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Well they're probably gonna be fried or mutated by the 1st use of EMP weapons.
But I can tell you one thing for certain; as many of you have already stated, we're just not ready to be introduced to other intelligent life forms.
It has been speculated that, of all groups, scientists and engineers might be the most devastated by the discovery of relatively superior creatures, since these professions are most clearly associated with the mastery of nature, rather than with the understanding and expression of man. Advanced understanding of nature might vitiate all our theories at the very least, if not also require a culture and perhaps a brain inaccessible to earth scientists.
The only reason for secrecy is when you're doing something sinister... But then, one has to wonder why would an alien race need to make contact with any particular government. Maybe our radars can detect them. Maybe our weapons can hurt them. And in order to avoid risk losing some of your ships, you make a deal with the most powerful nation on our planet. And you give them something in return.
Who knows, but it sure is fun to think about. Anyway, personally, I don't believe whoever is visiting us has altruistic intentions.