The Russian War College
At the Russian War College, a general is a guest lecturer and tells the
class of officers that the session will focus on potential problems and the
One of the officers in the class begins by asking the first question, "Will
we have to fight in a World War Three?"
"Yes, comrades, it looks like you will," answers the general.
"And who will be our enemy, Comrade General?" another officer asks.
"The likelihood is that it will be China."
The class is surprised, and finally one officer asks, "But Comrade General,
we are 150 million people and they are about 1.5 billion. How can we
"Well," replies the general, "Think about it. In modern war, it is not the
quantity, but the quality that is the key. For example, in the Middle East,
5 million Jews have been fighting against 300 million Arabs, and the Jews
have been the winners every time."
"But sir," asks the panicky officer, "Do we have enough Jews?"