Evil beyond Knievel, Part Three..

evil leader 1

(Mahmoud Ahmadinejad).

According to Webster: “e·vil,” Morally bad or wrong; wicked: Causing ruin, injury, or pain.

The President of Iran is the head of government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The President is the highest popularly elected official in Iran, although the President answers to the Supreme Leader of Iran, who functions as the country’s head of state. Chapter IX of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran sets forth the qualifications for presidential candidates and procedures for election, as well as the President’s powers and responsibilities as “functions of the executive”.

These include signing treaties and other agreements with foreign countries and international organizations; administering national planning, budget, and state employment affairs; and appointing ministers subject to the approval of Parliament.

Unlike the executive in other countries, the President of Iran does not have full control over Iran’s foreign policy, the armed forces, or nuclear policy, as these are ultimately under the control of the Supreme Leader.

The President of Iran is elected for a four-year term by the direct vote of the people and may not serve for more than two consecutive terms.

The current President of Iran is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has served since the 2005 Iranian presidential election. He was re-elected after a disputed 2009 Iranian presidential election.

 Sayyed Ali Khamenei 1a  supreme l

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Guardian Jurist of Iran, or. Leader of the Revolution) is the highest ranking political and religious authority in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The post was established by the constitution in accordance with the concept of Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists. The title “Supreme” Leader is often used as a sign of respect; however, this terminology is not found in the constitution of Iran, which simply referred to the “Leader” (rahbar).

The leader is more powerful than the President of Iran and appoints the heads of many powerful posts in the military, the civil government, and the judiciary.

In its history, the Islamic Republic has had two Supreme Leaders: Ruhollah Khomeini, who held the position from 1979 until his death in 1989, and Sayyed Ali Khamenei, who has held the position since Khomeini’s death.

 Bashar Hafez al-Assad 1a

 (Bashar Hafez al-Assad)

Bashar Hafez al-Assad, born 11 September 1965) is the President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Syrian-led branch of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party. He has served as President since 2000, when he succeeded his father, Hafez al-Assad, who had ruled Syria for 30 years prior to his death.

Al-Assad graduated from the medical school of the University of Damascus in 1988, and started to work as a physician in the army.

Four years later, he attended postgraduate studies at the Western Eye Hospital, in London, specializing in ophthalmology.

In 1994, after his elder brother Bassel, the heir apparent to their father, was killed in a car crash, Bashar was hastily recalled to Syria to take over Bassel’s role. He entered the military academy, and took charge of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon in 1998.

In December 2000, Assad married Asma Assad, née Akhras. Al-Assad was elected as President of Syria in 2000 and 2007, unopposed each time.

Initially seen by the domestic and international community as a potential reformer, this expectation ceased when he ordered a mass crackdown and military sieges on protesters during the Arab Spring, which gave way to the events of the Syrian civil war.

The domestic Syrian opposition and large parts of the wider international community have subsequently called for al-Assad’s resignation from power.

Kim Jong-un  1a

 (Kim Jong-un)

Kim Jong-un, (born 8 January 1983 or 1984) is the supreme leader of North Korea, the son of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912–1994).

He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, and also a presidium member of the Central Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

He was officially declared the supreme leader following the state funeral for his father on 28 December 2011. He is the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his consort Ko Young-hee.

From late 2010, Kim Jong-un was viewed as heir apparent to the leadership of the nation, and following his father’s death, he was announced as the “Great Successor” by North Korean state television.

At Kim Jong-il’s memorial service, North Korean Chairman of the Supreme People’s Assembly Kim Yong-nam declared that “Respected Comrade Kim Jong-un is our party, military and country’s supreme leader who inherits great comrade Kim Jong-il’s ideology, leadership, character, virtues, grit and courage”.

On 30 December 2011 the Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea formally appointed Kim as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army.

On 11 April 2012, the 4th Party Conference elected him to the newly created post of First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

He was promoted to the rank of marshal of the DPRK in the Korean People’s Army on 18 July 2012, consolidating his position as the supreme commander of the armed forces.

He obtained two degrees, one in physics at KimIl-sung University and another at the KimIl-sung Military University.

At 29–30 years of age, he is the world’s youngest head of state.

Vladimir Putin 1

  (Vladimir Putin).

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

Putin was also previously the Chairman of United Russia.

Editorial: The previous information was all gleaned from Wikipedia, which is a free (in my opinion) reliable Internet Encyclopedia available to everyone.

  closing question

Which of the faces below would you least like to encounter in a dark alley?

 evil faces 1a

 Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow


Crusader Rabbit…

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