Did anyone watch part 1? Part 2 is on tonight. It goes all the way from the post WW2 colonial ME. The US and Britain engineering a coup against the first democratically elected leader of Iran, Mosaddegh, when he nationalized the western run oil industry. Ayatollah Khomeini's Shia uprising against the western backed Shah of Iran. Bush 2 going into Iraq against the advice of the Sauds (both the Sauds and Hussein were Sunni and the Sauds knew Shia Iran would fill the vacuum). Carter arming the mujaheddin in Afghanistan. Iran funding Hezbollah in Lebanon to fight Israel, etc.
It's really fascinating stuff, and a great history lesson for anybody that doesn't understand all of the nuances and complexities of all this ME drama.