The killing of Gadaffis son and grandchildren in the attack on their Tripoli home compound by NATO is not just a war crime, it is a precedent that threatens a new form of warfare.
To designate a house filled with children as a 'Command and Control Centre' because a politician lives in that property, and then too bomb it with jet fighters and kill children living in that house whilst targeting that political leader, means that the definition of a civilian and military target have now been merged.
That is a dangerous precedent, for it is the same sort of perverted logic as that used by Islamist terrorists - for they too see no difference between civilian and military targets.
Whatever politicians and generals ordered and authorised the bombing of Gaddafis home compound will now be liable for prosecution in the International Criminal Court - and rightfully so.
The UN resolution did not authorise attacks on civilian properties, it authorises attacks only on military targets.
Home compounds are not 'command and control centres' - any more than David Camerons house is a 'command and control centre' just because he may have a mobile phone, land line and lap top in that house.
These are targeted assassinations - they are illegal.