There are three main motivations for SLA Industries
to sit and watch the the Frothers bang each other:
By keeping the Clans at each other's throats, the company assures
that its Frother employees remain on the edge and fit for combat
- without having to bother with training courses and the like. In
addition, the constant inter-Clan quarrels are believed to be a
good venue for refining the Frother gene pool - the wars will simply
weed out all non-hackers that don't pack the gear to be Frothers.
Let's face it: the public loves the drug-crazed psychos. Especially
while they are smashing each other's face in. Frothers are big on
prime time TV and the collateral damage of a Clan war amounts to
zip if you compare it with the revenues for TV shows and the like.
The more the five Clans fight with each other, the easier it is
for the company to keep them in check and influence them, playing
the 'honest broker' role. 'Divide et impera' might be a pretty old
strategy, but it still works.
In addition, the company's non-interference policy is
a load of bullshit. SLA monitors the Clan's activities. If things
get too rough - for instance if one Clan is to be wiped out completely
- the company will use its whole arsenal of covert operations tactics
- assassins, gun shipments, you name it - to assure the desired
outcome. SLA Industries has also instigated a number of feuds and
Clan wars when things got too lame and and peaceful (i.e., sales
for Frother related products went down).