Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Mr.Yankees » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:15 am

Today, President Jonathan Kynes of the United Republics of Lodamun issued an executive order mandating the Lodamese Navy to execute a quarantine of international territories adjacent to Lodamun. The main issue at hand: Nova Terra. According to the executive order, all vessels passing through the quarantine area will be inspected and all the sailors identified. For this task, the President ordered the creation of an international database where all countries not affiliated with Nova Terra could contribute and access the database in order to better identify possible terrorists.

President Kynes assured the international community that the vessels will be safely boarded if full cooperation occurs. However, he clearly stated that any vessel trying to run the quarantine would be shot upon.

This unprecedented move for the administration marked the first time that President Kynes has used the military outside of Lodamese territory. Lodamun among other nations is at the forefront of the fight against Nova Terra. Rumors indicate that other countries may be contemplating the idea of implementing a similar plan.

This is a copy of the Executive Order:


Executive Order 007- Quarantine of Adjacent International Territories

Under the power given to me by the Constitution and laws of the United Republics of Lodamun, I hereby order the following:

Nova Terra has engaged in brutal terror attacks upon several nations in Terra. It engages in violent events yet proclaims to promote a new era of stability for Terra. We have seen this kind of actions before by other groups and we will not allow Nova Terra to destabilize Terra nor to promote violence in this world.

Not too long ago, we saw how they engage in violence incitation against our countries and our people. Their leaders have called for the assassination of Director General Rothchild of Zardugal and Emperor Jason I from Luthori and offered a bounty for this horrendous act should it ever occur.

This is clear evidence that we must take the fight to Nova Terra and not wait for them to cause harm upon our citizens and the citizens of Terra.

It is with this in mind that I issue the following orders:

1- Due to the impending terrorist attack by Nova Terra upon the sovereign territory of Lodamun as expressed by intelligence reports, a quarantine shall be establish in international waters adjecent to the territorial waters of Lodamun. This quarantine will extend up to but not limited to 1,000 nautical miles outside of Lodamun's territorial waters.

2- The First and Second Fleet will be in charge of carrying out the quarantine. Admiral Lucas Perr will retain his command of the First Fleet. Admiral Ulysses P. Porter will be relieving Vice-Admiral George Carmichael of his command and will assume his duties of commander of the Second Fleet.

The Defense Minister, Micheal J. Johnson; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Deloris Babs; and the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Phil Noble will be in charge of executing this quarantine.

3- An international database based in Lodamun will be created for suspected terrorists and members of Nova Terra. All nations not affiliated with Nova Terra will be have asked to contribute and will have access to this database.

4- All ships passing through the quarantine area will be inspected for contraband cargo, mainly weapons. All the sailors in the ships will be identified. If any of this sailors is a suspected terrorist or affiliated/associated with Nova Terra either by information obtained from the international database, he/she will be arrested and transported to sovereign Lodamese terroritory for trial or deportation.

5- Rules of the quarantine:

All vessels will be boarded. The Lodamese Navy will follow the rules set forth in the Navy Manual with respect to boarding vessels. The following rules will apply among among others.

a) Up to three warning shots will be fired to alert a vessel to stop in order to be boarded.

b) Radio contact will be establish to alert the vessel to stop in order to be boarded.

c) If both alternatives fail to yield the desired result, it will be considered an act of aggression against the Lodamese Navy. Upon authorization by the Defense Minister, the vessel will be fired upon and boarded and all of its sailors will be taken into custody.

6- The following is a map of the quarantine area: http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/3237/34470258.jpg

7- The Navy's level of Readiness is hereby set to DEFCON 2.

8- The Army's level of Readiness is hereby set at DEFCON 3. The REDCON level will be set at 2.

9- The Air Force's level of Readiness is hereby set at DEFCON 2.

10- The Force Protection Condition is hereby set at FPCON Charlie.


All vessels and sailors are guarantee a safe and secured boarding. No violence will be used by the Lodamese Navy if full cooperation is given. I ask all countries to fully cooperate with us in this battle against Nova Terra and terrorism.

I assure all countries that their vessels' integrity as well as the rights of their sailors will be protected at all times.

The quarantine will be put into effect on February 1st, 2740 at 0800 Lodamese Time.

Sections 7-10 are effective immediately.

Signed,

Jonathan Kynes
President of the United Republics of Lodamun
Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Sam » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:03 pm

We would like to inquire as to if this measure would affect Deltarian shipping. Economic relations with Trigunia, Dolgaria, Gaduridos, etc. would be negatively effected if so.
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby YankeeHater » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:27 pm

I must point out that in the opinion of the URP, this "executive order" directly violates the law of the sea. I encourage ships to refuse to submit to these illegal searches outside the jurisdiction of Lodamese waters.
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Mr.Yankees » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:25 pm

Sam wrote:We would like to inquire as to if this measure would affect Deltarian shipping. Economic relations with Trigunia, Dolgaria, Gaduridos, etc. would be negatively effected if so.


The trade routes will not be affected. If everyone fully cooperates, the search and identification should not delay the vessels for too long. However, you can expect a few delays. That's why we recommend you fully cooperate with us and the Navy of Luthori in order to make it as quick as possible.
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Cold » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:38 pm

It is clear that you have every intention of boarding the merchant marine of all nations. While we dislike the blockade and believe it to be a violation of international law, this is not the largest of our concerns. With Talmoria halfway across the world, the quickest way to reinforce Badaran and Kafuri positions is through the blockade that Lodamun has established. Will the Lodamese Navy be attempting to board military convoys?
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Mr.Yankees » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:43 pm

Cold wrote:It is clear that you have every intention of boarding the merchant marine of all nations. While we dislike the blockade and believe it to be a violation of international law, this is not the largest of our concerns. With Talmoria halfway across the world, the quickest way to reinforce Badaran and Kafuri positions is through the blockade that Lodamun has established. Will the Lodamese Navy be attempting to board military convoys?


This is not a blockade. This is a quarantine. Ships will be let through after inspection. Military ships will not be boarded unless a clear suspicion of its intended purposes is present. However, we are putting faith in other countries' governments and assuming that no terrorists are aboard military ships. If the information indicates otherwise, we will contact the country and ask to inspect the vessel. As for military convoys, non-military ships will be inspected as any other vessel would. We expect the full cooperation from the military escort and from those being escorted.
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Cold » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:45 pm

And, purely hypothetically, should said escorts not comply? Will Lodamun attack the escort and those ships being escorted?
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Mr.Yankees » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:47 pm

We have dealt with that issue already. We do not enter into hypotheticals. We expect the full cooperation of the international community.
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Mr.Yankees » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:36 pm

Earlier today, after considering several options, President Jonathan Kynes decided to send the Fifth Fleet to assist the Luthori Imperial Battle Fleet II in implementing the quarantine zone between Luthori and Lodamun.

President Kynes, evidently not happy with the Varyag incident said at a press conference: "Nova Terra has gone too far. It has gone from mild rhetoric to shots fired against our ships. I will not allow them to put panic in our people's mind. We will crack down all activities of Nova Terra and destroy them once and for all. We do not want to use violence. We want to solve this peacefully; however, if they use violence against us, we have to defend ourselves. Just as the Andalay did not too long ago. I, again, ask the international community to cooperate with us and help us fight terrorism."

The Fleet is expected to reach its destination on April 20th.

Here's the text of the Executive Order:

By the power vested in me under the Constitution and the laws of the United Republics of Lodamun, I hereby order the following:

1- The Fifth Fleet composed of carrier groups V, VI, and IX with the addition of carrier group VII under the command of Admiral Frank Woods will join the Luthuri Imperial Battle Fleet II and patrol the territorial waters between Luthori and Lodamun. The same rules as detail in Executive Order 007 apply.

Signed,

Jonathan Kynes
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Re: Quarantine of International Territory bordering Lodamun

Postby Sam » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:40 pm

To say that our ships fired upon Lodamese ships is a blatant, vile lie. The Varyag did not even fire one shot at any Lodamese ships, and went down without attempting to counterattack or call for reinforcements. You started firing at our ships for no reason, not the other way around.
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