This interview with a Syrian national shows the reason ultraviolence and corruption exist elsewhere is usually because we fail to stop it here. We bear this responsibility.
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Most of us have likely seen the horrifying images and videos coming from Syria for the last few years. Invariably, the news agencies bringing these images and videos to us present them as evidence of Assad’s “brutal, totalitarian regime”. A little research paints a disturbingly conflicting picture.