Are Europeans To Blame For Middle East Conflicts?

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In the midst of World War I, Mark Sykes of the British Government and Francios Georges-Picot of the French Government divided the middle east and the problems that began then still abound today.

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“Straight lines make uncomplicated borders. Most probably that was the reason why most of the lines that Mark Sykes, representing the British government, and Francois Georges-Picot, from the French government, agreed upon in 1916 were straight ones.”

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“On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) began to build a barbed wire and concrete “Antifascistischer Schutzwall,” or “antifascist bulwark,” between East and West Berlin.”

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41 thoughts on “Are Europeans To Blame For Middle East Conflicts?”

  1. We are to blame . Well the Irish and many other nations have Fuck all to do with it. We split up the middle east . Install dictators overthrow them . We arm certain middle eastern states . We sanction others . We have murdered millions of middle eastern folk since WW1 . Oil for food ? What the fuck is that Shit ? Sounds like a Shit enforced deal .Anyone who disputes we aren't reponsible is insane or stupid .

  2. White Europeans are prone to criminality and immorality.everywhere they set foot on earth burns.just look at their history in Africa,Americas,Asia,middle east and Australia full of genocide and left theft.this race is satanic.

  3. The White People in the Americas are not even Americans they are all Europeans. The Native People of the Americas suffered a long-term Genocide at the hands of Facist and Racist White Europeans- a people famous for genocides and mass murderers.

  4. Sure, blame White people for everyone because it's PC. But never talk about evils of Israel and the International bankers because that's "anti semitic" Bu Hu Hu.

  5. 0:38 "they believed that the region woul be better off" is a monstrous euphemism. better off for whom? only for the european empires and their local supporters. whoever wrote this text is very apologetic for imperialism. this denounces a very suspect political stand.

  6. No no no its YOU amerikans are to blame for the war, YOU support rebels (rebels became isis ofcourse) also stop fucking generalising, only france and britian did that dont blame montanegro, lituania or luxenburg.

  7. All these Europeans are pissed about this video. You guys talk about the USA like we are all fat and lazy, but if any European country went to war with the US then the US would destroy you. You guys have weak countries.

  8. People in Central Europe have nothing to do with colonialism, black slavery, KKK wars in Middle East and other bad stuff. In fact we were attacked and killed by turkic islamic barbarians and evil Germans for Centuries and nobody want remember about that.

  9. seriously, i might be wrong, but i think obamas decision to pull troops out of iraq gave isis the time to recover and gain momemtum. shouldn'T obama get SOME blame for the paris attacks? it just goes to show the politicians only care about winning the election. after that their in over their head.

  10. even though european decisions fucked up the middle east, i dont believe they would all have gotten along if it didnt happen

  11. of course Western government aka white boys have caused this,( lol I speak leftist dribble)but in the end being, weather useful idiot or not, have to take responsibility for what they do…Yes, Western government white boys aka state of loving Democrats and Republicans caused this but the INDIVIDUAL is still responsible for their own actions!

  12. Hell yes euo and USA are the scums of the earth these greedy mother fuckers are the cause of the 90%of the worlds problem's fuck em

  13. Germany and Korea were divided for the same reason. Almost. Germany has the maturity to reunite but look at Korea! Germany and France fought bloody wars just 60-70 years back but now they have open borders. People will have to put differences behind them.

  14. Oh not just straight lines, India, Pakistan Kashmir is a good example. Which remains today. Nut the Indo Pak division was poorly administered and the British rule ran away from the mess they created. Israel Palestine .
    But I think we have spent long time since then it is time these countries take responsibility and stop living in history. There is only the future ahead.

  15. Seeing as everyone's going all hater on the Europeans over a nicely presented video I thought it worth mentioning there have been instances when things grew worse once the Europeans left. For instance, if the parts of West Africa under British colonialisation were never given independence it's unlikely we would have seen the rise of RUF and the whole conflict diamond problem of the 90's.

  16. The White people are fallen angels' children. Their agenda is to rule all countries and change their way of living and take over their oil. These people fight back and all the European Nephilim unite against these people..just as they did with the Indians…and the Black slaves uprising. Black people need to understand that the civil war wasn't about freeing slaves (Lincoln didn't care about Black people being slaves) The war was about the injustice of a tax levied on the South. The free slaves slogan was a strategic way to weaken the South…more like an after thought. So, Black people stop looking up to this string bean president, Lincoln. Listen, he was the one who started the taxing of citizens on a voluntary position..which is now called INTERNAL revenue. It was not a law. It was to be for 1 year. Then he asked for 1 more year of this voluntary submission and was killed. The money was so good that they kept taking it up to now. The gvt. is a pimp!…a cheat!…and filled with perverted whores!!!!

  17. The Conflict between Sunni ans Shia is as old as Islam itself (almost). After the death of Muhammad the Ummah (the whole Muslim Community) had to chose a new leader. They divided into two parties:
    The Sunni chose Abdullah ibn Abi Quhafaah (Nickname: Abu Bakr)

    The Shia (Shi'atu Ali = Followers of Ali) chose Ali ibn Abi Talib

    The Sunni were the majority, so Abu Bakr became the first Caliph (Kalifah = successor (of Mohammed)). Ali became the fourth Caliph. But as soon as Ali became Caliph, a party called the Ummayyad's declared civil war. They won, Ali was assasinated and the sunni Muawiyya became the fifth Caliph. Since then, the Sunni and Shia hate each other. Both of them don't recognize the other as "true muslims".

    Ah, and the "Islamic State" is Pan-Arabic and hates all "Non-Arabs". They are the Nazis of the Middle East, just a tad bit more primitive.

  18. actually USA is to blame for the illegal invasions and wars they just wanted to tap that oil and help Israel to become greater

  19. Both Europeans and the US caused many of the Middle east's problems and conflicts. The US invaded Iraq for oil profiteering purposes, as well intervention in Iranian politics in leading coups to depose two leaders, and there's the controversial debate of Israel (the Jews often from Europe return to their land of origin) vs Palestine (the indigenous Arabs who tend to be Muslim with some Christian). The allies post WW1 failed to offer the Kurdish people their own country, and Armenia shrank to its present size in the Caucasus region after brief Soviet-Russian rule. +

  20. Two of the longest straight line boundaries separate Canada and the US for about half of their borders.  Why don't they have continuing wars?

  21. As a European, I'm honest enough to say dividing up the middle east was a shitty choice. But if the US wouldn't have intervened every single time someone did something the US didn't like, maybe things would be a lot better right now. Country has weapons of mass destruction? (not, actually, it wanted to stop trading oil in USD), let's invade it!!! Country invades other country (which has oil), let's start the Gulf war!!!

    I'm tired of western imperialism, but I must say, European imperialism has pretty much stopped existing, while the US is still having more than 500 military bases around the world.

  22. So, just curious, how long do these countries have to be independent and able to decide their own destinies before we stop blaming the EEEEEEBIL Europeans for everything?

  23. I thought the conflict went all the way back to the Crusader times, when Christian crusaders invaded the Middle East and declared a Holy war to take back the Holy land.

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