A is for Assassination, a common method of moving up through the ranks in the Terran Imperial Starfleet.
B is for Beards, which Vulcans in the Áverse tend to grow.
C is for Cochrane, who shot the first Vulcan to step onto Terran soil.
D is for Death and Destruction, which the Terran Empire gladly meted out to those who stood in its way or rose up to rebel against it.
E is for Earth which was a place ripe with cheap Terran slave labor.