Syrian forces killed nearly 140 people on Sunday including 100 when the army stormed the flashpoint protest city of Hama to crush dissent on the eve of Ramadan, activists said.
If that seems at all familiar, it is because it should. In February 1982, the original Assad, Hafez, ordered an assault that his son Rifaat led killing perhaps tens of thousands in a crackdown in the same city. Not quite 20 years later another son Bashar has done it again.
Never mind forgetting history, this is reliving it in the worst possible way.