Got an email from the pro-Assad Syria Solidarity Movement asking me to call a Russian embassy & express gratitude for their support to Syria: “Russia needs your encouragement to continue to help Syrians.”

You don’t have to understand Russian capitalism, the character of militarism or the problems of carpet bombing civilians to find that deplorable & groveling before power. Principled antiwar activists demand the end of bombing civilians & cities. If they ever find themselves expressing gratitude for bombing, they’ve crossed over to the dark side. That’s what happens if you believe Russian bombers & special forces are freedom fighters in Syria.