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Ah, ok. Makes sense now.
Right, I get that but it brings me back to the fact that one man's calculated risk is more acceptable than another man's. Scott Summers put his faith in Hope and the Phoenix during AvX, the Avengers didn't understand it and attempted to sabotage the Phoenix which directly led to the creation of the five hosts of the Phoenix and eventually the death of Professor Charles Xavier. However, in the end, Scott Summers was right. Here we are with another character taking a calculated risk, one that resulted in significantly larger consequences than AvX, and the worst that will happen is a little slap on the wrist if that. One character is now viewed as a fugitive and a villain in the eyes of his peers, while the other will continue to go about his day as a hero. In my opinion, it's unbalanced.
I wouldn't say that it's unbalanced -- Bendis clearly foreshadowed that Earth doesn't exist in a vacuum and that other beings in the universe are going to figure out what happened and are going to be PISSED...and they're going to have to deal with those effects. Angela's appearance clearly foreshadows this.
There will be consequences from this -- it was clear there will be consequences, (possibly) good and DEFINITELY BAD when people realize what Earthlings have done.
It reminds me of a story from 20 or so years ago in Fantastic Four, "The Trial of Reed Richards." Where sentient beings put Reed Richards on trial because he allowed a weakened Galactus to live when he could've let him die. More than anything, that story reinforced the concept of Galactus as a force of nature, which was Reed Richards' defense.
That story was great because it showed that there are consequences for things "we" do.