How The U.S. Stole the Middle East

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It started with one dot on the coast of Saudi Arabia

Johnny Harris is a filmmaker and journalist. He currently is based in Washington, DC, reporting on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe. Johnny's visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways. He holds a BA in international relations from Brigham Young University and an MA in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.

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Hey friends. Just a reminder that this is a very broad overview of a big topic. I could make a 12 part documentary series on just Saudi Arabia alone. But I hope this provides a broad understanding of how things have gone down in the region since the 30s. I encourage to go down the rabbit holes of parts of this that are interesting to you. There's so much more to learn about each of these events. Thanks for watching!

Author — Johnny Harris


Haha thanks for the shoutout! Always glad my maps could help! :D

Author — EmperorTigerstar


It was never a fight for liberty, it was an invasion for resources.

Author — Saim S.


damn U.S really does everything for oil

Author — AWPidaras


A more accurate title could be "How the US F*cked up the Middle East (and all the ways it came back to bite them)".

Author — M North


U.S destroys democracies in the name of protecting it.

Author — kaustabh


Your talent and ability to make me love history is mind-blowing. I absolutely love this series.

Author — This is Tech Today


When the Middle East got mad about the whole Israel thing, there wasn’t PEACE discussed 😂. The US assassinated the Saudi king “King Faisal” cause they didn’t like having a Saudi king that cared about morals more than America’s approval 🤷‍♀️

Author — Haya


“Forbidden oil bromance” boy did that line kill.

Author — leeartlee915


USA after bringing so much *freedom* around the world be like
Just smile and wave guys

Author — Shitposter


The quality of your videos is so high that me being an audience without paying you money is certainly a crime.

Author — Cherea Tsai


Johnny Harris needs his own Netflix Series honestly.

Author — Kanishka Biswas


Johnny Harris passed away near his home on March 29, 2021 due to "natural causes"
-U.S. Government

Author — Calculeer


*Oil gets discovered in Mozambique.*

America : "Looks like Mozambique needs some freedom."

Author — Dank Poster


As a middel eastern i thank you for shedding some light on this problem

Author — Aly Allam


Can't wait for the next part, man! By any chance, would you consider covering America's "benevolent assimilation" of the Philippines in the future?

Author — Gio San Pedro


Wow thank you for putting this situation in layman's terms I've never had teachers that explain things nearly half as well as you do. Which is sad. Actually thinking back on it I was never taught about what really happened and transpired on 9/11 and why it occurred in the first Thank u so much for this video and your channel!

Author — Brit Brat


This breaks my heart I’m from the Middle East and sense childhood I always dreamed of United arab countries and peace for all of us but America - Russia- China- uk- France don’t want that for us

My allah protect my Muslim brothers and sisters

Author — Latifa A


"The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must"- Thucydides

Author — United Afrika Government


When you can learn more from a YouTube channel then my entire highschool history class

Author — Nathan Stipek