Most details are still unknown, but according to military analysts, the bombing was most likely carried out by one or more states. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the airstrike, however.
"Radar tracking indicates that the attack involved multiple aircraft, some of which may have been unmanned," said a confidential source within the Department of Defense. "An airstrike of this magnitude could only have been accomplished by a government, perhaps in collaboration with another."
The source also sketched out a few details of the planes' flight path, which approached Area 42 from the northeast and left in the same direction. Unfortunately, rough weather in the South Attica Strait separating the main PBR islands from East PBR prevented the planes from being tracked further.
The target, a launchpad within the Area 42 complex, is believed to have been intended to send nuclear weapons into orbit. Although vehemently denied by Chancellor Brik, it is widely known that the PBR is in possession of multiple nuclear weapons. Experts believe that the goal of the airstrike was to disable the launchpad and remove the PBR's ability to send its atomic bombs into space – where they could have been used to attack any location on the globe. Each bomb is reportedly capable of destroying four 32x32 baseplates.
Repeated requests to the office of President Bricks and the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Defense were not answered. The president's press secretary stated that an official statement would be made in the near future.