[following the trial and sentencing of General Zod
] An unpleasant duty has been masterly performed, Jor-El. They have received the fate they deserve: isolation in the Phantom Zone, an eternal living death.
A chance for life, nonetheless... as opposed to us. It's suicide! No, it's worse. It's GENOCIDE!
Be warned, Jor-El. The Council has already evaluated this outlandish theory of yours.
My friends, you know me to be neither rash nor impulsive. I'm not given to wild, unsupported statements. And I tell you that we must evacuate this planet immediately!