The best way to win a war.

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Daecon, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Let us consider a career diplomat, April Glaspie and her 6 trillion dollar mistake.
     
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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    So you think that was a mistake, on her part?
     
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  5. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps, perhaps not.

    I was giving her the benefit of the doubt.

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  7. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    It was a mistake for Saddam to think that Saudi would accept the fait accompli, meaning the US would be in the game HYAKU.
     
  8. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    what means HYAKU?
     
  9. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Japanese for "in a hurry".
     
  10. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    So Saddam made the mistake. Next question: did Glaspie know she was setting him up?

    Because one way to "win" a war is to get it the other guy to start it - on your terms.
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    No clue. I was failing German and Math for Mathnogstics at the time.
    "on my terms"? On my terms both sides would win a war by not fighting it.
     
  12. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Amen to that brother.
     
  13. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Sure - but you're sane.
    Remember to vote accordingly.
     
  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Silly Party it is, then.
     
  15. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like the best solution. Why does it seldom work that way?
     
  16. Michael 345 Next mythical choc bunnies for mystic who died Valued Senior Member

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    Both want peace on their terms

    Who blinks first in war looses

    Negotiation then favours the non blinker

    Non blinker has the "Give me what I want or we go back to war" card

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  17. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Sun Tzu.

    Alex
     
  18. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Did he ever do that?
     
  19. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    He probably won every war he never fought.
    Alex
     
  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Makes me miss Armchair General magazine.
     
  21. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Really hard to say
    By and large: Historians do not mention battles that did not happen.

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    anecdote:
    sarg to grunt: "Why in hell are you looking at the ground? Look for charlie in the treeline!"
    grunt to sarg: "Sarg, I can't see charlie if he's hiding in the trees."
    sarg to grunt: "Charlie don't know that!"
     
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  22. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Charlie did know that, that's why he hid in the treeline.
     

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