Arab Spring

Online Activists Defend Syria's Brutal Regime

Yes, they suck

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You might think it's hard to defend Bashar Assad, the Syrian dictator responsible for the murder of 40,000 human beings. You must be new to the internet.

Assad doesn't have many allies IRL — Iran and Russia are about the only ones remaining. But as the Syrian rebellion stretches into its 20th month, he's found (and paid for) a whole heap of friends online, who warn of an impending NATO invasion to dominate Syria; secret CIA shipments of weapons to terrorist groups; and, of course, that Assad's enemies are all really Jews. Welcome to the Assadosphere — on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and the web.