Scratch One More Hezbollah Hotshot
Posted by Exile on February 14, 2008
Imad Mughniyehm, murderer, terrorist and high ranking Hezbollah leader is dead. Killed by a car bomb in Damascus. Poetic justice if ever I heard it. Mughniyeh had been top of the US Most Wanted list until he was replaced by Osama Bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders following the 11 September 2001 attacks. He was alleged to have been involved in the killings of more Americans than anyone else in the world, including the 1983 bombing of the US embassy in Beirut and the UN compound, in which 241 US Marines and 58 French paratroopers died. The US government also placed a $5m bounty on his head after he was indicted for his alleged role in planning and participating in the hijacking of a TWA commercial airliner in 1985, during which a US navy diver was murdered. Mughniyeh, in his late 40s, had been variously described as special operations or intelligence chief of Hezbollah’s secretive military wing, the Islamic Resistance.
Apparently, someone wanted to collect the reward.
Just who that someone is, is a bit of a mystery. Naturally, the Syrians have accused the israelis. They stopped short of an outright denial that they had killed Mughniyeh.
The Syrians also declared the car bombing to be a “cowardly terrorist act” and Iran calls it “yet another brazen example of organised state terrorism by the Zionist regime”.
Well, they would both know one of each when they saw one, wouldn’t they?
But no one has come forward, as yet, to claim the honour, so all the glory is up for grabs. I reckon it was the Quakers.
The world is probably a better place for this evil man’s demise.
My sincere congratulations to whoever it was that finally gave him the end he so rightly deserved.