gosh guys - lets look at the whole picture.
somebody calls me a name, whopping whillikers !!
now that entitles to me to displace a whole planet of innocent people ??
sisko was way in the wrong. and that does not fit his character.
nowhere in the series so far does it depict sisko as being that irrational of a person !!
eddington is doing something that only he believes in, but is also a righteous thing.
the cardassians pillaged the bajorans for 50 years.
they finally get free. and now the federation works out some truce and these few planets are now once again in cardassian space.
and you dont think they have a right to do what they are doing ??
the federation is in the wrong.
eddington could have killed sisko twice, and many other people. instead he merely disabled the ship.
i dont know if you guys caught the analogy ? or even if it was intended as so ?
but it mirrors a real situation here on earth that has caused problems for the last 70 years.
and that has to do with the u.n. stepping in and seizing the land and giving it back to the jews.
and people wonder why the arabs hate us !!
we had absolutely no right to do that. but of course, oil is all around that region, and we want to have a place there that is friendly to us.
we get spoonfed with a lot of crap that isnt true. our govt is not as saintly as they try to appear to be to us americans.
eddington is not that important - he is just one maquis leader. this was strictly a personal vendetta that sisko did. and went against starfleet.
as i said, if this was a real case here on earth, sisko would be very likely facing execution.