The Middle East's cold war, explained

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The Middle East's cold war, explained 4.5

How two feuding countries are tearing apart the Middle East.

The Saudis and Iranians have never actually declared war on each other. Instead, they fight indirectly by supporting opposing sides in other countries and inciting conflicts. This is known as proxy warfare.

And it’s had a devastating effect on the region. Countries, especially poor ones, can’t function if there are larger countries pulling strings within their borders.

And that’s exactly what's happening in the Middle East. The Saudi-Iranian rivalry has become a fight over influence, and the whole region is a battlefield.

💬 Comments on the video

Usa : *hears that you have oil*
*usa has sent you a friend request*

Author — Paco Jr


God created war so that Americans would learn geography. "mark twain"

Author — nisarg patel


Country: *Has oil *

USA : Hey guys, wanna buy some democracy?

Author — Furn


My father was killed ..
And I lost my brother ...
And I lost my university ..
My house is destroyed ..
And I'm alone with my mom ..
This is the Syria war

Author — Mohamed Efat


Imagine how peaceful the world would be if the us didn't get involved in the middle east

Author — Andalusi Averroès


don't believe everything the US tells you.

Author — Wyman Space


bro when any war starts either the US, Britain or France always has something to do with it

Author — Batsalem Swag


The title should be US - Middle Eastern war.

Author — Barack Obama


Who is watching this after the US killed the Iranian general in an air strike

Author — Wolflex


country: has oil

america: hey guys i think i discovered a land, there arent many people in it and they are exotic so i think we should spread *D E M O C R A C Y*

Author — Flyte


It’s funny that it didn’t explain how isis was made ... by the USA 🤭

Author — Ali Senpai


"Massive oil reserves were discovered in Saudi Arabia",
America: I smell something...

Author — Ace Aero01


It's not the middle east cold war, it's the old school US-Russia cold war just transfared to a new field. LOL

Author — Rowshone Nargis


A proxy war ( Iran vs Saudi Arabia ), but that proxy war is also the proxy war of USA (Saudi Arabia) vs Russia ( Iran). What a weird world we live in.

Author — No longer a nihilist


USA: *hears there is oil*
Also usa: "can we be friends"

Author — milad Gaming


USA: Israel is the only way to defeat our enemies in the middle east.
Israel: You had no enemies in the middle east before our creation tho
Usa: *SHUT UP*

Author — Haydar Hamieh


Iran/Saudi Arabia: Not in the mood
Iraq: oh god no

Author — Ali Ahmed


Didn't the US support Saddam Hussein in his attack on Iran? Why leave that detail out?

Author — Dave Joyce


All of this conflict is caused mainly by england and us

Author — NTECH


Cold war Between USA and Soviet still remains but in new Map.
RIP to all middle east people.

Author — Viper D.