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Old April 18 2013, 05:14 AM   #53
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Re: Anyone here who HATES "in the pale moonlight"

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indolover wrote: View Post
sonak wrote: View Post

um, and...?
And saving the Federation doesn't warrant that.
Which Sisko could not prove totally.

Sisko was saving both, while at the cost of some deception and a few lives.

As I wrote, Garak's quote sums it up

saving the Federation doesn't warrant that? Your "principles" won't mean a thing when the peoples of the Federation are killed or enslaved. A government's first responsibility is self-defense. They owed the Romulans nothing. The Romulans would have been fine with watching the UFP and the Klingons be destroyed while fighting for the freedom of the Alpha Quadrant.

The Garak quote is something like "you probably saved the Alpha Quadrant. And all it cost was the life of one criminal, one senator, and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer. I'd call that a bargain."
lol.. Sisko tricked an entire Empire into war. I don't see how that deceit was justified, based upon the Romulans who may have died in the war. As for the Romulans, they didn't need to give a shit, the Federation was their long-term enemy, whilst they were blood enemies of the Klingons. Who says a government's first responsibility is self-defence?
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