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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Between
      To: CIS  
    Date: 11/28/1997 7:30:00 PM  

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"What was needed was at least talk of a major Mars resistance attack
occuring at the same time to draw off the security."

There was. Go back to the scene on the Apollo when the first
word of attacks comes in...it says specifically that they're hitting a
number of places *including* a White Star hitting that particular base.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Between
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    Date: 11/30/1997 12:45:00 PM  

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Brent Barrett <75063.3305@compuserve.com> asks:
> Why were there no cameras monitoring Sheridan?

"Why were there no cameras monitoring Sheridan?"

Torturers rarely videotape their work, thus assuring that it can
never be used against them should things not go their way all the time.
This is kinda pro forma in South America, for instance.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Between
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    Date: 12/3/1997 4:55:00 PM  

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Brent Barrett <75063.3305@compuserve.com> asks:
> Understood, but why were there no surveillance cameras watching
> (not taping) such an important prisoner, especially when he
> wasn't being "interrogated"? Did they just not think of it?

Mainly because, in the research I'd done, it's just rarely if
ever done in real life, and real life was my template here. There's TV
logic, and there's what tends to happen in the real world, and I tend
to err in the direction of the latter.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Between
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/4/1997 4:04:00 PM  

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Brent Barrett <75063.3305@compuserve.com> asks:
> And wouldn't Sheridan qualify more as a legally detained prisoner
> than a political prisoner?

Yeah, he's legally detained, but he's being *illegally*
tortured. That's the distinction. Nothing here is being done for the
prisoner's benefit, but for the interrogators.

jms

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