You're absolutely right. If he wants to fight, go get him. But as Big John's commander, I've given him orders that supercede yours. I'm all for fighting you, but in a different theater.And non the less, Krustard is calling Big John out for an all out fight. UAE and TeA are at War, there is nothing wrong with anything Krustard is doing. So you're annoyed and don't want to give into a fight, just say that and be done.
Besides - I wasn't the one who declared war on a nation that doesn't even border me... which is why when someone says we're "at war" I kinda roll my eyes up to one side.