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Inferno Destruction Averted

Our top story tonight is the improbable and daring rescue of Inferno from near-certain destruction. At 1900 hours Galactic Standard Time on Saturday, a team of volunteers organized on Pembroke Station located and neutralized the Temblor Bomb on Inferno. The team was composed of several representatives, both Kilrathi and Terran, from a number of Enigma Sector businesses, including the well-known Simply Results. The team was led by Ri'tak Sihkag, a Kilrathi scientist from Cabrea who has become well-known in recent months as a highly qualified independent contractor on several high profile jobs.

But the question remains: Is Inferno truly safe? Thousands of refugees now find themselves in the difficult position of deciding whether to return to their previous lives or seek fortunes elsewhere. ESNN managed to obtain an exclusive interview with one of the Inferno rescue team members, and what we have learned may stun our audience.

The team member, who has asked to remain anonymous for personal reasons, told ESNN that the Temblor Bomb is /still on Inferno/. According to our source, the bomb remains buried several kilometers beneath the surface of the planet. The team rendered the remote detonator safe, but they were unable to neutralize or recover the bomb itself. This begs the question of whether it's possible the bomb could be reactivated at a later date. Are the citizens of Inferno really willing to take that chance? And, the most important question: Was this supposed 'rescue' team willing to let those innocent people of Inferno live in blissful ignorace of the planet-destroyer that will continue to lie dormant beneath their very feet?

It was also revealed to ESNN that the detonator for the bomb was being housed in a war-era Kilrathi research facility that was hidden beneath the surface of Inferno. Recovered data logs indicate that the Terran inventor of the bomb, one Dr. Philip Severin, was kidnapped by the Kilrathi during the war and somehow coerced into developing the Temblor for the Kilrathi Empire. This begs the question of how much the Terran Confederation knew about this from the start. They were clearly incapable of protecting humanity's best interests 50 years ago, and it seems as if they remain either equally incapabale - or simply unwilling - to this day.

ESNN will continue to bring you more on the Inferno situation as it becomes available. But for now, the question of whether Inferno is safe - or simply living on borrowed time - must be answered by each individual citizen who calls the planet their home.

(Posted April 8 2012 07:00 UTC)