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Old February 10 2013, 03:08 PM   #103
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Re: My "Just Saw Insurrection For the First Time" Review.

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Interesting view, my take from the movie was that the Admiral was acting under direct orders from the Federation Council.
Yeah, he might well have been acting with the authority of the Federation Council but it seemed awfully easy for Riker, et. al to change their minds when they discovered the truth of the situation. It makes me wonder whether or not the Federation Council actually knew everything about the operation and/or would have approved of it if they knew everything that Picard, et. al discovered.
They didn't, that was pretty clear in the film. Picard uncovered an illegal operation of a rogue Starfleet Admiral. Which is why they tried to kill Data when he discovered the holoship, didn't want Picard and the Enterprise to be involved in the first place, and then tried to destroy the Enterprise when they tried to contact the Council.
Of course if the council did know it kind of makes the federation the biggest organization of douches ever if you consider that they apparently think moving a population off a dying planet to a new one is wrong and have to be coerced into doing so, but moving them to another planet to get resources they want is perfectly acceptable.
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