Today in Middle Eastern history: the Hama massacre begins (1982)

Like any major conflict, when it broke out in 2011 the civil war in Syria didn’t have one single cause and there was no One Simple Trick to preventing it. Some of its causes built on one another. For example, rising food prices caused in part by a severe Mediterranean heatwave/drought exacerbated Syria’s escalating socioeconomic … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Hama massacre begins (1982)