Re: May America lose the Iraq war
From: Faust (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From: Faust <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 19:22:20 +1100
Faust <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> If you read Caesar's Gallic wars carefully, you can see the accounts of the
> atrocities that he perpetrated. One strategy was to ask a fortified city
> to surrender. If they did not surrender at once, he laid seige, conquered
> and then slaughtered every single inhabitant, man, woman and child.
Sorry to follow up to myself :-)
This was quite pragmatic since the following cities would capitulate as
soon as the Romans appeared on the horizon.
Unfortunately this tactic failed to work with the Germans who were
simply more terrifying than the Romans.
Four centuries of attacks on the Romans by the Goths followed, which
contributed to the final destruction of Imperial Rome.
I wonder whether the USA's attack on Islam will meet a similar fate.
Muslims seem to be as resilient as the Goths.
-- Breathing in, out, forward, back, living, dying. Two arrows meet in mid air, slice and sail on through into open space. I turn around. gesshu soko death poem january 1696