Without this game I wouldn't have known
For sane people this brings awareness to international events that some people (in this instance me) did not know about. Sure its a dumb game and everything people said about it being distasteful is true. However, it is a great to spread the message about events taking place to make a game out of them.
The author isn't trying to be taken seriously and the literal interpretation of his message is not actually what anyone is trying to say and sane people understand that. In fact a game called Lebanonese civil war marine barracks van bomber drive would probably help inform people. Informing people through possibly pissing them off is worth the 5 minutes of everyones internet cafe time. It's not a big deal. But yes this is a shitty game and not fun. But this being a real game is not the point.