2003 Iraq War (1/2) | Animated History

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Yossef Bodansky, The Secret History of the Iraq War, 2004
George Bush and Brent Scowcroft, A World Transformed, 1998
Mike Tucker and Charles Faddis, Operation Hotel California: The Clandestine War Inside Iraq, 2008
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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair HistorianAylar önce
    • I hate Republicans.

      A MoyeA Moye8 gün önce
    • Do the one on #Pakistan... Call it the rise & fall of dumbasses! #AllforOne

      Asim MalikAsim Malik14 gün önce
    • can you make philipine amerikan war pld

      reaction time for you and mereaction time for you and me23 gün önce
    • Chemical weapons leave residue that can be analyzed. So, if they really wanted to they could have made sure there were weapons stored. But as everybody knows, the war wasn't about freedom or chemical weapons, because if the Iraquis would have had those the US would not have attacked. Their dictator Saddam, which the CIA installed years before just wasn't taking orders anymore and attacking the wrong countries.

      Jan GirkeJan Girke26 gün önce
    • saddam did have chemical weapons ask russia where they went by chinook helicopter . . . . also ask about the underground subways underneath the destroyed palaces . . nvm .

      Jack PlaysJack Plays27 gün önce
  • Blinkist? So cliff notes for modern morons who can't be bothered to read a whole book? I went to Catholic school. Our teachers made it clear that when we were tested on a book it would mostly concern obscure facts not included in the cliff notes. In this way they forced us to read the whole book. I thank them for it now.

    Robert AlpyRobert Alpy5 saatler önce
  • 5:40 What was he doing in there with those sheep and goats? Oh no...

    J DJ D6 saatler önce
  • I stopped watching at 4 minutes when things were faked, my relative was a general in the iraqi army, when the Iraqis withdrawaled from quite they were given safety from the us. However they were mascared when they accepted the cease-fire in highway of death. From civilian prospective the didnt target military targets they actually targeted literally 90% of iraq infrastructure that was one of the top on the word, from bridges to schools hospital's electricity and uranium in farms!!!! So sad to show the criminal shamless attack is something normal in a war....

    Mustafa Al-SaieghMustafa Al-Saiegh19 saatler önce
  • Protect the oil fields 😂😂😂

    Anton TaylorAnton Taylor21 saatler önce
  • Dude, this video is so inaccurate its astounding, "Every single satellite guided cruise missile missed its target". LOL If you've seen what I've seen you would have never said that, but the entire video is slanted like the poster's opinion. So much for separating yourself from your reporting.

    Rylos OneRylos OneGün önce
  • but gurrila warfare killed more than 70k of coalition force and wonnded a lot also some 100k get ptsd

    قمر الدينقمر الدينGün önce
  • Man i am from Iraq , america did us a favor by removing that guy ,we were pretty much like north korea before that

    abood's montagesabood's montages2 gün önce
    • @Nazx 36 give it a time Germany didn't rebuild right away after ww2

      D1FFD1FFSaatler önce
    • Now you are pretty much like south sudan how cool!

      Nazx 36Nazx 36Gün önce
  • SAS have a strong reputation as elite force but were they ever succesfull in Irak? You only hear of faillures.

    tim van beektim van beek2 gün önce
  • Fun fact . Arabs only hear those supposedly “Arab” songs when they watch westerners

    Laui NoumanLaui Nouman2 gün önce
  • i'm not a troll i'm just curious, is that a mole or a bindi? 10:15

    Hoppy and His Holiday HelpersHoppy and His Holiday Helpers2 gün önce
  • The UN had ALREADY established the predicate for invasion. It was on that basis that Britain, Poland, Australia and America proceeded. Do more research. Bush was just trying to get even more nations on board. But because Saddam had bought France, Canada, Russia and Kofi Annan -- such support was not forth coming. It took Volker's investigation to discover just how corrupted the key decision politicians were. Like the Biden's the graft went to (Kofi's) son. Saddam was spreading $$$$ all over Turtle Bay.

    David HimmelsbachDavid Himmelsbach2 gün önce
  • Saddam was later found to have BOUGHT France and Canada and Kofi Annan and Russia was already on his team. The Canadian connection surprised Volker, BTW. He was aghast.

    David HimmelsbachDavid Himmelsbach2 gün önce
  • USA and its friends just destroy Iraq without any evidence. Killed lots of Iraqi people and History will never forget this. God gifted punishment is waiting for them who did this.

    Mahfug HaqueMahfug Haque3 gün önce
  • I thought Iraq was invaded because of NAMBLA.

    Grabacr 1Grabacr 13 gün önce
  • Saddam Hussein was such a fascinating character

    Jacob LJacob L3 gün önce
  • United nations lol

    Khairul fadhlan F2038Khairul fadhlan F20383 gün önce
  • 800 pounds of ordinance and only one killed satellite guided 40 missile who would said that is a lie

    Syed Anwar AhmedSyed Anwar Ahmed3 gün önce
  • What a waste of money.

    Wild StallionWild Stallion3 gün önce
  • these videos are so high quality

    Alvaro LubisAlvaro Lubis3 gün önce
  • Iran 🇮🇷 did some say my name. 🇺🇸 US: sorry I meant IRAQ 🇮🇶 IRAQ 🇮🇶 what 😳. US: IRAQ 💥💣💢👊🦴❣. History of iraq by emoji. Hope peace ✌ comes soon 2m death.

    Thomas ABABAThomas ABABA4 gün önce
  • Saddam was better than the current regime the us installed, can you Imagine????

    auras Aauras A4 gün önce
  • People:- "US SHOULD NOT ATTACK IRAQ, US TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ" USA:- how about I do it anyway

    Girish ShenoyGirish Shenoy4 gün önce
  • The Iraq War is a war crime and nobody was prosecuted to this day. 1 million Iraqis were killed.

    SergeiSergei4 gün önce
  • Good

    مروحه finمروحه fin5 gün önce
  • This is a Harley incompetent and overwhelmingly political opinion of History.

    KapitananimeKapitananime5 gün önce
  • Sadam husaan is like a Rip off version of hitler

    Secko 75Secko 755 gün önce
  • There is no good in war, only evil.

    Milo SchwartzMilo Schwartz5 gün önce
  • Amirecan just whant oil.

    ميمز القائد_BOOS memsميمز القائد_BOOS mems5 gün önce
  • 6:23 why did the UN approve it in the 90s but not in 2003?

    Aldo 18Aldo 185 gün önce
  • He Destroy my Country 😓 Rip Saddam

    R-Truth Assyrien-Irak-MésopotamieR-Truth Assyrien-Irak-Mésopotamie5 gün önce
  • GW Bush wanted to finish what his dad didn't.

    TheHeartlessFourTheHeartlessFour5 gün önce
  • I got a tiger 1 tank model today its palm size and his name is Tim

    KingBoxNugget 777KingBoxNugget 7776 gün önce
  • 8:50 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment)*

    DrBigfootMcGeeDrBigfootMcGee6 gün önce
  • Love how well animated your videos are now!

    profesercreeperprofesercreeper6 gün önce
  • so bias

    S DotS Dot7 gün önce
  • Your soldiers cry like women here: trvision.net/detail/video-rKSOaobXr4s.html

    Path CrosserPath Crosser7 gün önce
  • Were any wmd found? How much gold/oil was taken from Iraq by the Brits/Americans? Pretty obvious bias and prejudices dude. Didn't expect this from you.

    azhar shaikhazhar shaikh7 gün önce
  • Kill

    R. M.R. M.7 gün önce
  • imma start a chain: UNDER THE SUN NO SHADDOWS WILL FALL

    Obi Wan KenobiObi Wan Kenobi7 gün önce
  • The weapon of mass distruction is just a toyota with an ak47 sticked on the roof...

    Izzat OmarIzzat Omar8 gün önce
  • Fact : they(usa) claimed that Iraq had WMD Fact : Iraq had zero WMD Fact : Iraq is not a US puppet under Saddam Huseyn

    Sarfaraz ErahdunSarfaraz Erahdun8 gün önce
  • A two-pronged attack, from both Kuwait and Turkey is what was planned. Turkey's refusal to cooperate merely blocked one division from crossing their border. The attacking forces were not switched from Turkey to Kuwait. Instead of a division, the 173rd Airborne Brigade was dropped into a northern Iraqi airport and the rest of the brigade was flown in.

    Richard LucasRichard Lucas8 gün önce
  • Whn you learn more I'm honestly glad that the US army got scammed by the corporations, wardogs and other suppliers

    Luis VilcaLuis Vilca8 gün önce
  • Saddam Hussein was a rockstar. He looked so badass.

    Razvan DobosRazvan Dobos8 gün önce
  • صدام حسين شجاع

    سالم محمد المهريسالم محمد المهري9 gün önce
  • disbanding the iraqi armed forces was a disaster , who honestly though that was a good idea ?

    shutupshutup9 gün önce
  • So where sre the weapons of mass destruction ?? Did they found it yet ?

    • @reydolla stay blessed bro❤️

    • @FIT NETWORK Colombia, but i have family in Venezuela and it's true i die fight for My two countries.

      reydollareydolla7 gün önce
    • @reydolla bro don't give up , you have to fight for your country❤️ By the way which country are you from ?

    • @FIT NETWORK exactly, like they are plans to invade my country.

      reydollareydolla7 gün önce
    • @reydolla America is a terrorist state , they just needed an excuse to invade Iraq 😑😥😓

  • two great men were able to Unite the Arabs under one rule were killed , king Faisal and Saddam hussian but don’t worry Arabian people will still reduce more and more great people who will rise to unite us all

    PrinceCharmingPrinceCharming9 gün önce
  • Where are the american army? What country are they in? Its like thêre ghost's

    Evil Minder4Evil Minder49 gün önce
  • After what all happened, Waiting for what’s next for Iraq after isis

    Peshraw AhmedPeshraw Ahmed10 gün önce
  • Armchair Historian in 2026: The Taiwan Conflict A battle between two superpowers

    PinochetPinochet10 gün önce
    • Skynet has entered the chat.

      Ankur SagaleAnkur Sagale7 gün önce
    • If he survives , that is

      Carcinat VCarcinat V7 gün önce
  • 9:13 "...with the goal of securing the critical oil infrastructures located there..." Well, why am I not surprised by this?

    Takahashi FujihitaTakahashi Fujihita10 gün önce
  • Why Is there polish

    Missoum RebaiaMissoum Rebaia10 gün önce
  • They bombed civilian cities and airstriked saddam’s family home... Why does this make saddam look like the good guy?

    Online GladiatorOnline Gladiator10 gün önce
  • You destroyed Iraq stealing oil and putting the worst people in the lead Thank you

    Jack MariJack Mari10 gün önce
    • Iraq, god willing, gets better.ياعراق يا أصل الحضارات🇮🇶😘

      world Mix 0world Mix 010 gün önce
  • asshols😂😂❤❤

    ZeNo G - زينو جيZeNo G - زينو جي10 gün önce
  • I actually own a unopened deck of the Iraqis Most Wanted playing cards. I wonder if the will be worth much later.

    Jay JayJay Jay10 gün önce
  • بعد حرب تم تدمير العراق و تسلم العراق بيد لصوص و مليشيات ايران هل هذا ما كنتم تريدونه الكويت كانت عراقية و أمريكا هي من اعطت ضوء اخضر بدخول الكويت وبعدها ماذا تم خداع العراق و تدميرنا

    aizen iqaizen iq10 gün önce
    • اصلا كانت خطة واضحة من قبلهم من اجل اضعاف العراق وتدميره ومن ثم الاستيلاء على ثروات العرب واضعاف الامه العربية لان كانوا يعرفون ان العراق يقف عائق امامهم ومهدوا الطريق لسرائيل طبعا بمساعدة القادة العرب الخونة صدق عندما قال عمر العراق جمجمة العرب

      يلدز رشيديلدز رشيد4 gün önce
  • Stupid war

    【 P R I E S T O F H A D E S_ 】 _.【 P R I E S T O F H A D E S_ 】 _.10 gün önce
  • carbala was a Polish Victory ok? :)

    patryk leksanderpatryk leksander11 gün önce
  • It's clear that US & ALLIES don't want Iraq to become a stable country they don't obey UN & invade Iraq,demolish it, Rape their women, loot their wealth & MAKE THE WAY CLEAR FOR MAKING GREATER ISRAEL. & LOOK AT USA ACTING... "NOW US became Innocent" US DESERVES NOBEL PRICE FOR HYPOCRISY

    احمد علی خاناحمد علی خان11 gün önce
  • Are you going to do one on the Libyan Civil War?

    Cult Of MalgusCult Of Malgus11 gün önce
  • Donald Trump worships oil

    Fear GladiatorFear Gladiator11 gün önce
  • Your artists deserve the world

    shefshef11 gün önce
  • Never heard of 160th airborne but I have heard of 160th SOAR

    Devil DogDevil Dog12 gün önce
  • The issue with the war in Iraq wasn't the reasons for going in. Remember in 1991, Iraq surrendered. There were conditions that came with that. Japan and Germany are still under their conditions of surrender from WWII and WWII would resume if they break that. This is why we invaded Iraq. With that said. Bush decided he wanted his own version of the Camp David Accords and try to one up Clinton by doing this ridiculous nation building exercise. That cost us lives, material, and money with very little return. Once Saddam was dead. The forces should have pulled out. Yes there would have been groups that would have filled in the gap like ISIS and the like. But their ability to project any sort of threat would have been limited once the infrastructure was decimated.

    TaemienTaemien12 gün önce
  • for those persons say USA isn't a war criminal actually, they Are.

    SomeoneSomeone12 gün önce
    • @Finn Müller right.

      SomeoneSomeone7 gün önce
    • @Someone the list of nations that didnt commit war crimes and did not get overthrown by dictators is even slimmer.

      Finn MüllerFinn Müller7 gün önce
    • And following with swiss massacres on 1350-1800's

      SomeoneSomeone7 gün önce
    • @Finn Müller maybe luxembourg

      SomeoneSomeone7 gün önce
    • So actually you're right, every nations did massacres also surimane did in 86'

      SomeoneSomeone7 gün önce
  • No war was ever better conducted until the end. We had no end-game and let random events overtake plans. Instead of using Saddam's security forces in a controlled usage, we disarmed them and inadvertently formed a cadre of enemies. Still and all, I will never forget watching as the lead Bradley vehicle would enter previously unoccupied villages, with results unknown.

    thomas aquinasthomas aquinas12 gün önce
  • The Armchair historian's brain is on wheelchair. He don't know how to pronounce Iraq. The least respect thing you could do is say the country name in right way.

    satya ssatya s12 gün önce
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