Cao Zijian wrote:What you guys say got me wondering...
You guys might have already know the only reason Xu Shu went over to Wei was because his mum was held as hostage by Cao Cao. Imagine yourself as a strategist, what is the point of paying you if you do not contribute at all.
Quoting from Xu Shu, " As long as I am alive, I shall devise no strategies for the likes of Cao Cao"
If I were Cao Cao, I would assume 'yang hu wei huan; rearing tiger is a danger' and have Xu Shu executed!
GenFusha wrote::?: Shan Fu is Xu Shu right? If so.... heck yes, Cao Cao
would have dominated. Having Sima Yi and Xu Shu >>>>>>
having Pang Tong and Zhuge Liang.
Lady Wu wrote:I don't think having an extra strategist would give Cao Cao much more of an edge over Liu Bei and Sun Quan. Unlike the other two, Cao Cao is quite independent, and rather than using his think-tank to come up with plans for him, he uses them to confirm his plans. Perhaps Xu Shu, if he was so smart, would have warned Cao Cao against going to war with Sun Quan at Chibi. Well, Jia Xu did tell him not to do it, but did he listen? Cao Cao had a plan to dominate the world, and conquering Wu was the crucial move to him. He needed advisors who could confirm that he could do it, and help him out when he's at it.
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