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Old February 4 2013, 05:17 AM   #12
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Re: First Xindi attack made no sense

It could be that the Xindi needed to test the weapon in "local Earth space" rather than "Expanse space." The space anomalies created by the spheres might have made space different enough in the Expanse that the Xindi felt a need to test the tech where it was supposed do do its damage, to make sure it would work properly.

I think the idea already brought up about terrorizing and demoralizing the enemy with a first strike from an unknown origin, before delivering the final blow, makes sense too. Why waste all that thirst for vengeance on an instantaneous, virtually painless genocide, when you could also terrorize and torture the enemy, make them suffer, fill them with dread and paranoia?
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