From:The Q Continuum
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:20120130.1725
Subject:Tellar Follows Fesoan -- Federation Fractures

FEDERATION COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Vulcan.

Just days after the Andorian announcement of secession, Tellar, a second of the four founding members of the United Federation of Planets, has announced that it, too, is breaking away from the Federation, fearing that the floundering alliance of worlds has been severely weakened with the loss of both Earth and Fesoan.

The announcement strikes a considerable blow to the Federation as numerous smaller worlds have begun talk of following suit and forming an independent confederation of worlds for mutual protection, fearing that the crippled Starfleet, weakened by losses at the hands of the Klingons and more greatly the OOR, and the loss of Andorian and Tellarite fleet assets, will leave their worlds unprotected from future threats.