posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 12:14 PM
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
The biggest problem will be resources. It is much easier to defend a country than invade one because of the cost of transporting food, ammunition,
gear, and soldiers across the ocean. Russia and Iran will basically be fighting on their own turf, thus the cost of resources will be minimal compared
Something you said reminded me about law #8 "Make other people come to you. Use bait if necessary".
I had to refer to my book so let me explain.
When you force the other person to act, you are the one in control. It is always better to make your opponent come to you, abandoning his own plans
in the process. Lure him with fabulous gains-then attack. You hold all the cards
This statement was exemplified using historical moments of Napoleon's escape from the island Elba in 1815.
That winter, however there were a series of events so strange and dramatic, they might have been scripted in play. Elba was surrounded by British
ships, their cannons covering all possible exit points. Yet somehow in broad daylight on the 26th of February, a ship of 900 men picked up Napoleon
and put out to sea. The English gave chase but the ship got away
Subsequently, Napoleon went back to France, recaptured the throne and he ruled for the next 100 days. But France was bankrupt, resources exhausted
and the people turning against him. Then finally the battle of Waterloo where he was recaptured and sent off to exile on a barren island off the coast
of South Africa. Zero chance of escape.
Through out all of this, what Napoleon didn't know was his former minister Tallyrand was pulling all the strings for his escape. Not to bring back
the glory days, but to crush Napoleon for good. Reason being, Tallyrand protested the exile to Elba wanting him to be farther away. He knew Napoleon
should still be feared and there will never be peace in Europe. But no one listened.
Instead, Tallyrand orchestrated and baited Napoleon's escape once he won over the foreign ministers of England and Austria. He knew Napoleon would go
back to France. He knew Napoleon would once again lead his country to war. But France was weak. So what does this all mean?
How many times has this scenario played itself out in history? An aggressive leader initiates a series of bold moves that begin by bringing him
much power. Slowly, however, his power reaches a peak and soon everything turns against him. His numerous enemies band together; he tries to maintain
power, he exhausts himself going in this direction and that, and inevitably he collapses. The reason for this pattern is the aggressive person is
never in full control... Because he is constantly forced to react to the moves of his ever growing enemies...his aggressive energy is turned against