A very expensive Oxford education has gone to waste on our man Tariq Ali. He posted a meme by an Assadist editor which quoted Roland Dumas, a long-since retired French politician, on Syria: “This operation goes way back. It was prepared, preconceived & planned. I was in England two years before the violence in Syria…I met top British officials who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria…Britain was organizing an invasion of rebels into Syria.”

Dumas is 95-years-old and would have been 86 when he had this meeting with “top British officials.” Which British officials expose state secrets to an elderly, out-of-office, & discredited French politician? Dumas is a notorious antisemite who was prosecuted for bilking an elderly widow out of her funds. Do you really want to make a meme on such a complex subject as Syria based on the words of a discredited, possibly senile, old windbag?