Thursday, February 14, 2008
The BBC tries its darndest to make sure that Islamic terrorists who murder hundreds, if not thousands, of people are lionized as heroes because they fight America and Israel.
Case in point: Imad Mughniyeh, the Palestinian terrorist behind the murders of 283 US Marines in Beirut in 1983, and the hijacking of TWA 847 in 1985 which led to the murder of US Navy Seal Robert Dean Stethem, who was executed and thrown from the jet when his military service was revealed.
This week, Mughniyeh was killed himself in a car bombing in Damascus, Syria. To the BBC, he is a man who was "a top Hezbollah leader" merely "behind a wave of hostage-taking in Lebanon during the 1980s."
As the BBC means, this guy was not all bad, just a little confused. That's what liberalism does to the mind: good is bad, and bad is good.
Bomb kills top Hezbollah leader
The Lebanese group, Hezbollah says one of its top leaders, Imad Mughniyeh, has died in a bombing in Damascus, and has blamed Israel for assassinating him.
Mughniyeh is widely believed to be behind a wave of Western hostage-taking in Lebanon during the 1980s.
He had been in hiding for years and was high on US and Israeli wanted lists.
The Israeli prime minister's office later issued a statement rejecting "the attempt by terror groups to attribute to it any involvement" in the killing.
Mughniyeh, in his late 40s, is variously described as special operations or intelligence chief of Hezbollah's secretive military wing, the Islamic Resistance.
Correspondents say his death is a significant blow to Hezbollah, which battled Israel in the 2006 Lebanon war, and its Iranian and Syrian backers.
So, Israel "assassinated" him. Any note from Israel? Just a denial of killing him. But from his fellow Islamic nutjobs and murderers, we get the following statement:
Later, the Syrian government confirmed Mughniyeh had been killed and said investigations were still underway to find the perpetrators.
"Syria, which condemns this cowardly terrorist act, expresses condolences to the martyr family and to the Lebanese people," Interior Minister Bassam Abdul-Majeed said in a statement.
Iran also condemned the killing, praising Mughniyeh as a martyr and describing the attack as "yet another brazen example of organised state terrorism by the Zionist regime".
Notice: nothing except one sentence that Mughniyeh was wanted for the hijacking of 847 - with no word on Stethem - and nothing on the 283 US Marines murdered.
So, says the BBC, let us mourn this poor man, obviously murdered by bad old Israel.
The BBC: One only wishes that some confused Islamic terrorist would drive a truck bomb right into their headquarters. Would they bother reporting the act if one did?