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Apparently Syria's Bashar al-Assad is a wonderful leader

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bluehighlighter · 12/02/2020 11:00

I'm doing some work with a woman from Syria, though she's not living there now. So the topic of al-Assad came up. She told me that he's a wonderful leader who loves the people, and that 80% of the people love and respect him. Apparently the war in Syria is because he's trying to protect the people.
At that point, I came very close to mentioning his use of chemical weapons. But I work with her, so managed to restrain myself. Anyway, she presumably knows and thinks that it's justified.
I'm finding it difficult to get my hear around this mindset.

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MsAmerica · 06/11/2020 01:47

I understand your polite reticence, but personally I'm a believer in always trying to insert small corrections into situations like that.

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