I found an interesting post over at the Steam forum, which (on the third-to-last paragraph) states that any collateral damage done in the Battlescape is only blamed on X-COM, even if the Aliens caused it. Does anyone know if this is correct? The Ufopaedia wiki doesn't seem to mention it, so maybe it's a lesser known feature that I just don't know about?
Logically, it's both contradictory and makes sense in that while the Aliens are infesting their offices, it wasn't until X-Com stomped over there and provoked a firefight that the damage truly started. X-Com becomes the scapegoat for insurance money.
Seeing as how replies are scarce here now-a days, don't be afraid to chip in even if the thread has been idle for a month or two.
Edited by MiniMacker, 03 April 2014 - 04:03 PM.