Originally posted by foolish_icarus
I really don't like abandoning Crossbone Way--Especially giving it up to the borgs. This may seem petty, but if we set a precedent of giving up stuff whenever they threaten to destroy us, where does that get us? The way I see it, the only way this treaty is going to be feasible is if whatever resolution we come to, its binding
. If we start giving in to them, we lose our moral standing, and admit as much to the other factions.
They have shown themselves not just willing but eager to attack at the slightest provocation. If they desire or fear something, they will swoop down on us before you can say "The Sorrow of Tripoli". If we wish to attain any bit of security, they have to agree explicitly and completely that they will not wage war against us or mind control us or anyhting like that, no exceptions or loopholes.
Because if we make peace now, without establishing in any way that what they did was wrong
, they will know they can get away with it. And what will that have accomplished? Just us spending blood and salt to build up some nice bases for them to invade again. They may yet hold the saber over our heads, but we're not beholden to them, and if they can't accept and agree to that, I say lbetter to go down now, with honor, than wait in fear only to be twice-duped groveling dogs sometime later.