[ExI] Meanwhile in China

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 14:36:31 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 5:00 AM,  "Fred C. Moulton" <moulton at moulton.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-08-16 at 00:14 +0200, Mirco Romanato wrote:
> snip
>> large and good enough to be useful to defend the country from external
>> attacks.
> Exactly what entity is going to do this external attack?

India would be the obvious choice.  Objectively that would be insane,
but the Japanese were not sane, one could say downright irrational, to
attack the US at Pearl Harbor.

But the stone age objective of wars between little tribes was to
reduced the population.  In that sense the attack was an unmitigated

Russia does not seem likely to me as an attacker.  I don't know that
the situation there could be considered a bright future, but they
certainly don't have a growing population pressing the resource
limits.  (Though the bad weather this year seriously reduced the wheat

If you want irrational behavior out of a country (or a tribe), all you
have to do is attack them.  Consider 9/11 in this light.


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