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Old April 30 2013, 05:28 AM   #281
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

I think one thing that's being lost in this argument is that it almost certainly wasn't the case that it was purely the Cardassians disregarding the cease-fire, and it seems to me to be a bit naive to assume it was.

It certainly works easier for tv and viewer sympathies for the Cardassians to be painted as the bad guys, but even before the Maquis were properly established it was clear that the Federation settlers were also engaging in acts of violence.

In any case, the colonies had agreed to continue to exist under Cardassian jurisdiction, which leads me back to my original thought of "What did you think was going to happen?" It's a shame we didn't see more about how things progressed for the Cardassian colonies that were transferred to the Federation's control.
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