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Wednesday, March 8th, 2006, 04:23 PM
The oldest military treatise in the world

Sl ring om Norge
Thursday, March 16th, 2017, 02:41 PM
Sun Tzu on the Art of War

Sun Tzu on the Art of War

18. All warfare is based on deception.

19. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

Practical samles: Use of modern media, propaganda, mass communication, desinformation

2. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

Practical samples: quintessence in "Martin Smid", as with intelligent revolutions such as the Czech and the Indian, and now also actual as the islamic worlds civilian invasion of Europe

What`s your Sun-Tzu favorite verses?

Sl ring om Norge
Friday, March 17th, 2017, 09:09 AM
1-18. All warfare is based on deception.

What matters seems to be what people believe is actual, not what is actual. Make them believe, and set their emotions afire and direct it, and people masses can be lead to good and bad.

Media warfare, strategical information, propaganda and desiformation is more important than ever and internet have given the free word more range and power.

A jewel of a sample;

Version A

-Martin Smid is the true hero of the Czech revolution. He was a 20-year-old student, murdered by police. Except that Martin Smid was a man who never was. A ghost who brought down a government.

Version B (Use google translate)

-... but without Zifcak, and a hopelessly bungled secret police operation, history might have taken an altogether different course.

-Louis Zifčk: Today is difficult to say who invented it all. It certainly was not the CIA. The event was organized by the East, that is, from the Soviet Union.


Our comment; Also formulated elsewhere as "the order came from east", anyway most joyous and thrilling that he says directly it "certainly was not CIA" :D