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Old September 1 2013, 03:13 PM   #39
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Re: General order 24, were Kir kand Scotty bluffing?

I think it was a bluff only in the sense that Kirk was confident that it wouldn't come to that. Call it leverage.

Had the Eminians (?) made the wrong decision, and Scotty started the bombardment, I'm sure they would have quickly been begging for mercy. If Kirk and Spock were dead, accepting their surrender would be Scotty's call, as he'd be captain.
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