Re: Why is the Federation so dumb?
Elias Vaughn wrote:
The Federation agreed not to use something they wouldn't use anyway in return for a peace. That seems like a fair trade to me.
Yeah this. Or a variation of this. Perhaps both parties gave up something neither were going to use anyway, with the other unaware. Both ambassadors laughed their way back to their respective homeworlds.
"You have been examined. Your ship must be destroyed. We make assumption you have a deity, or deities, or some such beliefs which comfort you. We therefore grant you ten Earth time periods known as minutes to make preparations."