The 'Bastion' treaty was debated extensively within MHA government upon its presentation to us. Many of us opposed it strongly because of the fact that it would tie us to a number of alliances with which we had little to no experience or communication with. The opinions were strongly split, and so we presented it to the membership for further review (although, by that time, it was practically doomed as far as MHA involvement was concerned.) Sponge evidently had been spying on our forums and reported it in such a way as to suggest that the involved parties were creating a bloc to destroy the NPO. However, by this time, the treaty had lost significant momentum and it was likely that it had seen its best opportunities pass.
The bit about the treaty existing as protection for Gremlins is a misrepresentation. Gremlins were never solid on the bloc and the government I spoke to said it had never really gained any support from the beginning. Gremlins saw this circumstance and brought it to us (we would have probably not been invited otherwise) and henceforth we were invited to join as incentive to have the gremlins join. The treaty was indeed intended to serve as a consolidation of the Citadel+ sphere of influence, only when the Gremlins proved reluctant to join did they become a focus of attention.
A Triumvir did approach the NPO about the treaty, but his motivation stemmed from the fact that the treaty was loosing ground in MHA discussion and he wanted to have another ally to increase support. Very misguided yes, but the fact remains that the treaty, by this time, was mostly dead and regardless of the NPO influence, it really was on its way out even before Sponge and the NPO joined in.
I'm not sure about the motivation of this blog post, but it seems like a genuine attempt to reason why such a promising bloc failed to materialize - not at all an ignoble goal, but the way it was presented certainly leaves much to be desired.