Hezb'allah Terror Chief Assassinated

He was one of the most wanted men in the world. He masterminded numerous attacks against innocents in Israel, South America, and the United States including the hijacking of TWA passenger jet and the subsequent beating to death of US Navy diver Robert Stethem. He participated in the bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon in 1983 that left more than 300 dead.

And now Hezb'allah's terror chief
Imad Mughniyah's bloody reign has come to an end:

Hezbollah said Wednesday its Deputy Secretary General Imad Mughniyah was killed Tuesday evening in a bomb blast in a residential neighborhood of Damascus, accusing Israel of being behind the explosion.

"With all pride we declare a great jihadist leader of the Islamic resistance in Lebanon joining the martyrs ... The brother commander hajj Imad Mughinyah became a martyr at the hands of the Zionist Israelis," said a statement carried on Hezbollah's television.

Prime Minsiter's Office spokesman Mark Regev declined comment. "We have released no statement on this matter," he said. Mughniyah headed Hezbollah's operations branch serving in a role similar to chief of staff, and had been wanted by Israel and the United States for years due to his role in numerous bombings, hijackings and abductions in which hundreds of people were killed.
A listing of the attacks he planned or participated in would fill a small library:
Mughniyah was indicted for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people, and was the subject of an arrest warrant for the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy there, in which 29 people died.

He was responsible for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA passenger jet, and the murder of a soldier in the U.S. navy. Four Hezbollah operatives hijacked the flight, travelling between Athens and Rome, to Beirut, beginning a 17-day ordeal in which the plane made two trips to Algeria. The hijackers killed U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem in Beirut.

He has been accused of a role in the bombings of U.S. Marines and French army barracks in Lebanon in 1983 that left more than 300 people dead.

Mughniyah is believed to be behind a 1983 bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Beirut, in which 63 people lost their lives.

Islamic Jihad, a shadowy pro-Iranian group widely believed linked to Hezbollah, kidnapped dozens of Western hostages, including Americans, in Beirut in the mid 1980s at a time when Moughniyah was thought to be the group's commander. The group killed some of its captives and exchanged others for U.S. weapons to Iran in what was later known as the Iran-Contra scandal. Among the victims of Islamic Jihad was the CIA's Middle East station chief.
Hezb'allah is pointing the finger at Israel which certainly makes sense. However, there have been rumors of turmoil among the leadership in Hezb'allah and someone inside the organization may have thought Mughniyah had become a hindrance or a threat.

Then there's the possibility that the US or some other western intelligence agency pressed the button. Suffice it to say that there was no lack of enemies that wished to see Mughniyah on a coroner's slab.

In this case, justice delayed is not justice denied.

HT: Ed Lasky
 
He was one of the most wanted men in the world. He masterminded numerous attacks against innocents in Israel, South America, and the United States including the hijacking of TWA passenger jet and the subsequent beating to death of US Navy diver Robert Stethem. He participated in the bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon in 1983 that left more than 300 dead.

And now Hezb'allah's terror chief
Imad Mughniyah's bloody reign has come to an end:

Hezbollah said Wednesday its Deputy Secretary General Imad Mughniyah was killed Tuesday evening in a bomb blast in a residential neighborhood of Damascus, accusing Israel of being behind the explosion.

"With all pride we declare a great jihadist leader of the Islamic resistance in Lebanon joining the martyrs ... The brother commander hajj Imad Mughinyah became a martyr at the hands of the Zionist Israelis," said a statement carried on Hezbollah's television.

Prime Minsiter's Office spokesman Mark Regev declined comment. "We have released no statement on this matter," he said. Mughniyah headed Hezbollah's operations branch serving in a role similar to chief of staff, and had been wanted by Israel and the United States for years due to his role in numerous bombings, hijackings and abductions in which hundreds of people were killed.
A listing of the attacks he planned or participated in would fill a small library:
Mughniyah was indicted for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people, and was the subject of an arrest warrant for the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy there, in which 29 people died.

He was responsible for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA passenger jet, and the murder of a soldier in the U.S. navy. Four Hezbollah operatives hijacked the flight, travelling between Athens and Rome, to Beirut, beginning a 17-day ordeal in which the plane made two trips to Algeria. The hijackers killed U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem in Beirut.

He has been accused of a role in the bombings of U.S. Marines and French army barracks in Lebanon in 1983 that left more than 300 people dead.

Mughniyah is believed to be behind a 1983 bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Beirut, in which 63 people lost their lives.

Islamic Jihad, a shadowy pro-Iranian group widely believed linked to Hezbollah, kidnapped dozens of Western hostages, including Americans, in Beirut in the mid 1980s at a time when Moughniyah was thought to be the group's commander. The group killed some of its captives and exchanged others for U.S. weapons to Iran in what was later known as the Iran-Contra scandal. Among the victims of Islamic Jihad was the CIA's Middle East station chief.
Hezb'allah is pointing the finger at Israel which certainly makes sense. However, there have been rumors of turmoil among the leadership in Hezb'allah and someone inside the organization may have thought Mughniyah had become a hindrance or a threat.

Then there's the possibility that the US or some other western intelligence agency pressed the button. Suffice it to say that there was no lack of enemies that wished to see Mughniyah on a coroner's slab.

In this case, justice delayed is not justice denied.

HT: Ed Lasky