Iran-Iraq War | Animated History

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  • Non whites.....

    Sammy XxxSammy Xxx9 saatler önce
  • Great content and interesting episode. By the way, what animation editing program did you use at 02:09?

    LeClercLeClerc11 saatler önce
  • Around 1998, when I was about 10 years old, I went to a friend's house. Their house gate was open. Very strange in Iran. The lock was broken. I told him: Why don't you change the lock? He said: My mother says your father doesn't have the key. He might come home and if we're not home, he leaves and might not come back. His father was lost in the war, 10 years before that. His mother went crazy. The look on her eyes, staring at the door most of the times. still haunts me to this day.

    Hosseyn Shanbeh ZaadehHosseyn Shanbeh Zaadeh14 saatler önce
  • My late dad was injured in this fucking war in a very funny way (was thrown out of the back of a moving van, because of the wind, and broke his wrist). My maternal uncle was killed when he was 18 (drafted when he was only 16. Supposedly, he was a TANK DRIVER!), his brother was severely injured and was a POW for two years. Their would-be brother-in-law (met my aunt via my father, who befriended him during the war, also my parents met each-other because my dad and my maternal uncle were comrades in the war) was a POW for 8 years. My paternal uncle was a POW for 4 years and suffered PTSD for decades to come. I think Saddam had a thing against my family.

    Hosseyn Shanbeh ZaadehHosseyn Shanbeh Zaadeh14 saatler önce
  • 🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷😍😍😍

    seyed iliyaseyed iliyaGün önce
  • This is one of the main reasons Iran supports Bashar's Syria at all costs. 11:26

    AramAramGün önce
  • What's a 12 year old boy gonna do other than get killed? That's just cold.

    Logan KimmetLogan Kimmet2 gün önce
  • USA , Britain and Russia faced the Middle East up

    Shoz ShozShoz Shoz4 gün önce
  • WW1 mindset with modern weapons.....mmm

    richard bradleyrichard bradley4 gün önce
  • Lol I ran and I rack my nuts one time

    ormagodenormagoden4 gün önce
  • why did iran do so well in the air?

    Elan GarfiasElan Garfias5 gün önce
  • Im iraqi i love iran

    Kazm Game IQKazm Game IQ5 gün önce
  • i love this channel

    Jordan RomanJordan Roman5 gün önce
  • We fucked them😏🇮🇶❤️

    hamza samihamza sami5 gün önce
  • Saddam was a jackass.(donkey 🐴) Take it from an iraqi man

    Ali MohamedAli Mohamed6 gün önce

    Nick gerNick ger6 gün önce
  • Do vids on indo pak war

    Robert EmersonRobert Emerson6 gün önce
  • Iran and Iraq should be two of the world's richest countries! But, due to Henry Kissinger pushing U.S/Israeli divide and rule policie's. They're both devastated countries!?$%

    Bike MauriceBike Maurice6 gün önce
  • the volume is very low

    Renoir NamoRenoir Namo7 gün önce
  • *Iraqi forces responded with mustard gas and submerged electrical cables* This is overkill damn

    Dirck the Dork-KnightDirck the Dork-Knight7 gün önce
  • 14:49 I RAN? I RAK? U are all pronouncing it wrong. Its EE RUN A RUGH Yep

    Arshia MehboodiArshia Mehboodi8 gün önce
  • Why didn't Sadam go west instead of east? He could of secured tons of ports on the mediterranean by capturing Syria. I may be missing something .

    Private SnowballPrivate Snowball8 gün önce
  • FAL instead of AK ? What a heresy

    Hunt3r v2Hunt3r v28 gün önce
  • Also America supported Iraq, but Iran as well. To America it was a win win situation where they hoped both countries would just destroy each other for their own benefit. And they used the money from Iran for weapons to fund another War. A scandal occurring during the Reagan administration in which members of the executive branch sold weapons to Iran and illegally used the profits to continue funding an army of rebels in Nicaragua. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.

    Bat ManBat Man8 gün önce
  • It's not "I RAN" but "EE RAN". Why not say "I WALKED"?

    antony Sebastianantony Sebastian8 gün önce
  • I would love to hear the Iranian perspective of the confilct.

    Jack SchneiderJack Schneider8 gün önce
  • My dad lost a brother and like 5 cousins in this war, my grandfather was a truck driver supplying the front line and taking back wounded/bodies. The people killed in this war still haunt Iran, with a generation of traumatized people, going on to sire another generation that got traumatized from having traumatized parents. We will ALWAYS hate Saddam for this. Looking forward to seeing him in hell one day.

    arsalan2231arsalan22318 gün önce
  • The War on Terror and The Iraq War were only manufactured in order to get Rothschild World Central Banking in said Countries via The Federal Reserve. Now...only Iran, Syria and Cuba remain without Central Banks. Can you all guess what the next Wars will be against? North Korea was amongst that list until Kim went and frolicked with South Korea's Leader. They now got Central Banks within said nations thanks to The Donald....without a single bullet even being fired. Once Central Banks take over the remainder there will be a World Currency then a push to Unite all Nations around The Globe into a Single World Government in which The True Horror Show will begin!

    Vee VendettaVee Vendetta8 gün önce
  • Well, the West, instead of bombing Iran, chose to attack Iraq in 2003 and this ultimately allowed Iran to unleash its monsters.

    Skeptic Jordanian ArabSkeptic Jordanian Arab9 gün önce
  • 9:48 Why is there a flag of the Russian SFSR and not the flag of the union

    ThatRussianThatRussian9 gün önce
  • "the brutal conflict killed many and it was a modern tragedy that should not be forgotten" "RaId ShAdoW LeGenDs

    comrade goosecomrade goose9 gün önce
  • i bet you guys dont know why so many iranian people died do you ?? it was because of their filthy leader of iran gave his soldiers a key to heaven as they say witch was a lie thats why they were killed so much ..

    むさしみやもとむさしみやもと9 gün önce
  • Hi they use AK

    mohamed 23mohamed 239 gün önce
  • Long Live İraq

    Umut YapiciUmut Yapici9 gün önce
  • it is because of this war that desert shield/storm happened

    Mark GrangeMark Grange10 gün önce
  • Some people say its like WW1 but It's like 1973 war between Egypt and israel because iraq and iran declared victory but in 1973 Egypt and israel both declared victory but people said israel won but the difference between the wars is that in 1973 war Egypt got back the lost land while israel lost it's occupied land to Egypt

    Zentix_ BrosTZentix_ BrosT10 gün önce
  • If it wasn't for usa help iran would have occupied all iraq in two year

    Uk ErbilUk Erbil10 gün önce
  • For war there should be referendum to start, but if somecountry attacks no referendum should be required

    Zubair AMZubair AM10 gün önce
  • 7:24 that was a veryyyy great mistake

    Ali Kh007Ali Kh00711 gün önce
  • My stepdad was a tanker for Iraq

    Iyube CaidIyube Caid11 gün önce
  • Why this war start ?? What both country wants....

    Sobi GamingSobi Gaming12 gün önce
  • khomeine came to power 1979 .. the war started 1980 !! He was planing to swallow Iraq according to his filthy extremist ideology titled by : " exporting the revolution ", his dream is to export his fake dark revolution to the Arab world .. and make them his servants , but Saddam waked him up that this dream will stay dream . Khomeine regime propaganda was successful to convince irainians till this day that iraq started the war , they were were carful that the iranians wont be able to know anything out of their governmental narrations during the war and after it , they were hiding the fact that Iraq has sent many complain letters to "Iran and to UN " before the war about iranian bombardments on many iraqi villages near the border , people don't know that their government ignored that and continued it's acts along the border to destabilise Iraq , also they don't know that Khumani has canceled Algeria Treaty " from one side " that was signed in 1975 between Saddam and Shah Reza .. that guaranteed both Sides rights . Indeed Khomeine was afraid from iranian Shah army , he destroyed it by kicking out thousands of well experienced generals, colonels , officers ,etc .. it was not enough for him so he wanted to make that huge army to be busy in an endless war , he knew that if he didn't , the leaders of the army would make a coup against his hatful regime .

    صهيب محمود الشبول Sohaib Mahmoud Alshboulصهيب محمود الشبول Sohaib Mahmoud Alshboul12 gün önce
  • Why do I wanna see video of the electrified swamp battle?

    Wilbur AndersonWilbur Anderson12 gün önce
  • Iran is our historic enemy just like Britain and france or france and germany But the question is will we and iran will learn from British and french how those old enemies become friends and allies My opinion with all respect to iranian we will not Mesopotamia vs the Persians Historic enemies P.S : iran start this war , before the war my country shot down iranian jets and take pilot as prisoner not pow They started not iraq

    OmarOmar13 gün önce
  • So basically it was Iran against everyone else

    1salahudin1salahudin13 gün önce
  • A merica

    1salahudin1salahudin13 gün önce
  • The conflict took 8 fucking years

    Amir OrdibiAmir Ordibi14 gün önce
  • I think Iran was the bigger man in this war

    James JonesJames Jones15 gün önce
  • The Americans/EU supported a brutal dictator who used mosterdgas against his enemy. A major crime and everyone was silence about it. Saddam received those chemical weapons from the French.

    RossoNeriRossoNeri16 gün önce
  • Their were no nuclear weapons nor reactors in iraq

    Haider Al-jallawiHaider Al-jallawi16 gün önce
  • My dad was drafted for the Iran Iraq war. I hate the fact that the middel eastern wil never see peace again. And it’s all bcz America and Europa.

    Grandma FatimaGrandma Fatima17 gün önce
  • “ Operation Trust in God” Sounds like they just ran out of ideas for what to do and where just like “ Guess we’ll just have to trust in God. Hey, that’s a good name...”

    Another MonkeAnother Monke18 gün önce
    • @Asap Raider huh. Sounds like Islam god gets things done, writes his own book, instead of waiting for somebody else to do it.

      Another MonkeAnother Monke12 saatler önce
    • 😂 does sound like it. But it’s actually a major theme of faith in Islam directly from the Quran itself. That’s highly significant because the Quran is believed to be the literal Word of God (as opposed to the Bible being the inspired Word of God). Interestingly, the concept of trusting in God as presented in Islam is rooted in rationality/common sense, where you do your part and have faith in God. This opposes the generally ridiculed idea of having blind faith in God. And rely upon the Ever-Living who does not die, and exalt [ Allah ] with His praise. And sufficient is He to be, with the sins of His servants, Acquainted (25:58) [He is] the Lord of the East and the West; there is no deity except Him, so take Him as Disposer of [your] affairs (73:9) And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever places his trust in Allah (God), then Sufficient is He for him; for Allah will surely accomplish His Purpose: For verily, Allah has appointed for all things a due proportion. (Quran, 65:3)

      Asap RaiderAsap Raider15 saatler önce
    • I can't confirm anything but you aren't wrong

      Marzban Of MervMarzban Of Merv10 gün önce
  • Reminds me of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Dieter YuwonoDieter Yuwono18 gün önce

    FBI GuyFBI Guy19 gün önce
  • So this is basically: almost the entire world *vs* a country with an incomplete government and that country fucking *WINS*

    FBI GuyFBI Guy19 gün önce
    • @DeProgram Facts hurt don't they? Try somewhere else with this Iraqie propaganda.

      Sina TabariSina Tabari7 gün önce
    • I mean the whole world just gave money to Iraq, didn't fight Iran. The soviets could have for instance blitzed right into iran.

      DeProgramDeProgram7 gün önce
    • Yep. Deserved.

      Sina TabariSina Tabari18 gün önce
    • Just like in MW3.....almost

      Dieter YuwonoDieter Yuwono18 gün önce
  • WW1 all over again

    MusicOrGetMuggedMusicOrGetMugged19 gün önce
  • Please go back to make nice videos...don't put yourself in them..animate please...big fan

    ashish kakiralaashish kakirala19 gün önce
  • Bro that fps in the intro can be a fps game made by you just reccominding

    NoryJane V. DimagnaingNoryJane V. Dimagnaing20 gün önce
  • War is hell.

    Trevor SlinkardTrevor Slinkard20 gün önce
  • الي سوا هذا الفيديو يشجع ايران 3ير بطiزه و بطiز ايران

    ودود كلاش Wadood clashودود كلاش Wadood clash20 gün önce
  • And here I thought that the most defining feature of Iran-Iraq war was about supply lines and interaction between hills and low ground.

    Tomáš PružinaTomáš Pružina20 gün önce
  • so basically both sides were giant dickheads, and should have had their leaders executed by their populace for crimes against humanity

    james hallamjames hallam21 gün önce
  • To many ads..not worth watching

    Mike OniMike Oni21 gün önce
  • * The "ee" sound exists * Arm Chair historian: "iiiiiiiiiiiii"

    Puria PezeshkiPuria Pezeshki21 gün önce
    • سرویس کردن به‌خدا. هر سری می‌ینم می‌گن آی-رَن، می‌گم بابات رَن، همۀ جد و آبائت رَن. آی استِی.

      Hosseyn Shanbeh ZaadehHosseyn Shanbeh Zaadeh14 saatler önce
    • Englishmen ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      Mahmut Kerem BiçerMahmut Kerem Biçer11 gün önce
  • They buried the armoured vehicles "next to/alongside" the corpses? Really?

    Andrew RobinsonAndrew Robinson22 gün önce
  • This guy will have to learn PRONUNCIATION like other commentators through the ages.... 🙄😁🤣

    Andrew RobinsonAndrew Robinson22 gün önce
  • I decided to subscribe based on this episode. Let's see if I advance to further support. Stuff gaming though. The countries aren't called EYE-rak and EYE-ran btw. I think that's ruined further investment.

    Andrew RobinsonAndrew Robinson22 gün önce
  • This comment section is a trench war

    Apex BrothersApex Brothers22 gün önce
  • The way he pronounces "Eye-rack" and "Eye-ran" is bloody annoying.

    OptimusWombatOptimusWombat23 gün önce
  • Iraq vs Iran Winner:usa

    Hkh6060Hkh606023 gün önce
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