Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” – 2/10

The state of Wu has only 33,000 troops while Chu can field a force of 300 thousand.

Outnumbered ten to one, Sun Tzu could build his defenses and wait for the attack. However, he does the unexpected. He invades Chu.

He doesn’t attack Chu’s main army. Instead, he attacks outposts and weaker targets. When Chu sends an army to fight, Sun Tzu slips away emphasizing maneuver, surprise and deception.

After every battle, Sun Tzu learns more about his enemy.

During another war more than two thousand years later, Sun Tzu’s ultimate secret becomes more evident. In the mid 1960s, the world’s largest super power is fighting in Vietnam—a country smaller than the state of Montana.

The American general sees the battlefield like a chessboard where armies stand and fight. However, Vietnam has no clear objectives to attack and destroy.

The Communist general understands Sun Tzu and uses the Viet Cong in hit and run attacks against fixed US positions.

Sun Tzu said, “It is more important to outthink your enemy than outfight him. In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power.”

The US commander breaks these rules.

Go to Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” – Part 3 or return to Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” – Part 1

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24 Responses to Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” – 2/10

  1. NN says:

    That’s fine with me, this site is yours. Unfortunately I just have to write down things when I still remember them… (you know why). No problems. Have a nice evening.

    • Thank ykou. I understand about writing things when you still remember them. I’m horrible at that and I know I should keep a pad of paper and a pen/pencil close when ideas appear, but I don’t and I lose many because of that.

  2. NN says:

    I found one who’s talking about the similarities with the Bible and Shang Di. He’s way to talk is annoying, almost fanatic, but he picks out some very interesting details worth thinking of. In part 1,2 and 3. No doubt that the Semites and Chinese worshiped the same God=Baal.

    He says that the three wise men would have come from China to see their new born king, but I doubt that. The Three wise is more like representing the earth, moon and the stars, if I remember that right.

    He also talks about two trees in the garden, one of love and one of knowledge. Notice that in India they got the Veda scripts and it literally means “knowledge”. It might have something to do with todays Kabbalah used in Judeaism. The Jews was expecting the Gods son to born with supernatural powers to benefit their work with Baal, but instead Jesus came in the name of the Holy Spirit.

    All this will give it perspective and it’s easier to understand both Christianity and Confucianism or Confucius.

    Sumeria in Iraq is the birth of “Eden” who talks about “those who heaven to earth came”. It’s not that unlikely they mean the Asians and Shang Di.

    Some sculptures of the “Anu-nakis” has heads like the crickets. Does that make any sense that it might have some connection to ancient China ?

    In that case the Chinese could have introduced the technologies and astronomy to them. That’s a very interesting thought.

    You can delete this and the other inputs if you want.

    • I have the post for ShangDi – China’s God of Creation scheduled to appear on August 30 at noon Pacific Coast (America time). This comment would be great if I can move it there. I’m not sure I can. I will try on August 30. Thanks.

  3. NN says:

    Now I’ll stop babbling. 🙂

  4. NN says:

    I got so curious my self so I’ve looked up about it.
    Here is some tips. Mesopotamia is the eldest known civilization.

    Then look here:
    Click on “Find out more on Chinese characters- God’s language” and you will get a cute and simple power point presentation.

    Shang Di was a pagan God as Baal, Oden and other gods.
    Then here:

    And here:

    Then it is as I thought that he is the God representing the male energy.

    After that we had some prophets trying to teach us the right way to Holy Spirit, not this God that only is the son the product of man.

    • Thank you for the time you spent researching this. Is this starting to appear like an evolution of thought leading us to where we are today? Except, when you consider that most of the earth worships one God but from many religions, which do not all agree on how to worship that God, it seems as if a reversal took place. Instead of worshiping many gods, most humans focus on one God in many ways leading to disagreements, arguments, torture, prison, war…

      I haven’t been writing many posts lately–family business takes me away the last few days. Did manage to write the movie review for “Mao’s Last Dancer”. The reason posts keep appearing is because I wrote those ahead of time and prescheduled them.

      • NN says:

        No problem at all, I’m so interested of some things around this my self.

        “Is this starting to appear like an evolution of thought leading us to where we are today?”

        Well, I think when humans begun to speak it was only the beginning and we are still far away from speaking the language of God. (Now I mean the elements we use when we speak) just as in some fighting sports for ex. Mostly air and fire in combination with water and earth you get the deadliest hits. The human have axes to this power but don’t know how to use it in the right way. When you don’t know that you might be killed your self as a little bug poop. Just to describe the power of this so called God that exist in and among us.

        That’s why we are sent or had some prophets to teach and guide us. Still there will for ever be them who will mislead and lie to befit them selves, but in the end always get what they give in return. So we shall never follow the landlords ideas of right and wrong, we all are personally responsible for what we do in our lives.

        You may worship God how ever you want but some things still remains, the spirit of life don’t change just because you think so. The nature will not change because you want that.

        Family business is nice and of biggest importance 🙂

        This documentary will explain the problem with paganism, Darwinism and the politics that followed. Why Communism get so deadly was because the human was/is not ready for that yet. In combination with pagan thinking it gets a man made killing machine. Everybody should now know the real problem here.

        There might be some disturbing images from ex. Cambodia.

        Take care.

      • NN says:

        Jesus was probably the King of Armenia, the King of Kings that came in to power around 30 years after the fall of Egypt, in the times when Romans came in to power. The Jews sacrificed it’s own King to the Romans. The Armenian castle architecture can be seen in most parts of Europe as well as the middle age clothings.

        They then fought to get a peace of land and got parts of Israel after terrorizing UK. Now they want it all “back” with little help from them who toke it from them ?

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