By Bob Harris
The day-by-day information supplies occasions yet hardly context. So what do al-Qaeda, North Korea, and Iran really need? Which faction is which in Iraq and who's arming whom? What's the care for Somalia, Darfur, and Kashmir? Fatah, Hamas, and Hezbollah?
Finally, here's Who Hates Whom--a convenient, frequently lovely advisor to the world's contemporary conflicts, from the big and demanding to the thoroughly absurd.
• Which international locations are struggling with over an uninhabitable glacier without actual strategic value--at an annual fee of part one billion dollars?
• Which underreported conflict has been the deadliest seeing that international battle II--worse even than Vietnam--with a continuous aftermath worse than most modern conflicts combined?
• Which royal relations have been revered as gods--until the crown prince machine-gunned the king and queen?
• Which country's highschool scholars imagine the Nazis had a "good side"? Which nation's readers lately positioned Mein Kampf at the bestseller record? And which different kingdom watches itself with 4 million defense cameras? (Hint: All 3 are U.S. allies.)
Detailed with greater than fifty unique maps, pictures, and illustrations, Who Hates Whom summarizes greater than thirty worldwide hotspots with concise essays, attention-grabbing diagrams, and (where attainable) glimmers of kindness and hope.
In which our bodies of water are you able to locate lots of the world's lively pirates? Which dictatorship is bulldozing its personal villages? the place precisely are Waziristan, Bangsamoro, Kurdistan, Ituri, Baluchistan, and Jubaland--and how will they have an effect on your lifestyles and safety? discover in Who Hates Whom, a heavily a laugh examine international humanity--and the shortcoming thereof.
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Mary Poopins. The Penguins and the Policeman A POLICEMAN SEES A MAN walking down the street with four penguins. ” “Yes,” says the man. ” says the cop. “Good idea,” says the man. And off they go. The next day the policeman sees the man again, and he’s still with the penguins. But they are all wearing sunglasses. ” says the policeman. ” replies the man. “I did! ” Three Stellar Snail Jokes A MAN IS WATCHING TV when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and doesn’t see anyone at first—then he looks down and sees a snail sitting there.
A FSH. WHAT DID THE FISH SAY WHEN IT HIT A CONCRETE WALL? DAM. WHAT DO WHALES LIKE TO CHEW? BLUBBER GUM. Four Semi-Educational Jokes What do Alexander the Great and Kermit the Frog have in common? The same middle name. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? At the bottom. How did the Vikings send secret messages? With Norse code. What is an atom? The guy who went out with Eve. Five Powerful Purple Jokes What’s green and purple and goes up and down? Barney in an elevator. What’s small and cuddly and bright purple?
Ima who? Ima gonna break down the door if you don’t let me in! 8 Knock, knock. Who’s there? Toby. Toby who? Toby or not toby, that is the question! 9 Knock, knock. Who’s there? Harriet. Harriet who? Harry ate my dinner, do you have any more? 10 Will you remember me tomorrow? (Yes) Will you remember me in a week? (Yes) Will you remember me in a year? (Yes) Knock, knock. Who’s there? Don’t you remember me? The Traveling Salesman A TRAVELING SALESMAN walks into a hotel and asks for a room. “We are all full,” says the desk clerk.
Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up A Woefully Incomplete Guide by Bob Harris