What most people miss The Middle East's cold war, 7 months ago   03:08

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The conflict in Ukraine is more than just Russian aggression. It's deep historical roots are causing a modern-day struggle over what kind of country Ukraine should be. Vox's Amanda Taub explains.

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jhk655
The thing most people miss about the crimean incident is those people who lived there were mostly ethnic russians, wanted to be a part of russia, and were engaged in a guerilla war against the failing Ukraine government. You're all being fed lies by the jew run media.
Volodimir Polikhun
Просто треба зрозуміти що москалі це гандони, гнати палками їх треба з України
Free Lander
Very vague video, lacks a lot of info....historically and politically, also biased in a way
stefan babic
LIES LIES LIES
RUSSIA NEVER OCCUPIED NOTHING!!!!!!
Chong! Jojun! Balsa!
I'm russian. The brother of my grandfather is living in Donetsk as well as his son (the cousin of my father). In my teens I came to Donetsk and later we went to sea.
His son came to Russia when Donetsk was bombed. And my father helped them, they worked for him. Later they returned to Donetsk.
Mother of my boss lives in Ukraine.
Do I need to explain that this war is an absurd?
Alutis
Bullshit without any facts.
rinsedpie
Excellent info, excelldnt digital arts.
Project DCB
Ukraine is not Russia and will never be Russia
atharva Nigam Varma M m
Russification sounds a lot like Israeli Jews settling in the West Bank.
Kurt Rozentaun
If you think this video is not propaganda - think again
Diabeetus Prime
Oh my god why is this still up
akryvonos7298
bunch of bs, coming from someone who is not from the region and knows nothing about the region SMH
chyba cie cos
I mean, I'm from Poland, the neighbour of Ukraine, and I only knew about Crimea. It's sad that media don't say a word about such conflict, which is just on the other side of the border ;/
Tony Logan
It would be comical if it were not so sad, but this video is yet another example of Americans thinking that they can understand ethnic and cultural conflicts in a tiny nutshell, even when they know nothing of the history, geography, or the people involved. Americans do not know even what's going on in Mexico let alone about far away Eastern Europe.
Ruslan Smirnov
Fake news !
Dream Life Notebook
So what? There are probably people who think that Mexico should take back California but if they were to invade, that would still be a breach of international law and an act of war. Russia is just pure evil.
Matt Shelton
You didn't bother to mention the neo-Nazis that played a prominent role in the coup government. https://www.thenation.com/article/neo-nazis-far-right-ukraine/
Myla Porter
This video made it look like Ukraine is heavily divided but it is simply not true! It is true that the majority in the Eastern Ukraine is russian speaking but that doesn’t mean that they are all pro-russian! It is quite the opposite! The truth is that pro-russians are the minority group in Ukraine!.. regardless of what language they speak there’s quite few of them ! That is why in order to seize those territories Russia is forced to step in. The hybrid war in Ukraine exists because the existing opposition in Ukraine is tremendously weak! There’s simply not enough of rebels to fight against the majority of Ukrainians who believe in tight collaboration with EU instead of Russia!
Jacob O'Brian
Go russia!
Belia Luedke
Great. Thanks heaps. :D
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The Middle East's cold war, What most people miss 7 months ago   10:19

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How two feuding countries are tearing apart the Middle East.

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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.


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