Fire of Liberty
Since the 1983 bombing of the US Marine barracks,the subsequent attack on our embassy in war torn Lebanon, the murder of Navy diver Robert Stethem, and the torture a killing of CIA station chief William Buckley, the US government as well as the family and friends of these brave souls have waited some twenty-five years for news on the capture or death of Imad Mugniyah. Well finally the much awaited end of this terrorist mastermind came about Tuesday night when his SUV was blown to bits in the streets of Damascus, Syria by a hidden bomb. Aside from the poetic justice of Mugniyah falling prey to an exploding vehicle, the death of the terror king(somewhat marginalized by Osama, but still dangerous none the less.) is a reassuring sign that all terrorists eventually receive their comeuppance and have to always watch their back. Even more, the death of a wanted terrorist and senior officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps in Iranian friendly Syria must have the terrorist masters and actors fearful of how safe they really are from outside or internal forces. Though it's a far cry from the proper justice due to his victims and survivors, we've got to take such victories anyway we can. So while no-one has come forward in claiming the death of Mugniyah, I offer my hearty thanks to their craftwork.
For more on the demise of Imad Mugniyah see here, here, here, here, here, and here.