Archive for March 24th, 2004

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!! URGENCE LOUISIANNE !!

2004/03/24

IBAP — BREAKING NEWS — 5 Germinal, CCXII

[BEGIN TRANSCRIPT]

[The entire transcript is narrated by Angelique Hill, anchor of WWL-TV, Nouvelle Orleans]

An unnamed source called to the Council offices at 10:05, Louisianne Standard Time, and declared themselves to be a member of the now capitulating Floridian Military government. He went on to say, “A small boat left Tampa Monday heading west. Will Louisianne find it before Skt. Tomas is repeated?” cackling in villainous laughter before hanging up.

Top military officials are treating this as a true threat and the Nouvelle Cournouaillian Armee de L’Air detachment that was en route to Hayti has been rerouted to fly a search pattern over the Northern Gulf to locate any unidentified boats.

All Citizens are asked to remain calm. There is no certainty as to the validity of the claims by the telephone informant, and the measures I will now explain are a cautionary move by the government.

All members of the Home Guard are called to active duty and will report to their activations centres immediately. I repeat, ALL MEMBERS of the HOME GUARD are called to active duty IMMEDIATELY and will report to their activation centres IMMEDIATELY. The Police Nationale will verify your identity as you leave your place of employment or home and once again in the activation centres.

All Citizens of St. Onge are requested to remain in their homes or places of buisness until directed to evacuate by Police Nationale. Parents are encouraged not to worry for their children; all schools are being systematically evacuated with their neighborhood.

All Citizens are being evacuated to Le Caillou, where a tent city is being erected. Schools in Le Caillou have been closed for the day and students are sent home. Citizens of Le Caillou are under curfew after 5:00 pm. This curfew covers the entire Departement of St. Onge as well as some cities in the lower half of Departement St. Louis.

Citizens in coastal areas are ordered to pack a minimal amount of clothing; any amount exceeding 5 kilos per person will not be taken on the evacuatory transports.

Les Gendarmes de Mer have also been mobilized in full force to a five mile radius surrounding Biloxi et Mobile and the coast of St. Onge, with many smaller Navy Clippers pulled in from Shipping-Lane patrol to boulster the numbers. A search pattern has already begun with a Navy detachment, but is felt to be insufficient without air support.

The Nouvelle Orleans Port Authority have placed a moratorium on traffic along the Mississippi and is supported in this venture by the Port Authority of Vienne-le-Port at the terminus of the river on the gulf. A blockade of the river mouth is in effect.

The Police Nationale are mobilized along with local police forces. Bus fleets and CFL trains have been commandeered to help evacuate coastal areas in anticipation of a failure in the safety net, although many citizens are resisting relocation.

[A peice of paper is held onscreen by unidentified staff; Hill takes it and reads:]

And this just reported: Despite the activation of the Home Guard and Police Nationale, looting has broken out in Hammond and La Salle, but Police Nationale and local police and Gendarmes are moving on the areas in riot gear.

President Gildersleeve is expected to make an address to the people of St. Onge later this morning. We’ll keep you posted as to events as they continue to come forth. May God have mercy on us.

[END TRANSCRIPT]

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Louisianna’s Haytian Concerns

2004/03/24

5 Germinal, CCXII (24 March, 2004)

Hayti Crisis — Special News — IBAP, Louisianne

In an early morning press address from the Paris-sur-Mizouri Aerodrome, President Jean-Francois Young spoke out against Nouvelle Francien Minister of Safety Perrat’s commentary on Louisiannan motives.

“Louisianne has announced our intentions with the military and civilian support to Hayti. We’ve stated a time frame within which we intend to get Hayti back on its feet and moving forward. We plan on holding general elections once peace is restored wherein all persons of Hayti may select electors to represent them in a constitutional convention, held under League of Nations auspices. We want a free, autonomous and self-determined, self-governed Hayti.

“In our analysis of events we are lead to a dark conclusion, that the motives of Nouvelle Francie are not support for Hayti, but colonization. One simply has to look at the distance from Nouvelle Francie to Hayti to realize that their fleet had departed many days before the Lousiannan convoy. It is my fear that the Nouvelle Francien government has made this move to boulster its own royalist ends.

“I fear that Minister Perrat’s commentary was a move to cover his derriere, seeking to shift the blame that would likely fall on his country for this bold move. I am leaving this morning to the League of Nations headquarters to demand a unilateral peace-keeping force be sent to Hayti to ensure the right of self-determination for that poor, abused people.

“It is my hope that the people of our world will see the risk in allowing Nouvelle Francie to occupy parts of Hayti when their motives are questionable. This is not a matter of sibling rivalry, nor is it divisiveness over the issue of republican versus royalist government. This is a matter of people being able to decide for themselves how they will be governed.

“If I am wrong in my supposition, which is based on the facts of these last few days, then I urge the Nouvelle Francien government to declare its intentions with their occupying force in Hayti, to explain why there was no communication between our two governments as to a plan of action with Hayti. If Nouvelle Francie’s intentions are truly honorable, then I apologize d’avance. If not, I urge them to withdraw and allow this people a choice of sovereignty.”

In related news, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, based in Zarahemla, Nouvelle Cournouaille, has begun to send large amounts of food, clothing and medicine to Hayti, as well as specialized personnel to help train and rebuild the infrastructure.

When asked about this move, President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “They are our brothers. They are our sisters. How can we look at the abundance the Lord has placed before us and not share with them?”

When questioned about the personnel, he said, “We have called these people who are even now travelling to Hayti to serve in a service mission capacity. They will train, they will teach, they will heal this people who has so long been abused. Most will only remain there for a year or 18 months. Others may or may not replace them depending on the stability of the region and the need for more support. They are not sent to indoctrinate the Haytian people. They are not there to agitate for any form of politics, and we will recall them if they do so. They are there to serve, to bless a trodden upon people. It is my prayer that the Haytian people will have a time of peace and respite, that they will be able to live their lives in happiness, as God intended.”