Even if you donât watch the news (Bachelor Pad episodes are 2 hours long, I donât have time to watch the news too!) you must be aware that the Middle East is a violent shit show right now. (I guess pretty much like always?) There are a lot of horrifying injustices happening which is why itâs important to pay attention and also very difficult for me to stomach. With so much going on, itâs hard to sort out. First thing I think of when I hear Middle East isâ¦well actually their food. They have great food. I could really go for a falafal right now. After this can we all go for falafal? In the mean time, here is all you need to know* about the Middle Eastern conflicts.
*You donât need to know any of this. In fact, a lot of it may be incorrect.
This is the big one lately. You probably know about Libya from BACK TO THE FUTURE. They were the guys who tried to kill Doc and Marty over stolen plutonium. In real life, their leader, Gadafi (thereâs like 100 different spellings of his name so I pick that one) has totally been a dick for like 40 years. A good way to remember this guy is with Fred Armisenâs impression on SNL. Lately, Gadafi has been shooting at citizens and killed a ton of them for protesting him. The rebels are doing well though and I think they will win. The reason I think that? Because their chant for liberty is âItâs over frizz head.â Right on.
Home of the pyramids! Something here about their leader whoâs name was Mubarak and he was being a jerk like Gadafi â the âdonât listen to me or Iâll kill youâ kind of leader. Egyptians started a revolt and then the government tried to shut down Twitter. (!) Iâm 80% sure that heâs not in charge anymore so thatâs good. Fred Armisen does an impression of this guy too, but he wears a suit.
Weâve been at war with them for like 10 years because Bush Jr. thought they had nuclear weapons and/or helped with 9/11. Turns out neither was true, but we scared Saddam Hussein into hiding and found him in a hole. Like a baby that fell into a well. His hair was all messed up and he hadn't shaved.
Guess who played him on SNL? Horatio Sanz, but I bet Fred Armisen would be great.
Iran has a crazy leader named Ahmadinejad, which is just fun to say once you learn how to say it. Donât you guys think that he probably does have the weapons of mass destruction that we thought Saddam had? Right? He one time said basically that God gave him atomic weapons as a gift. For Ramadan? Do Muslims give each other gifts for that? A good way to keep him straight with the others is that Fred Armisen plays him on SNL. This time with a beard!
Sidenote: how great is Fred Armisen? Reminder: PORTLANDIA
Syria is in the middle of their own possible overthrow â Uprising 3! They have a coo coo leader who is not learning anything from Egypt or Libya. His name is something like Mr. Saad. Iâll tell ya whatâs saad, itâs saad that everyone doesnât have freedom! (Forced Pun!) My advice â apologize to your people and give everyone free Netflix.
This is where Osama Bin Laden was hiding! In a house with really high walls so no one would see him. And I heard he never left and just watched porn all day. Then the kick ass Navy Seals came in and shot that mother fucker in the head. Sorry to curse, but thatâs really the only way to talk about that. Watch this for proof. Anyway, I guess Pakistan is pissed at us because we didnât tell them we were gonna come in there and kill that mother fucker Osama. But guess what, we were pissed at him first so, too bad so sad.