This man since the 1980s was wanted and chased by the Interpol in more than 49 countries around the globe , you do not know what is the myth from the truth about him in the Press ,I mean I read that he was from the body guards of Yasser Arafat in Lebanon !! And that he was responsible for bombing the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut in which the famous wife of Nizar Kabbani was killed , lately he was accused by the U.S administration to orchestrate the escape of Bin Laden from Afghanistan to where ever he is now , of course this is nonsense because anyone familiar with the ideologies of the Al Qaida will know it is impossible due to the difference in the religious sect.
in the west he is considered as a bad terrorist and in the east he is considered a hero of resistance. I could not find anything about him except what was said and written in media , especially the photos , exactly before yesterday there was no picture for him except only two in the whole web thanks to Hezbollah they released the last and most recent for him.
Of course it is logic to accuse the Israeli Mossad to be behind the blast and I am sure of that , officially Hezbollah and all the Arab world are accusing the Mossad , already it will not the first time they tired to kill him , they tired to kill him once in the 1990s and instead of killing they killed one of his sons and in the second Lebanon July war 2006 they tried to kill him along with Hassan Nasrallah using the air raids but again they did not get him , but they did it this time despite they are officially denying any reasonability or connection to the accident despite the fact no one will benefit from his murder except the Israelis , not because of his past but what he was doing in the present , this man is considered no.2 in the Party and responsible for the military ground operations and intelligence in the group , they must get rid from him sooner better than later if they are in the process of preparing a revenge for their defeat and surely they are , they won't forget this humiliating defeat in 2006 , Israel always plans for its future wars based on its previous wars . Of course I forget to mention that bombing the cars like this is from the assassination techniques widely used by the Mossad.
The funeral of Mughniyeh will be afternoon in Lebanon , currently Hezbollah is holding a very big memorial service till and it is being transferred right now on air in their channel Al Manar and on NBN , their ally and Amal Movement channel , already I am very sure that late Mughniyeh was a member in Amal,already it is the mother Shiite group in Lebanon .
On the Personal level , I saw very quick interview with Mughniyeh's son on Al Manar in his father memorial service ,he seemed to be unshaken because I know that he considered him a Martyr and people should not be sad for Martyrs as they go to heaven , still what broke my heart is to know that both his father and grand father are still alive. Already His father and grand father were simple farmers in the south of Lebanon , his dad lost other two young men in the war and here is the third , his father looks like as if he is trying to appear strong but his eyes are betraying him , his grandfather is completely divested and he is not hiding it ,may be in the world he is considered a terrorist but for his people in the Arab world consider him as hero and surely now he became an icon with his tragic death.
Imad Mughniyeh knew his destiny and he expected that his death would be like this ,he knew it from the beginning that taking this path in life that the end will be like this .
I do not think that he is terrorist in the same way that the Israelis do not believe that Ariel Sharon is a war criminal , seriously you look it from your perspective , this man was defending his country in time I believe it is hard to determine who was right or wrong in Lebanon then ,still I know very well and so other Patriots in Lebanon who were the invaders. Till now Hezbollah did not claim responsibility for the Buenos Aires operation by the way.
Strangely the death of Imad Mughniyeh despite the fear of the consequences may save Lebanon from clashes tomorrow as on the Valentine day Prime Minister Rafik El-Hariri was assassinated and usually the 14th of March use this day to gather and start attacking other groups , tomorrow in fact from today everyone in the Lebanon is very cautious in dealing with Hezbollah now , Hariri JR presented his condolences so did most of the 14th of March leaders except of course Walid Bek who as usually must share the world with two useless cents "If Israel wants to go to war with Hezbollah , they go away from us " ,these two cents would be very useful if they came from a man who did not say from couple of days "if you want war ,we are ready for war that destroy everything !!"
I was preparing to write something about Lebanon tomorrow but not today ,in fact I did imagine to write about this. This is not the end ,it is just another episode in the bloody doomed TV series of War in Lebanon
More about Imad Mughniyeh
Here are some photos from Imad's life and family
From Hezbollah : the official statementFrom Wikipedia "American view"
From Asharq Alawsat New "Neutral view"
Images are from Getty,Internet and Sham press