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Old March 28 2011, 11:55 PM   #489
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Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread

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Perhaps not. The problem still arises: that still included Cardassian civilians on Bajor.
There's a very big difference between committing mass murder against millions of people on their native land and committing small-scale attacks against "civilians" who were part of an invading and occupying foreign culture.
Why put "civilians" in quotes? Were they somehow not civilians in reality?

Is it the case, then, that their very existance on Bajor made them compliant--thereby justifying Bajoran attacks directly targeting civilian lives? Isn't that generalizing on the basis of race?
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