Following up on the Imad Mughniyah news, TIME is posting a story with a Hezbollah Media Office/AP byline. At least we know who sent it. The son of a bitch is referred to as a “militant”, of course, a “freedom fighter” whose “misdeeds” granted him such a “mythical status that sometimes it was not always certain if he really existed at all”.
He existed, alright, and he killed hundreds of people.
During the Mughniyeh funeral Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah says he’s ready for “open war with Israel”:
He insisted: “The blood of Imad Mughniyeh will make them [Israel] withdraw from existence.”
Not that Nasrallah was all that conciliatory towards Israel to begin with.
Nasrallah’s accusations are just one of the many conspiracy theories going around the Mughniyeh explosion: Siggy’s posting about All Kinds Of Certainty,
It was inevitable and certain the assassination of Imad Mugniyah would spawn some terric conspiracy theories. In the latest iteration of the Arab world addition/obsessions, Hamas is now being accused with the assassination of Imad Mugniyah. Why? Because Hamas wants a relationship with United States and the assassination of a terror bigwig(pig) like Mugniyah is just the kind of gift Hamas believes would do the trick.
Then there’s the childhood trauma theory (which, as to be expected, is blamed on the Jews) and some more speculation on Syria, too.
But one thing is clear, whoever did it, did mankind a favor. Even the French agree.