General Wesley Clark once stated, “They wanted us to destabilize the Middle East, turn it upside down, make it under our control.” He recounted a conversation he had in 1991 with Paul Wolfowitz in which the then-number-3-Pentagon-official, told Clark: “One thing we did learn [from the Persian Gulf War] is that we can use our military in the region – in the Middle East – and the Soviets won’t stop us. And we’ve got about 5 or 10 years to clean up those old Soviet regimes – Syria, Iran [sic], Iraq – before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us.”
Category: Cultural Differences
Facts of other cultures
Median age in Uganda is around 15 years. In comparison, Italy’s median age is over 44 years. That is to say, someone in Uganda is considered ‘old’ in their latter teenage years while someone in Italy turning 40 years old is still considered ‘young’ relative to their fellow citizens.
Countries never invaded by the British are:
Andorra, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad
Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein
Luxembourg, Mali, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Paraguay
Sao Tome and Principe, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Vatican City
Note: Some of these countries are new so give the Brits some time to plan more invasions.
Himalayas means “abode of snow”.
China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year, using 25 million trees to make them.