In February 1982, the Asad regime in Syria unleashed a brutal campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood in city of Hama. After staving off an initial potent assault from the Brotherhood, Asad's forces unleashed his vengeance on the city and the group demolishing homes and butchering survivors. When the dust settled thousands were dead and Sunni Islamist militancy in Syria subsided. In this week's episode, Mike and Danny discuss the massacre at Hama and what insight it gives into the current conflict in Syria.
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