Bronze_D wrote:when it comes to countries politic though, usually both sides KNEW very well why each does what they do.
and unlike individual feud, countries don't ambush another suddenly with no warning because unlike individuals countries need time to prepare for war...
That is how an ambush works
The aggressor prepares and the victim is not aware or has a little idea that something is afoot.
The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001
Are you saying that the US had plans to invade Afghanistan well before september 11?
september 11 was an ambush attack unless of course you are into conspiracies.
less than 1 month passed before the retaliation.
The major countries have one thing no other countries have in those regard, a large powerful standing army, the US being one of the largest.
most other countries however do NOT posses such standing army, they have to instead mobilize their army this is particularly true for conscripted army or countries where a large percentage of their army is usually in reserve.
it is also relevant to consider each of the countries strength, if the second country being invaded is significantly smaller than the aggressor then the aggressor does not exactly need to actually exert any real effort to do it. That's not so much an ambush or sneak attack since they would've rolled over the opposition anyhow.
and does afghanistan knew they were going to be invaded? Taliban most certainly knew such potential, they may not know if the US will do it for sure, and to what extent... but they most certainly knew the potential.