According to Assad supporters, we’re supposed to believe Seymour Hersh that Assad does not gas civilians because of his reporting on My Lai & Abu Ghraib. If Assad does not use gas, is it okay with them that Syrian & Russian bombers use barrel & thermonuclear bombs to kill civilians?

Hersh toured campuses in 1970 reporting about the My Lai massacre & was reamed by antiwar activists because he blamed the massacre on Lt. Calley’s psychology & refused to indict the US government for deploying troops to Vietnam.

If the best response Assadists can make to Bellingcat’s critique of Hersh is to personally smear him for working in a lingerie factory, then perhaps they should consider switching from political commentary to gossip columnist.