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    • 13.02.11 | 21:11 (IST)

    Typically, one wishes for some goal to be achieved (let us call it a strategic goal), and sees events taking place as LEADING to that goal. This is wishful thinking. It is not that any event that one want to happen is the "goal" in and of itself, this is only the tactical goal towards the fulfillment of the strategic wish. I hope the non-thinkers here get it, so there is a use to what I say now. Whether Mubarak's plan would have worked or not, such a Mubarak plan cannot be my strategic goal (i.e. "wish") since I am not a relative of Mubarak and his personal fate is of no concern to me, as far as you should assume. I actually indicated some strategic "wish" in my post, but it will not be evident to you people who cannot thing beyond one step at a time. I came back to the brain idea. Know what you have, and act accordingly.

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    First published 16:28 13.02.11 | Last updated 16:28 13.02.11
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