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Old July 27 2013, 10:10 PM   #4558
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Hmm. That's not how I remember it. Enterprise was being fired upon by a cloaked ship ...

"It's gotta have a tailpipe." "Doctor, would you care to assist me?" "Lock and load, Jim!" "Fire!"

Meanwhile, on Excelsior ... "Target that explosion and fire."

That's not an execution. That's defending your ship and crew from an aggressive, merciless attack. If the aggressor was destroyed in the process, oh well. Bad day for him.

IMO, YMMV, yeah.
Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
OK, please explain how killing an enemy who is engaging in an unprovoked act of war is the same as execution.

Just so I can understand.
Nero was an enemy combatant who blew up an entire planet and killed the majority of its population, destroyed a fleet of ships and killed countless Starfleet personnel, attempted to destroy a second planet, kidnapped and tortured a Starfleet Captain, was in the possession of weapons of mass destruction and was battling the Enterprise. He also refused surrender. Killing him was not an execution any more than killing Chang was. Both were enemies who were engaging in unprovoked acts of war
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