Date: 26 Jan 2015 09:29 Title: Part III - The Olive Branch: 10
Wow, the General is absolutely and incurably nutty. I don’t know whether it is a PTSD acquired during his rough stay on Valeria or he has always been like that but he certainly has lost any sense of proportion. Unfortunately, his Marines support him and believe every word he says.
If a contingent of 50, 000 tired, shell-shocked Cardassian soldiers was enough to take over and control a warp-capable civilization with well-developed interstellar relations, I would carry out an Annexation every year. Cardassia paid a heavy price for the Bajoran “free” resources.
Author's Response: I agree that Lam has lost perspective here. But I wouldn't necessarily disregard what kind of damage 50,000 battle hardened soldiers could do to a planet which doesn't have much of a military to speak of. Regardless, you are right, this is not Bajor and Lam either doesn't realize this or refuses to accept that fact.