posted on May, 22 2004 @ 09:38 PM
The ultimate battlefield is not in foreign deserts or upon city streets or deep in the woods. The ultimate battlefield is within the human heart.
As long as the American Civil War was about "states' rights," The South held its own and even encroached on Union territory. Yet when Lincoln
turned it into a war to abolish slavery, he claimed the moral high ground and the South soon capitulated.
George Washington never won a pitched battle, and lost at least five majore ones. When mocked for his record, he said something to the effect that as
long as he was in the field losing battles, the states were winning the war.
Ho Chih Minh led his people to victory against the most powerful nation on earth, armed at first with what they could steal from the occupiers.
"There is no force more powerful than an idea whose time has come."
When people decide to cast of the chains of oppression, they eventually win, whether it takes 9 years (American Revolution), or 35 (Vietnam). The
critical resource is commitment, not guns and land mines.