I’ll break it down easy for you. Because of that ■■■■■■■■ Pax, the only one who could ■■■■■■■ order an all-in push on the warzone in the Empire is the Empress, and that ■■■■’s a stain, so she ain’t doing that ■■■■. So that kinda botches the whole way they used to turn the heat up. Now, the farther down the totem pole they go giving that order, the less bodies they get to ■■■■■■■ throw. And that ■■■■ never flew in the ■■■■■■■ Republic.
So what the ■■■■’s a pair of empires that ain’t supposed to like each other but ■■■■■■■ agree on this particular ■■■■ so hard they’re willing to take the heat in public if they can’t just order a fight? Easy, you call this ■■■■■■■■. As publicly as ■■■■■■■ possible, especially so all the capsuleers see. Maybe they don’t get all the Amarrians, but you call a slave raid in the Republic? You get Republican capsuleers. In ■■■■■■■ numbers. They’ll drop everything for that ■■■■, 100% of the time, no question, always have.
Otherwise? They ain’t popping that treaty except with their own navies and all-out war, and that ain’t flying either.
Not immediately, but the treaty didn’t blow up until you did show up.
And don’t give me that ■■■■ about how the current system plays us, the current system’s working exactly as ■■■■■■■ intended. Ushra’khan isn’t supposed to call shots anywhere. ■■■■■■■ capsuleers shouldn’t run ■■■■ in general. I ain’t nobody’s fan in government, but you were supposed to ■■■■ up their system, you did, and that’s in everyone’s best interest.
It ain’t ■■■■■■■ noble, but it’s how it ought to go down.
Ushra’Khan do call the shots! We shot the ■■■■■■■ shots! We are the shots as matter of fact!
But on a serious note! EM are our friends, our allies and our Sisters and Brothers. Do EM have any influence over U’K? Yes of course, why? because we have a deep respect for them and the work they do for the Minmatar people! and they have saved our Asses on more than one occasion.
Could they convince us to do something we didn’t want to do? Probably not… unless the promise of Amarrians to kill and copious amounts of alcohol!
Boy did yinz miss the ■■■■■■■ boat. They didn’t say ■■■■. But when they showed up, yinz had a ■■■■■■■ choice. Shoot those sisters and brothers you were talking about or sell out your word. And for the longest ■■■■■■■ time, yinz talked about how inviolate that word was. But where Templar Dane and Co. shot back at PIE, yinz didn’t have it to follow that treaty through. So no, y’all didn’t fire the ■■■■■■■ shots.
But then, we all knew that was going to happen. And so did Sarum and his ■■■■■■■ buddies. Otherwise, nobody needed to go whistling for a way they knew to make you break.
The ■■■■ did I say I was complaining? I think I was pretty ■■■■■■■ clear you did a good job, even if you weren’t shooting slave raiders, you had to believe it.
The whole reason I keep talking about Floseswin is because my point was about Floseswin, and it’s perfectly ■■■■■■■ applicable. Again, why the ■■■■ should Shakor want to go to a hotter war with people he’s working with on the side?
■■■■ it, everyone gets what they want and the whole system keeps trucking along. Let Sarum get his ■■■■■■■ sanctions relief to whatever degree his work’s worth it, let the TLF get their people back, the warzone goes back to whatever ■■■■ passes for normal until they rewrite it and call all that ■■■■ they were popping all this off for their idea. Everybody gets what they want, everyone goes home pissed off.