OLD GEEZER- “Do you agree that Assad is a greater butcher? Just curious as I don’t.”
Well, neither do I. What is Assad supposed to do? Allow Al Qaeda to take over the country? Stand aside as imperial proxy forces chop heads? In view of Western imperialism and Western destabilization, what should Assad do? Throw in Western propaganda and it is close to impossible to evaluate Assad’s actions. I place the blame for the Syria carnage at Uncle Sam’s feet, period. And Uncle Sam includes Israel which has ceaselessly worked to destroy regimes like Assad while making nice with Saudi Arabia. Below are two links to interviews which I highly recommend.
John Pilger on Syria (17 min)- https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017312383
Link to Chris Hedges/Max Blumenthal interview re: US support for ISIS: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2019/08/17/chris-hedges-and-max-blumenthal-international-jihadism/#more-208499
OLD GEEZER- “They can’t hold a candle to a dictator.”
Dictator? Compared to what? The US is a dictatorship of the corporate/financial oligarchy. All of this talk of “democracy” is propaganda, nothing more. Do you think for a minute that the
American people are calling the shots? Forcing the elites to implement neoliberal globalization? The elites rule, period. The form may vary but the substance remains the same.