From:Khr'fal
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:20020208.0556
Subject:Tholian Message Intercepted

*** GNN Breaking News ***

GNN has just intercepted a amplified message broadcasted from the heart of Tholian space. Although our computers took some time in deciphering it, due to the psionic-nature of communique, GNN experts are certain that the message was intended as a general announcement by the Tholian government to the inhabitants of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.

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                         -** The Tholian Assembly **-

A cold metallic voice speaks, audio only, its sound ear-grating, harsh and monotone, unnerving and discomforting.

"Beings of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. We are the Tholian Assembly. For many of your months now we have monitored the current hostilities escalating between the Klingon Empire, the United Federation of Planets, the Rihannsu Star Empire, and the Cardassian Union. Now war has been declared.

Once more we will reiterate our disdain for your impudent races. Your arrogance and volatile actions. Your grievance and claims over space we do not recognize as yours. Only the Rihannsu people do we respect, and only the Rihannsu people will we defend.

This message is to inform our Rihannasu allies and its other recipients that the Tholian Assembly will be honor its defense agreement. Nevertheless, the Tholian Assembly holds no respect for the Cardassian Union. If the Rihannsu Star Empire chooses to engage itself in a war with the Cardassian Union, Tholian military resources will only be utilized in defense of Rihannsu space."

The message is as prompt and to the point as most of the few issued by the Tholian Assembly. Ending with a sharp shriek, its speaker's robotic voice fades into eerie dissonance.