Editor says, what if the al-Assad heir apparent had survived his 1994 car crash? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
"It is easy to sit in a democratic coutnry and expose the practices of dictators. This book [Tyrants] is dedicated to the courageous and creative citizens who live under the rule of dicators and who risk their lives and well-being to bring freedom to their own nations" ~ David Wallechinsky
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Editor says, in reality Bashar was forced to return to Syria and become the new heir appararent after his brother died. Amina Arraf was the fake Syrian blogger in a hoax perpetrated by Tom MacMaster, a middle-aged Middle East activist studying for a masters at Edinburgh University. We have repurposed content from Tyrants by David Wallechinsky. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.