Re: The Federation / Klingon Alliance
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
And like I said, it never forces anyone to join, so there's no downside to this.
In "A Taste of Armageddon" it was Ambassador Fox's mission to obtain a treaty port
on Eminiar Seven.
Fox: "... if the Federation had a treaty port here. We mean to have that port and I'm here to get it.
No, Eminiar Seven wasn't being force to join, but the Federation apparently wasn't above employing force to get Eminiar Seven to let them in.
But that could just be Fox talking tough. For all we know his actually instructions were more like
"Ambassador Fox, the Federation Council has decided it would like a Treaty Port in the Eminiar system go and negotiate a mutally beneficial treaty that will permit one"
That seems very likely. Fox is obviously a blowhard with a tendency to exaggerate. He does it pretty much every time he speaks at all.
"But here you are, in the ninth
Two men out and three men on
Nowhere to look but inside
Where we all respond to PRESSURE!" - Billy Joel