Originally Posted by douglas
I imagine it's some combination of Soon not knowing enough about geography/mapping/navigation to be able to double check the coordinates and Soon trusting his teammate enough to not think a double check might be necessary.
I think you guys are absolutely right. No doubt if Soon had gone to the gate himself, he could have pulled an Ackbar well before Girard's message was triggered. But just looking at a set of coordinates or a random X on a map of the desert, he was far less likely to recognize that anything was amiss.