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Old April 21 2013, 04:51 PM   #167
Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

Godless Raven wrote: View Post
In Insurrection, Picard decides to side with the Baku violating orders from his Admiral as well as a part of the Federation Council (section 31 might've been involved also). Picard's decision prevented the Federation from accessing the planet, preventing them from developing various medical breakthroughs.

Did he make the right decision?
Yes. Engaging in kidnapping, theft and the various implications of these deeds is criminal while cooperating with an entirely unreliable ally who stabs you in the back at the first chance he gets is plain dumb and suicidal.
INS features no dilemma, it is a simple morality play. So were all the other Picard vs. the evil Admiral stories from TNG. It works as such (of course any simply morality play is of limited appeal) and it naturally fails if you perceive it as something which it isn't.
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