How did the Huffington Posters react to this news you might ask? Well, for every one comment expressing horror or outrage at the terrible violence happening there, there were at least four who proceeded to use the time honored tactic of shooting the messenger. Let's start with the top favorited comment of the thread:
Now I will be the first one to tell you that human rights groups are not the best source of information. They are influenced by politics and their own human biases as much as anyone or anything else. But what I found strange was that these comments seemed to come from a position of true antagonism toward the human rights groups. Why? Why are the Huffington Posters so bothered by the possibility that Syrian forces were committing war crimes? I don't think it's because it will be used as ammo for an intervention in Syria, I don't see any major politicians calling for that in a serious way.
Could it be because the human rights groups are targeting a non-Western power that is Muslim and Arab? I'm not sure, but consider the reaction of a trio of Huffington Posters when a known Zionist made a comment on the thread:
Nope, no political agenda there either right?