A poster produced by a group of activists in a northwest town in Syria has gone viral with its satirical attack on the country's leader Bashar al-Assad.
Held by a group of smiling Syrians, the banner reads "There is no egg in eggplant, no ham in hamburger but there is an ASS in Bashar al-Assad !!"
The latest poster to poke fun at Assad originates from Wikileaks cable which released emails from the Syrian president. Apparently Assad forwarded the following joke to his translator with the subject title: "English Is A Stupid Language!" Usually the 'poem' is prefaced with 'English is a crazy language.'
Let's face it. English is a stupid language. There is no egg in the eggplant, No ham in the hamburger And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England.
As one regime defector issued a stark warning over Syria's chemical stockpile and the Red Cross declared the country as in a state of civil war, the efforts of activists and artists in Kafranbel (or Kafr Nabl) is attracting international attention for its creative attack on the regime.
Many of their bitingly caustic posters have an international message, and both UN Arab Envoy Kofi Annan and Barack Obama come under attack for what is presented as a global inertia to intervene in Syria and end the bloodshed.
Putin is also cast as in league with Assad, prolonging and promoting the violence in Syria. In one poster below he can be seen embracing the Syrian president, in the style of the famous Titanic poster.
Many of the posters are written in English or clearly illustrated, showing the creators' desire have their voices heard internationally.
Take a look at the pictures below.
Bashar al-Assad with two devils on his shoulders; on his right, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and on his left, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
Yo world, We ran out of words. #Kafranbel #Syria
Drawing on popular game 'Angry Birds'
UN Monitors come under fire for merely documenting the bloodshed. Many Syrians feel that more international action should have been taken