Carrying on from my previous article, The Psycho was appointed as Minister of Defence for eIreland by Winston Hope Smith at the beginning of the term; Days into the term, The Psycho was denied access to EDEN HQ military channels and he released an article in outrage. Later, he resigned.
There was no public explanation for the banning of an Irish Minister from EDEN HQ channels.
This investigation has taken 22 days to reach a conclusion, yet there are still questions unanswered. The purpose of this report was to correct what I perceived as a failure in accountability by Government/EDEN HQ to provide reasons for the banning of an eIrish official - Whether or not the reasons were legitimate were irrelevant as long as they remained behind closed doors. I thoroughly believed that for there to be confidence in EDEN HQ's judgement, they must openly justify their domestic (i.e. non-military/sensitive) decisions to EDEN citizens.
Conclusions on whether or not The Pyscho should have been banned are not included in this article, rather that can be discussed elsewhere from information given in the report section. The Author Insight section of this article focuses on my experiences in interacting with EDEN HQ.
Rules of publication; I will not quote directly to avoid out of context interpretations - I will express information given by individuals in my own words, however if individuals feel I am being unfair in my interpretation - I have screenshot'd every conversation, so I am open to negotiation on how the information should be presented.
Responsibility for the decision:
Supreme Commander Justino Figueiredo
Director of the Intelligence and Security Department Lucifel
Sources: Nenya, Justino.
Reasons for the banning:
Given by SC Justino Figueiredo -
✯ Main reason: Association with Poland and CTRL (His source:Chewchewshoe - although denied by Chewie)
✯ Other reasons: The Psycho had been banned before, and while that decision pre-dates Justino's term, it gave himself confidence that the association with CTRL should be considered a concern but historic reasons were not the basis of the banning.
Given by Director of ISD Lucifel -
✯ Refused to answer questions.
Lucifel refused to answer questions from private citizens, explaining that he will only give information to EDEN government officials. After this response, I contacted Irish Country President Winston Hope Smith to relay my questions onto Justino and Lucifel, which he faithfully did; Lucifel responded that he will not answer private questions via Country Presidents (Source: Winston Hope Smith)
Historic influences on banning:
Given by Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mirek12345 -
✯ Possibility of leaking logs (His source: Nenya and Ethel Rosenberg)
Further investigation: Junstino did not provide me with anything to suggest The Psycho had leaked logs (I have outstanding mails - this part may be edited in the future), explaining he did not have time to look through logs from a time he was not SC - although Justino claimed Psycho released logs in an article in the Irish media and later removed it. (Source: Justino)
✯ Power promising/Disagreement with Turkey's EDEN bid (His source: Nenya and Ethel Rosenberg)
Further investigation: The previous ban from EDEN military channels occurred during Oles Kurivchak's term as Supreme Commander, whilst The Pyscho was Assistant Military Commander (aMC) under the Military Commanders (MC) KoHaH and LitoII (Source: Mirek12345, The Psych0). The Psycho was removed from his position and banned after Nenya replaced the Bulgarian MCs (Source: The Psych0). The Psych0 claimed this was due to a disagreement with SC Oles over Turkey being given EDEN membership, Justion confirmed that The Psych0 was banned at that time for attempting to block Turkey from being given EDEN membership - It was not made clear to me why the disagreement was seen as an illegal activity/plot (Source: The Psycho, Justino).
This report should have taken 3 days at the max. Yes, I had to say that first.
An appointed Minister of Defence of an EDEN country was denied access to EDEN channels because the HQ deemed them a risk to the confidentiality of EDEN military channels - yet they didn't tell anyone that. Of all the things which have reason to be kept secret, like alliance military plans, how does the banning of a MoD fall into the same category?
Turns out, that the banning of The Psych0 was not an intended secret. The 22 days trying to get a straight answer was obviously just fourplay. No, Justino told me that it was not his job to inform the Irish public the reasons behind non-military decisions (Thankful he actually did talk to me though, alot better than some). In a way, he is correct; He personally did not need to release an article, after he or another HQ member tell the Irish government the reasons - they should be the ones to informed the public. But no one in HQ told the Irish government either (at least, by Mirek's account, they did not give a clear/correct reason), until after I started my investigation.
Ignoring the fact none of the information presented here is a military secret protecting EDEN interests, EDEN HQ has a duty to inform EDEN governments about their decisions; they must be held accountable for every decision they take on behalf of the member States of EDEN.
HQ's job is to enforce, not dictate, the will of EDEN member States. They are a liaison of EDEN's collective will - From this experience as well as published clashes between HQ and governments in other countries, It is beginning to look like there is a growing attitude within EDEN HQ that they are the ultimate authority on the direction of the alliance.
Personally, I think Justino is a sound guy, he was very quick to give his praise for eIreland and his respect for our integrity but the environment created by his colleagues are portraying an unaccountable, secretive, personal agenda-driven HQ.
Trust is paramount in any alliance. With countries leaving EDEN, and growing discontent among members States over issues like Turkey-Israel/Iran, HQ needs to step back, and re-evaluate their role in the alliance. They need to be humble, and respect each member State - and their citizens.
An Irish referendum on our membership in EDEN will take place in the coming days - I urge member States to consider the principles of those they elected to EDEN HQ before even eIreland, one of the most loyal and determined EDEN nations, throws in the towel.
Thank you for reading,
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