Skip to comments.Syria arrests Palestinians suspects in connection Mughniyeh assassination
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.
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.
Wow, you could knock me over with a feather, I can’t believe they didn’t try and pin it on Israel.
They, or somebody, that Lebanese Nasrallah at least, is naming Israel.
They already have blamed Israel, and I promise you that even if they would arrest Nassrallah himself, they would call him an Israeli agent.
After being turned into ‘pink mist’, can one still appreciate all them virgins?
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.
“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.
Can we have name, address, and make of car?
Maybe he was a Mossad agent.. under every rock is an Isreali agent..
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?
Carl writes that his Arabic is poor but I think the subtitles are in Farzi and the commentator definitely speaks Italian.
non-Arab foreigners = Palestinians ?
Sorry : I am still confused.
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.....
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.)
I hear you. Imagine putting the disastrous Brzezinski back in charge. Shades of Jimmah.
The plot thickens....
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
See this post here . It appears from the photos that it is likely the bomb was in the rear of the car.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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