Bashar al-Assad: The Nobel Peace Prize Should Have Been Mine!

Assad NObel Prize

Either Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is testing out his fallback career of being a stand-up comedian or he’s crazier than originally thought.

During a recent meeting with visitors at the presidential palace, Assad “joked” that he deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize instead of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is currently working to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal by mid-2014. The Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported that the Syrian President said the coveted prize “should have been mine.” Good one Assad!

The Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee announced last week it would award the OPCW for its “extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons,” but Al-Akhbar, a newspaper sympathetic to the Syria regime, claims Assad said in 2003 that all nations in the region should hand over their chemical weapons. So really, he was robbed!!! Now he and Putin will have one more thing to talk about during their friendly get-togethers.

Even if Assad was joking about winning the peace prize, the 100,000 people who have died since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, including the 1,400 people who died in August in a chemical weapons attack on a Damascus suburb, probably don’t think it’s very funny.  In fact, the OPCW inspectors who are currently travelling through war zones trying to eradicate Syria’s chemical weapons probably don’t think it’s the best joke either. Maybe he should work on a new fallback career… may I suggest Beaker from the Muppet Show lookalike? The pay may not be great, but at least he can still work with chemicals.

Beaker Assad

Via: The Telegraph

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