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The Earth-Romulan War and Drones

In the last season (4) of Star Trek: Enterprise, we get a little taste of what’s to come when the Romulans start using drone starships to attack Earth and its allies. One of the lines from the episodes dealing with the drone starship went something like this:

“If they’re behind these attacks, we have to find some way to stop them, or next time, they might come back with a thousand of those ships.”

The Romulans are portrayed as quite devious and are using the drone attacks to prevent any alliances being formed among the neighboring species (Humans, Andorians, Tellarites, Vulcans) in the region. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have been killed by the drone attacks.

The United States of course uses drones now. We’ve used them to kill thousands of people in our War on Terror. Is it safe to make a comparison between the two? I’m not entirely sure. On the one hand they have killed quite a few terrorists, but have also killed civilians. We’ve also used the drones to strike into ┬áthe sovereign territory of an ally, with the justification that there are terrorists hiding in their land. The rationale for the Romulans’ attack is completely different from the U.S. rationale, or is it? Are both powers not using the drone attacks to destabilize the region and make sure the enemy powers don’t unite against them? What do you all think?