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Old 09-07-2011, 12:18 PM
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1. But Egwene now has a list of specific AS sworn to the Shadow. She knows that some of those are reputedly serving Rand. She could have told him about them.
She could have offered to send a squad along with him to arrest them. Instead she lets them continue serving the DO in whatever way they see fit.

2. It was a run on sentence. My point is that Egwene is questioning Rand's fitness to fight the DO based on nothing more than her unwillingness to believe that he actually could do the job.

3. Evidence that she never was in a position in which she could tell him anything, nor could ever have passed on any information to him.
Since they met, that's a rather impossible standard to meet.

4. My point here is that saying "the BA are a WT affair, no one else should get involved" is ludicrous.
Lots of others are involved, often simply because they have been tortured or killed (or both) by BA members. It would be like the Italian American community telling the FBI to stop bothering the Maffia, as that was an Italian issue, and thus not something the Federal government should interfere in.

5. Here, the following two quotes from you are what I was responding two:
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Also, she has legitimate reasons for not revealing this information about who is in the Black Ajah, since its source was confidential and it is an internal White Tower issue.
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Because talking about the Black Ajah (which IIRC Rand has never gotten involved in hunting or dealing with) would lead to other plots not appearing in this book.
You suggest that Egwene would believe that the BA is an internal WT issue, with no repercussions at all for anyone outside the WT, and that the DR has not had any dealings with the BA.
Neither point is convincing, I think you'll agree. Yet I do think that I've reasonably fairly restated your claims.
So I hope that you understand why I do not think that Egwene has any good reason to keep the BA secret, and specificially that she does not have any good reason to keep the BA members close to Rand secret from him.

The fact that she did keep them secret is not a surprise to me; it is very consistent with her behavior in the rest of the series.
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