Expert analysts within the United Nations and the State Department have revealed that the recent unrest in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East wa due to a massive shortage of Snuggies. Lack of the popular consumer item that is half robe/half blanket have put citizens on the street and brought down a government.
When asked why there is a lack of Snuggies in Egypt right now, Deputy Secretary of State Sid Luckfish said "many Americans give these gifts at Christmas time to each other. There are two problems with this in Egypt: they don't celebrate Christmas (so cannot exchange Snuggies as presents), and we in the United States depleted the world's supply last winter."
Manufacturing expert Marty McSty said that "extra plants all over Mexico and China are tooling up to mass produce snuggies to get them into the Middle East as soon as possible. We hope to put as many Egyptians as we can on their couches comfortably watching television or reading magazines."
The Ayatollah Ramen was outraged at news of the reasons for the Snuggie shortage. "This is another example of the Imperialistic Great Satan Americans showing their racist and discriminatory attitude towards Moslems and Egyptians. Our people deserve their Snuggies as much as anyone! We will not be denied the pleasures of our very own Snuggies!"
In a related note, McSty revealed that the pink Snuggies intended for the Middle East are being manufactured with a hood and veil in place for the women. He also advised that Moslems who wished to continue with their traditional Snuggie use could still curl up with a local sheep.