Okay, but then at what point does the Federation consider genocide an acceptable response to deal with an enemy?
That must vary from enemy to enemy.
Probably Timo, it also varies from time period to time period. Depends on what kind of mood the Federations is in.
If the influential Vulcan representative to the Federation council in in the beginning stages of Pon Farr (and also in denial), you might
want to screw with the Federation some other time.