What a load of utter bullshit. It’s grotesquely ironic that a progressive like you would defend a proven monster like Assad (nice little Assad “family” propaganda picture too). Your claims of massive “Western Propaganda” lies about this motherfucker’s regime are refuted by the hundred’s of thousands of refugee “boots on the ground”; desperate men, women and children risking EVERYTHING to get out of a country run by a totalitarian dictatorship. Assad’s crimes are well documented by numerous human rights organizations. He is guilty of mass murder, torture prisons and a suppression of free speech and human rights. The revolt of the People against this creature was genuine and grassroots, yet you demean these brave and desperate people by claiming they are dupes of various “Western powers. You disgust me. YOU are blind dupes of Syrian and Russian propaganda. Don’t send me your blatherings any more.