Most Cruel Leaders

Pol Pot – Was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976-1979. Pol Pot became leader of Cambodia on April 17, 1975. During his time in power, his radical communist government forced the mass evacuations of cities, killed or displaced millions of people, and left a legacy of disease and starvation. Under his leadership, his government caused the deaths of at least one million people from forced labor, starvation, disease, torture, or execution.

The Mojahideen

In 1978, Afghanistan became mired in civil war as two communist parties seized control of the country. When it began to look like anti-communist rebels were gaining a foothold, the Soviet Union invaded the country to lend support, and that’s when the U.S. of course, decided to get involved.

The CIA set up camps to train the rebels, known as Mojahideen, in the necessary tactics for beating back the Soviets. Advanced weaponry was also part of the deal, including – importantly – Stinger surface – to – air missles. Soviet airstrikes had driven hundreds of guerillas out of the cities and into the surrounding hills, and mitigating the effectiveness of those strikes proved to be essential in prolonging the conflict, placing a great strain on Soviet resources.

The Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan almost until it’s collapse in the early 1990’s, but the legacy of the Mojahideen lives on. The CIA are finding their own tactics and training turned against them by Mojahideen veterans who have begun their own training programs, producing highly trained and skilled terrorists who make up the backbone of Al-Qaeda and other radical groups such as ISIS, so  basically all radical terrorists was invented by the United States, congratulations.

The United States discovered these ramifications the hard way after invading Afghanistan in 2001. The invasion led to a quagmire of an occupation, which – until present day has dragged on for just as long as that of the Soviets.

Most Cruel Leaders

Genghis Khan was the founder and Great Khan(emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed “Genghis Khan”, he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most Eurasia. He was a warrior and ruler, starting from obscure and insignificant beginnings, brought all the nomadic tribes of Mongolia under the rule of himself and his family in a rigidly disciplined military state.

Visibility

Other than precipitation the three main things that can inhibit visibility are fog, mist, and haze. The international definition of fog is a visibility of less than 0.62 miles, or 1 kilometer.

Mist is a visibility of between 0.62 and 1.2 miles (1 to 2 kilometers), while haze is a visibility between 1.2 to 3.1 miles (2 to 5 kilometers).

Aside from the visibility categorization, fog and haze form in a totally different way. Mist and fog are caused by water droplets in the air, and the only difference is visibility, as discussed above. On the other hand, haze is the reflection of sunlight off of air pollution, typically found on hot and humid summer days.

Note: Mist is not the same thing as drizzle or light rain. Drizzle is precipitation consisting of numerous tiny droplets of water less than 0.02 inches in diameter. Light rain is simply rain falling at a rate of 0.1 inches or less per hour. Both drizzle and light rain fall to the ground, while mist and fog, which remain in the air close to the ground.