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Old November 10 2012, 12:30 AM   #27
Re: Ensigns of Command question..

Timo wrote: View Post
And who was going to remember the colonists, considering that a week before, know one in the galaxy knew about them?
Well, the whole galaxy, supposedly. Why would Picard keep it a secret? Out of spite?
The whole galaxy knew? How? The sheliak had only just told anyone about it, otherwise the Enterprise would have been there much sooner!

Huh? Sounds like you;re saying that if you are attacked in war, the best choice is to surrender, because the attackers are probably going to win!
Well, generally this is true for modern wars of conquest (which aren't all that common, but certain periods of history have lots of those as opposed to the other sorts of war). If the attacker didn't have both the means and the will to crush you, he wouldn't have started the war. You're most probably much better off if you do not try to defend yourself, or at least give up after going through some motions.
Is that why England surrendered as soon as Germany started firing those missiles at them in WW2?

But if a nation today feels strong enough to take on another nation, we're generally talking about entities of such magnitude that all but the most powerful alliances will hesitate to step in.
I don't know about that. Australia has sent troops to the middle east, and we're not the most powerful nation in the world.
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