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Diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country. Options
Daemon
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Diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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Daemon wrote:
Diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Yeah. Ours against theirs and vice versa... Only the strongest survive.
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Diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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Not for the country but for the sake of maintaining employment and influence within the sphere of power.
TheParser
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If you are a very sensitive person, do NOT read further.

I have lost the quotation, but I remember once reading that some diplomats (only in the bad old days?) felt it their patriotic duty to occasionally lie ( = sleep) with certain people in order to get valuable information for their governments.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
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TheParser wrote:
I have lost the quotation, but I remember once reading that some diplomats (only in the bad old days?) felt it their patriotic duty to occasionally lie ( = sleep) with certain people in order to get valuable information for their governments.

Those are not diplomats but spies disguised as ones.

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:

Those are not diplomats but spies disguised as ones.




Good point!
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