Granted, Syria is difficult to unravel. Duterte’s killing spree of poor people suspected of drug use is not. It’s one of the most straightforward issues in world politics today because he’s proud of the vigilante campaign, his national police chief cites the statistics, activists are in the street protesting at great risk to themselves.
But nut cases who pretend they’re political analysts are defending him, claiming he’s in the crosshairs of the US Pentagon who are demonizing him. Why would they waste their money when every word out of his mouth condemns him as a vigilante monster?
That isn’t politics. You can’t just blow smoke from your nether-regions, mix some paranoia with it & call it political analysis. Before you claim Duterte is being framed & vilified, you have to be able to prove it. Unless you do like those who make up evidence to support their crazy-assed suspicions.