Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Nature Abhors a Vacuum

Advice to world leaders, seeking regime change in countries other than their own.

When invading countries, on the pretext of helping the local population rid themselves of the incumbent regime, ensure that the following two rules are adhered to:

  • Make sure that you have a plan for the reconstruction, and repair, of any damage caused.

  • Don't "cut and run", until the local replacement political and security infrastructure is strong enough to stand on its own two feet.

Nature abhors a vacuum; if you leave before the above points have been addressed others will fill the vacuum, and chaos will ensue.

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