The Middle East With Dexter Filkins | Why Is This Happening? – Ep 2 | MSNBC

The Middle East With Dexter Filkins | Why Is This Happening? - Ep 2 | MSNBC 1


What is happening in the Middle East? Chris Hayes sorts through the bewildering number of individual conflicts and key players to get to the heart of what’s unfolding in the Middle East. And, at the heart of it, is one big potentially world-war-starting kind of fight that helps explains them all. To understand the details of that fight, Chris turns to one of the best foreign reporters writing today – Dexter Filkins. He has covered the area extensively, knows the Middle East inside and out, and can tell us why we could be standing on the precipice of something era-defining.
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The Middle East With Dexter Filkins | Why Is This Happening? – Ep 2 | MSNBC

21 Comments on "The Middle East With Dexter Filkins | Why Is This Happening? – Ep 2 | MSNBC"

  1. Thomas Faggioni | October 19, 2019 at 2:13 PM | Reply

    Trump is an arsonist. He burns a house to the ground. Then he stands amidst the smoldering rubble and claims credit for putting the fire out. A true humanitarian. Brilliant too.

    • Councilman Les Wynan | October 19, 2019 at 2:46 PM | Reply

      Thomas Faggioni You think Trump is responsible for setting the Middle East on fire? Your TDS is showing

    • The last major destruction of 2 countries in the region were done by HIllary and Obama. They cause the open slave markets in Lybia and millions of people losing their homes in Syria.

  2. my dear chris and dexter, by minute 6 – you have taken the shallowest view of the situation. you have not understood the story – it is not a single axis of conflict, just follow your own advice and follow the money!

  3. Goliath Steinbeisser | October 19, 2019 at 2:41 PM | Reply

    So… Iran hates Israel so much that Israel is sorta, kinda bonding with Saudi Arabia? How antisemitic do you have to be for jews to probe an alliance with other antisemites? Wow. Well, Arabia and Israel talking to each other may actually lead to a safer world down the road… I hope?

    • What are you talking about? Israel and Saudi Arabia are both on the US-interest axes and are cooperating since years to destroy every other local hegemon. ´Netanyahu sat infront of the US congress and pushed them to genocide the iraqis, like he is with Iran today. And the Saudi monarchs are, for historical and political reasons, anti-Iran.

      And then (i assume this is your real name), as a person of jewish ancestry, don’t know, that Iran has the biggest jewish community in the middle east outside of Israel. But ofc it’s all because of “”anti-semitism””. It can’t be, that Netanyahu and MBS are both genocidial maniacs. Jesus.

  4. A clear, basic analysis of a very complicated and violent situation in a part of the World that operates from a passionately tribal perspective. Into this mix swaggers Trump. He’s totally inexperienced, with self-serving, simplistic motives, a shallow disposition, no respect for the law, and a severely limited intellect. He’s incapable of understanding the basic requirements of diplomacy and unwilling to recognise the fact. Should we be worried?

  5. Councilman Les Wynan | October 19, 2019 at 2:45 PM | Reply

    America broke the Middle East. We only have ourselves to blame.

    • Terrence Power | October 19, 2019 at 8:33 PM | Reply

      Break the ME and you break the oil supply and subsequently the price of oil rises higher and higher. The world is awash with oil. Just think about the instability of oil rich nations, like Venezuela? The worst thing that can happen to a under-developed third world country would be the discovery of oil.

    • Oh, we have screwed-up that part of the world, and blame belongs to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and the UAE .

  6. This was terrifically informative.

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  8. Mildred Martinez | October 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM | Reply

    You dont mention the elephant in the room. Israel with its genocidal war against Palestine all with the blessing of the US.

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  10. An episode on the Middle East and Turkey, one of its premier powers, was mentioned how many times? Also didn’t notice anything about the Kurds.

  11. this is depressing

  12. Good episode, but needs an update re: Syria & Russia & The Kurds. From what I gather, the international stupidity after WWI may be finally coming home to roost (but this has been predicted for decades). That strategic insanity hasn’t been addressed since, except by the uprisings of the people involved, past wars, and the now hot wars in Yemen and Northern Syria. Is it all about to explode? I thought it might after Aramco attack, but that fizzled out just like so many Arch Duke moments.

  13. Donald J. Trump | October 20, 2019 at 10:19 AM | Reply

    It would be better to hear a libertarian explain this rather than the liberals and neocons who got us into this mess in the first place.

    • Jeremy W. Norwood | October 20, 2019 at 10:36 AM | Reply

      I thought it was explained rather well man… Hayes really just asked questions the other man gave all of the pertinent information to us… it is certainly something to consider.
      What I get angry about is the fact that our corporate “news” channels refuse to inform the American public about anything remotely resembling the reality of our world’s important players…. Instead they distract and obscure with fluff peices and pitting two “sides” against one another as if any of it truly mattered ultimately. It is all deception and pacification, yet just a few of us having the knowledge doesn’t help anything either…
      Huh, well I guess I also get angry & disillusioned by the hopelessly Ignorant conformity of the general public too it seems… LoL.
      Ah well, guess it is what it is…

  14. MSNBC is so bias and fake. Always lying 🤥

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