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Old July 5 2009, 10:14 PM   #575
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny Book 3: Lost Souls - (SPOILERS)

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-Using thalaron weapons is an illegal order - Not really; President Bracco authorised the use of anything that could stop the borg.
And yet her Secretary of Defense refused to use the weapon.

And despite what George W. Bush might have you think, Presidents do not have carte blanche to issue any order they want, even in time of war. The President has no more right to issue an illegal order than does a ship's captain. An illegal order is an illegal order no matter where it comes from.

-The borg will just bring more reinforcements from the other side of the galaxy - No they won't; they can't - not for the next 70-100 years or so - the subspace tunnels were destroyed, remember?
And then in 70 to 100 years, you're facing the destruction of the Federation again when the Collective's even larger armada reaches local space, and this time the Borg will have adapted to the thalaron weapon.

What's the use in betraying your ethics if doing so doesn't even achieve its objective? There's no point in making an "ends justify the means" argument if the means don't actually achieve the ends.

-It will never work - well, we'll never know now, will we?
Thankfully, no.
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