Assadists are showing videos of jubilation parades over regime & Russian forces taking over Aleppo & its countryside. No one ever said the counterrevolution wasn’t sizable, especially when 60-percent of the population is either in exile, in Assad’s gulag, living in IDP camps, or dead. A lot of people do very well in police states. They always need prison guards, executioners, torturers, profiteers. There are always a lot of people too afraid to defy dictators. But aren’t at least some Assad supporters uncomfortable with how much the cult of Assad is part of the jubilations? Kind of like the stuff around Stalin, Hitler, & Mao?