Sunday 26 August 2018

Bashar Assad survives yet another one of his enemies

Is ‘Assad curse’ to blame for Aussie PM Turnbull’s ousting? Meme-magic strikes again…

Is ‘Assad curse’ to blame for Aussie PM Turnbull’s ousting? Meme-magic strikes again…

25 August, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull’s sudden exit as Australia’s prime minister has resurrected a popular internet meme which honors all the world leaders who demanded that Syria’s Bashar Assad “must go,” only to been shown the door themselves.

According to certain corners of the internet, it’s the latter. The classic ‘Who must go?’ meme has kept a running tally of the multifarious American, European and Gulf leaders who over the past seven years have called for Assad’s ousting, and will now need to be updated.

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The Assad curse has claimed another victim! Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just been ousted by his own Party. Someone better update the Assad Curse list πŸ˜‚

Turnbull takes his place alongside former leaders like the UK’s David Cameron, France’s Francois Hollande and the US’ Barack Obama, who all left office or suffered defeat and embarrassment at the polls after issuing the familiar refrain “Assad must go.”

Obama Clinton Cameron Hollande Hague Kerry an Co all were very clear: Assad must go... must've been a jinx.

The Assad ‘curse’ does not discriminate between those in power and those looking to get in. Hillary Clinton might as well have called off her campaign four years before her eventual defeat at the hands of Donald Trump when she said in 2012 “The world will not waver, Assad must go.”

Was Barack Obama’s departure from the White House the result of constitutionally-defined presidential term limits? Nope, classic Assad.
What made Obama's wretched Syria policy even worse was his admin's insistence on endlessly repeating "Asssd must go" as a talking point while refusing to employ any ways and means to make that happen. 

Since then, they’ve noted that Trump’s opponents can’t seem to stump him. Trump’s supporters on reddit compiled a massive list of every time an opponent tried to defeat or embarrass Trump, only to wind up losing. For example, when actor Kevin Spacey called Trump a “disease” in 2016, it was clearly the Trump curse that led to him being accused of sexual assault and made a Hollywood pariah. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg losing $17 billion in one day? The Trump curse. Stormy Daniels filing for divorce? The Trump curse strikes again.

The message is clear. Mess with meme magic at your own peril.

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