Skip to comments.Syria blast killed Moughniyah - Hezbollah [Commander of]
Posted on 02/13/2008 12:52:19 AM PST by HAL9000
DAMASCUS BLAST ON TUESDAY KILLED SENIOR HEZBOLLAH MILITARY COMMANDER - LEBANESE POLITICAL SOURCE
(Excerpt) Read more at alertnet.org ...
Thats all the site reports.
HEY GREAT NEWS!
Note: The following text is a quote:
Report: Senior Hizbullah military commander Imad Mugniya killed in Damascus
Published: 02.13.08, 10:55 / Israel News
Hizbullah’s TV station, Al-Manar, reported that “this morning, one of the mujaheedin, Imad Mugniya, was killed in Damascus.”
The report attributed the killing to Israel. (Ali Waked)
Mugniya is DEAD.
Note: The following text (minus the photo) is a quote:
Rewards for Justice
SEEKING INFORMATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
Imad Fayez Mugniyah
Up to $5 Million Reward
Date of birth: 1962
Place of birth: Lebanon
Height: 5’7” (170 cm)
Mugniyah is the alleged head of the security apparatus for the terrorist organization, Lebanese Hizballah. He is thought to be in Lebanon.
Indicted for: conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy, to commit hostage taking, to commit air piracy resulting in murder, to interfere with a flight crew, to place a destructive device aboard an aircraft, to have explosive devices about the person on an aircraft, and to assault passengers and crew; air piracy resulting in murder; air piracy; hostage taking; interference with flight crew; and placing explosives aboard aircraft; placing destructive device aboard aircraft; assault aboard aircraft with intent to hijack with a dangerous weapon and resulting in serious bodily injury; aiding and abetting.
Imad Fayez Mugniyah was indicted for his role in planning and participation in the June 14, 1985, hijacking of a commercial airliner which resulted in the assault on various passengers and crew members, and the murder of one U.S. citizen.
Something about Obama’s foreign advisor in Syria today in other news.
From another FR post from earlier on Monday:
Posted on 02/12/2008 11:44:24 AM PST by DFG
A foreign policy adviser to Senator Obama is scheduled to arrive in Syria today as the leader of a RAND Corp. delegation.
Zbigniew Brzezinski will travel to Damascus for meetings as part of a trip Syria’s official Cham News agency described as an “important sign that the end of official dialogue between Washington and Damascus has not prevented dialogue with important American intellectuals and politicians.”
I wonder which type of “dialogue” will be most effective?
U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem
Yes and I will never forget that.
I was just talking to my husband about that.
Owned! Hope he likes getting poked in the butt by demons with pitchforks.
.45 caliber or 2000 lb. laser guided diplomacy
Feb 13, 2008 11:05 | Updated Feb 13, 2008 11:07
“’Most wanted’ Hizbullah operative killed in Damascus bombing”
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Hizbullah television has reported that Imad Mughniyeh, a senior official in the organization who is listed on America’s most wanted list, is dead.
Mughniyeh was killed in a car bombing in Damascus late Tuesday night.
The cause of the explosion, which occurred about 10:45 p.m. in the upscale Kafar Soussa neighborhood, was not immediately known. Security forces quickly sealed off the area and removed the destroyed car, which had its driver’s seat and the rear seat blown away by the force of the blast.
Calls for comment from Syria’s Interior Ministry, which is responsible for security forces, went unanswered late Tuesday night.
There are no government buildings located in the mostly residential neighborhood. An Iranian school is about a few hundred meters from the blast, but the school was unscathed.”
Ishaq:327 Allah said, A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.
Sura 9:5 of the Koranus, wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush.
Way past time to post charges against allah em!
If they follow the queeranus, they are accomplice to criminality!
“Damascus: Blast kills senior Hizbullah member”
Posted: 13-02-2008 , 09:13 GMT
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The cause of the explosion and the intended target was not immediately clear, as there are no government buildings located in the mostly residential Kafar Soussa district. However, on Wednesday Hizbullah confirmed the death of Imad Mugniyah, a senior member of the movement. Mugniyah was described as the head of its security section, a senior intelligence official and as a founder of Hizbullah.”
WOW this has been a long time coming.
ON THE INTERNET:
Thats just laughable.
Looks more like a turf war to me. Who's next in line?
Yes, it sure has.
It might have been a work accident, but I don’t know.
The news seems to be still sorting itself out on the details.
Thank God is right. This was one SOB I thought about a lot and prayed would not die peacefully in bed. All these years I kept saying “he can run, he can hide, but we will get him”.
Mughniyah you POS, I hope you were scared all these years.
Somebody didn't give up on getting him. I doubt that it is U.S..
I like stories with a happy ending.
“Isnt he also responsible for marine barrack attack in 1983?”
I have heard that, but I really am not sure if it was a combination of terrorists on the Marine Barracks bombing.
Let me go get a link.
This is a huge ‘get’ no matter who got the SOB. Presumably Israel..... wasn’t Imad Mugniya also believed to be behind the bombing of the Marine barracks in 1983? I think I’ve read that in the past, though don’t know who really knows — but he’s been considered one of the worst terrorist masterminds in the world for many many years. It is a great thing if he really is gone.
Here’s what I was thinking of, a different attack.
stepping back in time...
19 December 2003
FREEH LINKS IRAN TO KHOBAR BOMBING
Tehran Directed Attack, He Says (Washington Post):
If not then he most certainly is now...
YALIBNAN.com ("Sources: Stratfor, Ya Libnan"): "IRANIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL VISITS LEBANON" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Beirut - A senior Iranian intelligence officer arrived in Lebanon the week of Dec. 9, and Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah official in charge of foreign operations accompanied the officer to his meetings there, Stratfor sources said Dec. 16") (December 17, 2007, 6:32 pm) (Read More...)
This is just INCREDIBLE, such amazing excellent news. This is as big a get as Bin Laden, to me. Outstanding.
“The group was also linked to suicide bomb attacks against the U.S. embassy and Marine headquarters in Lebanon in the 1980s.”
From new Reuters post, same link as above.
Posted here for archival purposes - Quote:
Iranian intelligence official visits Lebanon
Monday, 17 December, 2007
Beirut - A senior Iranian intelligence officer arrived in Lebanon the week of Dec. 9, and Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah official in charge of foreign operations accompanied the officer to his meetings there, Stratfor sources said Dec. 16.
The two have held continuous talks with Hezbollah foreign operations officers in meetings attended by Hezbollah security chief Wafiq Safa. They later traveled to the town of Nabi Sheit in the northern Biqaa, then met with Syrian intelligence officers led by Brig. Gen. Ali Diab in Hezbollah training grounds in Shara near the border village of Janta.
Imad Mugniyah, a senior member of the Hezbollah militant organization has been living in Tehran. Sometimes described as a “master terrorist”, Mugniyah has been implicated in the 1983 bombings of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, and U.S. Marine and French peacekeeping barracks, which killed over 350, as well as the 1992 bombings of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires. He was also linked to numerous kidnappings of Westerners in Beirut through the 1980s, most notably that of Terry Anderson. Some of these individuals were later killed such as U.S. Army Col William Francis Buckley.
789 posted on 12/18/2007 7:56:26 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 788 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]
I’m very, very sorry to read this Oorang. Thank you for this post.
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): “INTERPOL PUTS 5 IRANIANS ON WANTED LIST” (ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The Iranians targeted are former intelligence chief Ali Fallahian; Mohsen Rabbani, former cultural attache at Iran’s embassy in Buenos Aires; a former diplomat, Ahmad Reza Asghari; Mohsen Rezaei, former head of the Revolutionary Guards; and Ahmad Vahidi, a Revolutionary Guards general. Hezbollah militant Imad Moughnieh, one of the world’s most sought terrorism suspects, also was named.”) (November 8, 2007) (Read More...)
STRATFOR.com: “GEOPOLITICAL DIARY: THE RE-EMERGENCE OF A TERRORISM ARTIST” (ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Reports indicate that Imad Fayez Mugniyah has been training Shiite militants from Arab Persian Gulf states — specifically, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley for use in retaliatory attacks if the United States strikes Iran.”) (October 26, 2007, 02:00 GMT) (Read More...)
STRATFOR.com: “IRAN’S CONTINGENCY PLAN” (ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Sources in Hezbollah say Mugniyah is spending most of his time these days in Lebanon and has in many ways overshadowed Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah as the organization’s strongman. These reports align with similar indications that a split is deepening within Hezbollah’s leadership over how to manage its affairs with Syria and Iran. Mugniyah has had a close relationship with Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security.”) (October 25, 2007, 18:45 GMT) (Read More...)
Google - News Search: “IMAD FAYEZ MUGNIYAH”
REWARDS FOR JUSTICE.net - WANTED: “IMAD FAYEZ MUGNIYAH” (Read More...)
FBI.gov - MOST WANTED TERRORISTS - WANTED POSTER: “IMAD FAYEZ MUGNIYAH” aka “Hajj” (Read More...)
“www.waronline.org/terror/bin%20laden/mugniyah-2.jpg” (Read More...)
790 posted on 12/18/2007 8:18:57 PM PST by Cindy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 789 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]
To: Oorang; Jim Robinson; Jet Jaguar; Donna Lee Nardo; JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; ...
Ping to Oorangs post regarding Mughniyah.
791 posted on 12/18/2007 9:04:29 PM PST by Cindy
Yes, I did recall correctly that this POS has been associated with the bombings of the US Embassy and the US Marine Barracks and French barracks that slaughtered so many back in 1983. I only wish this scumbag could have suffered a long slow death, but at least he (apparently) is gone. Just a good thing we never waterboarded him, though, now that would have been truly unacceptable. /s
Imad Mugniyeh became Hezbollah’s star recruit, reporting directly to Ali Akbar Mohtashemi-Pour, Iran’s ambassador to Syria. His terrorist pedigree began with a bang when he organized the April 18, 1983, bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut that killed 63 people, including Robert Ames, the CIA’s top Middle East operations officer, and many of his best agents.
In October 1983, Mugniyeh was back at work. This time, with Iranian and Syrian help, he plotted the twin suicide truck-bomb attacks in Beirut that took the lives of 242 U.S. Marines and 58 French troops.
For many years Mugniyeh’s personal involvement in those early bombings remained obscure. It wasn’t until he kidnapped the new CIA station chief to Beirut, William Buckley, in April 1984 that the U.S. intelligence community began to get a fix on him.
Yes, I am very, very happy.
It is sad to hear of anyone’s death, but when this terrorist died — a lot of lives were saved, in my opinion.
Looking at Iran:
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "INTERPOL PUTS 5 IRANIANS ON WANTED LIST" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Iranians targeted are former intelligence chief Ali Fallahian; Mohsen Rabbani, former cultural attache at Iran's embassy in Buenos Aires; a former diplomat, Ahmad Reza Asghari; Mohsen Rezaei, former head of the Revolutionary Guards; and Ahmad Vahidi, a Revolutionary Guards general. Hezbollah militant Imad Moughnieh, one of the world's most sought terrorism suspects, also was named.") (November 8, 2007) (Read More...)
STRATFOR.com: "GEOPOLITICAL DIARY: THE RE-EMERGENCE OF A TERRORISM ARTIST" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Reports indicate that Imad Fayez Mugniyah has been training Shiite militants from Arab Persian Gulf states -- specifically, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain -- in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley for use in retaliatory attacks if the United States strikes Iran.") (October 26, 2007, 02:00 GMT) (Read More...)
STRATFOR.com: "IRAN'S CONTINGENCY PLAN" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Sources in Hezbollah say Mugniyah is spending most of his time these days in Lebanon and has in many ways overshadowed Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah as the organization's strongman. These reports align with similar indications that a split is deepening within Hezbollah's leadership over how to manage its affairs with Syria and Iran. Mugniyah has had a close relationship with Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security.") (October 25, 2007, 18:45 GMT) (Read More...)
Isnt he also responsible for marine barrack attack in 1983?
many sources say he was the mastermind behind it.
people—the death of this greaseball is a MAJOR victory in the war on terror. He was without a doubt, one of the most dangerous, methodical, and “effective” terrorist masterminds alive today. To the Israelis he was much more dangerous than Al-Qeada, and to the Americans he was also very dangerous.
Whoever killed him—who knows? The Mossad, The CIA (doubtful), or just some fellow arabs who had a beef with him—who knows????? But he’s dead and I’m sure many of the other arch terrorists are squirming in their pants.
You are so right. This monster has been a myth for so long, his death has reduced him back down to just a man. So many of us have that one furtive photograph of him locked in our psyche as the monster of all monsters. We don't even know for certain how many lives he took from this world, but I believe them to be in the thousands from the 80s to 9/11 and beyond.
I'll add a AMEN!!! to that!
I understand and here’s his Rewards For Justice poster.
Note: See photos.
The following text is a quote:
Rewards for Justice
SEEKING INFORMATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
Mohammed Ali Hamadei
Up to $5 Million Reward
Eyes: Dark Brown
Height: 5’8” (173 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Scars/Marks/Tattoos: Mole on right cheek below his eye
Languages: Arabic, German
Aliases: Mohammod Ali Hamadei, Ali Hamadi, ‘Castro’
Remarks: Hamadei is believed to be a member of the terrorist organization, Lebanese Hizballah. He may be living in Lebanon.
Mohammed Ali Hamadei was indicted for his role in planning and participating in the June 14, 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847. This hijacking resulted in the assault of various passengers and crew members, and the murder of Petty Officer Robert D. Stethem, United States Navy.
Indicted for: aircraft piracy in the Special Aircraft Jurisdiction of the United States; unlawful placing of a destructive device on an aircraft; hostage taking; murder; assault on a passenger; and conspiracy.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.