Come on, the guy wasn't claiming conspiracies, he isn't Bashar al-Assad, and he was reacting to being provoked. He didn't bring up the HTP controversy - it was brought up by someone else as part of a general deriding of his views. Unfortunately, his English is rather poor and he has difficulty expressing himself, which makes it worse. We all know that DR gets him going, and the way to deal with it is just to ignore him, and not ban him. I must admit I felt sorry for him the way he was being baited. Perhaps the mods removed some of his outbursts and he does have a history of being problematic, but from the ones that were posted in that thread he appeared to have been more self-restrained than his attackers.