Dedra Meero (to Bix): I don't like wasting time. But one must be careful. You pull in the net and the easy thing, the quick thing, is to assume that everything you've dragged to shore is a fish. I have colleagues who believe that's the prudent mindset in defense of the Empire. But I take a more nuanced view. I try.
(The Imperials set a bunch of harsh rules and regulations againts any sector where Rebels show up...)
Dedra Meero: We're playing straight into their hands.
Heert: Whose hands?
Dedra Meero: The rebels. This is exactly what they want. We're treating what happened at Aldhani like a robbery.
Heert: What would you call it?
Dedra Meero: An announcement.
Heert: You're onto something. Kessel, Fondor, targeting consoles from Jakku, proton warheads from Base Cay, the Steergard Star path.
Dedra Meero: He's right though. It's too spread out to be organized.
Heert: But you don't believe that.
Dedra Meero: I know this. If I was them, this is how I'd do it. I'd spread it out. Never climb the same fence twice.
Heert: It's too random to be random.
Dedra Meero: We're here to further security objectives by collecting intelligence, providing useful analysis, and conducting effective covert action, sir.
Partagaz: Very good, Dedra. That is verbatim from the ISB mission statement, and wrong. Security is an illusion. You want security? Call the Navy. Launch a regiment of troopers. We are healthcare providers. We treat sickness. We identify symptoms. We locate germs whether they arise from within or have come from the outside. The longer we wait to identify a disorder, the harder it is to treat the disease.