IRC the people on the colony that Sisko attacked, were not part of Eddington's attack on the cardassians. That makes them just as innocent as the cardassians.
At no point did i say that Eddington was was right for what he did. Nor did i say that the Maquis were helpless victims. I'm not defending Eddington or the Maquis. I'm stating my point of view that Sisko's vendetta against Eddington, had nothing to do with his stealing federation supplies or attacking cardassians colonies. It came from the fact that Eddington outwitted him and played him for a fool.