Virginia State Senator, Richard H. Black,is a strong patriot and veteran. He is a man who has taken his personal time to understand the conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East. Senator Black traveled to Syria to meet with President Assad so that he could understand the truth about what was happening in Syria. He has spoken with leaders in the legitimately elected government of Tobruk, Libya and with Libyan tribal leaders. He is a man who searches for and recognizes the truth.