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Saudi Arabia and the US have a partnership that's been in the making for over seven decades. It started after World War II and survived the Iranian Revolution, the Cold War, the Gulf War, September 11, and the proliferation of conflicts across the Middle East. This whole time, the US has been selling weapons to Saudi Arabia -- now its number one customer. Saudis bought bombs, tanks, guns, and planes over the years to defend themselves from various threats. The US supplied those weapons because the Saudi’s threats have usually been a threat to the US as well.
Today, there's a shift in the relationship. Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen has created the worst humanitarian disaster in the world - and thrown the Middle East into chaos. The problem is, the Saudis are using US bombs to do it.
US-Saudi arms agreements data: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Arab-Israeli arms race: Congressional Research Service and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
US-Saudi arms policy: Center for International Policy and the Brookings Institute
Yemen airstrikes: Human Rights Watch
Dahyan, Yemen, school bus bombing: Bellingcat
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It was historically educational video but I believe u skipped(or maybe forgot) one important part. Iran & Iraq war which last 8 years and how the world and specially USA backed up Sadam during that time. Both west and east decided to not sell any weapon to Iran during that war and it was the whole logic of Iran to be independent on weapons and being an active player in the region since then.
I like 👏🏻 how you make us The enemy but you actually forgot the war in Iraq 🤷♂️ and killing civilians for fun but in the end the KSA Will never broke down and I think the God we have a history and do we know it more then 1400 years and the Arabic’s tribes knows their history more than 4000 years but do you know who your grandfather is 🤣💔
Its so sad that a region with so much culture, history, natural resources, and a huge potential for growth and development in many fields including tourism is continuously plagued by war, its people mistreated, its helpless refugees seen as criminals and its immense history and culture destroyed all because certain political leaders put their interest first without a second thought towards the long term betterment.
If the World knew the truth, the United Nations would be wiped off the face of the earth in a matter of time. But they pit us all against each other, and we spend our time pointing our fingers at each other, instead of the true conspirators. I am an American, and things are not always as they seem... America is a proxy... You say we are the biggest arms race dealer in the World, but whose the largest drug dealer in the World? The United Nations!!!
They infiltrate governments, and within and using that authority the UN deals drugs, and weapons through proxy, so that their own name does not get tarnished. They are as well the LARGEST Arms Dealers in the world! And it is the United Nations that has created ISIS, because human lives are expendable, and money is plentiful, ...for them, lives mean nothing, and can be bought at a price, regardless of the name tag attached... Countless lives have been lost under these nametags, from the Taliban, to Al-Qaida, "ISIS" is just another nametag under which human beings are slaughtered doing the bidding of the hidden United Nations.
It was the United Nations dropping bombs on people, and destabilizing the world, talking peace, while in their wake, they leave countless dead bodies!!! Do not be deceived by the United Nations, because they have purposed in their hearts to establish World Government atop that of the existing governments around the world. It's not just a threat to America, but to China, Russia, India, and anywhere there are those that oppose their Agenda for World Government. If the bombs would have said Made in Russia, the blame would be elsewhere... But everything they do is twisted and towards wickedness.
Lots of companies sell deadly weapons, it's how you use them that's important, just as people that support gun rights say, guns don't kill, people do, and a car or truck is deadly when a lunatic drives into a crowd.
google it, USA basically made ISIS, Al Qauida, Taliban etc during the cold war they payd millions to them to fight against communism. Now they still give them weapons even though they have for years gotten into wrong hands.
US forgein policies in the middle east is a mess. And one aspect turns out to be as true as ever, you cannot achieve the right thing, by doing wrong.
As long as US forgein policies favours dictators to gain influence on oil supplies and other resources, the mess the US created in the past decades is not going to disapear by some magic...
It's like US actually supporting and growing the taliban, because you could not have Soviet influence a proggresive politics.
Then 9/11 etc. happend.
US are scumbags as always, and your people are so brainwashed its laughable.
It's clearly Saudi Arabia is no worth for that. They destroyed their neighbor countries. But look America is the leader of free world, and why they sold weapon to countries such a North Korea in Middle East
Not even one mention of Houthi missiles striking SA.
The country has the right to retaliate.
Are we suppose to sit idle while Iran’s plans the invasion of many sovereign states?
Biased media that does not illustrate the full and complex nature of this situation.
No they won't stop selling. War makes people money. Regan speech about it being mutual beneficial was total BS. The American and Russian governments are probably just hoping the Middle-East entirely destroys themselves.
Good video, but it left out the now public secret deal the US and KSA struck in 1974, where the US Treasury Secretary made a deal where KSA agreed to support the US in case of another oil embargo and bolster the US treasury with petro-dollars in exchange for weapons deals. There have been numerous mainstream articles published on this topic since 2016.
Saudi Arabia and Iran fight because each one of tjem wants to control the Muslim world and the Ummah doesn't want to be controlled by any of those countries 😂 both are highly corrupt, radical, brainwashed and extreme in their ways of thinking.
Nationalism is poison. They fight, kill and torture but there will come a time when Arabs will realize what they're doing is stupid and will unite under one man and overthrow all dictators. People love each other, leaders kill each other
Had to stop watching to comment. Forgive my ignorance, but after knowing that 15 of 19 of the attackers on 911 were Saudis, we responded by selling arms to Saudi Arabia, and going to war in Iraq on their behalf? Unbelievable. And I remember all the speeches by Bush talking about the attack on our country and arguing for going to war in Iraq because of it. I kept thinking "why is he bringing Iraq into it". What principals were or are at work here, because it clearly wasn't what we were told.
Can you juste delimit the Republic of Artsakh( Nagorno-karabakh) on the map ! If South Ossetia and Golan are represented as an autonomous region, Karabakh should be represented as a separatist region on the map
What do you expect in wars? Do you think it's like a game winning over night? Or launching flowers.
This war wouldn't happen if Iran didn't smuggle weapons to Houthi terrorists and other terrorists like Al-Qadea who admit they did 9/11.
Having people from a different country to do your dirty work doesn't sway the Mastermind.
O my god u people killing children ..and than making video..i know world politics is complex but this should never happen m sad ..there is no one to stop US world need to change more superpower need to rise to balance power..m from india..china and india is on way..hope we get there soon :(
"How the Saudis ended up with so many American weapons" Answer: the US military-industrial complex needs customers! The Saudis (which supplied 15 out of 19 hijackers on 9/11) is a reliable "ally" of the US because it keeps buying weapons from oil sales - the perfect poodle for the military-industrial complex. In reality, the Wahhabist regime is the cancer of West Asia!
Iran had emerged as an ally of the US ? Really is that what happened well it is not a lye But itis just like saying -The us took over The Abu Ghraib prison and it did not go wel. l in my option that’s not good journalism . a story like that has to have the sad chapter about how the CIA colonial style ocupation of Iran and the fact that the us goverment stole a big portion of Iran annual oil production for decades. it is a simple fact we all know VOX claiming that they are neutral -well they just proved they are not
Americans, while most of your tax dollars go to propping up a bloated military that goes around sowing discord abroad, the federal gov't sends weapons to royalty in SA where human rights and democracy don't exist. Are you guys ok with all this?
Why does United States need Saudi Arabia? We are self sufficient in oil due to fracking. Moreover, oil is declining as a strategic resource.
We are moving fairly rapidly towards a renewable energy global infrastructure. Electric cars are projected to outsell gasoline cars by 2025 to 2030.
The importance of Saudi Arabia is less than it was. Soon, it won't be important at all. Let the Russians get blamed for supporting dictators.
The US should start supporting democracy and the rule of law, and get out of the "propping up dictators" business.
If your only thinking about it in terms of oil then your only understanding 1 percent of the picture. Its about Power and Influence. Watch the video, they even said that the more weapons USA sells to the Saudi the more Powerful America becomes. Geopolitics
Well at least Iran has enough pilots for there jet i dont think the westren Rent a pilot in the Saudi army will stay and play ? -And we dont have clue what Iran has we only ?know what the uk/us goverments aproves and then it is deliverd by main stream media and the thruth is totally irilivent
Anunciado durante a Gamescom 2017, uma das maiores feiras de videogame do mundo, o remake de Secret of Mana é, desde o início, um projeto pensado para agradar aos fãs de longa data e atrair jogadores novatos com um gameplay mais acessível.
Não se engane: a versão 2018 de Secret of Mana está mais para uma recriação do que uma mera remasterização com pequeno ajustes gráficos. O que temos aqui é um jogo completamente atualizado, com personagens redesenhados que ganharam nova vida graças à estética cartunesca.
Se, por um lado, as mudanças visuais foram projetadas para atrair novatos, por outro, algumas pessoas podem torcer o nariz pela simplicidade da nova abordagem - especialmente no que diz respeito aos cenários e criaturas do mundo.
Os cenários coloridos, por exemplo, ainda que estejam bem representados, trazem pouca variedade e deixam game com cara de “jogo de celular”. Isso fica mais evidente pela estrutura do game, já que muitas áreas estão completamente vazias e monótonas. Nesse quesito, Secret of Mana não tem vantagem em ter o fator nostalgia a seu favor.
O remake utiliza a clássica perspectiva de visão aérea, com a câmera posicionada acima dos personagens. É possível arrastar as bordas da tela manualmente para ter uma visão mais ampla do ambiente, o que é bastante útil para momentos de exploração.
O brilho da era noventista, mas com ressalvas.
Antes de tudo, é importante ressaltar que não há legendas em português, então o melhor a fazer é jogar com textos em inglês. A história continua sendo o ponto mais alto de Secret of Mana e, novamente, coloca o jogador no controle de três adoráveis personagens: Randi, Primm e Popoi - é possível jogar em modo cooperativo local para até três usuários.
O objetivo do grupo é lutar contra um império traidor ao mesmo tempo em que tenta recuperar o poder da Mana para restaurar a paz. O grande problema é que, embora os gráficos estejam atualizados, as animações ficaram presas ao passado. Em vez de despertar o sentimento de nostalgia, a falta de capricho passa a impressão de que o remake foi feito às pressas.
A jogabilidade à la Zelda foi aprimorada e permite desferir ataques de qualquer ângulo. Os inimigos também demonstram mais inteligência, uma vez que agora eles têm a opção de atacar a partir de qualquer ponto do cenário.
Ainda que a movimentação esteja mais fluida, parece haver algum problema técnico relacionado ao impacto dos golpes. Isso porque há momentos em que o personagem simplesmente não acerta o ataque, mesmo posicionado a uma distância razoável do oponente.
Além disso, a interface dos menus ficou bem aquém do esperado, com abas confusas e muito mal posicionadas. Há, no entanto, uma opção de mapear os itens essenciais nos botões do joystick ou teclado, o que facilita muito a organização na hora de combates mais exigentes.
O remake de Secret of Mana mantém a essência da pérola dos RPGs de ação dos anos 90, mas comete muitos deslizes ao tentar mexer em time que está ganhando. Menus engessados, sistema de combate com problemas técnicos e animações presas ao passado impedem o relançamento de ser a experiência definitiva, apesar de que possa valer para quem nunca experimentou o jogo original.