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An analysis of the aftermath of the Siege of Orgrimmar by SI:7 operative <name redacted> - contains
top secret information about the aftermath of the Siege, including details on the new warchief - read only if you are cleared to know these details
Jaina Proudmoore was right.
The greatest threat to the people of Azeroth, the greatest obstacle to peace, the greatest impediment to a unified world capable of defeating the Burning Legion is the Horde. The original core of the Horde, the orcs of Draenor, have proved time and again that all they respect is military force and that they prefer to live by theft and conquest rather than trade or diplomacy - whether it be their sacking and burning of Stormwind at the end of the First War, their defeat at Blackrock Mountain at the end of the Second, or their uprising and flight that led to their arrival on Kalimdor, the orcs have always and will
always choose conquest and war to achieve their aims. Leaving any and all morality out of the question, it's simply foolish
to allow the Horde to continue to exist.
Does King Varian Wrynn think Sylvanas Windrunner cares at all
about the defeat of Hellscream? Why would she? Why should
she? In defeating Garrosh and his Kor'kron, Varian has done her a favor
- he's removed the only oversight capable of detecting and halting her more genocidal plans. This is a ruler who has repeatedly displayed that she is able and willing to dump plague on living populations - the writhing oozes of Southshore and the disease clouded streets of Gilneas City stand testament to her aims and means.
Are we to believe that the new Warchief will have either the time or the motivation to pull Sylvanas back? It would make more sense from Vol'jin's perspective, as ruler of a weakened Horde, to let Sylvanas draw as much attention away from Kalimdor as she can - to draw Alliance attention away from him
, and his crippled Horde. Letting the forsaken do whatever they want will give him time to rebuild and retrench. No, it's clear enough to even the most jaded observer - as long as the Horde exists, it will seek dominion over all the world of Azeroth. The Horde must be stopped. Furthermore, it is my opinion that Orgrimmar must be destroyed.
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