First of all, I'd like to apologize if you were told we would counter without any followup. I would say that's a miscommunication, as I know if I had been the one contacted I would have told you we wouldn't be able to counter effectively.
I did find a few links in our counter request channel that were posted on your behalf. I can confirm that we wouldn't have been able to counter effectively since our members who would be in range had been fully slotted by the initial wave of wars, with the hit to air force that that implies. Given that the first round didn't even end before this surrender, we unfortunately don't have the chance to respond better in future rounds of war.
Regardless, good luck to you and your alliance going forward.