Alexei Phoenix wrote:Lu Meng was an accomplished commander and has many deeds credited to his name. He was also the only Wu officer born in Wei territory(Ru Nan). Consider the fact that the alliance between Wu and Shu is broken due to Lu Meng's taking of Jing and the execution of Guan Yu. Jing would give Wu control of the river, returning its greatest natural defence, but wouldn't Wei have the most to gain from this plan? With Wu and Shu sure to tear each other apart, the only one truly winning is Wei.
Sun Fin wrote:I agree with Sun Gongli but I have to say when I saw the title I laughed so heavily as I've been saying for a long time it was Lu Meng's short sighteness that caused the fall of Wu.
Dong Zhou wrote:It destroyed any chance Wu had of conquering China. Once Liu Bei had Yi, it was vital to cooperate but instead, Wu robbed the alliance of momentum, created an attitude of distrust that never really cleared up and left both sides committing vital soldiers to be border guards against each other. There was never a chance as golden to defeat Wei as the one Wu ignored
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