Donald Trump Really Loves Saddam Hussein

Brendan O'Connor · 07/06/16 07:25AM

At a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday, presumptive Republican nominee and aspiring strongman Donald Trump declared his admiration for Saddam Hussein, “He was a bad guy—really bad guy,” Trump said. “But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good.”

Cord Jefferson · 05/10/13 06:31PM

A tribunal in Guatemala has found former dictator Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. It's the first time a former Latin American leader has been convicted of such a charge.

The Globe-Trotting Do-Gooder Who Inspired The Philanthropist Is a Shill For Syria's Brutal Dictator

John Cook · 02/07/12 10:30AM

Bobby Sager is a millionaire entrepreneur who has devoted his life—when he's not busy serving as chairman of Polaroid—to traveling the world and helping people with his money. He's pals with Sting, hobnobs with Lady Gaga (pictured), and served as the inspiration for NBC's The Philanthropist. And according to internal emails from the Syrian regime, he's a great friend to that country's butcher of a president, Bashar al Assad.

Fidel Castro Can't Fathom the 'Ignorance and Idiocy' of These Republican Candidates, Either

Jim Newell · 01/25/12 02:20PM

Our old pal to the South, retired Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has been watching these Republican debates, including the most recent one in which the candidates talked about Fidel Castro going to Hell. He has not been impressed, writing in an editorial that "the selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is - and I mean this seriously - the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been." But what if Mitch Daniels jumps in?

Barbara Walters Has Outlived Her Usefulness

John Cook · 12/07/11 04:45PM

Congratulations to brittle newsmatron Barbara Walters on landing a blockbuster exclusive with Syrian madman Bashar Al Assad, who is responsible for the wanton murder of 4,000 of his own men, women, and children. Or as Walters put it, a "mild-mannered ophthalmologist." It's time for her to go.

No, Stalin Was Not Really Such a Good Dad

Max Read · 11/28/11 10:00PM

Josef Stalin's last surviving daughter, Lana Peters, née Svetlana Stalina, has died. She was in Wisconsin, of all places, where she'd been living on and off since 1986; unsurprisingly, she had a hard, shitty life, thanks in no small part to her father, who was nearly as brutal a father as he was a dictator. But don't take our word for it!

Libyans Capture, Manage Not to Kill Saif Gaddafi

Max Read · 11/19/11 10:23AM

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya's late dictator, was captured by forces of the country's interim government as two aides attempted to smuggle him into Niger. And look at that! He managed not to get shot.

Sex With Muammar Gaddafi Caused Internal Injuries, Says Aide

Lauri Apple · 11/13/11 07:34PM

According to a chef who used to cook delicious-sounding vegetarian meals for Muammar Gaddafi, the dead dictator of Libya had some pretty intense sexual habits. Sometimes Gaddafi's bedroom performances even forced his partners victims to seek medical treatment, the aide told the Sunday Times.

Muammar Gaddafi Might Have Been the Richest Person in the World

Max Read · 10/22/11 10:45AM

Everyone knew late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was rich—he had a gun made of gold! But he might have been even richer than anyone thought—like, net-worth-of-$200-billion rich, making him the richest person on the planet. Gaddafi was the .0000001%!

New Service Offers Celebrities Googling Skills, Conscience

John Cook · 10/20/11 03:01PM

Life can be tough as a celebrity willing to go almost anywhere, with anyone, for money. How do you know if the guy who paid you six-figures to attend his birthday party in Chechnya is a bloodthirsty madman who tortures for sport? Looking that stuff up—and knowing whether to care about it—is hard. That's why two non-profits are teaming up to answer the question: Is the oligarch I'm privately entertaining for money a monster?