1) Remember that this was the cheapest of all the B5 stations, it wasn't built
to last forever.
2) You'd have to go through that thing and pull out literally tens of miles of
computer equipment, sensors, records, and other material before you could sell
it to anybody. Not to mention all the remaining weapons systems.
3) It's now like a town bypassed by the railroad...the IA now does most of what
B5 was intended to do. So as Zack says, nobody comes there anymore. The cost
to maintain it in the lack of supporting business is heinous in the extreme.
So do you set guards to something that nobody uses anymore? Pay all the money
to pull out all the classified stuff you don't want removed intact by salvage
Or do you just spend a few bucks to blow it up, the way folks blow up old
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