posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 04:04 AM
Not knowing any Alien races all I can say is this, we all think they are peaceful, and that being peaceful means NO military.
But IF you ARE peaceful you can still have a military, but not like the military we have on this Planet, look at our military from any country (
especially the US), we develop KILLING weapons, things designed to ELIMINATE the opposition, and the opposition develop the same, so we strive to
design more powerful and destructive weapons.
Now a 'peaceful' race can have a military but instead of developing weapons that kill , you can have a few , but you create better DEFENSES, force
shields and such, things bullets , projectiles , even radiation cannot penetrate.
Now say we have a confrontation between us and the Aliens, they have shields , we have bullets, you get the scenario of the film Independance day,
where the Earth military fires all its rockets, bullets even a nuke and the Alien ship is safely tucked away behind its forcefield, safe in the
knowledge that sooner or later they'll run out of bullets and rockets and you can either mop up with your own forces or simply turn up and say "
You've tried to stop us, you've failed, now what are you going to try?".
A 'peaceful' race would im my limited experience of Alien culture ( i.e NONE ) would simply let them batter their shields , and then after they've
exausted their resources , explain to them " we came in peace, but because you were scared or paranoid, you fired upon us, but we forgive you, now we
can either help you or leave, its your choice?".