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[–] greycloud 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

an important and very effective strategy in large scale conflict is to control both sides. when you control the side that is attacking you, you are in a position to collapse it from the inside when it matters. an important rule of power is that you do not make your motives clear, as that can allow other people to predict your response and defeat you. as such expect groups of "enemies" to be secretly allied, and start thinking of major political moves as theater. consider that war itself is often called "theater of war" for those troops directly involved.

the more you know. also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSWIVupPAKI

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[–] mudcatca [S] ago 

That's pretty interesting - I've been reviewing political strategies lately wherein one intentionally antagonizes an enemy or opponent in order to garner support from their allies.

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[–] PhilaFerret 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Peter Gabriel song, Milgram's 37:

This is about the social experiments of Stanley Milgram, a Yale professor who had subjects administer electric shocks to a person if they answered a question wrong. The person being shocked was an actor who writhed in pain as the shocks got larger. Milgram wanted to see if the subjects would administer the shocks when the experimenter told them to, even though they were causing apparent pain in the person. Almost all subjects administered the highest level of shock despite the actor pounding the wall in apparent agony.

"37" came from the number of subjects who administered the maximum shock in one of the experiments. Gabriel summarized the results of these experiments with the phrase "We do what we're told." The subjects did not want to administer the shocks, but did so because the experimenter told them to.

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[–] Tallest_Skil 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

He’s not anti-israel. What the fuck are you doing listening to the jewish media? He shuts down ANY part of his organizations that goes against what israel wants.

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[–] mudcatca [S] ago 

I was actually basing this on statements he's made regarding Israel - rather difficult because of the need to sift out what others have said about what he's said, to get at first and statements in full context. Nonetheless, there exists plenty of evidence.