If Everything Goes As Planned

Earth will be invading Mars today with its latest Mars Rover, except that this one is armed.  Apparently Curiosity is unlike the earlier two rovers who were like the gentle ET that went from place to place looking and sampling, but with a child-like innocence.

No, Curiosity is equipped with a blaster, ostensibly to break into rocks and other things in its insatiable quest for life on Mars. So our invasion begins with an Earthen UFO (to the Martians) that is locked and loaded with a laser ray gun.  Sound familiar?

As such, I predict the following scenario will occur:  Panic on Mars as they rise to meet the new invaders.