Wait, wishing Humanity (the race I assume you're from) prosperity is extreme?
That is an extremist view and I don’t agree with it. Human and Sangheili will become great allies
I’m just saying that they are messing with fire. Some day the Sangheili are going to find out what ONI is doing.Not necessarily and if they work things out with their secret plans it won't matter, press that button and kill those genocidal freaks.
You should hope that it isn't extreme, because if it is then there's simply no word to describe you.
What is extreme however is believing that something as banal as inter-species relations is a zero-sum game; that co-existence of both and prosperity of both are mutually exclusive. It's extremely dumb.
Living in a shared galaxy as it does, humanity's prosperity will be tightly bound to that of the other species right next to it.
So you don't think it prudent to have a contingency plan to be able to take out the group of beings technologically; and in a LOT of cases, philosophically willing to wipe Humanity out? That's naiveté to me and a sure way to get dead should they revert to type.Sensible
Nothing wrong in having a plan B. People act like the Sangheili weren't cool exterminating Humanity for umpteen years - and like there ain't loads of them chomping at the bit to continue, ONI stops giving them reason to look inwards, they'll look out to Humanity and Thel can only do so much.
contingencies are prudent. A contingency that can never be realized however, is not a contingency. It's a fantasy.Keeping an eye
on allies is prudent. Attacking allies when they are providing an independent front against your enemies is suicide.
Prioritizing targets and defense policy on the basis of species is stupid, because ideologies - both useful and antithetical - transcend species lines in Halo. Species on its own determines very little. Thinking, for example, that ONI is needed to keep the Sangheili from looking outwards is blissfully glossing over the inconvenient truth that the Sangheili do not collectively look anywhere
. They are not a coherent and contiguous group, and therefore grouping based on species is quite useless; it tells you about politics as much as grouping based on eye color or skin color will. Jul's Covenant is quite coherent though, and it's not just composed of Sangheili. There are also other factions that deal with human secessionist groups, or actively recruit them. The opponent is not a species; it's ideological.
ONI's failure to see that is something I can see having contributed to its failure to contain Jul 'Mdama.