Re: Was Sisko a Javert
The situations aren't analogous. The US has neither the resources nor the technology available within the UFP.
A more analogous situation might be if you moved into a house located near an airport, knowing full well that the airport might be able to buy you out at some point, and then they exercised that right.
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