By the nine you are dull.
I like this phrase, what is it? "By the nine"? Ninth year in school? Well, he can take heart in truth that throughout all his brainlessness, he is very smart for a first year schooler, and in truth, I held many of the same thoughts as Paugers when I was a little kid who didn't know much myself. Very much for war (heck yeah, it's so fun, and we're badarses, and it makes us look tough), very against immigration (blacks can faff right off, they look weird; and other immigrants, well, let's just do it 'just cause'), wanted to fight for my homeland.
Syria has been a secular arab nationalist held government for decades
Let's say there are much worse, but the SAF is not secular. Non-Muslims are second class denizens, they don't even have voting rights, and disproportionately many of them began the first riots in the country in 2011. But haha if Ba'athism is some kind of traditionalist Islaam movement, as Paugers is seeming it.
Don't worry, you'll learn the multiplication tables soon enough; don't lose heart.