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Syrian activists release 'puppet dictator' cartoon


[click on the above image to watch]

An animated cartoon depicting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as a puppet of Iranian leaders has been released by Syrian activists. Click on the above image to watch. Al Arabiya has the video and a description.

READER COMMENTS: "Syrian activists release 'puppet dictator' cartoon"

Posted by blert at February 24, 2013 11:44 PM ET:

That clip is brutal at many, many, levels.

It also has comic potential when it makes the rounds in Iran.

The rolling stone at the cave entrance comes from the Greek myth -- the Odyssey -- and is a direct reference to

(aka Cyclops) (Polyphemus = many words spoken of, i.e. famous)

For the above clip, perhaps the implication is, simply, 'many words spoken.' (What a talker/ liar.)

Polyphemus lives in a cave -- with his sheep -- doesn't see well -- and is slow of wit. With one 'precision strike' by Odysseus -- the ogre is blinded -- and all of his wealth is lost.

As for the President of Iran: he's reduced to a de facto Iranian 'taxi driver' -- a complete 'go for.'

It should go viral, globally, in short order.

Posted by Graham at February 28, 2013 3:31 AM ET:


I wouldn't have figured that out. Very good analysis, blert.