July 9th, 2552 – Politics and Big Sticks
Part-time mechanic/sometimes suspect Kat James Reporting
Today we got a lecture on Parataph politics and power struggles – the hung-over edition. The Ani are part of a Separatist movement that wants to break with the Parataph as a whole and the rest of their people on general principles. The in-fighting is bad enough but they stick together because there is another group out that that they cannot face alone – so a disorganized, in-fighting union is still better than standing alone.
We are too young, too dangerous to trust on our own, but we’d end up being the catalyst the Ani need to break away and failing to use us that way, they decided to try and do it another way – if you can’t kill us, and you can’t force us to leave, you force others to leave us.
IF that doesn’t work you kill everyone and slip away while the dust settles.
We really need those scanners and shielding like, yesterday.