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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: < Messages from Earth>
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/25/1996 8:07:00 AM  

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Elyse M. Grasso <> asks:
> (Should we research the Ottoman empire, or is it _really_ just a
> throwaway?

I'm reasonably sure those were Andreas' hands.

And thanks....

    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: < Messages from Earth>
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/25/1996 12:14:00 PM  

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Phil Herscher <> asks:
> What were the effects of the Whitestar opening the Jump Point
> within the atmosphere? Was the resulting blast assumed to be the
> "enemy" ship being destroyed?

I think they know the White Star (aka the unidentified ship)
got away, but they put the best face on it back home. Which is one
more reason why Clark's declared martial law. Things are spinning out
of control, he's in increasingly hot water back home, and he has to
seize control. Whoever was in that alien ship knows too much about his
operations...if that were to come out, he's finished.

    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: < Messages from Earth>
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/26/1996 4:07:00 PM  

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Rowan Kaiser <> asks:
> Ganymede would have security cameras, research cameras, etc,
> right? So there would be a very high chance of one of these
> cameras recording that it was the shadow vessel and not the White
> Star, right? Right?

Of course. But who controls those cameras? Answer: the very
folks who wouldn't want it to get out what they had there.

    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: < Messages from Earth>
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/28/1996 12:53:00 PM  

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Robert Miller <> asks:
> What is to prevent the people of Earth from believing Clarke's
> move is exactly what it appears to be: a desperate act of a man
> whose crimes are being brought out into the open? How can a man
> who has been openly accused of assassination, who has some pretty
> damning evidence backing up the accusations, and whose very
> legitimacy is being investigated by the government, effectively
> overthrow the government? For that matter, what are Clarke's
> motivations? Is he just consumed by lust for power, or is there
> something else going on?

It all depends on how you frame the issue...i.e., the attacks
are groundless, baseless, and part of a campaign to destroy the
government, he's the attacked innocent....

    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: < Messages from Earth>
      To: CIS  
    Date: 2/29/1996 2:48:00 PM  

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Lynn Dimock <> asks:
> BTW, is there an official scapegoat group, or are they just going
> for generic "enemies of the State" (or of the people)? Or do I
> just watch and find out?

Oh...probably better to watch and see....


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