Τετάρτη, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

Δολοφονία ενός από τους πιο υψηλά ιστάμενους της Χεζμπολά !


Hezbollah mourns senior leader

Moghaniyah was one of Hezbollah's most senior
and trusted commanders [AFP]

Hezbollah has announced the death of one of its senior military commanders in a car bomb in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Tuesday.
The Lebanese Shia group in a statement on Wednesday accused Israel of killing Imad Moghaniyah, who had been accused by the US of planning attacks on Western targets during the Lebanese civil war.

Hezbollah's al-Manar television broke into Quranic verses after the announcement and said a funeral will be held in Beirut on Thursday.
Also known as Hajj Radhwan, Moghaniyah was widely suspected of being behind a wave of Western hostage-taking in Lebanon in the 1980s, claims denied by Hezbollah.

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Iranian claim
Iran, which backs Hezbollah, accused Israel of carrying out the attack against Moghaniyah.
"This measure is the result and another prominent example of organised state terrorism by the Zionist regime [Israel]," Mohammad Ali Hosseini, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman told Iran IRNA state news agency.
But the United States welcomed Moghaniyah's killing, saying that he was responsible for many deaths.
"The world is a better place without this man in it. He was a cold-blooded killer, a mass murderer and a terrorist responsible for countless innocent lives lost," Sean McCormack, state department spokesman, said.
"One way or another he was brought to justice."
Hezbollah officials and relatives of Moghaniyeh
mourned his death in Beirut [AFP]

Influential figure

Al Jazeera's Rula Amin said that Moghaniyah he was considered by Hezbollah to be almost as important as Hassan Nasrallah, the organisation's secretary-general.
A statement carried on al-Manar, said: "With all pride we declare a great jihadist leader of the Islamic resistance in Lebanon joining the martyrs ... the brother commander Hajj Imad Moghaniyah became a martyr at the hands of the Zionist Israelis."

Amin said that the fact that he was killed in Damascus was a major security breach for the Syrian government and that his presence in Syria was significant since he had been underground for years.

There have been many attempts on Moghaniyah's life in the past 20 years, she reported.

His death comes amid a continuing political power vacuum in Lebanon, with opposing political factions failing to agree on a new president and the distribution of key cabinet portfolios.

Moghaniyah's funeral is set to coincide with the anniversary of the death of Rafiq al-Hariri, a former Lebanese prime minister who was killed in a bomb blast in Beirut in 2005.

Al-Hariri's son, Saad al-Hariri, currently leads the ruling March 14 coalition bloc in Lebanon, which has faced growing opposition by Hezbollah and its political allies.

Israeli reaction

An Israeli cabinet minister hailed the killing, but said he did not know who was behind the attack.

Gideon Ezra, the Israeli environment minister, said: "I, of course, do not know who carried out the assassination of Imad, but he should be blessed."

The comment was the first by a member of the Israeli government of Ehud Olmert, the prime minister.

Later on Wednesday, Olmert's office denied allegations that it played any role in the killing.

"Israel rejects the attempts of terror elements to attribute to Israel any involvement in this incident," his office said in a statement.

Israeli news media predicted that Hezbollah would attempt to carry out revenge attacks against Israeli targets.

Israeli radio and television interrupted their normal programming to announce the death of what one broadcaster called "the most dangerous of terrorists in the Middle East in the past 30 years".

"The score has been settled: Imad Moghaniyah was liquidated in Damascus," read the headline on YNetNews, the website of Israel's biggest-circulation daily, Yediot Aharonot.

Privately run Channel Two television immediately called for security to be increased at Israeli diplomatic missions around the world.

Hamas condemnation

The Palestinian Hamas movement joined Hezbollah in accusing Israel of the assassination, saying it was a "new example of Zionist gangsterism".

The movement called for the Arab world to unite against Israel.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas official, said: "We urge the Muslim and Arab nations to act decisively against the Zionist [Israeli] octopus that threatens the security of Arab and Muslim countries."

Abu Zuhri warned Israel of "unprecedented responses" if it carried out any assassinations in Gaza.

'Wanted man'

According to the US and the West, he was a "top terrorist" and was involved in the bombing of the US embassy in Beirut in April 1983.

The US also claims he was involved in the killing of hundreds of US marines and French paratroopers in simultaneous truck bomb attacks in October 1983.

The blast late on Tuesday took place in the upmarket Kafar Soussa residential neighbourhood of Damascus.

Al Jazeera's Abdul Hamid Tawfiq, reporting from Damascus, said the blast targeted a silver-coloured vehicle in a car park.

Syrian security forces cordoned off the site and prevented any one from taking pictures, even by mobile phones, he said.

"When taking a close look at the car, we noticed that it was not burnt or blackened, but the driver's and passengers' seats were damaged," Tawfiq said, stressing that he believed that a bomb was planted under the driver's seat.

There have been a number of attacks in Damascus in recent years, including one on the US embassy in 2006 that left three gunmen and a Syrian guard dead.

Hezbollah is backed by both Syria and Iran.



4 σχόλια:

Ανώνυμος είπε...

ο Moghaniyah ήταν κατά τους Παλαιστινίους ο υπεύθυνος της νίκης που πέτυχαν εναντίον των στρατευμάτων του Ισραήλ πέρσι στο Λίβανο – έπαθαν πλάκα όλοι αφού ελάχιστοι άνθρωποι τον ήξεραν , πως τον ανακάλυψαν οι Εβραίοι ; - έκανε 4 πλαστικές εγχειρήσεις στο πρόσωπο του ,στο Ιράν - νομίζω όμως ότι έκαναν γκάφα οι Εβραίοι γιατί ξεσκεπάζονται τώρα και δείξαν ότι είναι πολύ χωμένοι μέσα , και έκαναν προβοκάτσιες

έδειξαν επίσης ότι είναι πολύ μικρόψυχοι και ακολουθούν μεθόδους που καταδικάζουν

Τdi είπε...

..αυτά μπορεί επικοινωνιακά να μην φαίνονται όμορφα, αλλά το αποτέλεσμα(όφελος) είναι μεγαλύτερο σε σχέση με τα αποτελέσματα της κοινωνικής κατακραυγής(κόστος).
Καθαρή και στεγνή σχέση κόστους οφέλους...Άλλωστε, έναν τέτοιο στρατάρχη, δεν θα μπορούσε κανείς να τον δολοφονήσει στα κρυφά..

Ανώνυμος είπε...

Όπως φαίνεται , ως στιγμής έχεις δίκιο , αλλά εκεί υπάρχει ένα ποτάμι οργής που φουσκώνει , όσο καλά και να χειρίζεται επικοινωνιακά την κατάσταση το Ισραήλ κάποια στιγμή θα έρθει αντιμέτωπο με αυτήν την οργή

Τdi είπε...

Ναι. Ο ανθρώπινος παράγοντας είναι εν τέλει αυτός οποίος κάνει την ιδοποιό διαφορά..Άλλωστε οι Εβραίοι ήδη φοβούνται να πάνε στην μάχη, εν αντίθεση με τους κομάντο-καράτεκίντ-mujahedin φρουρούς της Χεζμπολλά..Τα είδαμε όλοι το καλοκαίρι. Το Ισραήλ έχασε! Εξού και η αλλαγή πλεύσης της καίριας τακτικής αντιμετώπισης της αυξανόμενης δύναμης της Χεζμπολλά..
"Αν δεν μπορείς να νικήσεις ολοκληρωτικά ...ακρωτηρίασε τα καλύτερα στελέχη!"

Τώρα αν συζητήσουμε μια ανοιχτής κλίμακας σύρραξη..Ο Λίβανος σαν χώρα δεν αντέχει όσο η Χεζμπολλά μόνη της στα μπαϊρια του νοτίου Λιβάνου...Μην ξεχνάμε ότι υπάρχουν επιχειρήσεις, επενδύσεις και πολλά άλλα τα οποία ΑΝ καταστραφούν, ο κόσμος μετά ΔΕΝ ΕΧΕΙ ΥΠΟΔΟΜΗ..δες πόλεμο Γιουγκοσλαβίας. Ολοκληρωτική καταστροφή υποδομών και βιομηχανίας, γύρισμα 20 χρόνια πριν, αλλά ΚΑΜΙΑ επέμβαση με πεζικό. Απλά κατέστησαν "ανήπηρη" την Σερβία για τα επόμενα 20 χρόνια! Αυτό θα πάθει ο Λίβανος αν ξεσπάσει 2ος πόλεμος μεγάλης κλίμακας όπως στη δεκαετία του 80