I think what you are confusing Jemmini, is the rules and the spirit of the One Ally.
Read the third line of the one ally rules for mercenary.
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One Ally with non-ally Cooperation: (Mercenary game)
One Ally addon is in use.
The spirit of this game is that you have ONE Full or limited ally at any one time.
The exchange of any asset (ally or enemy) in trade is legal.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend for now, with coordinated attacks outside alliance allowed.
Borders, NAPs, military coordination (ally or enemy) is legal.
The spirit of the game, is that you have one full ally, and from time to time do things with other races for the benefit of both. If you fly around in privateer darkwings (ally=bird), towing crystalline ships to attack all your enemies with webmines, you no longer, in my opinion, follow the spirit of the rules. And it looks like more people have the same feeling.
Also look at the "the enemy of my enemy is my friend for now", the "for now", at least to me, is a clear hint that such activities should be temporary.
Just something to take into account for yourself for you next game. I can understand that with your language issue, the spirit of the rules can be harder to translate than the rules.
As for me, I learned never to join a mercenary game again, as the rules are to ambiguous.