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  •  Actually, no, he never learned (3+ / 0-)
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    chuckvw, Churchill, grada3784

    "Afghanistan language."  By all accounts he knows a few words of Urdu, and that's it.

    •  Sun Tzu, never have an army attack a city (2+ / 0-)
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      grada3784, enhydra lutris

      or area, it will bankrupt the kingdom.  Use an army to fight an army, use a man, or a small tribe, to fight a tribe.  Lie in wait, suprise your enemy's leader, and capture him.

      Barton's apology directly to British Petroleum's CEO Tony Hayward (In Living Color)....... This is the GOP's Macaca Moment............ P R I C E L E S S

      by Churchill on Thu Jun 24, 2010 at 02:53:27 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not endorsing assassination ... (1+ / 0-)
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        truong son traveler

        ...and perhaps I just don't know the history, but I've never understood the aversion about leader assassination. Given the war crimes and atrocities of shock and awe bombing campaigns, it seems a hit team would be preferred over bombing a city to get a county's leader. Perhaps the convention or international agreement is cited merely in so far as special ops fail.

        Sun Tzu is that old corporate management guru, no? ;)

         

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