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Sun Tzu said:
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
Thus the good fighter is able to secure himself against defeat, but cannot make certain of defeating the enemy.
Hence the saying: One may know how to conquer without being able to do it.
Security against defeat implies defensive tactics; ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive.
Standing on the defensive indicates insufficient strength; attacking, a superabundance of strength.
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; he who is skilled in attack flashes forth from the topmost heights of heaven. Thus on the one hand we have ability to protect ourselves; on the other, a victory that is complete.
The spot where we intend to fight must not be made known; for then the enemy will have to prepare against a possible attack at several different points; and his forces being thus distributed in many directions, the numbers we shall have to face at any given point will be proportionately few.
For should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear;
should he strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van;
should he strengthen his left, he will weaken his right;
should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left.
If he sends reinforcements everywhere, he will everywhere be weak.
Numerical weakness comes from having to prepare against possible attacks; numerical strength, from compelling our adversary to make these preparations against us.
Knowing the place and the time of the coming battle, we may concentrate from the greatest distances in order to fight.
From Monseignor Napolean
The art of war lies in the positioning of one's troops so they are everywhere at once. The are of positioning troops is the great art of war. Distribute your troops in such a way that, whatever the enemy does, you can reassemble in a few days.
Do not do what the enemy wishes simply because he wishes it; avoid the field of battle that he has reconnitered and studied. Be even more careful to avoid the battlefield he has fortified and entrenched himself in.
Originally posted by Tassadar
...you would have to understand how to "crash their economy" as economics is what the USA is founded upon.
Originally posted by Tassadar
You must take all elements of the battlefied into consideration before attempting to fight.
Originally posted by m0rbid
I don't want to spoil the fun here, but I don't think any revolution could fix 'our' problem.
No mather what you accomplish, history will repeat it self sooner or later. There will always be one person to screw something up in the future, to start the wheel again. Yes, we can learn from our mistake, but someone will eventualy forget or ignore that.
Wipe the human race. Let a chance to something else.