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Tibus Heth Assassination Attempt

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Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#1 - 2012-11-30 18:46:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Katrina Oniseki
http://community.eveonline.com/news/newsFromEve.asp?of=true&newsTitle=tibus-heth-shot

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Tibus Heth, Executor of the Caldari State, has been shot by an unknown assailant at a Provist political rally in the major metropolis of Okushin on New Caldari Prime. The attack, which took place shortly after noon today, caused widespread panic among the assembled crowd of roughly 12,000, necessitating Provist interventionary measures that at last count have left three dead and approximately 200 injured.

Martial law has been declared in the greater Okushin area, with planetwide security measures coming into effect throughout New Caldari Prime. The Caldari Navy and armed forces are on high alert and have ordered reinforcements into every post in the neighboring systems. A defensive forward point has been established by the Caldari Navy off the shoulder of New Caldari Prime, reportedly numbering several capital and subcapital Navy vessels.

Three minutes into Heth's second speech of the day, shortly after a noontime break in the proceedings, a loud report was heard from somewhere to the left of center in the crowd. His body snapping back and sideways, Heth lost his footing and fell, with camera recordings of the incident displaying a small dappling of blood on the ground nearby. Provist security forces responded immediately, firing stun rounds into the crowd. It is unknown at this time whether they have had any success in apprehending the perpetrator, though a number of eyewitness reports indicate a confrontation later took place between Provists and an unidentified robed figure, who apparently dispatched over a dozen guards in armed and hand-to-hand combat before being overpowered and dragged away.

Heth was rushed into a medical shuttle and taken away by the Provist guard. No reports have as yet surfaced regarding his condition.

The Kimotoro Stock Exchange has closed for the rest of the day, while businesses and schools all over the State have likewise shut down early. Several dozen impromptu vigils have formed in the State's largest public areas, and broadcasts are awash with replays of the footage, as well as heated speculation on the nature of the attack.

Neither the Caldari Providence Directorate nor the Chief Executive Panel could be reached for comment.


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Ishuk-Raata would like to wish Executor Heth a speedy recovery.

We have no further comment at this time.

Katrina Oniseki

Test Alliance Please Ignore
#2 - 2012-11-30 18:52:49 UTC
I would like to wish Tibus Heth a quick and painless death.

Andreus Ixiris > A Civire without a chin is barely a Civire at all.

Pieter Tuulinen > He'd be Civirely disadvantaged, Andreus.

Andreus Ixiris > ...

Andreus Ixiris > This is why we're at war.

Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#3 - 2012-11-30 18:57:23 UTC
Andreus Ixiris wrote:
I would like to wish Tibus Heth a quick and painless death.


Speaking strictly personally, I'd like to wish him an early retirement.

But I'd rather not get into the inevitable political mess that will soon flood this thread, so I won't elaborate on my views.

Katrina Oniseki

Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#4 - 2012-11-30 18:57:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Aelisha
Nisaba Syndicate and myself wish the Executor a speedy recovery. Our trading operations in Jita 4-4 have been suspended to allow brokers and employees to attend vigils should they so choose.

The cowardice of the assassin is exceeded only by those sickening individuals verbally digging a grave for a man they have never met.

That I-RED posts this missive is as pleasant as it is surprising, thank you, Oniseki-haani.

CEO of the Achura-Waschi Exchange

Intaki Reborn

Independent Capsuleer

Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
#5 - 2012-11-30 19:01:40 UTC
Aelisha wrote:
The cowardice of the assassin is exceeded only by those sickening individuals verbally digging a grave for a man they have never met.


Exactly. It is disrespectful and shameful.

Katrina Oniseki

#6 - 2012-11-30 19:10:08 UTC
Lai Dai Research, Biomedical and Cybernetics would like to announce our deep sadness at this cowardly attack on all Caldari. We wish Executor Heth a speedy recovery, and his family and close friends our heartfelt condolences. We will be holding a vigil at the Shrine of the Lost Warrior at the Lai Dai Station at Kakakela VI, Moon V for the next 48 hours.
Arataka Research Consortium
#7 - 2012-11-30 19:10:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Pieter Tuulinen
Whatever you think of Executor Heth's politics, cowardly assassination is not the way to oppose them.

I add my wishes for a speedy recovery to those already expressed and reserve my scorn for those who choose to use this horrific event as a soapbox for their personal politics.

I serve the State!

For the first time since I started the conversation, he looks me dead in the eye. In his gaze are steel jackhammers, quiet vengeance, a hundred thousand orbital bombs frozen in still life.

#8 - 2012-11-30 19:14:12 UTC
Assassination attempts often provide an excellent opportunity for a good purging.

My dear Caldari friends should be expecting a tightening of the political screws in the coming weeks.

Ishukone especially.

Sabik now, Sabik forever

The Bastard Cartel
#9 - 2012-11-30 19:16:55 UTC
Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
Whatever you think of Executor Heth's politics, cowardly assassination is not the way to oppose them.

I add my wishes for a speedy recovery to those already expressed and reserve my scorn for those who choose to use this horrific event as a soapbox for their personal politics.

I serve the State!


I hear you! "The greater the State becomes, the greater humanity under it flourishes."

Best recovery to Tibus Heth;
#10 - 2012-11-30 19:21:16 UTC
Couldn't have happened to a nicer Dictator.

When your gut instincts tell you something is wrong, trust them. When your heart tells you something is right, ignore it, check with your brain first. Accept nothing, challenge everything.

Shadow Cartel
#11 - 2012-11-30 19:25:11 UTC
The Wiyrkomi Honor Guard, while glad that the perpetrator was apprehended, wishes comrade Tibus Heth a swift recovery and quick return into office.
Regardless of the outcome of this situation we will not falter.

D.Kiyokkinen
Eskeitan Reijokkan
Wiyrkomi Honor Guard

Ruthlessness is the kindness of the wise.

#12 - 2012-11-30 19:47:30 UTC
Wasn't us.
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2012-11-30 23:56:50 UTC
For our Caldari Allies I will pray for you all tonight that order is maintained and that Tibus Heth is well.

#14 - 2012-12-01 00:21:27 UTC
As if the Derj's Disease wasn't troubling enough, now he has a violent body intrusion to worry about. My best wishes to him.

...Why can't I shake this feeling of suspicion? There's something not right about this.
#15 - 2012-12-01 00:56:06 UTC
What about the other three people killed and two-hundred people injured as a result of "Provist interventionary measures"? Clumsy riot control there.

I see no lamentations about those poor commonfolk.
Villore Accords
#16 - 2012-12-01 01:08:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Caviar Liberta
Davon Kastire wrote:
...Why can't I shake this feeling of suspicion? There's something not right about this.


You've taken the first step to try to see more than the picture that is painted for you. It's tragic for any head of state to have an assassination attempt made on them.

But as you suggest, something doesn't seem to add up. You would think anyone allowed even remotely close to the gatherings would have been checked for weapons before getting in proximity to the speech.

Of course there is the possible scenario that the assassination attempt was an elaborate plot by the Provist to further consolidate power.
#17 - 2012-12-01 01:11:13 UTC
Seriphyn Inhonores wrote:
What about the other three people killed and two-hundred people injured as a result of "Provist interventionary measures"? Clumsy riot control there.

I see no lamentations about those poor commonfolk.


Yeah, it's not enough to just remove Heth from the scene in a swift and secure manner, they have to then beat hundreds of people senseless to be sure he's 'safe'. Because taking him behind the scenes with armed guards isn't safe enough, you have to beat up the bewildered crowd in hopes of finding the one man.

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. What do provists know about democracy, any way? This is really all you can expect from a tyrant and his tyrannical regime.
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-12-01 01:12:36 UTC
Seriphyn Inhonores wrote:
What about the other three people killed and two-hundred people injured as a result of "Provist interventionary measures"? Clumsy riot control there.

I see no lamentations about those poor commonfolk.


*Cough* Entire city blown up *Cough* No Federal intervention *Cough*

                                              "Let Vigilance Be Your Sword"

#19 - 2012-12-01 01:18:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Sebastien Starstrider
Aquila Shadow wrote:
Seriphyn Inhonores wrote:
What about the other three people killed and two-hundred people injured as a result of "Provist interventionary measures"? Clumsy riot control there.

I see no lamentations about those poor commonfolk.


*Cough* Entire city blown up *Cough* No Federal intervention *Cough*


You appear to have a nasty cough. You should ask your clone contractor to search your dna for any genetic dispositions toward illness and have him replace those genes for you. Perhaps you can replace them with the genes that give you the balls to be a little more direct when trying to make an argument.
#20 - 2012-12-01 01:19:57 UTC
Aquila Shadow wrote:
*Cough* Entire city blown up *Cough* No Federal intervention *Cough*


Right, because an assassination attempt on the head of state of one of New Eden's four superpowers is remotely comparable to the destruction of a frontier city on the fringes of Federation space that no one in space ever heard about until a few weeks ago.

How many millions of cities exist in each sovereignty? And how many space settlements get destroyed everyday with no empire intervention?

Try again.
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