Frightening? Why? The Government I know wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in Hell against a real alien invasion, most of its members (including military) would be *ssholes and elbows to get away from something like that. So, the aliens should be friendly.
About your word choice, dark: Shouldn't that have been 'associate' instead of 'familiarize'? It's like this, dude: If, for example, I associate
an alien species with spaghetti and meatballs, it's cool. If I familiarize
that species with it, and they eat mine, it will trigger interstellar war 'cuz I'm gonna launch their butts to the moon, a la Ralph Kramden.
Never, ever get between a hungry Martian and his food.