Beirut - 14 February 2008
Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's top henchman, is upset. "They" killed Imad Mughniyah, the Hezbollah criminal who spent his lifetime killing and bombing innocent people for the simple reason that Iran asked him to do so, and under the pretense that the Shiite brand of Islam of such an import that he and his Iranian mullah degenerates must go around killing others to prove it.
The other supposed reason for Mughniyah's 30-year career as a criminal is that he wants to liberate Jerusalem on behalf of the Palestinians, who in fact don't want to liberate Jerusalem anymore. They- the Palestinians- have given up, but Mughniyah, Nasrallah and Ahmadinejad insist on liberating Jerusalem for the Palestinians, even if this means the destruction of Lebanon, which they have basically succeeded in doing.
And the Johnny-come-lates of the Free Patriotic Movement of Michel Aoun, allies of Hezbollah, went today in the person of Salim Aoun and offered their condolences for the death of this criminal. They actually feel sad for the death of the guy who supported Syria's takeover of Lebanon by bombing the US Marines barracks in Beirut in 1983. Indeed, Aoun is trapped - not only tactically as many first thought - but ideologically as well in the Iranian Shitslamic Republic of Ahmadinejad, Nasrallah and consorts.
The final point is that Nasrallah is railing at Israel for killing Mughniyah. The fact, though, is that Mughniyah was killed in the heart of Damascus. Therefore, no one seems to notice that while Syria's reach has killed dozens of people in Lebanon, Syria's reach is by far easier in Syria itself. And if, as Nasrallah is saying, Israel is able to penetrate the depth of Syria and bomb someone in downtown Damascus where everyone is a Syrian Intelligence agent, then why couldn't Israel reach inside Lebanon and kill Nasrallah himself? Therefore, the more likely scenario is that the Syrian regime was paid or enticed or driven to rid the world of Mughniyah as a way to signal to the international community its willingness to deal, in the desperate hope of avoiding the International Tribunal that is being prepared to prosecute Syria for the Hariri assassination. Israel's Ehud Barak was in fact in Turkey on the day of Mughniyah's bombing in Damascus. Didn't Syria one time hand over Ocalan, the wanted Kurdish rebel, to Turkey to send a similar appeasement signal to the West? Didn't Syria assassinate Elie Hobeika, the other Lebanese criminal, as a gift to the West? The assassination of Mughniyah by the Syrians signals the beginning of the end in Lebanon's crisis. Through Syria, the international community, including Israel, the US and the Arab World at large, is telling Iran and Hezbollah that Syria can turn against them any time it sees a way out of the stalemate. By the same token, Syria's so-called enemies in Lebanon (Hariri, Gemayel, Jumblatt, Geagea...) should beware this rapprochement between Syria and the West, because they will have to start driving again - and frequently- to Damascus like they used to when they were the poodles of the Syrian occupier between 1990 and 2005, before they learned how to beg for their independence, sovereignty and freedom from the West and the traitor George Bush.
Yes, Israel might be happy about the death of Mughniyah, so are the Americans and many Lebanese for that matter. But lest we forget, Syria's desperation is now beginning to show, and Syria will drop Hezbollah and Nasrallah like a rotten tomato the moment it sees a better mule to ride. Who would the jackass Michel Aoun then hang on to? No one, and the Lebanese Christians who had pegged their hopes on him for decades will have to fall back into the hands of the other Lebanese Maronite jackasses like Amine Gemayel and the criminal - yet another Lebanese one - Samir Geagea, which is a very sinister scenario for the Lebanese Christians.