I know of the Middle East. Also, there are currently troops in Germany, Korea, and Japan for some reason since after WW2. There are probably some scuffles still in Africa. What are some specific wars or conflicts that you have heard about, that are not on the news, ans are not publicized?
Answer by jazz41
Will some DEMOCRAT challenge Pelosi?
No one wants her!! No democrat that I know wants her. I am a democratic woman and even I don’t want her. It is time for someone new. Why isn’t anyone challenging her? I don’t get it.
Answer by The Banner of Oppression.
Troops are in japan because after WWII, they were not allowed to have much of a military. It’s kinda like if a cop were to put you in hand cuffs. He took away your ability to defend yourself, so it’s now his responsibility to defend you. Thats what happened in japan. Basically. Fuhk this. I’m bored.
Answer by SHIRAZZ
only one war. the war of liberty(R) vs tyranny(L)
Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
The Syrian Expatriates Organization (SEO) commends the Syrian people for organizing democratic elections to elect representatives for the Aleppo and Deir Ezzor provinces. SEO views this as an important and encouraging step towards the establishment of a new democratic Syria.
Despite aerial bombardment and shelling, Syrians made the journey across the Turkish border to Gaziantep on March 2 2014 to vote in free elections for the city of Aleppo. The elections were moved to Turkey because of the security situation inside Syria. 29 provincial council-members were elected by 240 electoral commission members.
SEE: Assad Opponents Vote For Provincial Council Members http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/74141-assad-opponents-vote-for-aleppo-provincial-council
In Deir Ezzor, another city under severe attack by the Assad regime, citizens gathered on February 26 to cast their votes and elect 5 local council representatives.
SEE: Local Elections in Syria’s Rebel-Held Deir Ezzor http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/73344-local-elections-in-syria-s-rebel-held-deir-ezzor-despite-bombardment
We are proud of our brothers and sisters in Syria for organizing and executing these free elections, regardless of the dangers facing them, said SEO Board Member Iyad Azrak. We view this as a significant step and important exercise towards the formation of a democratic process in a new free Syria. The Syrian people have fought and died for the right to have their voices heard and live in dignity and freedom. These elections have shown the world that the Syrian people are tenacious and serious when it comes to establishing a state based on fundamental democratic principals, said Azrak. We commend them for their bravery, and support them on their road to a better and brighter future.
I am doing a paper on this. I just want some knowledge on this topic because I am not too familiar with it. Why were these two groups of people fighting for so long?
Answer by Arzü
The Palestinians and the Jews lived in the same land, so the Jews split up the Palestinians by putting a side of the country on the west and another on the east, they wanted to keep Jerusalem to themselves, they werent merciful enough to give up Jerusalem so a country and millions of families can come together. But not all Jews because there are Jews in Poland and etc. So Israelis.
Answer by EthanFMS
Palestine never existed actually. Look that up. EDIT: It never existed, be informed.
Answer by Faith
Can you imagine what would happen if the descendant Native Americans reclaimed all the areas they lost to immigrants in recent centuries or the Scottish descendants of people driven off their land during the Highland clearances of the 18th century returned to claim their land. Few people now live where their tribes lived in ancient times.
For centuries before WW1 the Jews did not control Palestine , it was part of the Turkish Empire. There was a small Jewish community living among the majority of Christian and Muslim Arabs with no problem. Most of the other Jews had dispersed to other parts of the world generations before.
In the 19th century a movement began among certain European Jews to reclaim land in Palestine to get away from persecution by Christians in Europe. This was called Zionism and these Jews were called Zionists. Most Jews did not support this. When Britain was fighting Turkey in WW1 it promised independence to the Arabs in return for military support and it promised the Jews a homeland of their own in Palestine in return for financial support ( the Foreign Secretary at the time being a Jew). This was called the Balfour declaration and it was made clear that the establishment of this homeland could not in any way affect the religious and political rights of the Arabs. Neither promise was kept. After the defeat of Turkey their empire in the Middle East was broken up and the League of Nations gave a mandate to Britain to administer Palestine, Jordan and Iraq. France got the same for Syria and Lebanon.
Between WW1 and WW2 there was increased Jewish immigration into Palestine which caused some resentment from the local population similar to the situation today between Americans and Mexicans. After the Nazi holocaust of WW2 thousands of surviving Jews entered Palestine from Europe as illegal immigrants. They formed terrorist gangs and carried out many atrocities against both the British and the indigenous population.
The most notorious of these was the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem(90 dead) They also took hostages and executed them just as the terrorists in Iraq do today.
The British left in 1948 and the terrorists formed a government and declared the state of Israel. They then carried out a policy of ethnic cleansing against the christian and Muslim Arabs many of whom fled to refugee camps in Gaza and Jordan, others were massacred, sometimes whole villages.
No account was taken of the prior claim of the Arabs or the methods by which the Jews had achieved dominance. It suited both the most powerful members of the security council , the USA and USSR because the former relied on Jewish votes in presidential elections and the latter thought the Israeli government which was socialist would be favorable to it. Britain was just glad to be rid of the whole affair. But don’t forget the religious element in all this – that is why there is no solution.