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By Joel Andreas

Addicted to battle takes at the so much lively, strong, and harmful army on this planet. Hard-hitting, conscientiously documented, and seriously illustrated, it unearths why the us has been serious about extra wars in recent times than the other state. learn Addicted to conflict to discover who advantages from those army adventures, who pays—and who dies.

"Political comics at its best."—Michael Parenti

Joel Andreas wrote and illustrated The amazing Rocky, a satire that brought greater than 100,000 humans to the unsavory actions of the Rockefeller kinfolk. In among drawing illustrated exposes, he investigates the trajectory and destiny of the chinese language Revolution.

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After its humiliation in Kuwait and the imposition of economic sanctions, the regime took oppression of its Shia population to a new level, in part as a way to reassert its internal control. Shia, who had longed for majority rule, saw Saddam Hussein’s weakened regime as their opportunity to take to the street across the Shia heartland in southern Iraq. Importantly, the Shia population was under the impression, from the pronouncements of US President Bush, that their uprising would be supported by the United States, who would intervene and S ECTARIAN AND RE L IGIOUS DISP UTES 37 assist them in overthrowing Saddam Hussein.

Iraq’s tribal dimensions date back to the early British mandate, when nomadic tribes lived in the areas surrounding Iraq’s major cities. After the British mandate was enacted, many tribal groups moved into urban areas, where their tribal traditions became the basis of social and political life. These tribal traditions were not challenged until rapid urbanization began, and power shifted toward cities and away from tribal loyalties. Tribal relations continue to be strong particularly among Iraq’s Sunni population, which resides mostly in the northwestern part of Iraq.

Although the Emirates began to develop economically through trade and the exploitation of their oil resources in the mid-twentieth century, tribal conflict continued to strain intrastate relations and came to define political structures. To this day, tribal loyalty continues to play a major role in the social, political, and economic life in the Emirates. Territorial and Resource Conflicts UAE-Oman-Saudi Arabia Dispute80 UAE-Iran Dispute The dispute between the Emirates and Iran over the islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunbs officially began in 1971, although the islands have been a point of contention for centuries.

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