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[size=6][font=times new roman', times, serif][u][b]Enough is Enough.[/b][/u][/font][/size]


Ai was founded on the principles of honor, integrity and respect. In this vein, we don't go around messing with other alliances, and we expect that in return. However, there are a few alliances that insist on trying to push our buttons. This is not acceptable.


On Christmas Day, an Umbrella nation, Masterof9Puppets (Mo9P), decided to stain the good name of Kronos by going rogue under that AA, and declaring an unwarranted [url="http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=114492"]war[/url] on Ai. While a minor annoyance, Ai understands that rogues are part of life. There has arisen around the phenomenon of roguery many reciprocal understandings: Rogues are not to be aided, sanction requests honored regardless of politics, and the right of refusal to the rogue's defensive slots. This last understanding ensures that the rogue is most completely countered by the party most invested in the rogue's prosecution. While there is no "inter-alliance law" as such, the system of reciprocity in many areas of inter-alliance interaction ensures that non-allied and even competing alliances can handle matters of common interest equitably, without malice, and in the best interests of all involved.

Despite the well-understood norms, Mo9P's friends in Umbrella immediately interjected themselves into the Ai-Kronos situation, taking defensive slots on Mo9P without consulting Ai. Misunderstandings occur on the world stage, and Ai is willing to accommodate. It was made clear to Umbrella by Ai that this action annoyed us, but more importantly hindered our prosecution of the matter. The transgressions of over-eager Umbrella nations have interrupted the important staggers needed to keep Mo9P at war, which will result in his escape to peace mode where he will be able to rebuild, replenish, and set the stage for his own maximum damage to Ai. Despite our protestations during the first round where defensive slots were taken preventing the stagger, Mo9P came out of peace mode and his defensive slots were taken by Umbrella [url="http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc438/RogalDorn12/MoP14janwarslots_zps219bd80b.png"]in 4 minutes[/url]. This will enable Mo9P to again escape to peace mode and mount another full attack a month from now.

Umbrella's actions are a slap in the face to Ai, and will cause less damage to Mo9P and much more to Ai in the long run. If the situation were reversed and Ai wanted slots on a nation at war with Umbrella, we would have approached the leadership of Umbrella first. If an Ai member were to take a slot on a nation Umbrella was at war with, we would be quick to jump into Umbrella leadership's query, apologize and attempt to make it right by them. Umbrella did not and does not extend this sort of respect to us. Instead, they have offered and stuck by an explanation that Umbrella has its own exclusive right to Mo9P's slots regardless of Ai's security and regardless of established norms. Their flippant dismissal of our stake in this matter adds insult to injury.

For years, Umbrella has grown used to the ability to run roughshod over any party in situations such as these, and for years that is just what they have done with the backing of their allies. They believe that fear and memory of the recent past will cow Ai into ignoring this affront while they giggle amongst themselves at our expense. They are mistaken; that time is over for Umbrella.

PS: Our fantabulous friends heard there were casualties to be had and would like a stake in the restoration of a little respect on Bob... therefore:

[b][u]The undersigned alliances hereby declare war upon Umbrella.[/u][/b]

[b]Any counter attacks as a result of this action will be viewed as an attack upon all. Good luck.[/b]

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[i]For Anarchy Inc.[/i]:
[b]NobodyExpects[/b] - Triumvir
[b]Queenhailee[/b] - Triumvir
[b]Tron[/b](Equilibrium)[b]ix[/b] - Triumvir

[b]Kryievla[/b] - Minister of Defense
[b]The Pansy[/b] - Minister of Finance
[b]Chefjoe[/b] - Minister of Foreign Affairs
[b]Gambona[/b] - Minister of Internal Affairs


[i]For the Independent Republic of Orange Nations:[/i]
[b][i]MCRABT[/i][/b], President
[b][i]Mia[/i][/b], Secretary of State, IRON Councilor
[b][i]William Blake[/i][/b], Deputy Secretary of State, IRON Councilor
[b][i]Shan Revan[/i][/b], Minister of Awesome, IRON Councilor
[b][i]Imran Ehsan[/i][/b], Minister of Internal Affairs, IRON Councilor
[b][i]Blade 619[/i][/b], Minister of Defense, IRON Councilor
[b][i]Baron Aaron[/i][/b], Deputy Minister of Defense, IRON Councilor
[b][i]Queltocz[/i][/b], Minister of the Vault, IRON Councilor
[b][i]Matt Miller[/i][/b], Deputy Minister of the Vault, IRON Councilor


[i]For the New Pacific Order:[/i]
[i][b]Brehon,[/b]
Emperor of the New Pacific Order
Sword of the Order[/i]
[i][b]Mary the Fantabulous,[/b]
Acting Imperial Regent of the New Pacific Order
Dragon of the Order[/i]
[i][b]Gandroff,[/b]
Imperial Officer of Military Affairs of the New Pacific Order
Shield of the Order[/i]


[i]For the North Atlantic Treaty Organization:[/i]
[b]Sir Humphrey[/b], Secretary General
[b]Devo[/b], Secretary of Defense
[b]Sultan[/b], Secretary of Foreign Affairs
[b]OldSelf[/b], Secretary of Commerce
[b]muwen1234[/b], Secretary of Enlistment
[b]Warden[/b], Chief Justice


[i]For The Imperial Order:[/i]
[b]Scorponok[/b], Imperial High Commander
[b]Stagger Lee[/b], External Commander
[b]Klinker[/b], Internal Commander

[b]Apocalypsse[/b], Imperial Officer of Defense
[b]Partisan[/b], Imperial Officer of Foreign Affairs
[b]htmlmaster[/b], Imperial Officer of Finance
[b]wisd0m[/b] & [b]Moufassa[/b], Imperial Officers of Internal Affairs[/center]

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[color=#0000ff]Coalition: "Cause and effect, my Umbrella"[/color]


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[color=#ffa500][size=4]Umbrella: "Cause? There is no cause for this. What cause?"[/size][/color]

[color=#0000ff]Coalition: "What cause? How about the slots you are wearing?"[/color]

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Mary the Fantabulous
Pansy the Sheepfinder General
Rab T

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[quote name='Masterof9puppets' timestamp='1358468031' post='3078267']
This should be clear, and we [i]really[/i] do not need to rehash the pros and cons of my slots being filled. There has already been an extensive argument on the subject a few pages back. It is absolutely detrimental to AI that my slots are not filled by them, [b]that is the point[/b], and there is nothing else to argue.
[/quote]
Quoted for truth

[quote name='Masterof9puppets' timestamp='1358477412' post='3078341']
I don't want to be cliche, but this is a glorious example of "Do something about it."
[/quote]

Quoted for posterity.

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[quote name='Reyas' timestamp='1358447056' post='3078049']
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The reckoning is at hand.
[/quote]

Damn straight.

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