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Originally posted by Badge01
reply to post by Fraank Fontaine
War? That implies some kind of near equality, either technology or culture.
Is it war when you step on a bug, or catch a lightning bug in a jar?
Is it 'conflict' when you fumigate the cabin in the woods before moving in for the summer?
We're not space faring. What chance would we have against interstellar ships?
They don't even have to be 'armed' - they could just use a piece of their utility equipment (say, a tractor beam) as a weapon, for which we'd have no reply?