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Iran: 'Zionism octopus threatens Muslims'---Hamas: Mughnieh murder 'Zionist gangsterism'
Iran Press TV/ AFP ^ | 2-13-08

Posted on 02/13/2008 1:56:39 PM PST by SJackson

'Zionism octopus threatens Muslims' Wed, 13 Feb 2008 16:50:18

Hamas has called on the Muslim world to unite against Israel after the assassination of Imad Mughniya, a top Lebanese Hezbollah figure.

"We urge the Muslim and Arab nations to act decisively against the Zionist octopus that threatens the security of Arab and Muslim countries," Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri said on Wednesday.

Imad Mughniyah, a top commander of Hezbollah, who was killed by a car bomb in Damascus on Tuesday night, 'has been a target of the Zionists for 20 years,' Hezbollah said in a statement.

Israeli leaders have also threatened to target Hamas political leaders in the Gaza Strip. It assassinated top Hamas leaders Ahmed Yassin and Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi in Gaza in 2004.

Abu Zuhri warned Israel of 'unprecedented responses' if it carried out any assassination in Gaza.

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Mughnieh murder 'Zionist gangsterism': Hamas 7 hours ago

GAZA CITY (AFP) — The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas joined Hezbollah on Wednesday in accusing Israel of murdering one of the top commanders of the Lebanese Shiite movement, saying it was a "new example of Zionist gangsterism."

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri, speaking to AFP in Gaza City, called on Arabs and Muslims to "face up to this Zionist octopus whose crimes are now passing beyond the Palestinian territories to touch the Arab and Islamic world."

Imad Mughnieh, who was head of Hezbollah's special operations unit, was wanted for his suspected role in a string of deadly attacks. He was assassinated on Tuesday night in a Damascus bombing.

In the Syrian capital, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command accused Israel's Mossad spy agency of being behind the killing.

"Imad Mughnieh was assassinated by the Zionist Mossad ... which was aware of the important status of the martyr and the privileged role he played in the jihad (holy war)," said a statement faxed to AFP.

"The Zionist murderers and their agents should know that the resistance will respond by aiming its bullets and its explosives at the leaders of Zionist terrorism and their agents," the statement added.

Initially Israel officials declined to comment on Mughnieh's killing although senior politicians welcomed news of the demise of a man they held responsible for a spate of deadly attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets.

Later however the office of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert put out ma statement formally denying any role.

"Israel rejects any attempt by terrorist organisations to attribute to it any implication in this affair," the statement said. "We have nothing else to add."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: damascus; egypt; gaza; hamas; imadmughnieh; iran; israel; lebanon; mughnieh; syria

1 posted on 02/13/2008 1:56:50 PM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

For some reason, I don’t think Israel had a hand in this.


2 posted on 02/13/2008 1:58:18 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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3 posted on 02/13/2008 1:58:32 PM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: SJackson

Yet it’s okay if they blow up a hundred shoppers at the vegetable bazaar.


4 posted on 02/13/2008 1:58:57 PM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I agree, car bombing is not their normal MO.


5 posted on 02/13/2008 2:01:42 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No, not their style.


6 posted on 02/13/2008 2:03:02 PM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: SJackson
There is going to be a big funeral for this pig in South Beirut tomorrow.

Do you hear me IDF or USAF?

7 posted on 02/13/2008 2:03:11 PM PST by lormand (November 08' - Win-Win for Liberalism)
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To: SJackson

The deceased was a truly evil person — is that who Iran considers a “martyr”?


8 posted on 02/13/2008 2:03:29 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

MUSLIMS: “Violence is great...until it happens to US”.


9 posted on 02/13/2008 2:04:36 PM PST by Migraine (...diversity is great... until it happens to YOU...)
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To: SJackson

10 posted on 02/13/2008 2:05:38 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
For some reason, I don’t think Israel had a hand in this.

What better way for the Israelis to hide their fingerprints than to use a method of assassination they're not normally associated with?
11 posted on 02/13/2008 2:06:22 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (www.conservativesgetbonedagain.com)
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To: lormand
I agree. It's a perfect opportunity for some precision cluster bombing.

L

12 posted on 02/13/2008 2:06:30 PM PST by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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13 posted on 02/13/2008 2:07:09 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: SJackson

“not their style.”
Well,,,,,, if you wanna make it look like someone else did it,,, you adopt their style!


14 posted on 02/13/2008 2:09:44 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: SJackson
Its the Jews' fault - even if they aren't really responsible. Of course no one in Israel is shedding tears for that mass murderer so that makes them guilty!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

15 posted on 02/13/2008 2:12:23 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Califreak

The people’s cube cracks me up!


16 posted on 02/13/2008 2:15:59 PM PST by lormand
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To: taxcontrol

It’s not their usual style, but they have used them before.

I am trying to recall the details of one operation in the 1970s when the target was serviced with a car bomb operated by a nice little old lady in a nearby apartment.

Before she was extracted, she left some milk for the stray cat she had become friends with. That stuck in my mind because I am a cat person.


17 posted on 02/13/2008 2:17:21 PM PST by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: SJackson
Israel has summoned Cthulhu ?


18 posted on 02/13/2008 2:17:34 PM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: lormand

I couldn’t help thinking of Fatima when I saw the pic!


19 posted on 02/13/2008 2:17:49 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: SJackson
"Imad Mughniyah, a top commander of Hezbollah,
who was killed by a car bomb in Damascus on Tuesday night..."




Good news!
20 posted on 02/13/2008 2:23:29 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Califreak
oh wait.. I forgot Fatima... He she is being wiped out by the evil Zionist ocean spray


21 posted on 02/13/2008 2:25:39 PM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: lormand
IIR....There is a stupid rule that says you can’t hit funerals and political gatherings..
Do you remember the “Funeral gathering “picture from Afghanistan??? with about 6 ranks totaling about 100 terrorists?
everyone was screaming “Why didn’t we take ‘em out !!!..
Someone replied that its covered in the Geneva screw-over.
22 posted on 02/13/2008 2:30:30 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: MD_Willington_1976

LOL!

Remember the big story about the bullets(unfired)that were shot at some house over there?


23 posted on 02/13/2008 2:31:08 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Califreak

Yeah I do, and with the price of brass cased ammo, I would not mind several thousand rounds of that unfired brass cased ammo falling into my backyard ATM.. LOL


24 posted on 02/13/2008 2:35:47 PM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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"ACTION!................................ and cut......................... take five"

25 posted on 02/13/2008 2:41:42 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: evets

Oh the inanity!


26 posted on 02/13/2008 3:03:36 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sageb1

bookmark


27 posted on 02/13/2008 5:01:16 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: SJackson

28 posted on 02/13/2008 5:03:16 PM PST by montag813
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To: SJackson

29 posted on 02/13/2008 5:09:15 PM PST by montag813
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To: SJackson

30 posted on 02/13/2008 5:10:03 PM PST by montag813
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To: SJackson
The world is a little better place tonight. Not much, but a bit.

This M@+#3&F)(*3& had more American blood on his hands, before 9/11, than any other terr. He was also the most elusive.

I hope that the loved ones of USN Diver Robert Stethem and the Marines murdered in the Beirut bombing get a little bit of closure.

31 posted on 02/13/2008 5:22:48 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: reagan_fanatic
Syrians coulda done it, just to throw suspicion on Israel.
32 posted on 02/13/2008 5:34:17 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Eagles6

And he was young. Many lives were saved.


33 posted on 02/13/2008 6:33:12 PM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: Ronin
Who knows if it was a car bomb? Maybe Mughniya answered his cell phone while taking a ride.

8 years since the "Engineer" was taken out

34 posted on 02/13/2008 11:17:24 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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