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In peace prepare for war

In peace prepare for war

In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace

The art of war is of vital importance to the state. Its a matter of life and death, safety or ruin. We couldn’t avoid WW1 and WW2, can we avoid WW3? Under these circumstances I believe that we are already in it unfortunately.
Just look at the world around you, look at the caos, struggle, deaths… If we can not change the current system, the world will be depopulated by wars and sickness. Instead of humans, they are planning transhumans, half human- half robot…Maybe WW4 will be between humans and transhumans.
Lets come back from the future to past, two and a half thousand years ago, a general named Sun Tzu wrote an extraordinary book in China ; The Art of War. Its astounding that Sun Tzu wrote so many truths twenty-five centuries ago that are so applicable today.
Lets take a look at some advices from The Art of War ;
  • According as circumstances are favourable, one should modify one’s plans.
  • All warfare is based on deception.
  • Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.
  • Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
  • To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence, supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
  • To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; to see sun and moon is no sign of sharp sight; to hear the noise of thunder is no sign of a quick ear.
  • Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.
  • Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.
  • Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. The five elements: Water, fire, wood, metal, earth are not always equally predominant; the four seasons make way for each other in turn. There are short days and long; the moon has its periods of waning and waxing.
  • He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain
  • There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.
So now, a little reminder to our foes; Turkish army has the World’s best soldiers, keeping this in mind you’d better stay in peace always.

“Peace at home, peace in the World” M.K. Atatürk

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Sule Kilicarslan

Academic at İstinye University, Sociologist, Businesswoman, Strategist. For more info: sulekilicarslan.com

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