What a ... surprise ...
Just as I was saying! Working on stuff in Witch's Head was just going to provoke them further after they began to leave us alone! Thusly why I refused to participate in the construction efforts.
But here we are... attacking targets in the Pleiades, highly admired engineers being evacuated from their bases.
Well, suppose the damage is already done, time to requisition an interstellar transfer of my anti-xeno ship Ripley. I'd normally say 'They want a fight? We'll give them one!' but not the most apropos is it? Seeing as we were the ones asking for a fight, encroaching yet more of their resources.
Either way, humanity shall defend itself!