Re: Star Fleet and Genocide
I think a bizarro definition of "genocide" is being used here. It has nothing to do with the taxonomic rank of "genus". We only need to go back 69 years and ask the guy who invented the word. It's the killing of groups. While killing "all homo-sapiens" would be genocide, it is not a requirement.
"You have been examined. Your ship must be destroyed. We make assumption you have a deity, or deities, or some such beliefs which comfort you. We therefore grant you ten Earth time periods known as minutes to make preparations."