posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 06:37 AM
Remember, if they are 200 years behind us, then we must do something because in 200 years they will have probes and nukes capable of reaching our
world. We shouldn't take chances with our Planet, there is only one. Should this civilization in any way resemble our, we should treat them as a
potential threat. One only has to look at the way the U.S. has been targeting UFOs for the past sixty years. So it is safe to assume that is we take
an 'observer' status, we must be prepared to be shot at and feared as intruders into their world. The may even start developing newer, deadlier
weapons to counter this threat from space. These weapons will inevitably be turned on each other, and should a balance of power (ie. cold war MAD)
not exist, they may start destroying each other as a consequence.
I say nay to peaceful observation and contact. They will always assume the worst of us and prepare for it. We must take the initiative in any future
conflict with an extraterrestrial species.