I wasn't going to even bother taking time to view this forum, but after some consideration have decided to, anyway. It does no harm to listen to what others may have to say on a particular matter; in this case, the general negativity that you have towards Tallcraigcs treaty with myself, and, more accurately, directed at me.
Firstly, to echo the comment by Tallcraigcs that we have not been involved in any secret diplomacy, and, secondly, we have not broken any rules, written or unwritten. That is the main point, and one which you vehemently claim has been the case.
As for our treaty, one that has had seriously hindering implications on you in the game we refer to; you were at will to make a treaty with any player in the game, including me, but you chose not to do so. A suggestion to keep a reasonable number of each of our troops on the border in question was not something that I was prepared to accept, plain and simple. The fact that you planted a large number of troops on my doorstep early-on was not conducive to my plans, so I chose to limit your ability to cause potential damage on me by attacking those troops. Clearly, you did not like it...and it was that move that triggered your rant at me, something that was decidely over the top, and merely set you up as a complainer. You know, sometimes it pays to act with rather more in the way of graciously accepting the inevitable, and act with a sense of level-headedness despite being knocked down in the way you were. If you had done that instead of immediately launching into a bitter tirade directed at me; it is better to be a good sport in defeat instead of being a bad loser.
The fact that the treaty between Tallcraigcs and myself has ultimately resulted in your decline, and will result in your demise, is a natural progression, and is not uncommon in games such as this one. Please, don't get me wrong, I am not having a go at you, quite the opposite, and I don't intend any ill-feeling, and I am not crowing from the rooftops at my pressing to eliminate you....if any other player had been in your territories, I would have played my turns in the same way because one opponent less (on my borders) is one less for me to have to defend against.
I will end by thanking you for reading this, and wish you well in future CC games. Oh, and put a smile on your face, you'll feel better for it!