85741 - Transcription: Strategy Game and the Middle East

N. Lygeros

We now have these two structures and we want to create a connection here. Here you can have the analogue to the sea, let’s say you are beneath, and here you have another, right here. This, on a practical level for tsumego, we are on the limits, here, because we are close to the edge. We wouldn’t have achieved this cohesion if we weren’t right on the side. So here we are at a side edge and here you can say this is a vertex. So what happens now: While he goes and hits in this manner, you, instead of doing your defense here, e.g. what the aircraft carrier did, it hits the missiles from Yemen which would normally go from the Houthis straight toward Israel. Therefore here you can place Europe, here you can place USA and here you can place Israel. Now in red, you can say that the one attacking is Russia, here from this side the one striking is Iran. What’s happening here now? You are now under the impression that in fact there is a context here and a context here. Yes, but the connecting link is here. So here, we have Geopolitics and you could say that this player is playing on both boards. The point is that if he doesn’t make the connection, then either one will die or the other. Consequently, here it tells you that it is tyranny (Russia) and here it tells you that it is terror (Iran). And they (USA) are observing democracy (Europe, Israel).