You probably know--or probably not given the preferential treatment that Syrian "revolutionaries" receive from Western governments and media and from Human Rights Watch--that Syrian revolutionaries have been working overtime as of late in sectarian kidnappings of `Alawites, of innocent `Alawites, and not necessarily of Shabbihah as the standard justification of sectarianism goes with this lousy "revolution". But they kidnap an `Alawite and they then demand ransom from the family (not necessarily wealthy family, as not all `Alawites are as rich as the ruling `Alawite AND non-`Alawite henchmen). Upon releasing the hostage if he is not killed, the family learns that the victims has been injecting in his veins with Diesel fuel. It has become quite regular, it seems, as a "revolutionary" tactic mind you. The victim usually expires shortly after release, if not earlier.