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Jason Hirthler,

In your Counterpunch article, you write about the ethnic cleansing of East Aleppo:

"What else do you call it when a democratically-chosen government clears a city of an invading army?"

Who in the fuck are you kidding?

The current government in Syria owes its existence to a military coup that took place in 1970. After Hafez al-Assad died, his son Bashar became president with votes of 99.7% and 97.6% support in the 2000 and 2007 elections, the sort of results that would turn Mayor Daley green with envy. Except they weren't actually elections. They were referenda on whether you support the only candidate running. You might be aware that Syria is a one-party state. If you are not aware of that fact, I might excuse you for being in over your head writing about Syria. If you are aware of that fact and despite that insist on writing such bilge, I hope you are getting paid well enough by the Kremlin to assuage your conscience.
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