Middle-Eastern rules (Upper-Intermediate Introduction)

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  • 1. Middle-Eastern rulers
  • 2. Osama Bin Laden
    Saudi-Arabian
    Former al-Qaeda leader
    one of the terrorists responsible for 9/11
    killed by U.S. military in 2011
  • 3. Bashar al-Assad
    Syrian dictator since 2000
    has been killing those opposed to him by the thousands
    The U.N. are unable to condemn him because of China’s and Russia’s veto
  • 4. HamidKarzai
    Afghan President
    democratically elected after the Taliban regime fell in 2002 (Taliban = Islamic religious extremists)
  • 5. Hosni Mubarak
    Former President of Egypt
    ousted after the Egyptian Revolution in 2011
  • 6. Muammar al-Gaddafi
    Former Libyan dictator
    ruled Libya unchallenged for 42 years as “colonel” – until 2011
  • 7. MahmoudAhmadinejad
    President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    religious hardliner
  • 8. Saddam Hussein
    Former Iraqi dictator
    In 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq as revenge for 9/11.
    They suspected Hussein to have nuclear, chemical and biological weapons – which were never found.
    Hussein was hanged in 2006 for his crimes