King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
It makes perfect sense to me. Plan A was to ignite a war with the Klingons. But once blown, Kirk and his crew had to die to keep Marcus' plan from becoming public knowledge.
And, have you ever seen The Original Series? I think back then Starfleet hired people on the edge of sanity - Decker, Tracy, Garth etc.
I think Plan A from the get go was to frag the Enterprise; hence taking out her warp drive. Kirk kills Khan, Marcus kills Kirk, "Those Klingon bastards launched a terrorist attack on Earth and destroyed the Federation flagship!"