”Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and predator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself — a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred.”
Tonight we find the world at war, with ever more alliances joining this conflict. Many did not want this war, yet the egos of two alliances have gone unchecked and caused it. To think that allies would stand idly by while their friends were burned to the ground is utterly foolish. To push a generally frowned upon position to save your ego some bruising is a slap in the face of those you call allies and friends. Both \m/ and NpO are to blame for this war, and neither had enough consideration for their allies and the rest of the world to step back and consider the ramifications of their actions.
With the ever expanding scope of this conflict, alliances are joining in to honor their word and treaty commitments. The Commonwealth has heeded the call of her allies and shall be joining in. Not because we find \m/’s actions to be just, nor because we place all the blame on Polaris, but because we have treaties that bind us to our allies.
As such, The Commonwealth declares itself to be in a state of war with The Siberian Tiger Alliance via our various treaties with Farkistan.
It pains me to once again find The Commonwealth at war with STA. They are an alliance that I have long held in high esteem, and shall continue to do so. Yet, due to the intricate weavings of the treaty web we find ourselves in opposition to them. I hope that this war between us can be a fun experience for both of us. We shall see you on the battlefield, Siberians.
"I fear no enemy, for the Khala is my strength! I fear not ‘death’! For our strength is eternal! En taro Adun!"
Goose, Old Man With A Cane, and Head of State for The Commonwealth