Subject:    Re: Why would they attack the Mars lander?
From:       Sian Massey
Date:       Wed, 8 Dec 1999 22:05:50 +0000
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In article <>, Captain Infinity
<> wrote *some* of these things:

MARTIAN LEADER: On the third planet, the Earthlings are wondering:
>Why would the Martians destroy the Mars Lander?  It poses them no
difficulty to destroy Planet Earth itself. It is time we made good our
>threat.  All we want to do is take some soil samples and record some
tectonic plate movements to calibrate our Doom Ray, then the Last Trump 
>sounds, right?  So why would they want to cripple the mission?
They know they'd have to take out Mars itself to stop us.

>They've been sending stuff to Earth for decades now, and *we've* never
reacted, just showed them fake rocky landscapes, so apparently no-one
>interfered with their missions.  Well, except for Betty and Barney Hill,
who were abducted, anally probed, then pushed out of the flying saucer
>when they tried to make copies of their Star Charts.  But that was just
kids looking for kicks, who were harshly punished for their ab-
>normal curiosity, not deliberate destruction of the whole mission.
So, fellow Martians, should we crush the Earth like a puny bug?
>I dunno about you, but I'm pretty peeved about the whole thing.  Maybe
the destruction of the Mars Lander will suffice. If that lesson fails,
>the next landing mission should carry some Nukes.  That will teach those
uppity Earthlings their place, and they will have had from us
>bastard Martians a lesson they won't soon forget.
Mars is the superpower in this solar system, not Earth.
>Captain Infinity
> ..."You couldn't deny that, even if you tried with both hands."
>                    --the Red Queen, _Through The Looking Glass_

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