Syrians are protesting for the release of thousands detained by the Assad regime. Since 2011, over 250,000 have been arrested, including 3,000 children & 7,000 women. There is documentation for the forcible disappearance of over 80,000 people, also including women & children. 25,000 have been tortured & killed in Assad’s gulag, again including women & children.
In response, the corrupted antiwar movement dares to claim that these victims of counterrevolution against the Syrian Arab Spring uprising are all “Islamist jihadis” & that Assad has a right to use whatever means necessary to defend his national sovereignty. Not unlike how Madeleine Albright claimed the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children were “worth it” to accomplish US policy goals in Iraq.