Have you ever heard of Imad Mugniyeh? “The unknown king of terror: Hezbollah military chief has longer resume than bin Laden,” from World Net Daily, a piece based on the findings of Jack Wheeler, with thanks to EPG and RB:
“I have a very bad feeling about Lebanon,” [Wheeler] writes, “this could turn out really ugly. Dispatch after dispatch, story after story, and all you read about is Syria’s getting its troops and spies out of its colony. Congressmen like Darryl Issa, R-Calif., write newspaper op-eds entitled ‘Lebanon: Democracy’s Next Stop.’ All without a word about Hezbollah. All without a word about Iran.”
Wheeler goes on to describe the challenge of de-fanging Hezbollah.
“Hezbollah – the Party of God – is a group of 25,000 Shiite terrorists armed to the teeth, and nobody is asking the most important question of all regarding Lebanon’s fate: Who gets to take away Hezbollah’s guns? You simply cannot have a private terrorist army running around Lebanon and expect to create a peaceful democracy, even if every Syrian soldier and secret policeman leaves for Damascus.”…
Writes the analyst: “Bashar al-Assad is a puppet of the Mullacracy in Tehran. The people who give the orders to the Syrian troops in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley are Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the Pasdaran. Hezbollah was founded in 1982 among Lebanon’s Shia Muslims with money and weapons from Iran. It is run by the world’s worst terrorist, who is most decidedly not Osama bin Laden.
“Osama is a Hollywood terrorist,” Wheeler continues. “He’s got the memorably euphonious name, the looks of the classic bearded/turbaned Muslim crazy, and staged the most horrifically Hollywood disaster movie attack imaginable. He makes the perfect Hollywood arch-villain. But he too has become a sideshow, a distraction. The most important and dangerous terrorist in the world is a man most everybody has never heard of. His name is Imad Mugniyeh. He is the true King of Terror.”
Wheeler then lists Mugniyeh’s terror rap sheet, everything from organizing the 1983 killing of 242 U.S. Marines in Lebanon to involvement in the 2000 USS Cole attack. Besides countless acts of terror, Mugniyeh, Wheeler says, was involved in shuttling Saddam’s WMDs into Hezbollah’s care before the Iraq war.
Predicts Wheeler: “Imad Mugniyeh and the Hezbollah, at the direction of Iran, will ignite another civil war in Lebanon, destroying that country’s chances for democracy and freedom from Syrian colonial control – and halting thereby George Bush’s Middle East Freedom March right in its tracks.”…