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[T]he two contenders met, with all their troops, on the field of Camlan to negotiate. Both sides were fully armed and desperately suspicious that the other side was going to try some ruse or stratagem. The negotiations were going along smoothly until one of the knights was stung by an asp and drew his sword to kill the reptile. The others saw the sword being drawn and immediately fell upon each other. A tremendous slaughter ensued. The chronicle . . . is quite specific about the point that the slaughter was excessive chiefly because the battle took place without preparations and premeditation. —HERMAN KAHN, On Thermonuclear War
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: gunshooter
Putin is a very good leader, but he's a nationalist. He's a leader for Russian interests, not US interests and not world interests. You can always count on him to make a good deal for Russia, but sometimes that means the other side of the deal gets screwed... which is typically the west.