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Old 2012-07-30, 06:23   Link #47
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Originally Posted by Kuroi Hadou View Post
The moment you applied it to Gundam AGE, specifically Flit, you connected MAD and by extension the Cold War that invented the doctrine, with genocidal hatred. Flit isn't an avenger, he's a weak old man who let his early life twist him into someone who preaches what he was the victim of.
Flit hasn't killed yet in cold blood.. He spared Decil. He couldn't pull the trigger on Gerra Zoi. Decil became irrelevant when he came back. Flit tried to take a Vegan alive as a prisoner but he committed suicide.

After all these years there is little choice left. Except if the Vagans can be convinced to surrender.

Assemu tries to tell Zeheart his boss is insane but he doesn't have proof.

Kio tries the Understanding route by force but doesn't realize understanding does not mean one agrees to somebody else's opinion.

No... MAD is when both A and B have a nuclear arsenal with second strike capability, thus they can both launch more than one wave of nukes and launch a second strike regardless of how hard the first one hit. The reason it's mutually-assured destruction is simply because once the first wave is launched, the other guy is going to respond to an attack like an attack is supposed to be responded to. Stopping the first aggressor from winning isn't even part of the program at that point. Even one nuclear bombing is enough to invoke MAD since you simply can't control the variables. Even then, I don't see the Vagan using Colony Destroyers and those plasma things indiscriminately as MAD would dictate.
Vegan's have been using Colony destroyers since the first arc attacking Nora. They had them in stock in Downes in the second arc. They've been firing the damn things at the Federation fleet.

What do you they are not using them?!

I'm not saying the Federation is wrong to defend itself anymore than I am that the Vagan are right to want revenge for the outcome of the Mars Colonization Plan.
The ones actually responsible is dead long before they came back.

And that alone is what's stopping MAD from applying here. The very reason the Cold War never erupted was because both sides were reasonable enough to know that if they opened up Pandora's Box, there was no way to close it back up again. The Colony Wars' outcome was no different from a non-proliferation treaty actually being seen through. If you really wanted your application of MAD and the Cold War to be accurate, the Colony Wars are a better option than current events. The current events of Gundam AGE are what I like to call S^3: sheer synchronized stupidity. Not one party is blameless, and I'm not taking sides with any of them.

The Federation is the only one reasonable or should I say chicken to use WMD until the recent arc.

It took 70 years to clean off that idealism made in a hundred years of peace.

That being said, I just want to enjoy my mecha porn without having to see comparisons to the Nazis and criticisms amounting to an intellectual depth of "worst Gundam show ever because it sucks" by people who apparently hate the show so much they waited until the episode count hit the 40s to say it every time I log onto these forums.
Then don't come here to discuss.
Nobody is forcing you.
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