>Russian vessels have arrived and are probing the off-shore oil. The refinery is well underway now too.
Good show. In accordance with international safety standards I hope?
>In fact, our contacts have found us an Ex-KGB agent to bring in. He has agreed to help us build our own intelligence agency and teach officers how to be better officers for a price...he wants land for a private mansion built over looking the ocean, along with a private one plane airstrip.
This is important - haggle as much as possible. A mansion I think we could spring for, but certainly not an airstrip. If he's on good terms with his ex employers I'm *sure* they'd allow him to use the military strip. In any case, building up our intelligence assets should be a priority (second only to our national infrastructure), but we don't want to tip our hand yet.
>WORLD NEWS! Tensions with Iran are on the rise in the middle east. Oil prices sky rocket.
Rub our hands and wait for our refinary. Did we go ahead with the UN/Iran plot? Or just accept the deal quietly?
>Free action/Other news
Lets start diplomacy with our neighbours. We've barely even recognised they exist yet. Train some ambassadors, even go so far as to offer aid and troops perhaps. We are, after all, building up our military to a rather large degree, and we don;t want to seem the agressors. If technology permits, send a few of our valued medical proffessionals to begin teaching in their hospitals. Maybe even go so far as to spare an officer or two from our paltry army. If we are to be a shining beacon of hope, we want our neighbours to be likewise inclined.
Other than that, what news of the rebels? How do the people view them - freedom fighters or terrorists?