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Old July 13 2013, 10:44 PM   #21
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Re: Federation Versus The Romulan Empire

AllStarEntprise wrote: View Post
Wars are not conducted with preset protocols or etiquette that opposing sides are obligated to follow. It's not a sport where there are rules and a referee who will call out violators of each side.
The men and women who presided over the Nuremberg Trials following World War II would disagree with you.

AllStarEntprise wrote:
I never said genocide was acceptable. However if the Romulans wanted a victory, and genocide of Earth would achieve such a goal. What would be the harm in letting Shinzon carry out his plan? Who is going to hold the Romulans accountable when they are ruling the remaining Federation worlds?
Why are you so convinced that the Federation would simply cease to exist if Earth's population were eradicated? The Federation (and its allies) would hold the Romulans accountable for Earth's destruction and would pursue Shinzon and his followers until they were brought to justice.

AllStarEntprise wrote:
Donatra and Suran couldn't live with themselves if such a thing happened so they left to fight against Shinzon.
Because they doubtless realized that any attempt to wipe out Earth's population would mean disaster for Romulus, not the victory that Shinzon so desperately wanted. The Federation's allies would not have been content to stand by and watch while billions of Federation citizens were killed using a weapon of mass destruction.

AllStarEntprise wrote:
However out of the entire Romulan fleet only two ships went to stop Shinzon. Two. I'm not judging the race on a whole but sending so few ships? The rest of military seemed indifferent of the result whether Shinzon succeeded or failed.
Which has nothing to do with my original point. Genocide isn't acceptable. That the entire Romulan fleet didn't oppose Shinzon doesn't mean that the Romulan people approved of what he was doing. Absence of proof isn't proof of absence.

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