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@JamesMiller
Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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Syria

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@JamesMiller
Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
JamesMiller
say syria, Get much bad english troll time
Today was a great day for trolling! As you may know, Syria is in a precarious spot, with the Assad regime making great strides, with the help of foreign armies and Russian air strikes, of course. Today, though, Russia may have crossed a line -- at least five hospitals and two schools were hit by airstrikes:
I also wrote an analysis on Ukraine, Syria, the EU, and Russia's role in disrupting all of that: 
And I made a few RTs, namely: 
Anyway, you get the picture. The backlash was severe. Note all the broken English (these are from the last 24/48 hours):

Note the time stamps, trolling almost always comes in waves.

This is curious behavior. I'd have to look into these accounts to see if this was a "flag" that set off some trolling:

Just normal trolling:
Not sure if this is trolling? An explanation, or making excuses?
More standard trolling:

Now this is just a tiny fraction of my interactions today. It's clearly a busy day. But I have not been this heavily trolled in... probably months. 

It's certainly possible that some people just disagree with me. In fact, I have left out stuff that I felt was legitimate commentary. And yes, I certainly judge based on other aspects of the Twitter accounts that are trolling me.

Oh, and just in case these tweets disappear... screen capture: 

2016-02-15 21:41:27
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