事件の詳細とカルビンの葬儀

pac4.pngP.A. シャポー(P.A. Chapeau)
2017/10/31 14:10:40
先週の金曜に国家情報局施設で起きた襲撃の詳細が明らかになったよ。

爆破装置を用いた標的型の暗殺だったわけだ。

エゼキエル・カルビンとジェイ・フィリップスは国家情報局施設内の使用されていない部屋で会う段取りとなっていた。皮肉なことではあるが保安監視設備の更新が行われている最中のことで完全に通信が絶たれ無人状態となっており、二人は会話をするに警戒することのない理想的な隔離空間となっていた。

どのようにして接触が図られたかは定かでないが、いずれの報告でも接触の日時や場所が漏れることを忌避して唐突に接触があったとある。二人は目立たぬように努め、予測されうる傾向や冗長な準備は避けたことが伺える。

その爆発は大規模なもので、施設のウィングが崩壊寸前に及ぶほどだった。だが、未使用区画であったが故に他の死傷者はでなかった。実際のところ、二人の男性が宵の口に通用口から入っていったという女性の証言がなければ二人の死すら発覚しなかったかもしれない。

差しあたりカルビンの葬儀が行われる。ハンクが赴くことがわかっているが、私も向かうつもりだ。身を守るため目立たぬ距離からそっと眺めるつもりだが、その場に居合わせるであろう他の人々の怒りを買わぬためでもあるよ。個人的にはカルビンを嫌ってはいないし、私の調査が彼の手掛けたナイアンティック計画の多くを妨げたもののカルビンが私を憎むこともなかったことだろう。ただ私の行いを厭い、阻止しようとしていただけだ。そうではあるが、配慮して距離を置くつもりさ。

何かわかれば改めてお伝えしよう。

P.A. シャポー

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DETAILS EMERGING... FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CALVIN SCHEDULED
October 30, 2017 · by PAC · in EXO5

Details are emerging in the attack that took place on an NIA facility last Friday.

It is now clear that this was a targeted assassination using an explosive device.

Ezekiel Calvin and Jay Phillips had agreed to meet in an unused secure room at an NIA Facility. As the place was being renovated (ironically, to install better security monitoring systems), it was entirely off-grid and unstaffed -- an ideal, secure but abandoned space where the two could talk free from prying eyes and ears.

It's unclear how the rendezvous was handled, but by all reports, it came together very suddenly to avoid any leaks about where and when they would be meeting... they seemed very aware that they needed to keep a low profile and avoid any predictable patterns or long lead times.
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The explosion was large -- large enough to nearly destroy this entire wing of the facility. However, being abandoned, there were no other casualties or injuries. In fact, even Calvin and Phillips' deaths may have gone unnoticed had it not been for a single witness who insisted that she saw two men entering the building earlier via a service entrance earlier that evening.
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For now, a memorial service for Calvin has been scheduled. I know Hank is going -- I intend to visit as well. I will watch from a distance, to be safe but also to avoid upsetting other people who might be there (I didn't dislike Calvin personally, and I suspect that even though my work with the Investigation undid much of his with the Niantic Project -- he probably didn't hate me... just hated what I did and wanted it to stop). Regardless, I'll keep my distance out of respect.

Will report more if anything emerges at the service.

-PAC

H. Richard Loeb
2017/10/31 14:10:40
Details are emerging in the attack that took place on an NIA facility last Friday. It is now clear that this was a targeted assassination using an explosive device.