From Belmont Club,
Imad Muganiyeh, known to Americans as the man who killed Navy diver Robert Stethem; the man who tortured and killed CIA station chief William Francis Buckley, and possible mastermind of the 1983 Marine Barracks bombing in Beirut died in car bomb explosion in a posh suburb of Damascus.
Mughniyeh is also believed to have been behind the 1992 bombing of Israel’s embassy in Argentina in which 29 people were killed, and the blast at a Buenos Aires Jewish center two years later that killed 95.
Recently Argentina has been investigating the 1994 explosion, which is the largest terrorist attack ever staged in Latin America against a Jewish group.
Wretchard points out that Mughniyeh’s demise came on the anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s death.
Coincidence? Not at all. To the contrary: this is a message, loud and clear. As Wretchard said,
…one of the things Hezbollah might reflect upon as they regard the charred and mangled corpse of Mughniyeh is that while one can evade payment for a time, the repo man always comes in the end.
The Guardian has a Profile: Imad Mughniyeh. The (London) Times asserts that “His death is a huge blow to the Iranian-backed militant group, given Mughniyeh’s years of experience and organisational skills.”
Phillip Jacobson says Mossad did it, but I think Mughniyeh had enough enemies that one can’t rule out anyone, including the Iranians themselves.
If the Israel’s Mossad got him, they killed a number of birds with one stone.
One more rat sent to Hell