The Dark Lord Kelebek
- Mar 4, 2016
Personally, I would remove TBC, he has shown that he can't be trusted and already made a threat on the president. Either lock him up and throw away the key or arrange for an accident or assassination, blamed of course on Eternien's or Hoover's followers.
Nah, he's too popular right now. Just "persuade" him to retire and everything should be good.
We'll have to wait and see what happens!
I would say that at this point the guy has too much PTSD and guilt to be an effective military commander. What he probably needs to do, and what the government probably should get him to do, is leave the US for a time and work on an international level in Europe and Asia to rebuild, promote democracy etc. His dream goal there would be an international organisation, but the reality is probably more like a treaty of some kind and probably not even a very good one to start with.
But yeah, the guy oversaw the development and deployment of the first WMDs then gave them to a quasi-dictator, saw a lot of men die horribly in Peru (TTL Vietnam war) and was imprisoned by and watched his country fall to bits.
Yeah, he's got issues. So I would suggest he does leave voluntarily and use his prestige and popularity for good whilst also not butting heads with polticians in the US.
That being said, he is probably not the only one sick and mistrustful of Dover and their own national government. Even when Forster establishes himself and the good generals return from the war, even after the investigations end and the bad guys are locked up, they then have to rebuild trust in the United States at home and abroad whilst also embarking on a massively complex and expensive long term project in rebuilding the world.
Edit: Saying all that, I think Zen and co will probably still make it work eventually...and TBC probably will come back at some point to be reintegrated politically. Unless he is assasinated yeah...but I hope not. It'd be bloody depressing if the AAR ends with nuclear war, all the good guys dead and no Phoienex administration