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Originally posted by benrl
Read the book Darth Plaugis, its the one leading up to Palpatines rise to power, before even The phantom menace.
Member of the banking cartels corrupt and manipulate the politicians to initiate the rise of the empire...
Originally posted by David134
S@F for you. I think these vids were very close to the truth a few years back but now I would put us closer to The Matrix. I believe we have already been taken over and there are those few who are awake and trying to free the rest of us.
It becomes a individual choice of the red pill are the blue pill.
Plus I always thought that I have never heard a more accurate line then when Smith describes us as a virus.
Originally posted by benrl
reply to post by CrimsonKapital
Basically Darth Plaugis was Palpatines master, Who was the head of the banking cartels, he was manipulating the economy, buying off senators, etc.
All things that slowly chipped away at the stability of the republic for the sole purpose of making things so Bad the people would welcome an empire...
Article Twelve – Planetary Security Procedures For the safety of all Galactic citizens, security measures have been put into place across Imperial space to prevent unauthorised aliens, criminals and terrorists from gaining access to restricted, commercial and/or residential zones. Whilst specific docking and landing procedures vary from world to world, the text in this article gives a general outline of procedures for entering and exiting Imperial worlds. Standard Planetary Security Procedures Upon entering the system, ships must check the Messages to Spacers (METOSP) channel which will provide important notices for pilots and crew. This will include local conditions, orbital traffic pattern data or security considerations as well as specific instructions for docking/landing and contact details should further assistance be required. After checking the METOSP and following any necessary instructions, the vessel must hail the nearest customs platform or defence station which will then relay the request to the space traffic control centre closest to the visitor's destination and give said visitor their clearance and landing coordinates along with a flight path. If no customs station or defence platform has been deployed, the visiting craft may directly communicate with the spaceport closest to their desired location. Deviation from the transmitted flight path, as well as ignoring this procedure, will result in the visitor being intercepted and destroyed. All vessels are constantly tracked by facilities across all Imperial worlds. Once landed, vessels and their contents will be searched and scanned. Crew and passengers will have their identity cards checked. In addition, the ship's captain must provide the relevant datawork; Imperial authorities may also take biometric data, such as retinal scans, handprints, DNA samples or voice samples to further verify the identity of passengers and crew. All collected data will be be cross referenced with various databases to ensure that visitors are who they claim to be. All travellers must have a valid travel permit issued by the Imperial authorities - this must be obtained before travelling. Should there be any causes for concern or possible problems, the person(s) in question will be detained and interrogated by customs officials and/or the Imperial Security Bureau.
Originally posted by The Heed
It seems everyone hates on the Prequels, that they aren't 'star wars', too much political boring stuff, Jar Jar Binks etc etc. Ok, Phantom Menace was a bit dull, and Jar Jar can die in a fire, but it was obvious back then that Lucas wanted the political stuff to mirror our current situation. They might not be perfect films, but the story presented fascinated me, and I never gave a thought that it might be deeper explored in 'The Clone Wars' of all places. And I may have to check out that Plaguis book when it hits softcover, thanks for the heads-up on that