Phillip Smyth in the excellent Brown Moses blog examines a particularly graphic war crime in Syria, the filmed execution by alleged Hezbollah fighters of several prisoners, presumed members of the Syrian armed opposition. The atrocity has been the subject of considerable debate in pro- and anti-regime online fora and Smyth does a good job of sifting through the conflicting evidence. Taken with the events of recent months it shows the quickening descent into ideological fanaticism that has begun to characterise the conflict in Syria, and on all sides. Though, as always, it is the Assad regime that must take the prime blame for the war and the crimes of the war as Der Spiegel makes clear here.
Warning, the Brown Moses article contains disturbing imagery and video recordings. Please do not click through if you believe you will be upset by them.