Never mind Western media - Assad is who he is, regardless. There can be no free elections with a strongman and his secret police and his prisons as one of the candidates. The illegitimacy of Western and Russian interference and meddling doesn't change that. You have referred to everyone Russia or Syria has attacked as "terrorists". That's your term. Of course. And you were warned about that, about the willingness of guys like Trump to use their military in that fashion - kill people wholesale to look tough, to create an image. That was back when you were spreading American fascist propaganda about Clinton being a psychopath, and Trump being a reasonable and isolationist businessman - not that long ago. You might want to reconsider the implications of that.