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Syria arrests Palestinians suspects in connection Mughniyeh assassination
Jerusalem Post ^ | February 15, 2008 | Jpost.com staff

Posted on 02/16/2008 11:43:51 AM PST by ScaniaBoy

Syrian security forces have arrested several Palestinians suspects in connection with the assassination of Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyeh, a Lebanese security source told Reuters on Friday.

The source added that Hizbullah had appointed a successor to Mughniyeh within hours of his death in a car bomb blast in the Syrian capital.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: captured; damascus; hezbullah; israel; mughniyeh; palestinians; syria; terror; wot
However, the follow up story is even more interesting:

'Non-Arabs arrested in Syria'

Syria also arrested non-Arab foreigners suspected of being involved in the assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh this week, the Lebanese Al-Akhbar reported Saturday.

According to the report, senior Syrian government officials suspect that Western intelligence organizations were involved in the assassination.

The suspects' identities were still unknown.

Non-Arabs? Iranians? Pakistanis, Russians? Westerners?

For one short moment I dreamed that it was Obama's foreign policy advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski or Mrs Clinton's national finance Hassan Nemazee, who both visited President Assad in Damascus last week. According to the NY Sun the Democratic campaigns are very unforthcoming about the details of the visits.

1 posted on 02/16/2008 11:43:53 AM PST by ScaniaBoy
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To: ScaniaBoy

Wow, you could knock me over with a feather, I can’t believe they didn’t try and pin it on Israel.


2 posted on 02/16/2008 11:45:28 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

They, or somebody, that Lebanese Nasrallah at least, is naming Israel.


3 posted on 02/16/2008 11:46:39 AM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: Abathar

They already have blamed Israel, and I promise you that even if they would arrest Nassrallah himself, they would call him an Israeli agent.


4 posted on 02/16/2008 11:47:12 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

After being turned into ‘pink mist’, can one still appreciate all them virgins?


5 posted on 02/16/2008 11:48:35 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: SJackson; Alouette; Enchante; Fedora; jveritas; Slings and Arrows; ovrtaxt

Ping!


6 posted on 02/16/2008 11:49:53 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Yeah, your right. They just went further away from Israel being solely responsible than I ever thought they would if they are including Palestinians in their arrested category.


7 posted on 02/16/2008 11:53:14 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: ScaniaBoy

“non-Arab foreigners” — of course, if it was a plot from some rival gang of Islamo-terrorists it will be even more important to be able to pin ultimate blame upon “Zionist agents” orchestrating it all..... would hate to be any of the “non-Arab foreigners” now being “interrogated” by Syrian intel goons — anyone would wish they could just be “waterboarded” instead of being handled by those goons.

The aim is never the real facts in such “investigations” by depraved Assad goons, the point is to concoct whatever propaganda story will be most useful.


8 posted on 02/16/2008 12:03:03 PM PST by Enchante (Hillary Clinton: "Shriiieeeeeekkkk, I'm Melting, I'm Melting.........")
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To: ScaniaBoy
I thought this was eyebrow-raising, too: An Iranian television station aired what it said was mobile phone video footage of the car bomb blast that killed Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh...The grainy, dark images appeared to have been taken moments after the blast...The video was shown on Iran's state-run Arabic channel, Al-Alam. The station did not say how it obtained the footage.
9 posted on 02/16/2008 12:03:42 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: ScaniaBoy
Hizbullah had appointed a successor to Mughniyeh within hours of his death

Can we have name, address, and make of car?

10 posted on 02/16/2008 12:04:32 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: ScaniaBoy
Meanwhile:

Syria Denies Joint Iran Investigation ( Into demise of terrorist Mughniyeh)

And:

Report: Hizbullah goes on high alert

11 posted on 02/16/2008 12:04:33 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Maybe he was a Mossad agent.. under every rock is an Isreali agent..


12 posted on 02/16/2008 12:05:45 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Abathar
True, but as I noted yesterday the thieves are falling out among each other:

Hizbullah Blames Hamas for Breach That Led To Mughniyeh Killing

And following the old adage that attack is the best defence, Hamas published this: 'Plot to kill Haniyeh uncovered'

Hamas on Saturday accused their rivals in the West Bank of being behind an alleged plot to assassinate a top Hamas official, and said they are less inclined now to try to mend the deepening rift between the two political camps.

Do you think Bush and Rice are paying notice?

14 posted on 02/16/2008 12:09:58 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: george76; Grampa Dave; ASA Vet
Cui Bono.......ping
15 posted on 02/16/2008 12:11:05 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul politicians. The Ship of State needs a good scrubbing!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Regarding your links: Doesn’t it feel like someone has dropped a stone in the anthill?
16 posted on 02/16/2008 12:13:21 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: 3AngelaD
Here is a link to the film: Video from mobile phone of aftermath of Mugniyah liquidation

Carl writes that his Arabic is poor but I think the subtitles are in Farzi and the commentator definitely speaks Italian.

:-)

17 posted on 02/16/2008 12:16:48 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: BIGLOOK

non-Arab foreigners = Palestinians ?

Sorry : I am still confused.


18 posted on 02/16/2008 12:17:21 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ScaniaBoy
Round Up The Usual Suspects!

19 posted on 02/16/2008 12:17:59 PM PST by sono (You fight campaigns with the politicians you have.)
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To: Enchante; Jim Robinson

As I wrote above, wouldn’t it have been fun if one of those non-Arabs would have been Zbigniew Brzezinski?

Reading that story from NYPost I must say that McCain looks better and better.....


20 posted on 02/16/2008 12:19:43 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: george76; sono
non-Arab foreigners = Palestinians ?

Sorry : I am still confused.

No, but maybe non-Arab terrorists; eg Iranians, Pakistanis, Chechens etc etc.

Or it's just like in that great movie Casablanca. They are rounding up the usual suspects. (Thanks for the pict.)

21 posted on 02/16/2008 12:22:57 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: george76
It was probably Hamas, trying to instigate a two front war on Israel.......as well as world condemnation.

Skip the 'non Arab' foreigners roundup. The Syrians most likely rounded up Turks, Kurds, Assyrians and the Greek women's volley ball team over this.
22 posted on 02/16/2008 12:25:26 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul politicians. The Ship of State needs a good scrubbing!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

I hear you. Imagine putting the disastrous Brzezinski back in charge. Shades of Jimmah.


23 posted on 02/16/2008 12:27:43 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: ScaniaBoy
Misdirection, Stanley, Misdirection!

24 posted on 02/16/2008 1:10:13 PM PST by sono (You fight campaigns with the politicians you have.)
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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.

High Volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel. or WOT [War on Terror]

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25 posted on 02/16/2008 3:25:20 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: ScaniaBoy

The plot thickens....


26 posted on 02/16/2008 4:04:46 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Well, Israelis are the only true Palestinians...

Syrian regime critic arrested
al Bawaba | January 29 2008
Posted on 01/29/2008 4:57:47 PM EST by knighthawk
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1961617/posts

As Important as Who was Killed is Where (Excellent Point)
National Review Online | February 13, 2008 | Michael Rubin
Posted on 02/13/2008 2:07:58 PM EST by afortiori
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1969799/posts

Syria may pay price for killing
(Bashar Assad has boasted Damascus is “the capital of resistance”)
AP on Yahoo | 2/14/08 | Hamzi Hendawi - ap
Posted on 02/14/2008 10:20:25 PM EST by NormsRevenge
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970767/posts

Mughniyeh Was in Midst of Planning Mass Terror Attack
Arutz 7 | February 14, ‘08 | Hillel Fendel
Posted on 02/14/2008 12:36:50 PM EST by Nachum
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970345/posts

Israel’s No. 1 Most Wanted Terrorist Assassinated
(Responsible for the 1983 Marine Barracks bombing)
worldnetdaily.com | February 13, 2008 | Aaron Klein
Posted on 02/13/2008 3:18:43 PM EST by kellynla
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1969840/posts

Mother cheers death of militant responsible for son’s death (RE:Imad Mughniyeh)
The Virginian-Pilot | February 16, 2008 | Lon Wagner
Posted on 02/16/2008 6:35:35 AM EST by csvset
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1971344/posts

Bush imposes new sanctions on Syria
AP on Yahoo | 2/13/08 | Terence Hunt - ap
Posted on 02/13/2008 11:38:13 PM EST by NormsRevenge
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970074/posts

and, related to the ping just below this one:

Is Ahmadinejad setting a trap for Israel and the US?
American Thinker | January 28, 2008 | James Lewis
Posted on 01/28/2008 1:29:33 PM EST by forkinsocket
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1960880/posts


27 posted on 02/16/2008 9:50:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, February 10, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
Here is another link:

Israel kills terror chief with headrest bomb

Note that the Sunday Times is known for its free fantasies when it comes to stories from the Middle East. Not very factual on the "deed" except noting the car brand - which I've seen mentioned somewhere else. However, if it is true that the security conscious Mughniyeh was using an easily recognizable car like the silver Mitsubishi Pajero the security breach was right there.

28 posted on 02/16/2008 11:36:21 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy
If the anonymous witness statement can be credited then the "exploding headrest" statement is certainly wrong - no way there would have been much of a head left to cradle in the hands of the witness..... but who knows what to believe at this point, except that everyone does seem to agree the scumbag is D-E-A-D. [hope it's not all some disinformation campaign to throw off western intel agencies, but there doesn't seem to be much reason to suspect that......]

One witness said: “I held his head in my hands, kissed him farewell. His face was burnt but intact and he had received serious injuries to his abdomen.”
29 posted on 02/17/2008 12:29:41 PM PST by Enchante (Hillary Clinton: "Shriiieeeeeekkkk, I'm Melting, I'm Melting.........")
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To: ScaniaBoy
Another link on that visit....

Adviser to Clinton Meets With President of Syria

30 posted on 02/17/2008 12:33:20 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
One more link on the subject....

Not serious about foreign policy either

An interesting note form the link....

A Google News search on "Brzezinski Damascus" reveals again today that the Obama/Clinton delegation to Syria remains a deep secret confined to readers of the New York Sun, Power Line, and Martin Peretz.

31 posted on 02/17/2008 12:35:55 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
What do Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Imad Mughniyeh have in common? Plus, why Iran needs nukes.
32 posted on 02/17/2008 12:38:09 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Enchante; jeffers
No, you are quite right - that statement does not fit with the head-rest story, unless the body was some 20 ft away fom the head. The journos should have noted that, but what do we expect?

See this post here . It appears from the photos that it is likely the bomb was in the rear of the car.

33 posted on 02/17/2008 12:56:02 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: mewzilla
Thanks for those links. I had seen one before, but it is good to see that this story has not been completely hidden.

But seriously, now when it is in the open, where is the outrage, where are the questions to Ms Clinton and Barak Obama? I certainly hope that McCain is preparing some fireworks. These visits, the day before it is made quite clear that Syria is harbouring a person who has murdered scores of US citizens....well, there need to be some kind of explanations.

And, no, I do not buy the inane notion that Mughniyeh was killed by Assad as some kind of gift towards the US.

34 posted on 02/17/2008 1:03:27 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy; jeffers

Excellent! I claim no related expertise but it certainly appears to me that jeffers has nailed it. I kept looking at that same photo as I saw it on another thread and could not see any plausibility for a headrest explosion but I thought I might be missing something until I read the witness statement about the head being burned but intact — this certainly seems to have been a much bigger explosion in the back of the car, not what would have exploded from the headrest but merely burned the face/head...... but what do I know?


35 posted on 02/17/2008 1:09:53 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: we'll send Brezinski to Damascus, that's our foreign policy!!)
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To: ScaniaBoy
Re: As I wrote above, wouldn’t it have been fun if one of those non-Arabs would have been Zbigniew Brzezinski?

What? Zbigniew Brzezinski... actually do something to help the security of the United States?

You must be speaking... of a different Zbigniew Brzezinski. That sumbitch in Syria talking up Obama was once Jimhhy Carter's National Security stooge and you know well how that turned out!

36 posted on 02/17/2008 1:09:53 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Hey, you don’t really believe that the Syrian police will arrest the real perpetrators. However, they will arrest the “likely suspects” and I think Z B, being a US citizen falls under that category.

:-)


37 posted on 02/17/2008 1:17:23 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Thanks ScaniaBoy.

Israel kills terror chief with headrest bomb
Times Online (UK) | February 17, 2008 | Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv, Hala Jaber in Beirut and Jon Swain
Posted on 02/17/2008 2:19:33 AM EST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1971736/posts


38 posted on 02/18/2008 12:24:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, February 10, 2008)
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