This week's Statement From Squad S actually has little to do with current events and is instead a response to some other posts regarding the meta-theory of the morality of war. It is not in any way specific to the current conflict, so I'd like to keep responses non-partisan.
There's a little bit of required reading for this post: You Doing It Right? and The Logic of War in CN, from eyriq's recent blog.
In his post, eyriq makes important claims about interactions between players in the contro
It is becoming more and more apparent that the GOONS front of the Doomhouse War is finally nearing its end. With this week's surrenders, remaining enemy forces aligned against us are reduced to seven alliances:
New Pacific Order
Cult of Justitia
The Phoenix Federation
Among these, peace mode is prevalent and offensive wars are sparse, with TPF and Invicta being the only forces doing any noticeable fighting whatsoever.
I've posted a number
This post is the summary of what you misunderstand about the position that you're in, Pacifica and allies. Even if you can prove that we have no due cause for making this war against NPO, which you can't because we do, you can't sit back and justify that you are in a war of defense by virtue of aggression you've made. If you're not capable of handling what happens when you have to actually fulfill your obligations under that shiny MDP you signed for giggles and appearances, then don't sign it.