Not a political debate but more a philosophical one. Trump's decision to announce the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has got a lot of people quite frightened about what might come next, especially if it is at least partly inspired by the notion that gifting Jerusalem wholly to the Jews is one of the things said to bring about the end of days. I was struck by the very loose parallels with Kirk's approach in a Taste of Armageddon, where he threatens to rain destruction down on an entire planet for the benefit of a few hundred people, in order to push a political agenda imposed on him by politicians, and where he takes a step everyone else was so afraid to take that it was never even contemplated. So, was Kirk's gamble really that well thought out i.e. that the Ventikans (who he's never even met) have similar cultural values and will similarly want to avoid actual war or is it more likely that he will have sparked off mass suicides and the destruction of the infrastructure of both nations, hoping that this will give the Federation a way to embed itself and to influence the planet? I do raise an eyebrow sometimes when Kirk's gambles pay off. The most hilarious one was NuKirk trying to use the same tactics as Matt Decker and then taking the credit for the Spocks essentially saving the day. So is Kirk a master tactician or a lucky gambler?