Worlds 10 worst dictators

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by nutbar, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    7 out of the top 10 are muslims. How profound yet expected.
     
  2. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    :confused:

    I'd presume three to be Buddhist: N. Korea, Thailand and China.

    I'd not venture a guess on the following: Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea

    I'd guess that the following are Muslim: Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekhistan

    No brainer that they are Muslim: Iran, Saudi Arabia


    I't great that our hemisphere is completely unrepresented. South and Central America have come a long way, baby!

    It sucks that they left off the guy from Belarus. Otherwise, no Europeans.
     
  3. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
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    DC United
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    United States
    North Korea is an atheist state.
     
  4. nutbar

    nutbar New Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Canada
    yeah i think only those 5 would be muslims
     
  5. blue32828

    blue32828 New Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    orlando
    I'm shocked that Bush didn't make it. He's gotta be #1 with all that lying and warmongering and babykilling and killing innocent civilians and causing global warming and steering hurricanes into places where there are a lot of minorties and then not sending help and killing off all these species and....what else is there?
     
  6. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Cool! Considering our history, it is great that we're not represented now. That's one list we don't want to be in. I hope it remains that way.

    I wonder where Fidel Castro ranks. Certainly Cuba is still is a very restrictive society, but I guess whoever makes these rankings must believe he's loosened things up a bit in his old age.
     
  7. Nanbawan

    Nanbawan Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    Haute Bretagne
    Club:
    Stade Rennais FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Yes, maybe...But he was re-elected ! :eek:
     
  8. HSEUPASSION

    HSEUPASSION New Member

    Apr 16, 2005
    Duck, NC
    1) Omar al-Bashir - Muslim
    2) Kim Jong-Il - Atheist
    3) Than Shwe - Buddhist (?)
    4) Robert Mugabe - Roman Catholic
    5) Islam Karimov - Muslim (or Atheist, he was/is affiliated with the Communist Party)
    6) Hu Jintao - Atheist
    7) King Abdullah - Muslim
    8) Saparmurat Niyazov - Muslim
    9) Seyed Ali Khamane’i - Muslim
    10) Teodoro Obiang Nguema - Apperently has stated that he is a God
     
  9. blue32828

    blue32828 New Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    orlando
    Yeah but the people who voted for him are just Jesus freaks and rednecks. They are all stupid and don't matter. They shouldn't evev have the right to vote. Gore should have won in 2000 anyway, Bush stole the election with his cronies in Florida and the US Supreme Court.
     
  10. VOwithwater

    VOwithwater New Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    My son said he had an enjoyable week in Uzbekhistan so go figure.
     
  11. VOwithwater

    VOwithwater New Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    Dope Gore lost and besides that has a stupid bald spot on his head and now he is as fat as a small house.
     
  12. blue32828

    blue32828 New Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    orlando
    The bald spot on his head proves he is an intellectual unlike the fill head of hair that Hitler & George Bush have. Well not Hitler now cuz it's just a shattered skull. And Gore isn't fat, he's inflated with his heart because he cares about everyone and Mother Earth. Bush is thin and evil and wants to kill and destroy the Earth.
     
  13. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    NYC
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    And doing a lot more than the actual dolt in the Oval Office.
     
  14. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
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    CA Boca Juniors
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    Argentina
    Actually, Hu is a secret practitioner of Fallon Gong.
     
  15. Davids26

    Davids26 Member

    May 31, 2000
    Dictators 11-20 are linked to that page, they are:

    11) Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libya
    12) King Mswati III, Swaziland
    13) Isayas Afewerki, Eritrea
    14) Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus
    15) Fidel Castro, Cuba
    16) Bashar al-Assad, Syria
    17) Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan (our good buddy)
    18) Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia
    19) Boungnang Vorachith, Laos
    20) Tran Duc Luong, Vietnam

    http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2006/edition_01-22-2006/Dictators_11_to_20
     
  16. sahbekham_pactwinner

    Jun 12, 2005
    I think the information presented in the article is not almost true .............
    for instance take saudiarabia..................

    7) King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia. Age 82. In power since 1995. Last year’s rank: 5

    Although Abdullah did not become king until 2005, he has ruled Saudi Arabia since his half-brother, Fahd, suffered a stroke 10 years earlier. In Saudi Arabia, phone calls are recorded and mobile phones with cameras are banned. It is illegal for public employees “to engage in dialogue with local and foreign media.” By law, all Saudi citizens must be Muslims. According to Amnesty International, police in Saudi Arabia routinely use torture to extract “confessions.” Saudi women may not appear in public with a man who isn’t a relative, must cover their bodies and faces in public and may not drive. The strict suppression of women is not voluntary, and Saudi women who would like to live a freer life are not allowed to do so.


    They were not allowing cellphone with cameras because of unappropriate use but when cell phones with cameras were allowed in the market, people began to use phones what the saudi authorities feared.

    By law, all Saudi citizens must be Muslims.
    Well its their country. whatever they wish. Every country has their rules and regulation.

    According to Amnesty International, police in Saudi Arabia routinely use torture to extract “confessions.”
    Who in the world doesnt:rolleyes:

    Saudi women may not appear in public with a man who isn’t a relative, must cover their bodies and faces in public

    In reality saudi women hairs are seen from the scarf they wear and they dont wear their abaya properly and u could see their jeans or whatever they are wearing and the local police dont do a damn thing.

    Saudi women who would like to live a freer life are not allowed to do so.

    Saudi women are becoming doctors , pilots etc. How much freer do you guys want them to become.:D

    The only thing that they are not allowed to do is drive cars.:cool:
     
  17. christopher d

    christopher d New Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Weehawken, NJ
    Wow. And I think you're serious here...
     
  18. Davids26

    Davids26 Member

    May 31, 2000
    He is serious...

    Just shows the difference in mentalities.

    As much as we sometimes rag on the US, this list makes me very happy to be an American.
     
  19. Rostam

    Rostam Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    The study is somewhat accurate, although a bit biased, but still incomplete.

    The more complete study would have revealed the answer to "How many of those dictators would NOT be in power if it wasn't for the outside help from democratic countries."
     
  20. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    then some other dictator would be in power.
     
  21. Metrogo

    Metrogo Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Washington Hghts NY
    These were my two favorites.

    This is a perfect example of why, if I am to believe the Bush administration's most noble purposes for the war in Iraq, ie to change the middle east, is so misguided. This guy, being on big soccer and being a traveler, is likely more sophisticated than the average in the mid east. And yet his ideas are still quite backwards. Imagine the mentality of the average man in the street in the heart of the kingdoms? Please.

    The Arab and much of the Muslim world has a long, long way to go to get to some remote degree of enlightenment. It's heartbreaking.
     
  22. PsychedelicCeltic

    PsychedelicCeltic New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    San Francisco/London
    It makes me want to post a picture of a cute Southern gal in a belly shirt with AMERICA RULES underneath it.

    Islamic society is backward, period.
     
  23. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    Maybe, maybe not. I do think Pakistan would be much closer to being a democracy or actually be a democracy again if the US didn 't find its military dictator useful.
     
  24. Nanbawan

    Nanbawan Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    Haute Bretagne
    Club:
    Stade Rennais FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Everything outside the US is Islamic or/and backward ?
     

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