Reality overcomes fiction, we know it.
But a plot based on the aggression by the ‘freedom fighters’ against the freshly unchained hostage and the ‘trustable ally’s secret service would have been declined by any sensitive producer.
Why that happened? The answer is simple. The war.
War main feature is to subvert the rules governing the relations among humans, starting from the oldest commandment: you shall not kill.
That’s why the people supposed to protect the weak from the violent shot on the hostage. It’s the war, baby.