but if your civilization has not achieved warp, the Federation feels it has the right to virtually invade your planet and perform clandestine spying - then have the gall to emerge and try to to get the leaders to trust the Federation after such an underhanded start!
These people would be quite right in telling the Federation to FOAD.
And this isn't the first time they've done this kinda of behaviour. And on one occasion they only got out of it that
time because of "The Picard".
Do these people never actually LEARN anything?