They all use that one - "defamation" - just like you. Why not? You're a bright young lad, Trump' s fascism is blatant and highlight obvious, what's your problem? Then you don't know what the word means. Ok: Quit using it, and quit objecting to other, better informed, people's use of it. (btw: You are posting the Republican Party wingnut line, yourself - again. The majority of your posts on this forum toe it, across a wide variety of topics. Any idea why?) So? We weren't talking about that - the issue is your inability to identify fascism. You are attempting something beyond your abilities. Don't misrepresent my posts, get them wrong, and put quotes around your stupid bullshit as if those were my words. You have not acknowledged the great importance of oil and pipelines to everyone involved in Syria - including Putin. It's pretty much the only reason there's a war - although the drought and Iraq stressed the place. You have been called on that attempted deflection (Syria's own oil reserves) three times now. The next time you mention Syrian oil, deliberate dishonesty will be assumed. Point of English: the pipeline role of Syria. "Pipeline" is an adjective in that sentence. So: pipelines and their related geopolitics, including Putin's interests in them, are central factors in interpreting the maps from now on - yes?