Today is a day of sorrow. I come before you not as the Chairman of the Union, but as a humble citizen of a great Union. A once prosperous Union. A UNITED Nation. As many of you know, our nation was attacked! Not from the outside! But from the inside! These traitors of the Union may have divided us! But they have not broken our will! Our love for the Union! As my last act as Chairman of the Union, I will DESTROY those who have hurt us. THE TIME OF RECKONING BEGINS TODAY!

[At this time, all Zweihander Union government officials and military personnel have withdrawn from Schesa. The Craig Protocol is initiated. Several Star Destroyers and Battlecruisers rain fire upon the capital of Schesa.]

Chairman of the Zweihander Union,