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