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10 dictators who are so five minutes ago

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Beltway Confidential,Iran,North Korea,Syria,Ashe Schow

With Syria’s Bashar al-Assad currently taking the “Bond villain/murderous dictator of the month” title, it’s easily forgotten that there are others out there who are slaughtering their people and/or threatening the U.S.

1. Kim Jong-un


I'm still here, guys (AP)


Leader of North Korea. The porky persecutor.

 

2. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


You all forgot... (photo via thewe.cc)


Former president of Iran. He’s probably sad about that, too.

 

3. Raul Castro


Don't you remember? (photo via Getty)


President of Cuba. Walks in his brother’s shadow.

 

4. Omar al-Bashir


I miss you guys (photo via AFP)


President of Sudan. Eyebrow tamer.

 

5. Robert Mugabe


I have feelings you know...(Txvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP)


President of Zimbabwe. Rarely impressed.

 

6. Thein Sein (pronounced “Thane Sane,” ironically)


It's like you don't even care (photo via Burma National News)


President of Burma. Can’t grow facial hair.

 

7. Yoweri Museveni (Yow-way-ree Moo-say-veh-nee)


What do I have to do to get some attention? (photo via AFP)


President of Uganda. The unassuming usurper.

 

8. Nursultan Nazarbayev (Nur-sul-tahn Nah-sahr-bah-yev)


I'm so lonely...(AP)


President of Kazakhstan. Doesn’t like Borat.

 

9. Islam Karimov


I just want you to be afraid again...(AP)


President of Uzbekistan. Snazzy suit wearer.

 

10. Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov (Gur-ban-gooly Berdy-moo-kha-med-off)


Baby, I can change


President of Turkmenistan. Say his name three times fast.

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