Maybe you did have options my friend, but the truth is you DID join the coalition and the shared def tab WAS full of threads from HME players who were revolted and the ONLY reason your guys kept a hold of their cities at the time was because CS and Alpha DID send support. And if you try to deny that then your new name IS going to be "liar, liar, pants on fire"
My name will be whatever I decide.
Putting words in capitals doesn't change matters. If we had asked to join the coalition to fight TUS and you said no then we had options. The fact we did and a coalition fought together doesn't make you guys anything special. As Tea city says, you guys are an O65 alliance so how much input did you really have against an O45 alliance attempting to move into O44 (where we were between them, AeO & BL hence us receiving the brunt of attacks).
You can't have it both ways that you saved us but were too far away to be important.
You also realise that BL picked the fight with us (twice), CS took in BL players in revolt and AeO dropped the pact with us. You guys picked the fight with us.