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Would you shoot an alien lifeform?

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posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 04:43 AM
If you were given orders to shoot, would you do it? Let's say you were in area 51 and all the sudden an Alien escaped. A General gives you orders to shoot and kill. Would you shoot the Alien? Knowing that perhaps you would start a War of the Worlds?

Let's pretend, you work for the ARMY and were given orders to shoot the fugitive alien. Would you hesitate or pull the trigger? or would you think about it first and question your commander?

Just wondering how many of you would actually be so sick as to shoot an innocent Alien lifeform as he tries to escape.

I know in my heart, I would never harm them. But again, there are those who love shooting at things...

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 04:47 AM
Firstly,I'd never be in the rmy in the first place!! But,hypotheticly,if I believed that it was a "me or them" situation,then yes. I'd shoot. If there was another way round it,I'd rather not. But if I had to,then yes. Just like if we ever get a hostile invasion,I'll shoot to protect myself and my family and loved ones.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:03 AM
reply to post by jedimiller

Apparently there's A LOT of sick puppies here. You want to know how many would shoot an EBE... and so on? Check this recent thread!

I can't see your thread coming to any good at all either!!!
I hope it disappears off the front page soon!

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:15 AM

Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by jedimiller

I can't see your thread coming to any good at all either!!!
I hope it disappears off the front page soon!

I agree 100% with InfaRedMan

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:24 AM
Oh. I didn't know about that thread. it got bad in there eh? Oh well, what you going to do, humanity is *&@*~!

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 07:46 AM
You dont join the army to disboey orders or to question them

If I had joined the army then yes.

If it was coming into my house, uninvited, then unless it looks like Claudia Schiffer, it had better be wearing a bullet proof space suit.

...may shoot to injure, but if Hollywood is anything to go by, this might just annoy it

if its only impersonating Claudia Schiffer, then I could live with that too

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 07:51 AM
I wouldn't be in the army, due to the possibility that our establishments are ran by aliens.

Anyway, Would i shoot an alien?

If it looked like it was armed, probably.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 07:52 AM
In all honesty id blow a hole in ET. A lil pay back for all the stuff they been doin to us for 60 years. Just to let them know we did in fact mind the anal probes!

No im not a gun toting looney..i detest fire arms but gets the job done.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 04:31 PM
If it were my orders in the army, yes. I would have to follow orders or risk a court marshall.
If it were in my house or room uninvited (i`d never invite one of those things), then it`s a definate yes.
If it were in a park, or the beach, or in public, there would be no reason to.

But once it`s on my property and if I feel threatened, thats a different story.

Im not one of those guys that believe that they are here to "enlighten" us.

[edit on 15-4-2008 by johnjohn808]

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 04:40 PM
I'd give it a hug and a kiss and buy it a beer.

I spend too much time thinking how awesome it would be to know they exist to kill one.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 04:53 PM
100% with InfaRedMan and GunsInWar.


I'll be adding stars to their posts here in a moment...

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 04:59 PM
If it was coming at me like it meant trouble, I'd probably aim for the biggest part of it and blast away. If it was just standing there, I might try to shoot to wound it, just so I'd have a piece of it or something for Show 'n Tell.

I don't know. I guess if it was friendly I wouldn't try to gun it down, but that's the problem. What if they're just mentally messing with me? What if they're invading my mind with some fake sense of peace and well-being, just so they can abduct me or take over? What if they're just a bunch of liars with invasion and world domination in mind?

So it might be a more prudent move to shoot first and ask questions later. Hopefully, they won't have some kind of death ray that would turn me in to a green skeleton before that.

Kill them all, and let the Alien God sort them out.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:05 PM
No, I would not shoot an alien lifeform nor would I even think of shooting it. The alien would know by your actions, verbal or mental.

johnjohn808's quote,

"If it were my orders in the army, yes. I would have to follow orders or risk a court marshall"

Facing a court marshall would be child's play compared to what *they* can do to you first. Your're right most are not here to "enlighten" us.

SantaClaus's quote,

"I'd give it a hug and a kiss and buy it a beer"

Not recommended SantaClaus. They are not touchy-feely beings!

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:05 PM

Originally posted by jedimiller
If you were given orders to shoot, would you do it?

I wouldn't wait 'for orders'. Hell .. if one came at me today I'd pull out my glock and nail it with an entire clip.

Those buggers are mean. They do painful experiments. They mess with minds and memories. They think of us as little bugs. So I will squash them before they squash me!

Count on it.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:16 PM
Forget the army part. Not gonna be there.

As to whether I'd shoot an alien... I dunno, depends on how hungry I was at the moment. I wonder what fried alien tastes like?


posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:22 PM
Considering what we now know or suspect of aliens controlling our thoughts and perceptions, what we see as an escaping alien could actually be our commanding officer. So, in that regards I say no. Keep in mind also that aliens are most likely some really nasty entities when they leave their bodies.

I seriously doubt this scenerio as they would be wanted alive anyway. Would you father a hybrid baby with an alien if the army told you to? Explain that video to your wife or girlfriend.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:45 PM
Purely for the humor factor, I should mention that while driving back to LA from Vegas a few weeks ago, I stopped in Baker, CA. There is a roadside shop there that sells 'Alien Jerky'. My GF and I stopped and had a laugh. Of course, it's not really Alien Jerky. But I just thought I'd throw it out there. Here's a link:

At any rate, I'm wholeheartedly against the idea of shooting any living animal, unless there is no other option and it's going to kill me.

As far as Aliens go, I'm assuming that their advanced technology that allows them to travel here also yielded some pretty neat weapons during the R&D process.

My point being, if an Alien was in your vicinity, and wanted you dead, you'd pretty much be dead. This reasoning should suggest (I guess I could be wrong, but I'd stake my life testing the theory) that if you are ever face to face with an Alien, it isn't trying to kill you.

Any properly trained warrior is taught that any necessary force applied to a situation should be in measured response to that situation, regardless of whether or not your 'opponent' is terrestrial or otherwise.

I must state that I'm a bit disgusted at the prospect suggested here by Nohup, of shooting an Alien just to prove it exists.

In fact, I'm beginning to think that my rational and logical friend Nohup has in fact been abducted and replaced with some unfeeling robot. (That was mostly a joke, with an undertone of general concern).

Anyone who feels that a single life (regardless of it's origin) is somehow less important than 'proving a theory' to Humans too lazy to research and draw their own conclusions, IMHO has some serious thinking to do about their own personal priorities, and about the value of life in general.

Fear prompts such willfully ignorant actions, and I for one am not afraid, regardless of the outcome (even if it means my death or abduction for study/display).

From Frank Herbert:
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

From Mark Twain:
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

From Lao Tzu:
"... If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve."

From Franklin Roosevelt:
"The only thing we have to fear is fear it'self - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

From Wordsworth:
"What are fears but voices airy?
Whispering harm where harm is not.
And deluding the unwary
Till the fatal bolt is shot!"

and finally, from Trevor Kay:
"Why are we scared to die? Do any of us remember being scared when we were born?"

what the heck here's one from me, today:
"Fear will not be allowed to make my decisions for me, nor is fear an acceptable excuse for the actions of my past. By allowing fear to make my decisions, I would color my experiences with the consequences of this allowance. My choices will be my own. My experiences a result of reason."


posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:45 PM
It depends on what I know about the particular alien race. If they're hostile, then I would shoot. If he's being unfairly held against his will for no good reason, then I would probably shoot, but then I'd probably feel pretty bad about it later.... or maybe I wouldn't shoot? I don't know for sure what I'd do.

What if "alien abductions" are done by Earth governments to plant false fear in people? What if they want to make people hate aliens for their own selfish agendas? I don't know how likely that is, but people shouldn't completely dismiss that possibility. Also, what if some aliens are peaceful? Why should we assume that they're all evil warmongers? Our paranoia may be what forces them to stay covert.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:54 PM

Originally posted by GrayFox
Also, what if some aliens are peaceful? Why should we assume that they're all evil warmongers? Our paranoia may be what forces them to stay covert.

It's always, always better to first assume they're a threat. If they're not, then they'll have to prove it, just like everybody else. But it would be foolish to simply welcome them with open arms from the get-go without having a really good idea what they're all about. And that might be particularly difficult if they're able to reach into our minds and influence them.

And if they know us at all, they would understand this. They would understand that they can't just show up here acting friendly without us being ready to resist them with everything we have. So the process would have to be slow, quiet, and subtle.

On the other hand, that's just the way a predator approaches its prey. Sneak up. Don't spook them. Stalk the prey.

So it's just common sense to be extremely cautious and prepared to meet them with as much force as possible.

posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 05:59 PM
Well, given that we already shoot at anything that moves, including OURSELVES, I couldn't see the harm. In the army you're awarded for killing as many fellow human beings as possible, I'd imagine the reward for killing as many ETs as possible would be tenfold.

It might tick them off though. If they could travel here, I'd expect them to be a tad more advanced, and they'd probably have much bigger and better 'guns'.

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