georgiedenbro wrote:I'm hesitant to accept that the BT only gave the Ixians technology and the Ixians did all the rest, only because later on we learn that the BT have completely infiltrated and perhaps even taken over the Ixians. Maybe that just happens after the events in question in which Hwi is made. But maybe the BT had been allowing the Ixians to believe they were in control the whole time, until the BT were ready to unveil themselves and reveal that they'd been controlling things all along. After all, the Ixians might well think they had control of their environment whether or not they really did. It's not like they could tell the difference unless they had RM's working with them, which I doubt. I also say this because the taking down of Leto II too closely resembles the taking down of Paul for it not have been devised by the BT one way or another. Maybe they let the Ixians execute the plan only to avoid exposure if things went south, so the Ixians could take the heat for it.
I'll be honest, I've never really considered this. It takes a bit of reading between the lines, but I can see where you're coming from.
My only thought against it is: wouldn't Leto have known all of this? He seems to accept Malky's word on the matter towards the end when he's brought to Arrakis. Surely Leto would be able to see through this.