duchess Cornelia Windham, Foreign Secretary