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Obama strike threat is butt of Syrian jokes
AFP News ^ | September 10, 2013

Posted on 09/10/2013 9:24:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A Syrian caricature shows US President Barack Obama smile and pluck the petals of a daisy, as he wonders, "Should I bomb? Or shouldn't I bomb?"

As Obama delays a strike against President Bashar al-Assad's regime thought imminent just over a week ago, Syrians on both sides of their civil war are resorting to black humour, sharing jokes and cartoons via mobile phone and the Internet.

One Syrian posted a picture of Obama on Facebook with a biting caption that reads: "When Congress gives me the green light to strike, I will ask my wife Michelle and my in-laws. If they say it's alright, I'll go ahead!"

Cartoons mocking Obama's "indecision" made the rounds, with one depicting the US president as Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse.

Another joke makes fun of the US secretary of state, calling on Syrians to sign up for an imagined mobile phone service called John "Kerry, inform me at any cost" of when a strike would take place.

Some shared a joke about a man using unconventional means to propose to his fiancee: "Honey, let's wait till after the strike. We'll see what happens then."

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; butt; leadingfrombehind; syria

1 posted on 09/10/2013 9:24:02 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“butt of Syrian jokes”

American ones too.....................and world wide no doubt.


2 posted on 09/10/2013 9:26:55 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Butt fits, don’t ya think?


3 posted on 09/10/2013 9:27:17 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Travis McGee

4 posted on 09/10/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The joke is fixin to be on us, somehow, I think. What concessions/deals will the O admin make with Russia so that their proxy avoids an essentially harmless strike now that he his so flexible (easy mark) post reelection?


5 posted on 09/10/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Cartoons mocking Obama's "indecision" made the rounds, with one depicting the US president as Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse.

What an insult!.........To Mickey Mouse............

6 posted on 09/10/2013 9:32:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Cartoons mocking Obama's "indecision" made the rounds, with one depicting the US president as Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse.

Nice analogy ... timid as a mouse ... ears and all. 40 more months to endure of the country being shredded, domestically and abroad, by Obummer.

7 posted on 09/10/2013 9:32:24 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

President You Didn’t Build That is an international joke—a witless dirty joke only twelve-year-old boys would consider funny.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 9:32:46 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Comedy in the Muslim world? Someone should let Albert Brooks know.


9 posted on 09/10/2013 9:33:13 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Go Unbelievably Small or Go Home!


10 posted on 09/10/2013 9:33:48 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe there should be a cartoon contest of Mohamed and say sent by Assad ...


11 posted on 09/10/2013 9:35:03 AM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

0bama and kerry have unbelievably small brains.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 9:35:52 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: V_TWIN
American ones too.....................and world wide no doubt.

I haven't seen any.
Are Obama Jokes verboten in FR?

Like "the strike was all scheduled, and the Bloods were available, but the Crips had a prior engagement?"

13 posted on 09/10/2013 9:41:17 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
BREAKING: Obama authorizes the use of Vice President Joe Biden's double-barrel shotgun to fire a couple of blasts toward Syria
(HT Peoplescube.com)
14 posted on 09/10/2013 9:45:25 AM PDT by Heartlander (We are all Rodeo Clowns now!)
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To: publius911
Are Obama Jokes verboten in FR?

It's hard to laugh at Obama. There is nothing funny about the abortion that is this Presidency.

15 posted on 09/10/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Guess that makes them all racists right?


16 posted on 09/10/2013 9:45:33 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Red Badger
What an insult!.........To Mickey Mouse............

Indeed. A more apt comparison might be a mix of The Three Stooges and The Keystone Cops.

17 posted on 09/10/2013 9:46:30 AM PDT by ken in texas (Obama schedule- Nice weather: golf, else play spades with Reggie)
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To: Red Badger

I am sure all the aholes at disney voted for this bozo.


18 posted on 09/10/2013 9:46:42 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

” Syrians on both sides of their civil war are resorting to black humour,...” - Dat be racist!


19 posted on 09/10/2013 9:46:53 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: ken in texas

Laurel & Hardy meet Godzilla..............


20 posted on 09/10/2013 9:47:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Red Badger

The funny thing is that I knew some folks from Morrocco and they used Mickey Mouse to indicate that someone was light in the loafers. They would use the name thus: “I avoid him, because he has Mickey Mouse.”


21 posted on 09/10/2013 9:48:34 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: longfellow
I am sure all the aholes at disney voted for this bozo.

Only half of them:

Orange County Florida, Home of Disney World, 2012 General Election Results:

Obama - 50.0%

Romney - 49.1%

22 posted on 09/10/2013 9:53:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Army Air Corps

Well, he does have a high pitched squeaky voice..............


23 posted on 09/10/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pride goes before a fall...... was only a matter of time before the old pedestal got kicked from under the One.


24 posted on 09/10/2013 9:59:23 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Red Badger

Good call. I forgot all about Laurel & Hardy.


25 posted on 09/10/2013 10:01:14 AM PDT by ken in texas (Obama schedule- Nice weather: golf, else play spades with Reggie)
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To: Red Badger

No I meant the company. Especially those that work in CA.


26 posted on 09/10/2013 10:02:08 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

27 posted on 09/10/2013 10:12:18 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...

Kerry swears that they are really terrified.


28 posted on 09/10/2013 10:16:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: All
Yeah, but this got the biggest laugh----from Al Qaeda.

Kerry addresses Congress.

29 posted on 09/10/2013 10:23:20 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Obama Doctrine

Speak Softly and order the Marines to carry Umbrellas


30 posted on 09/10/2013 10:59:34 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: publius911

http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2013/08/jay-lenos-recent-obama-jokes.html


31 posted on 09/10/2013 11:02:39 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Barak H. Obama, or whatever your name is, RESIGN NOW1


32 posted on 09/10/2013 11:48:31 AM PDT by Resettozero
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