Kofi Annan’s 6 point plan was due to go into effect with measurable goals on April 10th and April 12th. Other than silencing the guns (not entirely), there was little change on the ground in Syria.
Bashar Assad was clearly playing the diplomatic game to his strengths, namely, deceiving the international community as much as he could, and taking advantage of all the many conflicts around the globe which were distracting attention from forcing his hand to stop the war against his own people and begin real democratic reforms.
To satire this situation, Laughzilla penned this simple and powerful caricature of Mr. Annan and Mr. Assad, each issuing a different half of the cease fire order. This Annan Assad Cease Fire editorial cartoon first appeared in The Daily Dose on April 12, 2012.
Typical Despostic Humor
Kicking off April 2012 was the ongoing massacre in Syria at the hands of Bashar Assad’s armed forces. He made a mockery of the UN 6 Point Peace Plan by ratcheting up the pressure on his opponenets, just as he was supposed to be laying down his guns in a cease fire, to be started by a withdrawal of troops from town centers, and more. What happened instead was that he killed more Syrians, at a faster clip.
The Daily Dose thought to caricature this failure of diplomacy in the name of saving democracy, by burying democacy in a grave, with Assad standing above, giving the old April Fool’s phrase, in this Assad Accepts. April Fool’s Cartoon.
This editorial cartoon was drawn by Laughzilla and first published on April 1st, 2012.
As March 2012 rolled along, the murder carried on, and the international calls to end it were squirmish and mealy-mouthed, at best.
Laughzilla thought about the sort of relationship Assad was sharing with Death at the time, and came up with this Assad Welcomes Death in Syria cartoon for The Daily Dose.
It has been causing bone-chilling laughter ever since.
Who will you always love?
So it happens that in the record of history, the American pop star diva was laid to rest at the same time that the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, was slaughtering more of his Syrian subjects.
Despite the unlikely combination of the two stories, Laughzilla found a way to do just that with this diva / dictator editorial cartoon for the bitter pill webcomic at The Daily Dose in this classic Assad / Houston cartoon.
By the way, if you don’t yet own your own copy of The Daily Dose editorial cartoon books, you might want to, with this caveat: The humor kills and the illustrations are to die for.
#OccupySyria Bashar Assad book title editorial cartoon and Top 10 #OccupyLove jokes
- “Bashar al-Assad is on a quest to prove that he can hold on to power as long as he loves to occupy the people.” — Yasha Harari
- “Top 10 #OccupyLove jokes”
- 10. #OccupyHearts – If you don’t occupy hearts, you can’t occupy love.
- 9. #OccupySocialMedia – It worked to spread love and chaos throughout the Arab Spring, and now it’s being challenged to do more of the same in the Arab Autumn.
- 8. #OccupyHama – Where love runs red like the blood in the streets, this is the town Bashar Assad wants to #Occupy more than any other.
- 7. #OccupyAleppo – If you want to know why the 99% in Syria get no love from Aleppo, follow the money to the 1% of the wealthiest Syrians and you’ll find it in this quaint merchant capitol.
- 6. #OccupySocialMedia – Wikileaks, Twitter, YouTube, facebook — They are loved by the 99% of Syrians who occupy their time with demonstrating against their loveless tyrant.
- 5. #OccupyNATO – The top 1% of multinational armed forces love to control the freedom of 50% of the world’s oppressed people.
- 4. #OccupyHoms – Love grows in homes. Occupy Syria grows in Homs.
- 3. #OccupyWoodstock – How different would Syria be if Bashar Assad had attended the 1969 Woodstock festival of peace, love and music?
- 2. #OccupyDamascus – Does anyone remember how much love there was for foreign colonialist forces the last time they decided to Occupy Damascus?
- … and the #1 Occupy Love joke is:
- 1. #OccupyHate – Because the 99% of Syrians are tired of the overbearing tough love their fearsome dictator shows them.
- Reference: Yasha Harari for TheDailyDose.com.
Read more: http://thedailydose.com/2011/10/30/book-you-never-read-loved-by-everyone-by-bashar-al-assad/#ixzz1cGQiXEqb
Ten Years of War in Afghanistan editorial cartoon and Top 10 War on Terror jokes
- “The war on terror is no joke, because most people who try to make it funny just end up bombing it.” — Yasha Harari
- “Top 10 War on Terror jokes”
- 10. Economy: Frustrated by high unemployment and low salaries? Learn to make things that go “Ka-Boom!” and make money on the Afghan market.
- 9. Food: In Kabul, a new chain of sweet food vendors are marketing an Afghan version of the Cinnabun, called the Talibun, available until the Allied forces complete their withdrawal.
- 8. Irony: In 2011, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on the 10th anniversary of the US-led military operations in Afghanistan and the ongoing War on Terror.
- 7. Technology: Would drone strikes and the War on Terror be as unpopular if instead of exploding things, they were planting cash crops?
- 6. Iambic Pentameter: Ten years of the war in Afghanistan were launched by the acts of a now dead man.
- 5. Politics: Politicians don’t kill people in war. People kill people in war. Proof that politicians are not people.
- 4. Haiku: Osama went nuts. He attacked America. Ten year wars take guts.
- 3. Internet: You can’t solve the War on Terror with a social network. It takes a killer app.
- 2. Religion: Like the battle of religion and skepticism, both sides are in it to win it. They believe their way is the only winning way. Yet at least one of them will be wrong.
- … and the #1 War on Terror joke is:
- 1. The Beach Boys are very disappointed that after a decade of the War on Terror, America has yet to bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.
- Reference: Yasha Harari for TheDailyDose.com.
Read more: http://thedailydose.com/2011/10/07/ten-years-of-war-in-afghanistan/#ixzz1a6Zo2RWO
Rosh HaShanah cartoon and Top 10 Jewish New Year jokes
- “Top 10 Jewish New Year jokes”
- 10. Honey, Apples and Pomegranate make a sweet Jewish new year holiday. Kvetching makes it bitter sweet.
- 9. Large festive gatherings on the Jewish New Year are a popular way for old feuds to be settled, and new ones to start.
- 8. It’s that time of year again, when Jews celebrate the New Year and take about a month of holidays to digest all the meals.
- 7. Q: What do Jewish American Princesses want for Rosh HaShanah? A: Good seat; at synagogue and at the restaurant.
- 6. Q: Why do Jews celebrate with sweet things on Rosh HaShanah? A: Because all too often the rest of the year is so bitter.
- 5. A Jew, a Christian, a Moslem and a Zen Buddhist all raise a glass on the Jewish New Year, and activists are upset about it.
- 4. Jews don’t typically celebrate the New Year getting wasted, because tomorrow will arrive soon enough, and really, who has time for a hangover?
- 3. Q: How many Jews does it take to change a light bulb on Rosh Hashanah? A: What? Change the light bulb, already. Don’t be a dumkopf.
- 2. Jewish New Year jokes are easy to tell among Goyim. You just start off with, “This is a funny Jewish joke. Believe me.”
- … and the #1 Jewish New Year joke is:
- 1. The Jewish New Year is not just an annual celebration of the Earth’s glorious orbit around the Sun. It’s a vital time for pomegranate, apple and honey merchants.
- Reference: Yasha Harari for TheDailyDose.com and OyVey.co.il.
Read more: http://thedailydose.com/2011/09/28/happy-new-year-rosh-hashanah-5772/#ixzz1ZFXFdRVR