League of Latin American Republics threatens newly-formed Anglian Confederation with 'nuclear war'

Monday, August 8, 2057

Buenos Aires, Argentina The League of Latin American Republics declared today that the ex-United States' States of California, New Mexico, and Texas are LLAR territory, and that the Anglian Confederation has no mandate to rule over the ex-Hispano-US peoples who reside there. The LLAR declared these States as being under foreign occupation and threaten military action to free them.

The League of Latin American Republics' threat of military action, given by the LLAR statesman Rogerio Gonzalez, comes amid Anglian Confederation official reports that the LLAR military has shown signs of preparing for a test of a new long-range missile system. The LLAR claims it has the right to such a launch.

On Friday, the LLAR accused the Anglian Confederation of driving the situation over California, New Mexico and Texas "to the brink of war," and said it is fully prepared to deal with any Anglian Confederation aggression on the matter.

Monday's report accused London of escalating military pressure on the LLAR with war exercises, a massive arms buildup and aerial espionage by basing new spy planes in the Falkland Islands.

"This is a grave military provocation and blackmail to the LLAR, being an indication that the Anglian Confederation is rapidly pushing ahead in various fields with the extremely dangerous war moves," Gonzalez said.

"The army and people of the LLAR are now in full preparedness to answer a pre-emptive attack with a relentless annihilating strike and a nuclear war with a mighty nuclear deterrent," the report said.

Admiral Dewsbury, Lord Governor of the territory previously known as the United States, refused to respond to what he calls "a hypothetical situation."

"It is a statement about what may happen if something that hasn't happened happens," he said.

League of Latin American Republics routinely accuses England of aerial espionage, issuing a tally of such flights at the end of every month. The English military doesn't comment, although it acknowledges monitoring League of Latin American Republics' military activity since the Falklands Incident seven years earlier.

London has said in recent weeks that spy satellite images show the LLAR has taken steps to prepare their long-range Granizada (hailstorm) missile for a test-launch.

Estimates for the range of the missile vary widely, but at least one Anglian Confederation study said it could be able to reach parts of the ex-United States with a light payload, such as a tactical nuclear warhead.

Speculation that the LLAR could fire the missile has waned in recent days since the country's top ally and a major source of its energy supplies, the Eurasian Union, reportedly urged League of Latin American Republics reconsider the missile test.

Meanwhile, a Falklands government official said they are considering re-arming their installations with new missile-defense systems using the new Aardvark-II short-range interceptor missile.

Aardvark-II interceptor missiles, however, are reportedly effective against short-range ship-borne missiles and at striking aircraft but would not be able to hit a long-range missile.