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supernice wrote (edited )

Pepe Escobar's writing style is very much like that, he doesn't even try to hide who's side he's on. I always read his stories though because he presents the flips side of 90% of all other journalists, who are so biased in the other direction. There is no unbiased journalism these days it seems, so I try to read as much as I can to find whatever grains of truth are there.

For what it's worth, I have some friends living in Syria (Homs, Damascus, and Ghouta area), none of whom have much love for Assad, but not for the "rebels" either. All the factions are variants of Wahhabism to some degree it seems, some more brutal than others. They are all just proxy forces for Assad's enemies and none of them are fighting for the love of the Syrian people. I am getting this secondhand of course, so people's personal experiences are going to color their views.

The way I see it, Assad or his enemies both don't really give a damn about these peoples lives or their well being.