In general, I constantly crave interesting shit. I used to be obsessed with these BBC documentaries and I just revisited them and found this one. It basically compares Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” philosophies with some modern day examples. Mainly the IRA, The Gulf War and the Iraq War. A copy was found in Osama Bin Laden’s cave. I’ve personally never read it, opting instead for Robert Greene’s “The 33 Strategies of War” shortly after reading his “48 Laws of Power” which is one of my favorite books of all time. I’ll review that sometime.
Anyways found this interesting enough to share. It gives a glimpse of how poorly the US Government and Military is in heeding universal wisdom that is thousands of years old. (cough political agendas cough cough) Also gives a example of the IRA at how they successfully used these priciples for guerrilla warfare.
My favorite part was the following quote: Click it to here the documentary.
‘A government should not mobilize an army out of anger, military leaders should not provoke war out of wrath. Act when it is beneficial, desist if it is not. Anger can revert to joy, wrath can revert to delight, but a nation destroyed cannot be restored to existence, and the dead cannot be restored to life.’ – Sun tzu