Assistant Defense Minister: "Caprica City May Be Caught in the Crossfire of an STO Civil War"
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The investigation of the MAGLEV bombing and the monotheistic terrorist cult known as the STO (Soldiers of The One) became more convoluted after Assistant Defense Minister Anton Banks appeared on Good Morning Caprica City earlier this week.
Banks, known for his controversial "Tough Love" defense programs, said the Global Defense has "Several leads" in tracking down the STO operatives directly responsible for the MAGLEV tragedy and is "Pursuing those leads around the clock."
What's been most frustrating for Capricans in this investigation is there haven't been any suspects announced to the public - except for Zoe Graystone, of course. Banks didn't have names to give but revealed an unsettling theory about the structure of the STO organization.
"I don't think we should be looking at it as one entity," he said. "I believe this organization has many factions - there's a hierarchy of cells, and in such a structure there are bound to be splinter groups and rogue agents. We have to prepare for the possibility that the MAGLEV bombing may have been performed by one of these splinter cells without the consent of the higher-ranking STO operatives."
Banks' comments imply that there may be a lack of checks and balances in the STO organization, which means it's impossible to tell who's in the driver's seat. This also leaves open the possibility that the MAGLEV bombing may have been a personal vendetta of one STO cell against another.
"It's all speculation right now - as I said, we're pursuing leads," said Banks. "But it's possible that Caprica City might be caught in the crossfire of an STO civil war."