Cphil and shartley, I must say, this has been one of the best discussions I have read on here in a long time.
We all might be a little biased in our own way, but I still believe that Tom wouldn't openly decieve his own breed. I find that in his demonstration he meant to show the edge of what can be. Now in doing this, everyone is quick to assume, what can be, will be. Now it's human nature to jump to conclusions.
However you know what happens when you assume, you make an a** out of u and me.
Once you have shot and eliminated someone, you have established your position towards them. In a sense, the next move is up to them...
See ya in the dead box!