the war between the ALM and the EB has mainly been a "Cold" war. There was 2 weeks or so of brutal fighting resulting in many deaths on both sides. In the end the fighting was a stalemate as the ALM flourished and the EB slithered into the shadows and eventually was torn apart by in-fighting and the maddness of Wedge.
Now the EB is back. Although they are leaving the server in January to the distant realm of Kel'Thuzzad. The Gnomish Jihad will continue to be carried out against the ALM and all Horde until the transfer. BUT in the spirit of Christmas, the ALM and EB should meet in Booty Bay for a goodbye /wave and /dance. We may end up killing eachother and then getting clubbed to death by the goblin guards. But it should be fun anyways.