I don’t have the time to look it up right now, but I read once about a ruler back in the days of the Hittites and Babylonians who consulted an Oracle prior to his attack on a neighboring kingdom. The Oracle told him something on the order of “If you attack, a great kingdom will fall”. He attacked, lost, and his own kingdom fell as a result.
Yup, the Oracle would have been correct either way of course. One of the kingdoms were bound to fall during such a dispute.