Idiot Guide to the Middle East ?

About: the middle east, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart

source: ... There are rivals who share mutual enemies, allies who back opposite sides of the same conflict, conflicting interests and very strange bedfellows. There are two categories of countries: the ones that meddle (the United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Israel) and the ones that are meddled with (Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories). Each of the former is pushing for a different outcome in each of the latter, falling in and out of cooperation and competition. And that long-running interference is an important part of why conflict persists.


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Seth says
Note that Qatar owns Al Jazzera for you lovers of that channel.

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Sisi? Egyptian military man?