Beim Council on Foreign Relations findet sich ein längerer Artikel von Elisabeth Snick über Mugniyah, in dem es unter anderem heisst:
He is thought to be the organization's chief international operator, a shadowy figure behind its leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, and he has been linked to nearly every major terrorist operation executed by Hezbollah over the last twenty-five years. Mugniyah was the most wanted terrorist in the world before Osama bin Laden came onto intelligence radar screens, and he remains a prime target of U.S. counterterrorism forces.Mugniyah soll für "besondere" Anschläge der Islamterroristen zuständig sein und wird immer dann wie ein Ass aus dem Ärmel gezogen, wenn es darum geht möglichst viele Menschen zu ermorden. Für die folgenden "major terror attacks" soll Mugniyah verantwortlich sein:
Experts believe he is the main architect of nearly all of the major operations conducted by Hezbollah. They include:Allerdings lohnt es nicht mehr, sich lange mit der Rolle von Mugniyah auseinanderzusetzen, denn mittlerweile ist der Mann tot.
- The 1983 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Lebanon that killed sixty-three people. Some say Mugniyah was also involved in the attack a few months later on U.S. Marine and French paratrooper barracks in Beirut that left 141 people dead.
- A spate of kidnappings of Westerners in Lebanon in the 1980s, including that of William Buckley, a CIA station chief, in 1984. Buckley was interrogated and tortured, and ultimately died of pneumonia, probably as a result of his harsh treatment. His death sparked particular ire in the U.S. intelligence community.
- The 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847, in which a U.S. Navy diver was brutally beaten, then shot. Mugniyah was indicted in the United States for his alleged role as mastermind of the hijacking.
- The 1992 Israeli embassy bombing and a 1994 suicide bomb attack on a Jewish community center, both in Buenos Aires.
Hezbollah said Wednesday its Deputy Secretary General Imad Mughniyah was killed Tuesday evening in a bomb blast in a residential neighborhood of Damascus, accusing Israel of being behind the explosion.Uahahahahahaha, ich freu' mich so! Ich könnte tanzen!
"With all pride we declare a great jihadist leader of the Islamic resistance in Lebanon joining the martyrs ... The brother commander hajj Imad Mughinyah became a martyr at the hands of the Zionist Israelis," said a statement carried on Hezbollah's television.
Musik an: Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead!
Wer sich trotzdem dafür interessiert, von welchem Islamterroristen die Welt nun befreit wurde, mag die Texte von Dan Rather, Dan Darling und Carl Anthony Wege lesen oder kann einfach einen Blick in die Terrorism Knowledge Base werfen.