Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
THE LAWS OF WAR DO NOT APPLY TO THE BORG!
But as I said, they DO apply to the Federation. Just because one side might not obey those laws doesn't absolve the other side of its share of the responsibility.
It has recently occurred to me that the Federation might have amended their version of the Geneva Conventions to exclude the Borg from any protections under the laws of war. For all we know, the Federation might not even have
a Geneva Convention analogue.