[LMB] Assassination via demon

Markus Baur baur at chello.at
Sun Jul 18 19:29:28 BST 2021

Am 18.07.2021 um 20:13 schrieb Eric Oppen:
> It probably says a lot about me (and I'm sure that none of it reflects well
> on me) that my immediate reaction to finding out how this assassination was
> supposed to be carried out wasn't shock or horror, but "How ingenious!"

which makes me wonder why this has not been before ..

the bastard's order should have encountered such a thing in the past ..



> For better or worse, I have a streak of cold-bloodedness that can evaluate
> even the worst schemes without getting indignant about them.   One reason,
> I suppose, that my favorite Frederick Forsyth novel is *The Day of the
> Jackal*---I can appreciate all the ingenious planning.  And critique the
> places where the Jackal, or his employers, made stupid mistakes.
> However, I'd have taken a different approach.  Instead of using the demon
> to directly kill my target, I'd have done something like weaken a ladder he
> was on just at the worst possible time, or something like that.  AIUI, that
> doesn't destroy the demon---and a demon strikes me as a very useful thing
> to have.

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