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Old December 22 2012, 02:48 AM   #26
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Re: WI: The Enterprise-E is stranded in the Delta Quadrant?

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They said the "genetic integrity" line AFTER Voyager had invaded their realm. Given we didn't see much of their culture, that could easily be the equivalent of, "you have violated the sacred soil of my homeland." It doesn't mean an invader's foot is harming the physical soil, but an expression that the defender is going to fight for their home. I'd say they have every right to be POed about Voyager's involvement against them from day one. For all they knew the whole galaxy was against them, certainly Voyager was or appeared to be cooperating with the Borg and hostile towards them in every encounter. The only thing 8472 is guilty of, is having the audacity to hit back when attacked.
A retaliatory strike would be a defensible position one that Janeway and Picard would have understood. But they took it a step further, and made no attempt to distinguish friend from foe. Or even tell the Borg to stay away or Voyager to not get involved.
Why should they have? They had no way of knowing being they came from a universe where one power was in control. Certainly when Voyager tries tractoring that Bioship, then beaming it up, then boarding it all as if they were entitled to do so, then were seen next being protected by the Borg, they had every right to assume Voyager was in league with their enemies... they were.
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