Tony sat in the international conference, millions of eyes watching him on international TV, possibly a billion, was this the start of a war? Was this the start of something that would change the face of humanity as we see it? This, was going to effect everything. Stark knew there was only one way to gain the trust of the public back after the Fox news reveal, he had wished to censor the news, however...that would turn out worse than expected, he may hire a hitman to kill the Fox presenter however, but he was a hero, a simple man attempting to help the mutants. He was going to opt for the truth. Once and for all. He spoke, the eyes of the world descending on him....Or a form of the truth. The population could never know what was happening, Even HALO had secrets, secrets not even they would want to reveal.
Stationed around the room, guarding the doors and the sky's outside were the Force Division 9, Tony's life was in-danger, he was not going to come unprotected, even if his Mark Two Armour was embedded into his Bones. This was publicly announced however, he had told the conference already why he had them, it was for safety, Nobody had questioned the presence of them.
He looked around, at his adviser then at his personal bodyguard @nerx , He stared into the crowd of reporters. He spoke.
"My name, Is tony stark..." He stood up for a split second, and took out a note of paper.
He had so many truths...what one would he tell first? What one could he tell first...the truth he was going to tell, was going to be the truth that was a lie...
"After the death, the tragic and unforgivable death of 50 members of the United sates Peacekeeping division, I sent 50 of my personal, Force Nine units, as a revenge attack. I am only human, and I lost a great number of friends when those men were attacked, I acted without thought, I sent in a retaliation" He sat back down, holding back fake tears as he held his eyes.
"Will you condemn me? Will you judge me? Will you call me evil? Have you never acted without thinking in anger, of-course you have, Now imagine that anger, that sorrow for 50 lives lost, I am doing, what is needing to be done - THAT is the truth"
He nodded, then looked at every reporter in the eye for a split second each.
"I made a pledge, a pledge to defend this country. I will defend it till my last breath, Over-seas personally if I need-to, I will defend myself and my actions, in meetings like this"
He sat back down "News cooperation's everywhere, You are allowed free press, as you should be, but don't - For news poll ratings turn your sworn defender into the enemy. Their are forces at play, Ones that even I, member of the Cabinet find it hard to even comprehend, I am just a man...a man in some Armour hoping to do any good, Don't condemn me, please"
He then laid back in his chair, waiting for the questions to come. Hoping he would answer them.
On-Top of the Conference building
General MacMillian stood in his suit, 25 Force Division Nine units were guarding the entrance, and the sky's around the conference. Making sure nobody could launch a massive attack on it, or if they did...at-least they could respond.
Nothing, all can come and question Tony.
This is a coupled OoC also, talk away.