EXCLUSIVE: Hezbollah leader Imad Mugniyah dead

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

mughniyeh13 February 2008: Wanted in 40 countries for despicable acts of Islamic terrorism, Hezbollah terrorist leader Imad Fayez Mugniyah is now answering to a higher power for his deadly reign of terror, compliments of a exquisitely planned, extremely precise car bombing last night in Damascus, Syria. MUGNIYAH, perhaps best publicly identified by the dated photo at left, was Hezbollah’s military commander and deputy secretary general.

He was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for his role in planning and carrying out the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847, a terrorist act where U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem was savagely murdered. He was also responsible for the 1983 bombings of the U.S. Embassy and the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut that killed more than 200 U.S. troops, and the bombing of a French army compound in Beirut that killed 60 French servicemen.

Earlier today, a well-placed intelligence source close to the Northeast Intelligence Network confided to this investigator that while the blame - or credit (depending on which side of this war one is on) is being placed on Israeli intelligence agents, it “could be a mistake” to make such connections. And, according to this source, MUGNIYAH will not be the last to be neutralized, either by capture or death in battle.

“Watch closely, especially over the next several months, the number of HVTs [high-value targets] who will be captured or killed. Those who have made it their life’s work to spread carnage ought to be looking over their shoulder’s this morning,” stated this source, speaking on strict condition of anonymity.

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