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T-Ball War in the Middle East

Think Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:24 PM
Actualy there's an example even better than TBall, and that is=, believe it or not, an episode of Star Trek from the 1960s, entitled "A Taste of Armageddon" ( Two planets had been at war for ages, & the "war" had become an agreement that, if the computer said their attack killed 100,000 people, you killed 100,000 of your own on the theory that this was far less destructive that a real war. Kirk & Co destroyed the death chambers and made the two planets fight a real war - or negotiate an end to it. "It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it." Robt E Lee. Isreal needs to stop playing and have a real war - or negotiate a real peace.
obmug Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:14 PM
Who will play "Kirk & Co"? Not finding fault with your example - just trying to carry through with it.
3129 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:16 PM
It takes two to make peace, or just one who survives. Guess which option the Islam wants. Viva la revolucion.
HermanBB Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:36 PM
To Think

A Star Trek comparison?

Couldn't use have come up with a Brady Bunch or Gomer Pyle comparison instead?
John C6 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:29 PM
Dear Herman,

Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein were all gifted
men whose social commentaries were incisive.

Try being a little more open-minded. You may learn something.


John Lepant Brighton CO
John C6 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:30 PM
Should have included Ray Bradbury.

Classical explanations of conventional wars run something like this: An aggressor state seeks political advantage through military force. It has a hunch that the threatened target will likely either make concessions to avoid losing a war, or, if war breaks out, the resulting political gains will be worth the military costs to achieve victory.

Wars then are prevented only by a balance of power and military deterrence: aggressors have to be warned that it would be stupid to start a war they will likely lose. If there are miscalculations or if emotions run high and logic is ignored, then the...