IMPERIAL CENTER (CORUSCANT) - The recent release of discovered footage of the 'Alderaan incident' has demonstrated the clear defensive nature of the Empire's intent and actions during the unfortunate altercation.
Recently declassified footage of the Alderaan incident demonstrate that the outcome of that unfortunate occurrence was the result of purely defensive action on behalf the the Empire's DS-1 Orbital Battle Station and 'superlaser' platform.
With this solid evidence, any remaining conspiracy theories of the Empire's actions towards Alderaan being some sort of "atrocity" or "genocide", are clearly the product of a traitorous and/or deranged mind.
Ever since the unfortunate events leading to the destruction of the second planet in the Alderaan system, deviants, traitors and the mentally ill have alleged culpability of the Empire in the incident. Some have even gone so far as to to suggest that the events at Alderaan, and the vastly more tragic event that followed (the destruction of the DS-1), was an "inside job".
The video provides solid and incontrovertible evidence that the supposedly peaceful Alderaan fired a superlaser at the orbital station. Courageous action on the part of the command crew of the DS-1 station allowed the station to evade the attack. In order to safeguard itself and all the people aboard the station, the DS-1 was forced to retaliate against Alderaan, causing its destruction.
The DS-1 Orbital Battle Station had been in the Alderaan system in response to reports that the planet's leadership were advocating the overthrow of the galactic government. Only a station of the size of the DS-1 would be able to bring the necessary treatment and re-education to the population of Alderaan. Instead of allowing their people to be brought back into the warm embrace of Emperor Palpatine's New Order, the nepotistic leadership of Alderaan allowed the planet to be destroyed.