Re: Section 31 is a positive for the Federation (spoilers from TV & bo
I'm kind of at a loss as do how Section 31 won the war, it was the cure that they were unwilling to give that in the end won the war. It was S31's actions that hastened the war's ending. Creating both a sickness and a cure gave the Federation (of which they are a part) a bargaining chip, a lever, to shorten the war.
More the threat of genocide really, if S31 sole purpose was genocide (which it wasn't) then why would S31 have created a cure?
It was a way of manipulating the Founders, which the Federation through conventional military attacks by Starfleet had no access to.
Who started the war? Bajor did by placing a colony in Dominion space and by calling attention to the wormhole.
The Bajor colony, while in the gamma quad, was far outside of Dominion space. So was the mouth of the wormhole.
It was the Founders that started the war.
If Section 31 had ever intended to use the cure why didn't they let it known that they had it instead of letting Earth and Betazed get attacked? And for that matter why hide the fact that they had the cure in the first place let alone the fact that they spread the virus in the first place? And where's the proof that the Bajorian colony was outside of Dominion space, In any event they had no knowledge of the wormhole until after people started coming over to their side of it, their confromtation with the Federation was aided by the discovery of the wormhole.
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