From:Tolim
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:19991210.0440
Subject:KE/UFP "Alliance"

A recorded scene of a battle between a Klingon Bird of Prey and the U.S.S. Enterprise from over 70 years ago appears on the viewscreen.  After about a minute, the scene dissolves, a recorded image of a recent battle between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Emptier takes its place.  This scene too, after about a minutes fades away.  Into blackness.

After just a few seconds of a black screen, an Inage of the upper portion of a Cardassian starts to appear.  Once the image is clearer, it is recognizable as that of Legate Rotek of the Cardassian Union.  "On the subject of the new Alliance between the United Federation of Planets, and the Klingon Empire, my government has little to say.  We fought proudly side by side with the Klingons in the past - even with the very government with which they now have treaties with.  If the past is any indicator of how those treaties will end up, I pity the Klingon Empire.  The Federation has broken many treaties in the past, and they will continue to do so if it is convenient.  If a picture if worth a thousand words, then  what is this worth?"

The image of the Legate disappears into blackness, and he is replaced by a battle scene between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire.  The Federation vessel deploys a volley of torpedoes and seconds later, the Klingon Bird of Prey explodes!  The transmission ends.