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Daemon
Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)
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The acme of skill is when your archenemy become your staunch ally... Besides, when you have that colossal military expenditure you don't need any acme of skill.
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The real trick is getting the enemy to believe that your ideas are theirs! Diplomacy and tact are the names of the game!!!
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I learned a new word... acme and I thought it was just a made-up cartoon company! Applause
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Hmmmm. Seems like my wife has been reading again...
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More obvious stuff.
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Great Man...despite time
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Not talking
Acme of skill is when enemy is no more an enemy
Gary98
Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014 10:50:29 AM

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To be more precise the original text meant "the Acme of fighting or warring skill". So the ultimate is to win or beat your enemy without fighting them.
Gary98
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MechPebbles wrote:
More obvious stuff.


The first one to pointing it out or putting many things together is genius. It may be common knowledge now but what we are lacking is creative thinking ability. We can always use more of those.
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ka.ana.ana wrote:
I learned a new word... acme and I thought it was just a made-up cartoon company! Applause


So do I!!!
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"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill." Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)

I hope all will note the date this insight was stated. And today (2014) there are many that just desire war instead of negotiation's. But if the world were truly interested, they would just have to, "follow the money..." Tis the sellers and manufactures of weapon's that are the ones that constantly, "push for war"; the sick bastards. And yes, I am a disabled veteran...
Trivium_Discipulus
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Bully_rus wrote:
The acme of skill is when your archenemy become your staunch ally... Besides, when you have that colossal military expenditure you don't need any acme of skill.


Unless your biggest enemy is the nation that provides the army!

The real war is being waged by the Debt Money Monopoly AGAINST America and the average American has no idea... and will even defend the tyrannical debt money system that is systematically asset stripping them and enslaving them!

It is a brilliant set up... perhaps supernatural in natural in nature (I can't exclude it).

"All war is deception."
~Sun Tzu

“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”
~Sun Tzu, The Art of War

The corollary being that anyone selling a "never ending war" on terror is, in fact, waging war on the host nation. WHO benefits from the bankruptcy of the US and the West?

The Debt Money Monopoly benefits, that's who.
Trivium_Discipulus
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Saad YM-Wafai wrote:
Great Man...despite time


He was a great warfare architect.

He was an absolutely horrible, disgusting human being and if your family was ever found within the clutches of his army... your naiveté would evaporate instantaneously.
Khaled Maher
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cold war ?
monamagda
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H.G. Wells has rightly pointed out ‘Hundreds and Thousands of men uniformly dressed, carrying diverse deadly weapons go to the theatre of war, killing those whom they do not know and who have done them no wrong.



Gary98
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Khaled Maher wrote:
cold war ?


He is more for NO war. Try to convince your enemy without going to war. How about that America? In a sense President Obama is doing that. But obviously not good for many who prefer a better firework show.
Gary98
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Trivium_Discipulus wrote:
Saad YM-Wafai wrote:
Great Man...despite time


He was a great warfare architect.

He was an absolutely horrible, disgusting human being and if your family was ever found within the clutches of his army... your naiveté would evaporate instantaneously.


A great warfare architect does not a warmonger making. Naiveté may be preferable, ignorance does not. Knowledge and sophistication does not necessarily makes one evil.
MechPebbles
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Gary98 wrote:
MechPebbles wrote:
More obvious stuff.


The first one to pointing it out or putting many things together is genius. It may be common knowledge now but what we are lacking is creative thinking ability. We can always use more of those.


I didn't say anything about or against Sun Tzu; I just said the quotation was obvious. Why bother quoting something that's so obvious to us? Might as well say "The world is round." That discovery was truly earth-shaking but who wants to hear it now?
GreenBanana
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Thank you, George Orwell.
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Putin studied him ,of course, or may be it is in the eastern blood.
Fredric-frank Myers
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This is a wonderful concept, but in this day and age, just how can this be accomplished, particularly when the radical religious right really only cares about the total destruction of the world so they can go to that mythical dumb place called heaven.
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