Syria Flashback: Sacha Baron Cohen Thanks the United Nations for Protecting Assad

Amid frustration at an inevitable Russian or Chinese veto of robust UN action targeting Syria in the aftermath of a mass chemical attack by the regime against opposition-controlled Damascus suburbs, the White House today pressed its case regarding potential military action.

Criticism of the international bloc’s role in shielding the Bashar al-Assad regime has been steadily growing throughout the more than two-year conflict. The satirical news outlet The Onion publishes regularly on the issue.

In 2012 comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, in role as his character from his ‘Dictator’ movie, held a press conference in New York that included what might be considered on-point references to the current deadlock. Click forward to 1:30 to watch:

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