In case it is entirely clear at this point, let me spell some things out here for the broader community.
During the lead up to the MO war, myself and Ataxia engaged in talks to de-escalate that conflict. This led to us getting cold feet approaching the blitz. In the Blackwater leadership server, BW leadership was debating the merits of going through with the hit. I relayed these concerns to Keegoz, and started a dialogue with him about it. Ultimately, I decided to offer Keegoz a deal that I thought would limit the negative externalities of such a hit. I asked Keegoz for a mutual guarantee not to aid HW in a hit against the other, and for plausible deniability if Clock did choose to hit Rose.
At the time, and both my government, allies, and former allies can confirm this, Rose was not my concern, as I viewed them as a friendly entity. It was in this view that I wanted to ensure that the Rose-tS relationship wouldn't be trashed if Clock decided to hit them. I didn't want Rose to be hit, but I believed that Clock would hit them regardless of our involvement, and was correct in my assumption. Hell, as I mentioned before, I felt so icky about the whole thing that I even decided to tell Rose prior to the hit.
During the time of the MO war, my biggest fear is that we would get hit by Hollywood. I understood that Hollywood was upset from Brawlywood, and wanted to try and avoid a repeat war. This is borne out by actions and words at the time, and I think Hollywood knew this at the time. Ultimately the MO war was unsuccessful at buying us cover from HW, which I think is fair to critique me for.
Since I took over as FA Executive, I have had a strong working relationship with Rose, which ultimately allowed for the creation of Celestial. What motivation would I have had for trashing a relationship I had worked so hard to cultivate. Ask yourself, based on my relationship to Rose, why would I throw it away for Clock's benefit? It doesn't make logical sense.
As for the current uproar over the HW-Celestial agreement, you can think of it as risk management and nothing more. HW and Celestial are strange bedfellows, with enough hurt feelings between the two to require years worth of therapy. The fact that this agreement could even get passed should tell you how seriously we viewed the threat of Clock deciding to chain.
Ultimately, the ball is in Clock's court at the moment. The power to send this agreement to the shredder is in their hands. I do not desire war nor enmity towards Clock or its member alliances. You guys know where to find me if/when you guys want to engage in good faith dialogue.