On the long list of crimes the regime of Bashar Al Assad has committed against Syrians, the massacre of 92 people in Hula, outside Homs, may be viewed as one of the worst.
The UN observer mission has this week confirmed finding the bodies, some bearing signs of having been killed by tank shells. Among them were 32 children under the age of 10. Some of the victims, footage released by the rebels indicates, appear to have been mutilated and killed by knives. The Syrian people's response will not be long in coming: retaliatory attacks can be expected, and in the big cities the regime will lose more support.