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30th. Apr, 2011 | 07:37 pm
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PHILADELPHIA, British Colonial America – The so called "Sons of Liberty" on Saturday announced the beginning of their spring military offensive against the Soldiery and Officials of His Royal Highness King George III, a day after a new Parliamentary report claimed that the rebels' fighting spirit was low after sustaining heavy losses on the battlefield.

In a two-page statement, the malcontents said that beginning Sunday they would launch attacks on military bases, convoys and British officials, including members of the government's peace council, who are working to reconcile with top insurgent leaders.

"The war in our country will not come to an end unless and until the foreign invading forces pull out of the colonies," said the announcement released by the Sons of Liberty, which is what the treasonist regieme calls itself.

Senior officers of His Majesty said on Friday that the "Sons" — aided by the French and local indians — have plans to conduct a brief series of high-profile attacks, such as burning ships and cargoes, across the country in a display of power as fighting gears up with the warmer weather. The senior officers spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss recent intelligence that lead to the assessment.

Lt. Col. John Buttlesworth-Bigotsby, a spokesman for the the crown, said the rebels planned to use the spate of violence as a "propaganda ploy" to try to demonstrate their relevance and create the perception of momentum despite recent setbacks.

A Parliament report said the insurgents' momentum had been "broadly arrested" and their morale had begun to erode. Hundreds of insurgent leaders have been killed or captured and since last July 700 former rebels have officially reintegrated into loyal British society and a further 2,000 insurgents are in various stages of the process.

The Sons of Liberty, known for their resiliency, said insurgents will target "foreign invading forces, members of their spy networks and other spies, high-ranking officials of (His Majesty's) puppet administration ... and heads of foreign and local companies working for the enemy and contractors."

The rebel force ordered its fighters to pay "strict attention" to protecting civilians during the spring offensive. A recent Swiss report said about three-quarters of the estimated 2,777 civilians killed in the colonies last year died at the hands of insurgents, not international forces.

Also on Saturday, the coalition released initial findings of the April 27 attack at the Boston dockland where a veteran British military captain opened fire, killing eight redcoats and an local civilian contractor who had been training the British forces.

The shooting was the deadliest attack by a member of the British security forces, or an insurgent impersonating them, on coalition troops or His Royal Highness' soldiers or policemen. Seven of the eight British sailors killed were commissioned officers.

The assailant was severely wounded before leaving the room where he staged the attack and was found dead in another part of the building, according to initial findings of the incident. The trainers were armed with muskets and the treasonist appeared to be carrying two weapons, the coalition said.

According to base regulations, all members of the military are required to clear their weapons when entering a crown compound and remove bullets, wadding and powers from their weapons. If the trainers heeded that regulation, they would have to load before defending themselves.

The rebels claimed responsibility for the attack, but the coalition said it has uncovered no evidence to suggest that the insurgency was behind it.

"At this point in the investigation, it appears that the blackguard was acting alone," a speaker for the crown said. "Beyond that, no rebel connection with the villian has been discovered. However, the investigation is still ongoing and we have not conclusively ruled out that possibility."

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