Our friend Falafel, the super Syrian journalist with five Nobel Peace Prizes, 20 Pulitzers, and one NSA-proof iPhone, witnessed Assad calling Obama recently. This is what he told us.
The operator at the White House rings the Oval Office. President Obama answers. On the other line was Assad calling Obama.
Obama “Yes, Vanilla”
Vanilla “May I speak to Ms. Jarrett Mr. President?”
Vanilla “I have President Assad of Syria on the line. He wants to talk to the President. Shall I get permission from the First Lady first?”
Valerie “Leave it to me Vanilla. Patch him through”.
She tells Obama, with joy in her voice, that Assad was on the line.
Obama “This is Barack Obama”
Assad Calling Obama (frantically) “Mr. President, greetings from my bunker in Damascus. I made a terrible mistake Mr. President. I want to deliver myself to Guantanamo for crimes against humanity. I killed so many people, so many women and children. I can’t live with myself anymore”. Assad breaks down crying.
Obama “I closed Guantanamo 3 years ago. Don’t you read the news? I made a promise to the American people, signed an Executive Order, and Guantanamo is history. I never lie to the American people”
Assad Calling Obama “But… but I heard otherwise”
Obama “What, you heard it on Fox News too? Those liars. In 2009, I delivered a speech in which I said, “If you want to keep Guantanamo, you can keep Guantanamo. Period. If you want to keep the terrorists in Guantanamo, you can keep the terrorists in Guantanamo. Period”. Those rascals at Fox News made it sound like I was talking about doctors and what’s not in Obamacare.”
Assad Calling Obama “OMG… those scoundrel Tea Partiers. Throw them all in Guantanamo Mr. President”
Obama “I would if I did not close it. Back to your problem. I can’t take delivery of you because I made a promise to Ahmadinejad and then Rouhani. They both promised me if I keep you alive, Khamenei would call me. I have been waiting for that call for 6 years now. Have you heard from him?”
Assad Calling Obama “Khamenei? I talked to him yesterday. He said nothing about a call to you”
Obama “You what? In the name of Jeremiah Wright, why did you not tell me earlier? How did he sound? Did he say anything about me? I can’t wait to speak to him. I’m really desperate here man”
Assad Calling Obama “Mr. President, can we get back to the subject at hand? My private jet is fueled and ready to take off to Cuba”
Obama “Don’t you dare spoil it for me you dimwit. Stay home, keep killing innocent women and children, and do not call me again before Khamenei calls me”
Assad Calling Obama “Mr. President, please I need to repent for the crimes I committed. The media says I killed 230,000. It is far worse than that. You have to hear me”
Obama “Can you ask Khamenei when is he going to call me? Tell him I have great news for him about Israel he will be pleased to hear. No, no, don’t say that, I sound like Hakan Fidan, Tell him.. Tell him that I promise no woman’s voice will be heard by him when he calls, not Michelle’s, not Valerie’s, and not Vanilla’s”
Obama hears a gunshot sound at the other side of the line.