Translation of taped conversation that took place in <DELETED> on <DELETED>. While the transcript has been altered to remove incriminating names, we believe the conversations took place as stated.
<SUBJECT 95>: Well, your plan for taking over <AREA01>'s waters seems to have failed. Their navy has already seen off some of our ships in the area.
<SUBJECT 32>: Damn, I thought they would withdraw, like they did with our allies.
95: Let's not forget what happenned there! The casualty rate was an order of magnitude worse for our allies than for THEM. Besides our intelligence suggests the ploy was deliberate- our allies were ready to start a war, THEY just confined it to an easily controlled area, rather than have a war spread throughout a continent, as might have happenned if our allies had attacked a neighbor.
32: Well, we'll just have to continue with the negotiations. They can only have one outcome, anyway, and that's the one WE want.
32: What is it?
95: Our legal department has come up with a possible loophole. It seems that THEY don't have a mandate to negotiate sovereignty, especially with polls in <AREA01> indicating only 5% in our favour.
32: THEY won't find out about that anyway. Look on the bright side- 5% is better than we had the last time- more than 10 times better! The policy of intimidation is working! We've got to turn the screws tighter!
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