They can "waive" the article that states the grace period. It's not entirely honorable, but they can. It's not like you can't attack the alliance until the grace period is over. Also, just because Rok believes NEO is still an alliance, does not mean that applies to TPF. They might think NEO is no longer an alliance, so therefore, they are not obligated to do anything.
Of course you can just say no we're am not honoring the treaty, that's not under debate. According to the treaty though, TPF cannot just waive their responsibilities. They are simply choosing not to follow the treaty, which is where the problem lies (this, by the way is independent of The Mobius Accords because it's not that they've only said we are not defending NEO, they've said the entire treaty is null and void before the cancellation expires).
IC: Exactly what Fireguy said, and regardless of whether NEO may have then put a hold on cancelling their treaties, it's not like RoK isn't justified in their attacks anyway. Like Hoo said earlier, they're just making it more well known that they are attacking them at this point.
I would have preferred RoK been lenient as I've said already, but it's ok, I don't blame them for not doing so too much. The problem lies with TPF, regardless of whether an attack is justified or not, you need to follow your treaties, especially MADPs like this one. It does however turn out that TPF can wiggle their way out of this one due to a technicality written in the Mobius Accords which I find the single most ridiculous clause in treaty history.
OOC: It's "waived," since "waved" is an action involving the motion of your hand in a welcoming or greeting gesture
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind - English is a second language for me.
Edited by West of Eden, 18 June 2008 - 12:37 AM.