Monday, April 23, 2007

St.George's day

Every other blog appears to be mentioning him. He is, of course, not English, but that surely is a good thing when you consider our multicultural society.
When I was on the Horns of Hitin ( crusader's effective final defeat by Saladin) last year, it was entirely clear to me that the usual battle deployment for that age ( sit on top of hill and let them come to you) was useless in the baking sun of the desert. Especially as there was no water on the Horns. So a new strategy and adapted tactics should have been used. Unfortunately, the then King of Jerusalem was an idiot as well as being disloyal to all and sundry. He broke treaties for his greater glory, only to find things going against him.
Sounds a bit like our present rulers, really.

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