Dearest PC and iFOK.
You've found a way out of this war by saying that NEW asked you to stay out. I'm sure you were relieved to hear them say that, if they actually did say that. Which I'm not saying they didn't.
Neither of NEW's other treaty partners have issued a statement saying they intend to stay out. In fact, by all accounts it seems that they are accepting what is going on and are preparing to enter on NEW's behalf. Either NEW's request that their allies stay out didn't reach them, or they chose to enter anyway. At the end of the day, I suppose we can all be happy that NEW has some allies who are willing to roll up their sleeves when the going gets tough, its sad that it ended up not being you dungheaps.
There you sit, as your treaty partner gets pounded in response to a raid. Whats funny is that both of you raid, and I can't speak for iFOK, but in the past PC has most definitely screwed up a raid that almost led to war. (Spacebattles.com alliance, anybody?) Where would NEW have stood if you'd been attacked in that ordeal? Probably on your side because A) they aren't cowards and B) they probably wouldn't have to face the oh-so-horrible delimma that you did and have to find a way out of a war that didn't promote YOUR personal interests.
Admit it, more important then that NEW allegedly asking you to stay out was Pandora's Box telling you to stay out. Your nothing more then fair-weathered cowards, which explains why you've been able to stay on top all this time, you don't have the balls to step anywhere near a war that isn't decided before the first shot is fired or that doesn't promote your own personal interests.
It doesn't seem that long ago that the NSO-Rok war was going down. Do any of you guys remember that? Remember how you were basically crying because none of NSO's allies would enter to escalate a war you so desperately wanted? You wanted war then, whats the matter, your appetite suddenly disappear when it no longer looked so favorable to you? Whats funny is that you had little issues with insulting NSO's allies in regards to their not entering when you are using the same exact excuse not to enter this war. I don't know what you call that in your fairy-tale reality, but here in the real world we consider that to be lacking in consistency.
By all means, carry on fellows, I invite you to say what you'd like, but I for one see you for what you are. On you, sirs, I direct my spit.