Nice try Sunrise but making the A-Laws /k/ommandos only makes them GDI at most. Still I am surprised that Sunrise looked to /k/ of all places for pointers on the Middle East. (picture courtesy of my fellow /k/ommandos)
By the betraying Kurdistan Seelians had made themselves pariahs among the nations, incapable of winning allies, helots in the service of Azadistani infidels and Azadistani capital, and deprived of all self-respect. I warned you that in 10 years’ time, the your people will curse the parties who now boast of having made the Great Betrayal. You laughed and cast us out, but now you will soon see that what I declared then was no idle boast.
By crowning Shaddam IV Sultan and taking in Kataron, you handed over your “sacred” Seel Motherland to some of the greatest demagogues of all time. I prophesied to you that these evil men would plunge your Sultanate into the abyss and will inflict immeasurable woe on your nation. Future generations will curse you all in your graves for this action. That time is sooner than you dare think.
You people of the Seel don’t know what you are doing. Your country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. It is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization! You people speak so lightly of war; you don’t know what you’re talking about. War is a terrible thing! You mistake, too, the people of the Federation. They are a peaceable people but an earnest people, and they will fight, too. They are not going to let their Federation be destroyed without a mighty effort to save it… Besides, where are your men and appliances of war to contend against them? The Federation can make a GN Tau drive, Orbital Elevator, or Ion Cannon; hardly a yard of cloth or pair of shoes can you or Kataron make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical, and determined people on Earth—right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in your spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with. At first you will make headway, but as your limited resources begin to fail, shut out from help for your ancient treachery against the Kurdish people as you will be, your cause will begin to wane. If you people will but stop and think, you must see in the end that you will surely fail. – Prince Ali
Note: Calawain is busy with “teh Law” School finals so wish the poor guy luck. As he has more important things to attend to it’s just me this week…
And she’s still not there…
Many years ago Leesa was a 17 year old college student who had just finished her thesis, while flirting around with Billy and leading him on, Kujou had skipped her classes on Clausewitz and had a very mistaken notion about war. While Leesa looked up to Katie, Leesa was not nearly as dedicated to her future profession and because she never took heed of Clauswitz’s wisdom the slaying of her own dear Emilio led her onto the terrorist path of impractical idealism. Had Leesa been a more dedicated student she would have realized that “Action in war is like movement in a resistant element. Just as the simplest and most natural of movements, walking, cannot easily be performed in water, so in war it is difficult for normal efforts to achieve even moderate results.”
Clausewitz once said, “Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat the enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed: war is such a dangerous business that the mistakes which come from kindness are the very worst.” How right he was…
Toying with Billy will get you in trouble.
“If the mind is to emerge unscathed from this relentless struggle with the unforeseen, two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. ” Clausewitz would have been proud of you Mein Oberst.
Kataron is discontent over the current state of affairs and the nation of Seel which had squandered its wealth that they gained off of information during the war years has been all but spent. Seeking to counter the local Federation forces Seel prepares for war, as Kataron proposes that all the false propaganda that they have created over the years be given over to them as Seel fights a war that it cannot win. Kataron it seems has a network of fifth columnists popularly known as reporters, however most of them were drawn from faux news and were as much allies of the truth as Himmler was a friend of the Jews. Shirin ever the hypocrite would have Seel be destroyed as she steals their propaganda and then has the gall to preach about fighting to restore Azadistan and further oppress the Kurds. Seems the only fighting Shirin has in mind is from behind Seel. Shrin cries bout having been robbed of her homeland while conveniently forgetting that she had done the same to the Kurds…typical Kataron sentiment what they do is not evil, but if some one does the same thing it then becomes vile. They have also set up their kiddie meat shield in their new base as well, how noble of them to hide behind children as well. They have also told the fat kid all sorts of lies such as Seel having already been attacked well before any was even made.
Feddie Regulars have it hard, so many Tieriens…
Even Sergei felt that Seel was plotting something.
It will be war.
Meanwhile at the border Sergei and his commander can already smell that Seel has been mobilizing and preparing for an offensive. As unfortunate as this is the A-Laws have been tasked with one last attempt to avert an all out war. Goodman tasks Lindt with getting Memento Mori online, Seel has already mobilized and has made contact with Kataron. Homer has signaled that there are to be no more sacrifices and with substantial Innovator help and Wang’s funding the completion of the orbital Ion Cannon was nearly compete. Goodman gives Katie free reign and information to pursue CB at Lagrange 3, reinforcements have been provided for with Bring Stabity in GARzzo. Bring Stabity proves how once again that Jihad-kun is an inferior pilot by handing the Azadistani lackey his ass. Now that three pilots have beaten the crap out of Gundam 00 the need for the O-Raiser is now needed more than ever to make up for the sheer amount of suck that Jihad-kun possesses.
That means negotiations have already failed…let’s hope they end this discreetly.
Yeah because stirring up shit with the Feddies is noble and just.
Seel thinks it can fight the big boys eh?
Bring Stabity was so manly and GAR that the loser Marie trembled in fear at his mere presence, such a feeling was not to be found with Revival as Stabity was far more bad ass and had been training with Prince Ali. Tieria thinks the pilot of GARzzo is an Innovator because of the sheer amount of skill, such skills are woefully lacking in Teiria of course as he is a failed experiment that had taken on Lockon Mk I’s inferiority to the School of the Undefeated of the Middle East. Once at Lagrange 3 Anew Returner makes her first appearance as she was sent by Ms. Wang, Tieria fails to notice though because Titeria’ll be dreaming of Ribbons tonight till tomorrow I’ll be holding you tight and there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be than here in here room dreaming about Ribbons and her. With Anew’s help Jihad-kun can finally use Trans-Am because the rotten traitor has been bitching about his inability to use hax to confront Stabity, Bob, and Prince Ali.
So they profited off all of the Big Three during the solar wars…legitimate earnings in in the Wang tradition.
And yet they want war, I suppose it’s not so evil as it is stupid.
Again I wonder how the Federation can misgovern the Middle East when they have no sovereignty over places like Seel. I suppose the Great Federation Satan is still being used…
While everyone is working Saji and Marie decide to flirt, Saji professes to wanting to meet Louise and never leave her again, but it all sounds so stupid while Louise is suffering from the effects of GN poisoning as Saji lives comfortably musing about how he killed people. Ribbons takes the time to thank Ms. Wang as he demonstrates the full power of his new battle station and sets his course for Alderaan. Prince Ali catches Nena hacking, and Nena attacks Prince Ali who manhandles her superbly. Nena still sucks after all this time and was undoubtedly violated one way or another by Prince Ali, with any luck we shall see her corpse soon enough. Though, Prince Ali in his infinite wisdom may have spared Nena once again so that Louise might have the pleasure of killing Nena to avenge her family. Goodman fires the Ion Cannon at the Nod temple in an effort to kill Kane. The blast was precise and struck the Seel Palace within mere feet of the Sultan and the Kataron delegation. Sadly the shock wave was greater than anticipated and sent out a shockwave that produced a cloud of dust that advanced all the way to the border. While idle speculation would have you erroneously believe that Sergei was caught in the blast, it is all false. A cloud of dirt cannot kill the Wild Bear and only such vile deceit could have been manufactured by Marie who pretended to care by screaming out while knowing full well that sound doesn’t travel through space and that Sergei is not a super soldier or newtype.
Because Kataron News is fair and balanced…
A slip of tongue, because for Klaus the Middle East is the only part of the world that matters.
Ah the kiddie meat shield will be quite operational when the Federation arrives…
So yes the A-Laws have plenty of /k/ommandos on their team, still since the crater was not nearly as big and until I see Sergei taken out by a cloud of dirt on the scale of evil it was much less than a colony drop, or colony gassing. Given how it seemed to be a tip off about a government preparing for a strike against the Federation, I rate this as a Hiroshima for the time being and will upgrade it if the crater is bigger. For a kick the dog moment it was pretty precise and the target was the palace. Sure there will be moral war fags crying bout how this is so very vile, but honestly since Seel was trying to start a formal war where many more could have been killed as a result this orbital strike isn’t as clear cut as that really. Any one who thinks this was just pure evil will be blatantly ignoring how a full blown shooting war between Seel and the Federation would have probably cause more casualties in the long run any way.
Commence Primary Ignition.
Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration…
I see like Azadistan in Seel it is perfectly noble to let the commoners be poor while the Sultan lives in a fancy palace…
Besides it be rather silly of Homer to not make good on his resolve to end threats to the Federation sooner rather than later with even heavier losses in personnel. I have to say I like how the Feddies used gunboat diplomacy here. Seel tried to bring in Kataron and the Federation, with no small amount of help from the Innovators and Wang, made one brutally cold and calculated strike on the enemy capital. The implication is clear any state that will wage war against the Federation and harbors Kataron will be treated as an enemy. It also signals a willingness to step up from limited conventional war to Total War if Kataron and CB persist in threatening the Federation. For a kick the dog moment it was not nearly as heartless or malicious given how it was meant to kill Seel’s national leaders who would make war and give Kataron shelter and support. Personally because the A-Laws have a few /k/ommandos I like them even more now. Given how Kataron needs their own new network in Ikeda it is clear that Kataron runs Faux News to counter JNN and wishes to make up all manner of lies about 4chan.
You did not seriously think the Federation would allow you to negotiate with your terrorist allies in peace did you?
That’s why you came to me. Isn’t it, Goodman? Because you knew I could do those things that you weren’t capable of doing. Well, it worked. And you’ll get what you want: no long war between the Federation and the Middle East. And if your conscience is bothering you, you should soothe it with the knowledge that you may have just saved the entire Federation from another costly war at a time when she is engaged on two fronts with no victory in sight. And in the end all it cost were the lives of one terrorist delegation, one belligerent government, one enemy city, and the self-respect of one A-Laws officer. I don’t know about you, but I’d call that a bargain.
At 1900 Hours station time, the Ion Cannon fired on the al Seel. We have already captured fifteen “impregnable” staging areas along the border. So this is a huge victory for the Federation! This may even be the turning point of the entire war against Kataron. So…I lied; I cheated; I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men; I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all is… I think I can live with it. And if I’d have to do it all over again…I would. Lindt was right about one thing…a guilty conscience is a small price to pay for the safety of the Federation. So I will learn to live with it…because I can live with it. I can live with it. Computer, erase that entire personal log.
It cannot be said that any nation would tolerate another nation mobilizing for war and openly helping out a belligerent terrorist threat, as such it was understandable for the Feddies to use a big orbital stick to make their point clear. The Feddie war against Kataron had been going on for 3 years and for any outside nation to think that they could get away with harboring Kataron without consequences was idiotic to say the least. The Feddies aren’t dumb they have enough experience from the Solar Wars to know when a country is mobilizing for war. Hence even Feddie Regulars were aware of the tense situation. Oberstein would be awfully proud the Federation acted decisively in order to make it clear to any who would make war and help their enemies would face the full might of the Federation. If it had been simply for lulz it might have made the A-Laws true heirs of the Titans, but again it’s really hard to ignore that Seel was stirring up shit already and they ought to have known that even negotiating with Kataron alone would have brought Federation retribution.
ZOMG vast Liberal Media Conspiracy, Shirin must create a no spin zone immediately!
How vile of the Federation to stop the entry of weapons and contraband!
Because the Federation would never let you keep Kurdistan, how typically Azadistani.
Sure it wasn’t nice of the Feddies to wipe out an enemy capital, but Kataron hasn’t been nice to the Federation and neither was Seel for taking a hostile stance and harboring known enemies of the Federation. It is not evil nor was it the deliberate killing of civilians for the sake of killing civilians, but like the atomic bombings the question remains whether or not it was more moral to end a conflict by wiping out many in a single blow or killing many more on both sides in a protracted engagement? I don’t consider this evil at all, brutal yes, but it was a calculated brutality against known enemies and those who would harbor them. It was unfortunate, but again wiping out the enemy capital where the belligerent government and probably most of their military leadership is based is hardly outside of the conduct of war hell even precision weapons cause collateral damage. Kataron and Seel wanted a war, now the Federation is telling them in no uncertain terms that they are more than willing to give them all that they want. Besides considering how the orbital ion cannon is more environmentally sound than atomics, at least the Federation is wiping out enemy cities harboring known terrorist threats with consideration to the environment.
That is the most evil thing that happened in the whole episode, Shirin emboldened Princess Poverty to continue her evil ways of being a couch potato…
What lies Kataron tells! The orbital strike would come later, and if they knew…well I guess it would have been most just for Kataron to give no warning and allow the civilians to die along with their delegation.
If nothing else one of the better aspects of this episode was that Anew was hawt…sometimes it’s what you don’t show that matters.
Another thing that kind of makes it less one sided is that Seel and Kataron set a city full of people as the place to negotiate. One would think that perhaps a more discreet location could have been chosen. Also since Kataron was being watched it was awfully dumb to think the Federation would not be tracking them once inside the city. Here again Kataron was sort of using the city as a meat shield too, Haruhi-sama knows that the Federation would like nothing more than to stop any state from even negotiating with them. The minute Kataron set foot in the city the entire population was already at risk given how the Feddies don’t believe in pulling punches when it comes to Kataron. Whether they intended to or not Kataron certainly could have chosen a better location since they were on the run, I fail to see how hiding in a crowd made them all the braver for it. Then again maybe Sunrise is saying that they think /k/ommandos are evil.
Yeah she went rogue.
Patrick wished that he was there…oddly enough this means that Patrick is probably younger than Katie.
If only Emilio were as good as Patrick…then Sumeragi would not have accepted their idiot ideology.
At any rate Sumeragi’s best friend and only intel source Ms. Wang was in on it so it was CB approved in absentia any way. They can rage about it later, but they did choose to flee from Prince Ali and save their own hides instead of actually protecting any one. I don’t know about the rest of you but I find cowards who run off to save their own asses to be more vile than guys who’d rather make war a short affair while sparing the lives of their own troops. Besides if you were given the chance to end a war quickly by killing off the enemy leadership and the terrorist leadership along with some rich bastards of a poor country (remember all the Middle Eastern economies have collapsed) plus their toadies and a few beggars and other assorted starving souls or risk a long hard war that will result in plenty of casualties for both yourself and your enemy, which you choose? Would you fire the Ion Cannon and end it there or would you rather go through life knowing that because of your inaction that even more people had died and more infrastructure and tax dollars (remember war is expensive and takes money away from other things like subsidized health care) were lost? You might negotiate, but given how Seel and Kataron have spurned negotiation and have persisted in fighting for three years in the case of the latter, then losing a few thousand here a few thousand more there might be more palatable even if the war lasts an indeterminate number of years longer with an indeterminate casualty rate. You have no guarantee your ceasefires will work if at all and how can you explain to your people how it is permissible to negotiate with terrorists when you have fought them off so well. Either way people will be dying…so how many of your own men are you willing sacrifice in addition to the enemy for the sake of your own conscience? Are you so high minded as to put your own conscience as being worth more than the lives of your men?
Indeed, if only Kujou had used her fertile mind to be like Hosaka instead, this would not have happened.
So long as there are men there will be wars. Even now out in our world some one is waging war against someone else. It’s also more than one…
Patrick will be Katie’s waifu, count on it.
Lack of morality in war and /k/ommando evil aside the thing I do no like about this is that now quantum brain waves are firmly in Newtype territory as Marie seemed to be able to predict the future. Still since Marie is an excitable bitch and how this is still a Sunrise series Sergei is fine, hell Hal even got brought back so resurrection is still at work here. It will be fun to watch Hal raep Marie now that Gundam 00 has brought back Hal to make up for Jihad-kun’s lack of skill. Next time it seems that there will be a better battle and I hope that Bushido Bob will make his return to kick Jihad-kun’s ass. Otherwise Bob will be Acre late again, and allow Bring Stabity to kick Jihad-kun’s ass for him. I am most curious to see what took place after Prince Ali gave Nena a good beating. Either way I am sure Prince Ali will not disappoint.
Now, now Katie, Patrick was only thinking of you when he made your meal…
Poor Patrick will have his hands full catering to his Katie when they marry…
As I said before Shirin is starting to shovel shit and it’s hard not to laugh at her own hypocrisy when her beloved Azadistan was oppressing Kurds and had done far worse than the Federation. I still do no agree with Sunrise telling us about how the Federation has created an even greater dystopia while showing us the serene cityscapes in Feddie territory. Shirin is obviously a hypocrite who talks about fighting when she was fully prepared to let Seel fight while she and Kataron hid. I grow tired of having to rely on Kataron reports of how vile the Federation has been when they have been too lazy to show us proof. Kicking Seel in the teeth was all fine and well but again much of the implication of evil is lost once you realize that Seel has been spoiling for a fight and had been helping a band of terrorists who have attacking the Federation for 3 years. The insistence that we should be seeing Shirin in a sympathetic light is really undercut by her own hypocrisy and Kataron’s stupidity. There really isn’t much to really paint the Federation as evil, in fact they are probably more well behaved than some nations in existence today, and yet it would be naïve to label them evil out of hand.
Besides Aeolia wasn’t a saint, creating a band of self righteous terrorists to impose his will one every one, and he didn’t create the Innovators over night…unless human experimentation is alright for Aeolia, but not the HRL.
So you say, as you flirt with Marie…
Gee I sure hope those three Feddie Frigates aren’t there to kick your lying cheating ass Saji.
Let me guess Saji also stole your meds.
Anew Returner is hawt and obviously working for Ribbons, so I suppose that when comparing the A-Laws to CB at least the former is more aware of the Innovators and has some suspicions where as CB is blind and fails to see the potential threat. I hope that it will be Anew that pilots GN Archer since they bothered to mention her piloting ability. Ms. Wang is up to no good as usual but it is fast coming time for us to see her reasons for stirring up shit. This episode cast a bit of doubt over who was Prince Ali’s real employer, but I suppose it doesn’t matter to the hero of Kurdistan. Poor Patrick has become more and more Katie’s waifu though all of his efforts have only irritated Katie who was mulling over operational details. Hopefully Katie will apologize to Patrick for being harsh, though it was fun to watch Patrick beg for a new suit and get rejected and scared. The rivalry between Sumeragi and Katie is starting to heat up, but they have yet to explain how Eiffman and Billy of the Union were interacting with Katie and Leesa of the AEU. At least they showed how Katie was the more practical of the two in setting attainable goals for her job rather than taking the Sumeragi path and skip classes on Clausewitz and fill her head with ideals that have no place in the conduct of war. We now know why Katie has been the better of the two on the field of combat, as Katie was the master while Sumeragi was a fallen apprentice.
Well Patrick can dream can’t he?
She’s really pissed today.
It seems the only thing that puts the fear in Patrick is Katie, yeah he’ll make a fine waifu for Katie.
So in the end it seems the A-Laws are only /k/ommandos which kind of undercuts any claim to evil even with this dog kicking, it was probably morally wrong, but what place do morals really have in war? Seel was mobilizing and negotiating with Kataron, war was going to happen and if so why not end it quickly and without risking massive casualties in a ground campaign and storming of a city? Morality is only talked about when a side can afford to anyway and using the /k/ommando solution wasn’t solely because of them as the Innovators and Ms. Wang had a helping hand as well. I wonder when CB will realize that the more they attack the Federation and help Kataron the more justification the Innovators have to trying to wipe them out, so far they have yet to raise a finger against Ribbons and remain idiotically insistent on fighting the Federation grunts rather than go for the jugular with their great power. Still I suppose CB will never get over their own stupidity and now that Jihad-kun needs an upgrade to fight I suppose it is only a matter of time before the Federation comes up with a counter. I hope it will be Bob and that Prince Ali can still kick Jihad-kun’s ass even if the little traitor has a new toy.
Translation: Raep Tyme!
They sucked as pilots, get over it.
Wait isn’t this the dumb bitch that killed off the Halevy family? Well I never could say no to a cool 50 mil.
That’s Prince Ali to you bitch!
So how did it feel Nena to lose your whole family right before your eyes? Do onto others what you would have done to you, Prince Ali always said…so tell me punk do you feel lucky? Well DO YOU?!
I tell ya Prince Ali is one hell of a dancing partner.
Prince Ali will kill you too Nena…
Oh Nena got rejected.
Is that fear I smell CB scum…
I’d like to see you try Nena, but Louise was willing to pay money for the pleasure of killing you…
Comrade Haesslich said something about who wears the pants in THAT relationship…