Bandit LOAF said:I think the two secret, war-ending bombing runs to drop morally debated "T-Bombs" is a pretty deliberate World War II parallel.
Remember that the Kilrathi didn't purposefully wipe out civilian targets until the very end of the war -- even the bombing on Earth was targetting the cities because they were part of the defense grid. Add to that the fact that many Kilrathi played up the idea that they were being lead into war by a corrupt regime -- and the fact that over three times as many Kilrathi died in the war as humans. The guilt isn't necessarily justified, but it's certainly reasonable that it exists.
yeah i totally see that. i guess rationally i see the difference b/w a last gasp weapon to save humanity and a tool to win a war quicker. Also, in the game you're given the impression that humans hated the kilrathi for their treachery and brutality thru the many years. I sure many however were cushioned or oblivious to all the things we saw in the game.
As you said later on, the mere specre of this type of weapon runs on a logic parallel to its reasonable use and validity.
however, i'm sure its the bloody politicians who never saw the war and apathetic civvies were to blame !