Not to make light of a terrible situation, but...this dude (somewhere between an A.J. and a Howie) makes the uprising in Syria look like KISS 106.1 FM Summer Jam '97. As an opening act, he recites some stately free verse about the threat of President Bashar al-Assad military forces:

If Assad's army is coming
I and the battalion, we go...
[chk chk chk chk chk]

But if there is no army
I sit in the battalion and sing for the revolution.

Beautiful.

And then he sings. The Backstreet Boys. For the revolution.

I don't know...I always thought the Syrian revolution would sound more like "I Want It That Way." Or at least "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)." (Question: Is the revolution sexual???)

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