War has started once more.
The propaganda machine has been turned on, slowly gearing up to churn out the drivel and rhetoric that infests the forums around war time. The usual heavy hitters can be seen advocating and debating for their respective side's (actions/stances, take your pick) in this rapidly engulfing conflict.
Was NEW in the right? No.
Was it ethical for them to do so? Undoubtedly no.
Was it moral for them to take vengeance? Vengeance has never been moral.
Did NEW exercise their right to take vengeance? Indeed, they did.
Were PC/iFOK cowards for not outright defending their ally in NEW? Subjective to each person's independent view, though personally I can understand their position.
Is it obvious that they tried their best at ending the conflict peacefully? Undoubtedly so.
Did the current power structure surrounding Pandora's Box play a part in this situation? Yes.
I do admit that it is a bit surprising to see the past motto of 'Friends > Infra' being used by the side labeled by most as Ex-heg/Polaris against SG/PB. Then again, politics is always in motion and the power that used to rest at Q's hand is now in the hands of SG/PB, there is no doubt about that.
Will this war be a curbstomp? That still has to be seen depending on how the counter DoW's are done.
Either way, war is war even when it might be vastly overwhelming on one side. All we're here is to play a war game behind a thin veil of a political simulator, not to stagnate the war game by overusing the "realpolitik" of the political simulator.
PS: Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays, everybody.