Right wing leader/ dictator/ monarch State of civil war for 5 years Migrant crisis in europe - lebanon turkey Took over syria from his dad Ethnically arab religiously shiia Iran strong ally - shiia as well Arab - everyone except turkey and iran King Salman of Saudi Arabia
Monarchy 2015 Hugely rich oil state - controls OPEC Historically a US ally Controls the holiest sites of islam Epicenter of islam and arab world King salman do not see eye to eye Egypt biggest arab population 3 decades of dictator or one party state Arab spring Elected government Military coup --> Abdel Fattah el-SiSi president of egypt
Fake election - one party state Right side of spectrum King Abudllah II president of Jordan / king/ monarchy
Open on political system- still on the right side Talked to boyer before Mahmoud Abbas - President of Palestine
Not a soveriegn state yet - but heading up the mission to be ON the conservative side - across the arab league
Overwhelmingly sunni Islam Muammar Gaddafi - Leader of libya
Saddam Hussein - President of Iraq
Osama bin Laden - Leader of AlQaeda
All other leader hate Assad Why do they hate their arab brother? Because he is a shiia Alawites Religiously shiia but not ethnically arab --> iran
When it comes to iran it’s the ayatollah --> they are a theocrasy Ethnically persion Persions don’t get along with the arabs Shiia --> iran most shiia on earth Super conservative - because it’s a theocracy a relgious state Not everyone in iran is super religious Under current of liberal feelings They have elected officials and elect a president and congress The clerics and ayatollah have ultimate power though Kind of democratic but clerical counsel have final say in who can run Hassan Rouhani more moderate
Started the revolution khomeini Rising power Significant oil producers Hard core right - nuclear weapons Been hated by us Hated by israel Hated by most arab leaders Iran supplying to rebels
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