11 JAN 3305 - Boman Co. Massacres Civilians Aid Convoy in Retaliatory Strike
H.A.L.P. Leadership has recently been made aware of a relief convoy, sent to the neighboring system of Forsina, that was carrying medical supplies to Dunyach Relay has been destroyed by operators flying under the direction of Boman Co. The convoy, a group of twelve Lacey class Type-6 Transporters with light escort was destroyed to the man. The only reason we even know of the attack is a unincrypted FLASH priority message deliverd 2 days ago by one of the convoy's fighter escorts. That message is repeated in full below. With the overt agression of Boman Co. the Hastati Astral Liberation Party has decided to support the Khakya Values Party, normally at odds with H.A.L.P. in political matters, in their current war efforts in the system. Though the alliance is by nature temporary we must defend ourselves from any overt signs of aggression. We wan't peaceful cooperation between all factions, but when attacked we will respond with force.
FLASH PRIORITY MESSAGE TO ALL HALP OPERATIVES IN EMPIRE SPACE CONVOY UNDER ATTACK BY SPEC OPS -(STOP)- IMMEDIATE RECALL OF ALL COMBAT FORCES IN EFFECT -(STOP)- IMMANENT STATE OF WAR IN SYSTEM DESIGNATION KILO ALPHA -(STOP)- ALL UNITS TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION -(STOP)- INDEPENDANT ACTION IS AUTHORIZED UNTIL FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ARE GIVEN -(STOP)- ASSUME ALL BOMAN CO SHIPS TO BE HOSTILE -(STOP)- ENEMY ATTACK ON CIVILIAN SHIPS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED -
-Centurion Karina Ivanovich