Matt "The Raven" Corwen issued a statement on the latest developments in Thargoid related galactic events. It follows the recap of the events by editors of Theta Region Articles in Popular Science (TRAPS).
According to the announcement of the renown engineer, Ram Tah, the Guardian sources subject of his research suggested that the Guardians were attempting to negotiate with the Thargoids without success and a conflict escalated due to the claims of the Thargoids originating in pre-Guardian times to the region of space the Guardians inhabited. Tah also hypothesized that guardian weapons were ultimately successful in repelling the Thargoid attack.
The IGO called Aegis also commented on Tah's findings. The organization cannot be charged with impartiality in Thargoid matters (as seen by TRAPS editors) as it probably played an important role in provoking the Thargoid attacks that affect Humanity while they seemed to be solely aimed at Aegis. According to the far reaching conjecture of Aegis the goal of Thargoids is to remove Humankind from the space they claim as their own. (1)
Powers operating Aegis jointly while maintaining the public perception of being in conflict with each other were not hesitant to react to the announcement neither.
Zachary Hudson flashed an announcement probably with the aim of proving his qualities of a true warmonger stating the following: "It is now clear that there is no reasoning with this alien menace. The Federation remains dedicated to wiping out any threat to our citizens." (2)
Imperial Admiral Denton Patreus made a more temperate response focusing on defense but still expecting an escalating conflict: "This new information makes it clear that the Thargoids will reject any diplomatic overtures. We must redouble our efforts to defend ourselves from their antagonism."
Meanwhile Aegis presence in systems of factions not parties in the conflict resulted in consecutive human tragedies. One of the affected governments from the conflict region, Sirius Inc. responded to the events in a dramatic statement (3): "Glazkov Terminal, a tourism station owned and operated by Sirius Inc, has been unexpectedly attacked by thargoids... This attack came just 48 hours after Aegis sent the Acropolis megaship to Irandan, along with an Eagle Eye. Aegis has used this Eagle Eye to lure thargoids to the system."
Furthermore Sirius spokesperson stated that "to Sirius Inc, this is just further proof that Aegis is not a friend of humanity. They claim to be studying the thargoids and that may well be true, but they are so twisted in their mindset that they don't mind luring thargoids to attack civilian stations."
Matt "The Raven" Corwen, CEO of SSL Interstellar PLC issued a statement about the developments that might signal a turning point in our history:
Recent attacks threatening with a humanitarian catastrophe and civil casualties might drastically change the future of Humankind. To build a safe future in human inhabited regions of the Galaxy resolution alone is not sufficient. Sober judgment and attention to facts are just as essential. Most importantly all decision makers should represent the interest of Humankind first and foremost instead of considering the interests of power in the first place.
Latest results of the research on the Guardian- Thargoid conflict are invaluable. The research that gives insight on an important period in galactic history from the aspect of a conflicting party reveals perceived or real motives of parties. It helps us to get a better understanding of these parties and the history and it provides valuable input for diplomacy. These results warn us that an escalating conflict cannot be ruled out, as we painfully learned it from our own history, but we might also be assured that efforts to strengthen our defense can be successful in a worst case scenario. This valuable piece of new information obliges all decision makers to intensify efforts to strengthen defense capacities.
Seeking conflict, however, would be an act of a monumental folly that would expose billions of civilians to an expanding war. It would convert our economic output to destruction instead of development, ultimately making our economic base to bleed out. Yet observing the developments following our latest encounter with the Thargoids it seems that leading politicians of major powers are looking for just that.
Events in numerous Human- Thargoid encounters lately in fact did not support the picture of Thargoids as blodthirsty aliens driven by survival instincts. In fact Humans damaged Thargoid structures and attacked Thargoid ships first. A race driven by instincts would have responded to such acts with a strike, but even the defensive reactions of the Thargoids were limited to the area of the attack and the attackers.
On the other hand by virtue of the Thargoid-Guardian research human inhabitants of the Galaxy now know more about the Guardians or Thargoids than of the Aegis. This organization shrouded in mystery contacted Thargoids in an unknown way and become the only target of their attacks so far. This could be considered as a confined conflict between Thargoids and a well defined Human group. It is hard to form an opinion on this conflict until we get acquainted with it's motives and events in detail. It became clear by now however, that an organization operated by major powers consciously exposed civilian space stations and systems to Thargoid attacks. The Thargoids' targets did not change: it was Aegis that inserted known military targets into a civil territory. The expansion of the conflict was not done by Thargoids.
It is hard to believe that major powers cannot place high risk military installations to adequately defended military bases. It is hard to understand when a high official of a major power sends a message to a specie allegedly led by strong survival instincts about "wiping out". It is hard to comprehend how an Aegis leader can still be in charge of leading the organization when he tries to make Thargoids' actions out to be an attack against the whole Humanity while he uses the civilian population of systems exposed to Thargoid attack by Aegis as human shields to avoid responsibility.
Meanwhile there is still no sign of increased civil protection preparedness in affected and potentially affected regions. It is even not mentioned by leaders or news. In the core areas of the crisis rescue operations of the Pilots Federation are the only albeit ex-post measures to alleviate the crisis. Preventive (ex ante) measures and preparedness are two areas where the significant economic, logistics and human resources of major powers would really be needed, but the civilian inhabitants of the conflict areas could only rely on independent civilian disaster recovery.
I hereby call on the leaders of the Galaxy to seek a solution in this historic moment that serves the safety of Humankind. Do not seek conflict: no one gains in a war between species. Efforts to improve defensive capabilities should not be weakened but provocative measures should be abandoned. Aegis installations should be removed from civilian areas immediately. Major powers should play at least as significant role in establishing a civil protection agency consistent in its capacities with the severity of the current and the potential crisis as in the establishment of Aegis.
SSL Interstellar PLC is dedicated to and actively pursues all possible and realistic efforts to prevent, contain and mitigate the damages of the conflict. We make the necessary steps to prevent our Citizens from being exposed to dangers and we are prepared to handle potential adverse events in our region of operation. As resources and possibilities allow we do our best to support regions and their citizens currently suffering from the Thargoid conflict. We did that by mobilizing to the initiative of The Winged Hussars and joining a Border Coalition fleet deployment to reconstruct Obsidian Orbital. We will do that to help the citizens and regions of Sirius Inc or other factions dragged to this conflict unwillingly.
This turning point of history demands calm and prudent consideration, sacrifices and cooperation. The future of Humankind is determined by whether we build our response to the Thargoid challenge on our shortcomings: short temper, greed for power and avoiding responsibility or our actions will be based on our merits instead: wisdom, our ability to learn and improve, cooperation and our dedication to Humankind.