Re: Camera and the Mohawk (Was: SOC RX-78 Gundam Pics)

Mark Simmons (
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 23:44:23 -0800

Probe writes,

> Similarly, at the end of the 1YW, what did the Fed have to fear? Jion
>was utterly destroyed, their armies and weaponry scattered to the four
>winds of space, their colonies ransacked and destroyed, their leadership
>severed and dead... the Feds had the ability to dictate terms and demand
>anything they wanted! So why sign away the right to do _anything_? What's
>Jion gonna do about it once Fed troops occupy their Side and have their
>leaders in prison?

  Sure, but the banning of Minovski particle scattering may well be a
_Federation_ wish list item. Makes it easier to keep tabs on everyone,
y'know... kinda like outlawing cryptography.

> And even if you DO make the weapons, who cares about the Treaty? A
>treaty is only useful so long as both sides can enforce it. With Jion
>utterly defeated, the Antarctic treaty is just an empty piece of paper.

  And by the way, the Gundam 0083 The Movies film comic claims that the
GP02A was developed _in response_ to Killings' attempt to nuke Side 6 in
Gundam 0080. Apparently this demonstrated to the Federation that, under
the right circumstances, an unscrupulous or desperate foe might break the
treaty anyway - so you may as well be ready for that eventuality!

-- Mark

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