Assad expressed great umbrage to Syrian-state media that Russian insiders blabbed about his exhaustion from six years of carpet bombing civilians. On the contrary. That twitch in his left eye has nothing to do with with shot nerves. His capacity for barbarity & mass murder of revolutionists is undiminished.
Vanessa Beeley confirms this in an article chastising those who demonize Assad. She believes Assad is the reincarnation of Hugo Chavez dressed in Armani & that he’s trained the Syrian Army in the ethos of Gandhi. She prefers to demonize baby Omran who makes bombing civilians a problematic for propagandists to explain. Assad however laughed at the suggestion that bombing children troubled him. He is a dictator after all.