The war in Syria explained in five minutes | Guardian Animations

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The war in Syria explained in five minutes

What is going on in Syria and why? This animation explains the events that have led to the ongoing civil war in the Middle Eastern country, which is reported to have claimed over 100,000 lives. It's a complicated issue, but this explainer should serve as a good starting point for understanding it all

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“Experts agree that al Assad will be removed from power, it’s just a matter of when”


Author — BrendanJ Rice


The lies by the Guardian explained in 5 minutes.

Author — pacus123


The title is wrong. It should be : "The war in Syria lied about for five minutes | Groundless Allegations"

Author — O R


Thanks god we have internet, so we can defend us from wrong information. What ever u hear from this video, its a twisted reality, the way America write the history. First time ever I'm kinda proud of the comment section. u guys are no sheep's or trolls

Author — Kaan ö


1:44 WHO FUNDED THE REBELS?? It was SAUDI, ISREAL and USA!! Get facts right Guardian

Author — Cricklewoodgreattown


LOL. still Assad is in power. poor guardian.

Author — boboy 987654321


This video explains the war in Syria created by USA and Israel, only for oil!

Author — C0d3 Bl33d


Watching this as a Chinese audience is so funny because how ridiculous this video is. So only China and Russia have interest in this region, other western countries have no business involved. They only want to bring peace and democracy. How big of a hypocrite are u?

Author — Yi Chen


The conflict in Syria is not a civil war but rather a foreign backed insurgency. The rebels have all been funded, trained & equipped by the USA & it's allies, including Israel, the UK, France, Saudi Arabia, the UAE & Jordan.

General Westley Clark "We're going to take out 7 countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & finishing off with Iran"

The western mainstream media tries to justify America's support for the rebels & its direct occupation of Syrian territory by portraying Assad as a ruthless dictator, but what about Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE ? They're all run by authoritarian monarchies are they not ?

What about the peaceful protests in Bahrain that were brutally & violently suppressed ? I guess peaceful protestors don't count when they're protesting against a US ally?

The US & its allies try to accuse Bashar Al Assad, Syria's president of using chemical weapons, but why is it that his forces only tend to use chemical weapons every time they achieve a major victory ? Isn't it more likely that the rebels would use chemical weapons out of desperation in those situations ?

In 2014, Bashar Al Assad won the Syrian presidential elections by 70%. The election results were monitored & verified by a group of lawmakers from over 30 countries.

Author — Brian Granville


In short the Ziocons plans in the middle-east.

Author — Koksal Ceylan


*NATO brought "democracy" and took oil*

Author — Just Me


Five minutes of what media wants us to believe on Syria crisis...

Author — ZNK IND


Gaddafi was killed by France (Sarkozy) and the US (foreign minister Hilary Clinton)!! Please check the history!
Wrong information here

Author — Di Med


Looks like they forget to mention who arms all these state sponsored 'rebels'

Author — Ricardo van der Spoel


How much money you put in your packet for this NATO illusion carton .

Author — Shah Maxsood Kawoosh


I watched that video, the irony is people were laughing while he was revealing the dark truth behind Iraq War, does people have any idea how many innocent life's were perished including children, Libya the whole turned into ashes from the richest to poor in matter of months yet the world is quietly watching. Go look into those people's life how it feels to loose a child.

Author — Mohd Abdullah


the funniest part was probably " why isn´t the US, Europe doing anything?" or the fact that Turkey Qatar Israel and Saudi Arabia don´t even appear...

Author — lawa dune


A very nicely and finely told lie. A beautiful delusion

Author — Турат Нурбеков


I explain it in 5 sec ...
After saddam qaddafi king faisal morsi last hurdle in the way of greater israel is bashar

Author — Muhammad shaharyar


The Libyan Civil war ended after Gaddafi?? Are you serious??? it's still going on! Various factions, a lot of them radical islamists, are fighting each other 7 years after Gaddafi fell with no end in sight...such a ridiculous video and no before you ask I am not a Russian troll :P

Author — CaptainGrimes1