The 15-year-old son of dictator Bashar Assad finished 528 out of 615 contestants in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. Ordinarily this would be of no interest & we’d leave the kid alone except he probably got on the Syrian team the same way his father & grandfather won every election by 99 to 100-percent of the electorate. That’s how things are done under dictators. That’s why there’s a social revolution against them. If you don’t want your kid to be a laughing stock, don’t set him up. If you don’t want to be a dictator, run fair elections.