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


Johnny Harris needs his own Netflix Series honestly.

Author — Kanishka Biswas



Author — Det 313


"War is just an excuse for the elites of society to waste resources so living standards don't have to be raised."-George Orwell.

Author — ksang 21


Some Country: We have oil

America: I'll take your entire stock

Author — Nitro


I am from the Middle East I can say .. this is very close to to the truth .. the only thing I was disappointed about is when you said that men can marry 12 wife’s until this day man this is a far from truth .. coming from you who’s very well educated.. man this was the case in the past not now .. love your videos big fan

Author — Nowf AlQarni


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

Author — EmperorTigerstar


I'm so glad YouTube has become this amazing platform of smart people who share their knowledge. Thanks.

Author — Our Daily English /A choice you wanna do!


This is why when we middle easterners talk about the ME we always mention the US we’re not “blaming our problems on the US” the US is literally imbedded in and is the root of every single problem present there today from Palestine to Afghanistan to Iraq to Syria etc

Author — Rov


Love this video..my biggest takeaway: if you want to become powerful, get involved in other people's business. My second biggest takeaway: money > religion.

Author — Saurabh Malkar


Such a well done documentary. As a 40 something year old man, you described things for me that I saw as a young person in America and have now tied it all together. It’s odd to think back on the stories I was told as to why we invaded and defended these countries. It is very clear to me now.

Author — William Potts


What a masterpiece of a video. Bravo 👏

Author — Yes Theory


This is by far the best video on this topic I have ever seen.It's fascinating how like a virus, the US presence in the middle east started off small but little by little it spread and by the time the middle easterners understood it all, it was already too late. US foreign policy is really one of the most brilliant and fascinating things ever.

Author — Anwit Mondal


*As someone from Middle East, I would like to say that you hit everything in the story with right narrative but you missed some parts and you are misled by some parts of the story!*

Author — Faisal Al-Enizi


This is excellent. Thank you for this. Greetings from the cradle of civilisation Mesopotamia Iraq 🇮🇶 ❤️ 🌍

Author — Sargon of Baghdad


You've became my absolute favorite YouTuber in the past few days. Thank you for this wonderful storytelling and all the depth in these videos. Keep up the good work man! These videos are eye-opening and a lot more people should see your content!

Author — Elli0t


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


Absolutely amazing. That's it! You're one of my favorite YouTube channel (which funnily, I first watched your video about you not shampooing - eventually, your channel gives so much knowledge later)

Author — Yogi


Johnny, so love your video's, I was right there with you in Ice Land, I know about going from a hot and cold bath, it is a most incredible experience, any way this Middle East video is truly tops, nicely done, I'll watch it a second time, you did such a comprehensive job in such a short time.

Author — Guy North


Man, it's the writing that makes these videos so uniquely good. The "Osama bin Laden Cliffhanger" transition was 🤌

Author — Nick Erickson