Re: General order 24, were Kir kand Scotty bluffing?
You're under the assumption that every craft is going to understand what a code seven-ten is. Plus, there could be times where someone is simply forced to go into the system due to damage or some other emergency.
It was idiotic not to have exceptions built into the treaty for non-combatants.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"