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The first blow is despicable, the second predictable as a counterblow, the third inescapable, and, once the cycle of violence is established, the issue of who made the first move becomes moot."
In April 1938 Commander of the Kriegsmarine Raeder recommended to maintain Estonia's and Finland's neutrality for the present and give a counterblow only when the enemy (the Soviet Union) would violate the neutrality.
It will also upgrade the counterblow hammer for closed die forging at Takasago and construct a new welded tube line at group company Kobe Special Tube Co., Ltd.
Then, according to the script, Israel was supposed to deliver a counterblow to Hizbollah to shift the power balance back toward Washington.
Manstein called this particular approach the "backhand stroke," a smashing counterblow against the extended flanks of an opponent's offensive.
Pacific Counterblow: The 11th Bombardment Group and the 67th Fighter Squadron in the Battle for Guadalcanal.
Hoping to strike a counterblow against Wal-Mart and other supercenters, the Kroger Co., based in Cincinnati, is launching the Kroger Marketplace one-stop-shopping concept later this year in Columbus, Ohio.
To dissuade Israel's enemies from using WMD, Jerusalem has regularly voiced its intention to respond to any such attack with a crushing counterblow of its own.
These two notions cause an escalatory diplomatic blow and counterblow of name-calling and invective, as witnessed in the months before the outbreak of war in late March 2003.
Cox's critique of black leadership stemmed partly from his own political teleology; in his view black Americans' "destiny" was "integration and fusion with the larger American society." "To develop a powerful leader," he argued, "Negroes must retract themselves, as it were, from their immediate business of achieving assimilation, and look to him for some promised land or some telling counterblow upon their detractors." Not only was this course hopeless because of the limits and contradictions of the actual practice of race leadership that he described, but Cox felt also that it played into the hands of the opponents of black aspiration.
By November, the Russians struck a huge counterblow effectively cutting off the lines of retreat for 250,000 German troops.
counterblow to seeming Soviet technological superiority were in fact wrong--Moscow was mostly bluffing.
Their innovations, as Joseph Cary points out in Three Modern Italian Poets: Saba, Ungaretti, Montale, "were the dragooning of so-called `free-verse' as a counterblow to the traditional hendecasyllable, eccentric suspensions of normal syntax and punctuation, a plethora of short-lived onomatopoetic coinages, the cultivation ...
His decision to act was made when he heard that if the king made war on the pope, then the pope would excommunicate the king; in counterblow the king would depose the pope.
This marked the introduction of court injunctions as a counterblow to labor's chief weapons, the strike and the boycott.