Can the Assad regime boost morale while bombing civilians?

“An interesting juxtaposition in video last week from Homs: regime officials were filmed on walkabout, greeting troops and touring the ‘liberated’ area of al-Khalidiyeh. At the same time, the footage from neighboring al-Wa’er was of devastation as the Syrian military continued to bomb. Putting those videos together, two questions….”

1. What’s going on here with the Assad PR offensive?
2. Can you win just by praising your military?