A fellow I’ve known in politics since the 70s is one of those “progressives” who think Assad & Russia are fighting a righteous campaign against US-backed “jihadists” when they bomb cities & civilians.

He’s one of those who considers Russian-owned Sputnik News alternative media & it seems to have become his primary source of analysis. After I ridiculed Russian government media as alternative media, he unfriended me. That’s a good thing–because we’re not headed down the same road. How do antiwar activists degenerate into promoting militarism & carpet bombing as freedom struggle?