We need no longer ask “whither goest Tariq Ali?” To hell in a hand basket is the answer. He posted a defense of Assad’s dictatorship partially using an interview of Assad himself. That’s like taking Stalin or Hitler’s word about their reigns of terror.

Then he posted an article from Vanessa Beeley, Assad’s own Leni Riefenstahl, with the title “John Pilger Exposes White Helmets as Propaganda Construct in Syria.” It was a 24-second clip of Pilger on RT. Pilger is a windbag so his rare moment of brevity is to be lauded but if a 24-second exposé is sufficient to satisfy the investigative skills of Ali, we think he isn’t just going to hell in a hand basket. He has his head stuck in the nether regions.