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Aamer and Erin bring you weekly true crime with a political twist. Assassinations, terrorism, war crimes, and revolutions—nothing is off-limits! New episodes drop Tuesdays with bonus content available on our Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dascriminal

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Aamer and Erin bring you weekly true crime with a political twist. Assassinations, terrorism, war crimes, and revolutions—nothing is off-limits! New episodes drop Tuesdays with bonus content available on our Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dascriminal

    Arab Uprisings: Yemen | Civil War

    Arab Uprisings: Yemen | Civil War

    When we last discussed Yemen, longtime president Ali Abdullah Saleh had fled, and his vice president — Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi — had been put in charge of forming a new constitution. But things started to go quickly awry as Hadi appeared to consolidate power for himself, and a group of anti-government rebels popularly known as the Houthis began to fight back.
    In this episode, we discuss Yemen's Civil War, Saudi Arabia's war crimes, and how the United States and the United Kingdom are no strangers to sowing trouble in the Middle East.
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    • 36 min
    Arab Uprisings: Yemen | 2011 Spring

    Arab Uprisings: Yemen | 2011 Spring

    On January 27th, 2011, Yemen's people followed the example set by Tunisia and Egypt and flooded the streets, demonstrating against the incumbent regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh. Much like the other countries experiencing revolutions, Yemenis were tired of endemic unemployment, mass immiseration, and no prospects of improvements.
    After months of protests and, in some cases, armed encounters between revolutionaries and the government, the people finally felled Saleh on November 23, 2011. An election was organized for February 2012, and Vice President Abrabbuh Mansur Hadi took power as interim president. What appeared to be a spring was a false dawn, however, as the post-Saleh era deteriorated rapidly into a brutal civil war. But how did we get to the current crisis in Yemen?
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    • 31 min
    Arab Uprisings: Libya | Second Civil War & Mediterranean Catastrophe

    Arab Uprisings: Libya | Second Civil War & Mediterranean Catastrophe

    In this episode, we break down the Second Libyan Civil War and review how the havoc wreaked on the country by Western forces has enabled some of the most opportunistic characters to exploit the most desperate people.
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    • 30 min
    Arab Uprisings: Libya | Benghazi

    Arab Uprisings: Libya | Benghazi

    On September 11th and September 12th, 2012, members of an Islamic militant group in Libya known as Ansar al-Sharia attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a CIA annex approximately one mile away. The attack resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, US Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty.
    In the US-centric lexicon, ‘Benghazi’ has become synonymous with a series of investigations into then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. And Clinton and the Obama administration are responsible for the chaos in Libya, but not in the manner peddled by conservatives. As in the rise of Islamist militias in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, the attack in Benghazi is an example of the United States reaping what it has sown by supporting reactionary rebels in a foreign country.
    What really happened in Benghazi? And how is it tied to U.S. imperialism in Libya? Hopefully — by the end of this episode — the answers to those questions become more transparent for us.
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    • 33 min
    Arab Uprisings: Libya | The First Civil War

    Arab Uprisings: Libya | The First Civil War

    On the 14th of January, 2011, Tunisia — Libya’s neighbor to the northwest — toppled longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and vowed to establish a democracy in the small country. Less than a month later — on the 11th of February, 2011, Egypt — Libya’s neighbor to the east — overthrew its authoritarian president, Hosni Mubarak. A few days later, protests began in Benghazi, Libya, attempting to oust Libya’s longtime ruler, Muammar Gaddafi.
    But despite being sandwiched between Tunisia and Egypt, Libya’s revolt and its consequences bear significant distinctions from the previous uprisings we’ve covered — most notably NATO’s intervention and the country’s descent into two civil wars as a direct result of these events. To this day, Libya remains in crisis; this past week, for instance, 43 men from West Africa drowned off the Libyan coast while trying to depart for Europe.
    The case of Libya forces us to examine the ‘just war’ theory often purported by Western governments to justify foreign intervention. How did Libya go from one of the most prosperous African nations to a land of chaos in such a short time? How is it similar to and notably different from the uprisings we’ve already discussed — Tunisia, Egypt, and Bahrain? And how can we take a nuanced approach to international solidarity and critical support without enabling imperialist intervention?
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    • 37 min
    Arab Uprisings: Bahrain

    Arab Uprisings: Bahrain

    Bahrain is a land of contrasts: Arab and Persian, Sunni and Shi’a, indigenous and migrant, rich and poor. As the Arab Spring swept through the region in 2011, Bahrainis of all stripes saw the opportunity to express their discontent with the status quo in the country. However, unlike the other nations that experienced protests, Bahrain’s Spring was brutally crushed by the regime within a few weeks. Today, dissidents are either exiled, in jail, or dead, and the rule of the House of Khalifa is more iron-gripped than ever. But for a brief few weeks in 2011, Bahrainis dared to dream, and today we will revisit those dreams and the nightmare that followed.
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    • 1 hr

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