John P & Don Frith,
You seem to believe that I'm a Motie.
Don't you know there's a blockade?
On the first hand, Earthlings could have destroyed Mote Prime; on the second hand, they could have let Moties loose in the galaxy (which would have been a Crazy Eddie thing to do); on the gripping hand they could blockade.
Of course,if the Moties ever got through the blockade.....
Me, a Motie? Of course not. If you don't believe me, ask my fyunch-click!
(Actually born in the Co. Tipperary, but brought up in Cork, and therefore a "Cute Cork Hoor" rather than a "Stonethrower")