Who Killed Terrorist Mastermind Imad Moughniyah?

Who Killed Terrorist Mastermind Imad Moughniyah?

At 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, a loud explosion rocked the neighborhood of Kafr Soussa in Damascus. Residents rushed to see the gruesome spectacle left by the explosion of a car bomb. It was the kind of scene that has become eerily common not in this, the Syrian capital, but in Beirut, where the victim of this attack, terrorist mastermind Imad Moughniyah, found most of his followers, and more than a few of his many enemies.

Moughniyah was the No. 2 -- some say No. 1 -- man in Lebanon's Hezbollah organization. The group reported his death declaring it was proud to announce that Moughniyah had "joined the martyrs." Hezbollah immediately blamed Israel for the assassination, but a look at Moughniyah's record of "successful" terrorist attacks shows that while it may be difficult, perhaps impossible, to discover who killed him, it is easy to point to the many places around the world where his death will be cause for celebration.

Moughniyah's long career was illustrious by terrorist standards. He is believed responsible for the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, which killed 241 Americans. The United States also believes he, working in close association with Iranian government agents, was responsible for the bombing of the Khobar towers in Saudi Arabia, where another 17 Americans died in 1996. In 1985 he played a key role in the hijacking of a TWA airplane that was held for 17 days and ended with the murder of an American citizen.

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