Does Fairfax cartoonist Cathy Wilcox, I wonder, actually read the paper she works for (or any paper for that matter)?
Her 15/12/16 cartoon on Aleppo shows a sea of corpses stretching as far as the eye can see. She depicts Asad and Putin standing among them, with the former (clutching a gun) saying, "There. We saved Aleppo."
In the unlikely event that she read today's Sydney Morning Herald (Telegraph, London, Reuters) report on Aleppo, did these words give her pause for thought:
"Reports and rumours continued to swirl of field executions by Shiite militia fighters against civilians... Several Aleppo residents said they had heard of people being shot dead at a Hezbollah checkpoint, but the story could not be confirmed." (Cold the new killer for youth of Aleppo, Raf Sanchez, 19/12/16)