Laxian Key (page 10)

Squaring the Circle...

Question:  Wouldn't it be imperative to obtain at least tacit approval from both principals in this matter? Given the longstanding enmity between them, acceptance of so radical a departure from familiar norms and customs of warfare seems doubtful in the extreme.

Answer:  Curiously enough, agreement on the issue need not be a mandatory requirement here. In fact, both parties could initially ignore the whole procedure and continue on much as before. However, there comes a time when the areas of land so designated must reach something of a critical mass. At such a point, one side or the other might very well decide to go with what's on offer. Holding such clear and universal title to any major tract of this much disputed territory might prove progressively more and more difficult to resist. Thereafter, further violence becomes increasingly untenable. Fighting against a conventional enemy is all very well - but when that enemy is also a mathematical construct, the numbers themselves soon begin to outweigh all other considerations.

Write a new comment: (Click here)

SimpleSite.com
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

21.05 | 04:32

Acceptance is the crucial issue here, requiring a very special form of persuasion for the world to universally endorse the concept and see it thro to fruition.

...
21.05 | 04:23

That's a scenario so unlikely, Jeremy, that, should it actually happen, the foundations of the universe would crumble into dust. And then where would we all be?

...
20.05 | 07:48

Under Israel freedom of religion law, muslims will be free to practice their faith and live in peace.
the same could not be same of a muslim country.

...
20.05 | 07:46

Personally i think the best outcome would be for the state of israel to swallow the whole palestine. Israel's government is just better than gaza's.

...
You liked this page