Don't mess with Sun Tzu!

kboyer309
kboyer309
Oct 12, 2012, 2:54 AM |
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War is a matter of life and death.  War is psychology and the manipulation of the masses.  War is mind control.  War is deception.  War is Hell.  It is also an Ancient Art...

To fight and win 100 battles is NOT the height of skill.

To subdue your enemy WITHOUT FIGHTING is the height of skill.

And in the same vein...

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.

An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."

Cicero

And so History repeats itself...once again.