For those who would prefer me more temperate in my criticisms of Assad propagandists & their fellow travelers, rightwing nationalists, Islamophobes, anti-Semites, & other such dirtballs, diplomacy is not my schtick. In my political life, from trade unions to the social movements, my observation is that those who insist on diplomatic temperance are equivocators & dissemblers. I speak as one of the oppressed, not as a movement diplomat. That’s just the way it is.