For some reason the name David Steiner reminds me of Battletech / Mechwarrior universe.
Man I love BattleTech, and it has coined lots of names like Liao, Kurita, Davion, Marik and Steiner, like you said. To tell you the truth, some of those would be good last names to player characters
Well one thing to look forward too would be the one where all communication with the Gorn has ceased... Maybe they would rather keep the land they have and surrender... Many more battles like the one that we have just read and there will be little value left for the Klingons Poor Gorn, makes me wonder if they will eventually be able to combat the Klingons, and free themselves In a Gorns Voice "La Resssissstance Livesss On!!"
Do not pretend to understand Klingon politics and policies! You question why we would fire at defenseless craft? They are the enemy! Do you expect us to take the time to determine who is a threat and who is not? Our warriors had to act quickly, or risk allowing the Gorn to regroup.
There are those who wish to know why soldiers on the surface would go so far as to offer the survivors medical treatment? Sometimes, there is more to be gained by keeping them alive. And do you know for a fact that your Steiner was not mistaken? Perhaps he was only told what he wanted to hear. What we do with our prisoners is our business.
I was not present at this battle, for my current duties keep me elsewhere. I cannot confirm the details that Steiner has given. But it seems as though the Federation is already beginning to forget the meaning of war. You would do well to remember the previous conflict, and the lessons learned from it, before you criticize the actions of the Empire.