Now Starring Prince Ali as Isamu Dyson.
I am under no illusion that our present strategy of using means short of destroying the orbital elevators to achieve our ends and oppose Celestial Being and Kataron is a guarantee that a world war will not be thrust upon us. But a policy of patience and determination without provoking a world war, while we improve our military power, is one which we believe we must continue to follow….Under present circumstances, we have recommended against enlarging the war from Kataron and Celestial Being to also include the A-Laws. The course of action often described as a limited war with the A-Laws would increase the risk we are taking by engaging too much of our power in an area that is not the critical strategic prize.
The A-Laws are not a powerful faction seeking to dominate the world. Frankly, in the opinion of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, this strategy of yours would involve us in the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy. That which you propose is not only unsound but tantamount to mutiny, sedition, and treason. It’s not your place or ours to decide what is best for the Federation, Colonel. Any coup on your part or ours is contrary to the principles of democracy and would only lead to the establishment of a junta, a junta no matter how well intentioned is still thoroughly undemocratic. I will not depose a flawed President such as Mr. 00bama that was elected in a free and fair election to put in his place Col. Hank Hercules who wishes to prop himself up with self righteousness and guns. – Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Fleet Admiral Wenli
The difficulty in understanding Hank Hercules is that we do not take cognizance of the fact that he is not a Feddie, but a Zeke, and therefore thinks deviously. We can no more understand a Zeke than a Seelian or an Azadistani, and from what I have seen of them, I have no particular desire to understand them, except to ascertain how much lead or iron it takes to kill them. In addition to his other Zeke characteristics, this Hank Hercules has no regard for human life and is an all out son of bitch, barbarian, and chronic drunk. – Major General Homer Katagiri
Indeed now Jihad-kun has been fully neutered, at least Heero lasted until Endless Waltz…
Did I mention how much I love these Dauntlesses?
ZOMG Innovator Babies ahoy!
As Miszushima takes a second whiff of Kawamori’s hookah things are looking more Macrossian by the minute. Not only is the power of song becoming more prominent, but also Jihad-kun is starting to get funny dreams, nevertheless because Jihad-kun was so boring to begin with even in his own dreams he is unoriginal and seeks to emulate Kratos, but with a much reduced level of awesome. Sadly because Jihad-kun is a moron he forgot to get a bicycle and peddle his way to Minmei Princess Poverty. The kids are making a thorough nuisance of themselves and it seems that what was true in the original Mobile Suit Gundam has not changed, the kids are annoying and should never have been brought back. Fortunately though Kawamori’s stash has brought about some decent changes in the script as the Seelian fat ass was finally put on a diet and barred from stealing food. The reintroduction of Lockon Mk I completes the circle as we now have a love triangle between Jihad-kun, Princess Poverty, and Lockon Mk I.
Parliament also ignored calls to overturn Roe v. Wade…how evil.
But he’s Hercules…surely he can lift Goodman a few feet.
Let’s hope your aren’t up against Duke Zalisch Tytania.
Hank Hercules declares that he is going ahead with his coup and mocks Sergei for being a principled soldier in not wishing to take part in a future junta. Hank even brings up Sergei’s dead wife in an effort to look righteous. Sergei tells Hank to STFU and GTFO. To his credit Hank gave a wonderful excuse for his power grab, but as all real mecha fans have seen LOGH and uphold the Spirit of Yang Wenli Hank’s calls for a coup were spat upon. Like any would be Pinochet Hank tries to enlist the help of the sworn enemies of the Federation, Kataron and Celestial Being, and puts his own desire for an Outer Haven above the needs of the Federation Citizenry.
Katie and her crew return from space and are called upon to rapidly mobilize in an operation against CB. Hilling Care starts hitting on Divine who was sorely disappointed that his twin Stabity was Danned to Death. Care inquires as to the qualities of Katie as Lindt was a mere major. Revival gives a stellar recommendation on Katie’s behalf as Katie is very smart and ought to take a job with Tytania or LOGH. Andrei makes an ass of himself in asking Louise to be more feminine and for the sake of Saji no less. Louise tells him off and informs Andrei that she has dumped Saji and has no intention of going back to the kitchen. Patrick sees this and is sorely disappointed in Andrei, clearly the son of Wild Bear is doing it wrong. Andrei being an idiot rejects Patrick’s offer of advice, and years later Andrei regretted his folly. Billy begged his uncle to let him go to the front, but Katie makes it clear that Billy does not belong and that his back seat commanding is most unwelcome. Katie decides that now is the time to bring an end to Kujou in order to avenge her men and Captain Ginin. Louise agrees and they finally sortie, Patrick is taken off the line and Katie borrows his immortality much to Patrick’s delight. Without Gundam 00 Raiser CB is easily overwhelmed as Divine makes short work of Tieria and Haptism. Marie wishes to go out and help but is dismayed that Louise is now the pilot of Smultron. Fighting off Soma Marie goes to the hanger of GN Archer, but as fate would have it Katie had to call off the attack because Hank took control of the Africa Tower.
Yang Wenli would be sad if you did Sergei…
Cuz Hank is above the law.
Some friend you are Hank…
Hank had achieved complete surprise and the Federation recalled all available forces to cordon off the Africa Tower. Jihad-kun now a sissy who has problems killing finally meets face to face with Bushido Bob. Jihad-kun insults the good Samurai, but is quickly terrified once Masaruo demonstrates that it too can become red when he activates Trans-Graham which is powered by GAR and spirit as opposed to Trans-Am which is powered by lose, emo, and fail.
Cuz Hank knows he will lose.
If so why are you cooperating with hostile foreign powers?
Well it seems that we are definitely entering into a Kawamori scenario in regards to Princess Poverty and Jihad-kun. Sadly it is a bit late to try and add some spark to this one, but I am sure someone will declare it the Greatest Romance EVAR. Ah yes the coup, as an admirer of Yang Wenli’s principles I cannot endorse this coup, every coup starts out with nice words, but they all end in the same manner, with blood. Hank has it all wrong the A-Laws are not pulling 00bama’s strings and the reality is quite the opposite. Now that Hank and his coup plotters have demonstrated a willingness to beg Kataron for aid I doubt that they have the best of intentions. Moreover it seems most of the Federation Army remains loyal to the civilian government while Hank has only a handful of supporters in comparison. In the long term though, Hank has damaged the credibility of the entire Federation Army as now the loyalty of the regular army is going to be questioned. It would not be permissible for the US military to overthrow Bush under any circumstances even though there are those who think it (foolishly I might add) for the greater good. The moment that any military initiates a coup, it is a rejection of the democratic system that relies on building consensus and replaces it with a junta propped up by guns. While Hank speaks beautifully about wanting a better government all democracies are at some level corrupt as is any other form of government. Even so deposing 00bama for Col. Hank Hercules is not a step forward for democracy it is a step back and established a precedent where by the military has the ability to intervene in the affairs of the government at will.
I guess Hank is out of a job then…
Okay we need to get this guy an eye patch and a knife. He will be needing a new name, I propose Big Boss.
Cut! No the line reads “War has changed…”
To be fair I don’t see Gundam overall as an endorsement of democracy, but rather in favor of an enlightened despotism, as in the case of Char and most overtly in SEED. To be fair even in Japan there is a romanticism of coups, the Minamoto deposed the Taira with a coup, Tokugawa deposed Hideyori with a coup, and in the 1930s the Imperial Forces took control and made Japan the seat of a sizable empire. Even now it cannot be said that there is an out right rejection of those coups, and as such there is less of a stigma to a military coup in those parts. To me what Hank is doing is clearly wrong despite his good intentions, perhaps a Japanese audience would think otherwise, but perhaps since I know way too much about military coups in South America and Africa I am in the minority that cannot endorse such actions or even sympathize with them.
Andrei sucks at flirting…
NO Andrei, NOOOOOOOOOO!
In the case of Patrick and Katie it was nice to see them return and I must applaud Katie for making the best use of Patrick. Clearly Patrick is not a monster in combat, but it cannot be denied he is very very lucky. As such borrowing Patrick’s luck is a most excellent utilization of Patrick by Katie. Moreover now that Patrick gets to fly Katie around he’s not begging for a new suit anymore. Gotta love how Louise told Andrei off again, This Louise is awesome and with Katie’s help this time she and a bunch of grunts almost took out the carrier sadly Hank’s coup put a stop to it. Right now given how Hank was able to move without much interference it seems that if the Federation is a police state they aren’t a very good one, if they were Hank would already be dead and the A-Laws would have been waiting for Hank’s accomplices at the Africa Tower. Since Hank has it all wrong and given the prisoner to plotter ratio it makes the Feddie Regulars more like average soldiers of a democracy who aren’t inclined to initiate coups for their own benefit. Again the flaw here is that with Hank running amok it severely damages any claim the Federation has of being the evil empire, the secret police can’t stop something this big so the implication is that there might not be an all powerful secret police. Even if the Federation democracy is imperfect so is every democracy, it’s not like Parliament or Congress always pass legislation that is the most popular. Again even if Blair was doing some unpopular things I doubt it would have been permissible for the British Army to depose him in the name of the Queen.
Translation, she dumped his lying cheating ass.
Listen to him Andrei, he knows more than you do…
I am a bit disappointed in how Bushido Bob was Graham Acre late again, but hopefully next week that will be remedied in short order. I hope that the ED sequence will be real and that the introduction of Trans-Graham GN-Tau Drives will restore the balance of power and make Gundam 00 Raiser less powerful. Even if I think little of Trans-AM I like Trans-Graham because the name is so much better, still I suppose the balance has to be restored some how and with any luck at the very least Louise, the Innovators, and Prince Ali will get the ability to Trans-Graham as well. So sad to see that the Ahead is already cannon fodder, but I guess there will be upgrades soon enough.
Since it looks as if most of the Africa Tower personnel were being tied up and imprisoned Hank’s coup does not have popular support of the Regular Army or Civilian wise. Once again we have yet another minority trying to impose its will on a majority, Hank is not touring the Federation to whip up support for the next election cycle he decided that it was a waste of time and chose to use guns to carry his point across. The Federation is only 4 years old and to not give the next election a chance really calls into question how much Kataron, Hank, and CB wish to uphold any form of democracy. Neither group is actively trying to convince the Federation electorate of anything; instead Kataron and CB blows them up and expects the Feddies to give them what they want. Next time we shall see what demands Hank Hercules starts making and if Sergei is going to disappoint Yang Wenli and start a coup of his own.
Sunrise needs to give Katie her own theme…
That’s a stupid question…
Indeed, Revival seems to be head over heels now…
Oh no…sorry Katie looks like you have a passenger.
Oh great now even Billy has a Permit…
Clearly Katie wants Billy off her ship ASAP.
dokun dokun dokun…
You’ve lost how many now Patrick?
Because Katie needs to balance out Billy’s lose and fail.
Good Job Patrick you finally found your niche in life.
I have control.
For GREAT JUSTICE.
Katie asked for a Fisher and got a Billy…
Katie frowns upon Billy’s backseat commanding…
Shut up Marie it belongs to Soma and her lover Louise, quit stealing.
Yuri Powered Louise doesn’t like this thief Marie.
Oi Billy I though you wanted to watch…
Sorry Katie but duty calls.
Yep Hank has really done it this time.
Mein Oberst Admiral Yang Wenli approves of your reaction.
Way to point your guns at your fellow Feddies Hank…
Jihad-kun has no respect, no respect at all…
Bushido Bob loves Gundam 00 Raiser the most.
Bushido Bob is also a sorcerer.
NO FLAG BOY NO FLAG.
Trans-Graham is superior.
Oberst Katie frowns upon Hanks shenanigans.
Look at these Feddies even when captured they still form ranks and files.