Thursday, January 21, 2016

On the Fact that (According to Many Historians; Robert Hillebrand, Jack Weatherford, and John Woods - Just to Name Three) in 1218, Sultan Muhammad the Second (Leader of the Eastern Muslim Empire) Put to Death Genghis Khan's Entire Trade Envoy and Humiliated His Main Diplomat by Shaving the Fellow's Beard Off

Bad move. Bad, BAD, BAD move (the fact that Khan proceeded to lay waste to every Khwarezm city, destroyed countless records and artifacts, murdered every human being taller than a wagon wheel, etc.). 


2 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

Hard line diplomacy, guaranteed to piss 'em off. A bit dicey when dealing from
a position of weakness, no?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And Khan (Genghis, not Montalban) was one fellow that you didn't want to piss off.