Note: I'm shamelessly ripping off and slightly rebranding the Carlos Accords' "Derp of the Day" award to present one individual with the "Herp De Derp Award".
While I should note that The Legion (their MoD specifically) ultimately ended up handling this situation a bit more intelligently than this entry's recipient, a few of the latter gentleman's comments nonetheless warrant this recognition.
For a bit of context, a ghost flying The Legion AA - a ghost as confirmed by The Legion on IRC - attacked a member of ours (GOONs). Upon confirmation of his non-member status he was GOONrushed, at which point KingShibby, one of the attackers, received the following gems (emphasis added):
To: KingShibby From: TheManWithoutAPlan Date: 5/25/2011 6:47:14 PM
Subject: STOP YOUR WAR
We see that you are engaging a Legion Member. The Legion formally made peace with you on 5/2/2011. Please stop all wars! We have messaged our Legion member to stop theirs, so we ask you to stop yours,
or face the consequences.
To: KingShibby From: TheManWithoutAPlan Date: 5/25/2011 7:23:25 PM
Subject: RE: STOP YOUR WAR
Message: You should've come to us for confirmation, and he would be almost immediately expelled, the fact that you did not tell anyone of this, especially either of our governments, puts you in a violation of our Peace orders and CAN nullify it if it goes on, If you have not sent peace within the next update, it will be far worse.
And yes, he is a member.
Lets ignore the fact that he was incorrect about their alliance not having been contacted, and that he was incorrect about the nation in question being a member, and focus instead on the fact that he felt confident enough in his alliance's abilities to threaten us, over a nation that rogued GOONs no less. What would they do, jump to peace mode?
To: KingShibby From: TheManWithoutAPlan Date: 5/25/2011 7:38:33 PM
Message: Sorry about this, infact he is no longer a Legion member, he was a ghost.
Sorry again for the mistake. Peace out please, the attack still violates our treaty.
His fessing up is slightly redeeming, but it should be pretty clear that this is why you shouldn't be so quick to jump to conclusions and thump your chest. It should also be pretty clear that attacking a ghost that has attacked your alliance does not violate peace terms.
TheManWithoutAPlan, I do hope you've learned something from this.