If I were ruthless (...)
This bit is interesting. She CAN think like Hugh, devise a plan like a general. She choses not to. There have been train-thoughts like this before, but it's very stark and clear now, on the hills of the rat's alpha comments and her closing bit
Fortunately for Atlanta, I wasn't Hugh d'Ambray.
Everyone is really lucky they are not exposed to her brand of ruthless, because they have no idea what the word means.