Jimayo Oyamitch wrote:I never said it wasn't. I'm not saying Guan did something right in taking Xiang Guan, cause he didn't. What I am saying is that was simply used as propaganda, and justification, for an invasion that was well prepared, and ready to go. They were massed near the border with the majority of their army and prepared to attack. Whether Xiang Guan happened or not, they were gonna invade.
I would also like to add, that he mobilised his army long before Xiang Guan. You don't put on a condom unless your gonna f***. Mobilising an army is expensive, so their is no doubt he meant to use it. If Xiang Guan never happened, do you honestly believe he would ignore the expense he put into mobilising his army and massing it on the border and do nothing? That's very naive. If he truly didn't want to invade he would of sought a diplomatic solution(such as recompense for the grain taken).