Go fuck yourself Zaron Burnett III. Your a sell-out and would have written a similar piece on Saddam/Gadhafi given the chance.
Surprise surprise. More bullshit propaganda from the war machine.

I have to agree, this piece fawning over Hafez al Assad is pretty flawed. The fact that the author waxed so ecstatic over the glories of Hafez al Assad without even mentioning either his role in the Yom Kippur War or his treachery against Jordan during the Black September is a pretty serious shortcoming.

This whole piece read like the author started with a determination to blame the West for the despotic nature of Middle Eastern politics and then cherry-picked what was necessary to fill in his presumption.