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Old July 25 2013, 04:21 PM   #54
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Re: Kira in charge of the Defiant

Timo wrote: View Post
Kira commanding it makes no sense whatsoever, it's a starfleet vessel and she's not starfleet.
How would this be different from Sisko commanding a space station that is actually Bajoran property? Sisko is not Bajoran. He has had no training in the Bajoran militia, or in the Bajoran military forces preceding the occupation (if there were any; we never hear of Bajorans of former warrior caste identity, but it could be Cardassians killed all of those early on). He holds no Bajoran rank (not even an honorary one) and wears no Bajoran uniform. Yet he commands this space station whose technical specs are largely unknown to him.

Timo Saloniemi
The Bajoran government asked Starfleet to come in being they recently just established their independence and didn't have a formally trained officers, engineers or scientists. There was no training to be had on Bajor, and Starfleet's presence was there to safeguard Bajoran independence. He does hold Bajoran rank, which is Emissary of the Prophets, which basically means he can do whatever he wants. He commands a Cardassian manufactured station which the Federation has technology to adapt to or replicate unlike Bajor.
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