Operation Genesis was a covert and highly classified intelligence gathering operation by the Grand Republic of Delvera which discovered Emperor Markus II of the Holy Empire of New Israel had made fraudulent, deceptive and untrue claims regarding details of the government, armed forces and history of the Holy Empire of New Israel. The operation began on 8 September 2016 and concluded on 14 September.
Prelude[edit | edit source]
Emperor Markus II had been a controversial figure within the micronational community for many years, being known for religious zealotry and extremism. His outspokenness had caused his being banned from the MicroWiki forum several times.
Delvera had initially had peaceful, if limited, relations with New Israel beginning in June 2015. However, Markus' increasing radicalism had distanced him from Delveran leadership, precipitating a severance of relations in May 2016. His behavior had continued to get worse through the year, causing a crisis on the forums. Further actions led to a month-long ban effective 11 September.
It was during this most recent uproar that Delveran Army Intelligence, which had just been proposed and accepted as a new intelligence-gathering agency of the Grand Republican Army of Delvera days before, was directed by First Consul Nikias Wernher to investigate the claims and possible threats posed by Markus II and his Holy Empire of New Israel.
New Israeli Government Inactivity[edit | edit source]
Delveran officials within Army Intelligence identified, located and contacted supposed members of government within New Israel, and these alleged members replied that their involvement in the micronation had been limited and in the long distant past, that they considered Markus to be delusional and had in fact lost contact with him years prior to the investigation. These revelations called into question not only the expiration of the claims made by Emperor Markus II, but also the possibility that many facts about New Israel were purely fabrications for his own self-aggrandizement.
Revolution of 2013[edit | edit source]
Also uncovered was evidence that Freedomia, a precursor state to New Israel, had suffered a revolution in 2013 due to Markus II ignoring election results that weren't in his favor, the records of which had been expunged from the Internet.
Using cached websites, it was discovered that a cadre of unknown persons had created a Twitter account, multiple WordPress-based websites, and an underground "doxxing" page dedicated to bringing down what they claimed to be the fictive, abusive, and dictatorial power of Emperor Markus II.
For this purpose, the unknown individuals behind the uprising created the hashtag #Marksanity.
Declassification[edit | edit source]
On 22 September 2016, Delveran officials offered a press release concerning many specifics of Operation Genesis, though some details are still classified pending approval.
Outcome[edit | edit source]
Markus did not respond to the ultimatum, leading to the commencement of Operation Exodus after eight days of silence.
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ "State of the Grand Republic, July 27, 2015", the Lavrada Bannerman. 27 July 2015.
- ↑ "Council of Governors Strikes Down New Israel Treaty", the Lavrada Bannerman. 4 May 2016.
- ↑ "Diplomatic Crisis on MicroWiki Forums", the Lavrada Bannerman. 14 June 2016.
- ↑ "A Cathedral of Cards: the True Face of New Israel", the Lavrada Bannerman. 23 September 2016.