Examine the case of the prosecution and the defense. Then decide: Which side are you on?
Was The Supposed Plot Feasible?
The second great controversy centers the feasibility of the supposed plot. The Dutch East India Company was well established at Amboyna where it maintained a castle and a powerful garrison. The Defense maintains that the plot was essentially impossible and hence it would never have been contemplated in the first place. Why plan to seize a castle if you lacked the means even to carry out the attack? The Prosecution argues on the other hand that the English were conspiring to launch an attack in secret with the help of a powerful fifth column, their Japanese allies within the castle, and that they would launch their attack at a moment when the garrison was depleted.