andypalmer wrote:Oh, I'm not saying to use it to provoke a fight, but I think there were a few key moments in Aro's show, when he was trying to take the moral high ground with the audience, that an inquiry, "if you're so concerned with protecting vampire kind, then why did Jane and members of your guard meet with the creator the newborns that were creating so much havoc in Seattle? My friends and I managed to take care of the problem, but your guard were there almost a week before hand and did nothing but encourage Victoria. How does my grand-daughter create more risk for our kind than the acts of your own guard?" Nothing to initiate a fight (as Aro couldn't afford to attack in response as it would be seen as validating Carlisle's comments), but certainly enough to quiet down the crowd of witnesses even earlier. If done early enough, it might even have prevented Irina's death.MiVidaLoca wrote:I think if the Cullens would have tried to Provoke them with old allegations that they had no proof of at the scene in BD than the Volturi would have put it down and than brought up their own allegations that the Cullens made this stuff up to try and over take the Volturi etc. etc. That's how I see it.
I am not saying they would have intentionally tried to provoke a fight, but that I think it would have provoked a fight. What proof did they have that the Jane did that? Everyone involved was dead. I think if that would have happened, it would have been flipped into something else to try and make the Cullens look like they had ulterior motives. The Cullens had the Romanians with them that wanted the power back. They had all their "witnesses" I think it could have been flipped easily and because people feared the Volturi so much, they would have went around with it. They were saying how they could have all their witnesses killed in no time, Bella kept commenting when some would leave, that she hopes that the Volturi are to distracted to go after them. So I think even if the Volturi would have attacked they could have just got rid of the witnesses and who is going to go after them and question what happened?
Now who knows how it all would have turned out with Bella's power and some of the players they had on their side, but during that discussion time, know one even knew Bella was protecting everyone or could. Edward couldn't read her mind to know this. So from where they are standing, it would have been a huge risk to even "stand up" to the Volturi and Edward and Carlisle weren't willing to risk their friends and family being killed. Carlisle was very reluctant even having people there to witness, because it could end in their death.
Fear can take away peoples rationale thoughts, it can have people going along with whatever to save themselves. I think the Volturi had just about everyone stuck in that fear.
It's hard for me to type out what I am trying to explain so hopefully it makes sense.