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In this case, the logical conclusion is that the 'Emissary' of the prophets is certainly an extremely valuable strategic tool for the Federation to hold, and one that they never use and actively refrain from encouraging. This is not technically true. In "Sacrifice of Angels" (episode 6x06, DS9), Sisko convinces the Prophets to destroy a large ...


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The Prophets don't care about the Federation. They warn Sisko of threats to Bajor. In his role as "The Emissary", Sisko is (in effect) acting as an Ambassador between two non-Federation races. Admiral Ross' objections might reduce considerably if Bajor joined the Federation, but Starfleet's Ambassadors are still shown as separate from their ...


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