February 13, 2008

Live By the Bomb, Die By the Bomb

Imad Mughniyeh, the "original bin Laden" has been killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria.

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy:

Imad Mughniyeh, the Hezbollah mastermind behind the kidnapping of Westerners in Beirut and many big terror attacks around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, was killed late last night in a car bomb explosion in Damascus.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred in the Syrian capitalís smart Kfar Soussa district, although Hezbollah blamed Israeli agents.

His death is a huge blow to the Iranian-backed militant group, given Mughniyeh's years of experience and organisational skills.

He was commander of Hezbollah's military wing, which he helped to build up into the formidable machine that fought the Israeli Army to a standstill in the war of summer 2006.

Israel's Mossad was quickly fingered by Hezbollah as being responsible for the assassination, which the Israeli's have officially denied, probably between toasts.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 13, 2008 09:32 AM

Why do I have Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" running through my head?

Anyway, perhaps we should just turn the Israelis loose and let them take care of the Middle East problem for us.

Posted by: C-C-G at February 13, 2008 10:02 AM

I feel the urge to drink a toast myself.

Posted by: George Bruce at February 13, 2008 11:43 AM


Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at February 13, 2008 12:41 PM

I kinda hope it was a seal team that whacked him, but the car bomb smells like rival faction.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 13, 2008 03:47 PM

As a former Marine, I raise a glass to my fallen brothers, and spit on this pigs grave.

Can we bomb the bastard's coffin?

Posted by: Conservative CBU at February 13, 2008 06:25 PM

Ha! No 72 virgins for him.

Posted by: Gary smith at February 14, 2008 09:47 AM

a sad day for CAIR, Michael Murphy, Representative Ellison, Nancy Pelosi, and others to see one of their "freedom fighters' bite the dust. Maybe Pelosi on her next visit to Assad will promise him that the Democrats will work to stop such violence.

Posted by: iconoclast at February 14, 2008 03:43 PM

I'm trying to decide who he resembles more. Is it Michael Moore or Rob Reiner?

Posted by: Wm Lawrence at February 14, 2008 08:48 PM

Adios, Muggy. Rest in pieces.

Posted by: Pablo at February 14, 2008 09:13 PM