Bear in mind when reading this sad report that Dr. Khan was a British citizen and that his detention was well-publicized. Everything about Assad’s war crimes has been well-publicized, and still, the world continues to dither as what to do. And there are those who still wonder why Syrians took up arms, and they blame them for it. Impunity by Assad and his international supporters, coupled with moral cowardice on part of world leaders, especially in the West, have paved the way to desperate actions and nihilistic responses. I will not blame the victim, no matter how despondent I happen to be with the tragic developments currently taking place throughout the country.