Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Did Israel assassinate Imad Mughniyeh?

(...and does Aaron Klein know something we don't?)

On April 3, 2008, Aaron Klein, the Jerusalem correspondent of WorldNet Daily and the author of the book "Schmoozing with Terrorists", appeared on the Point of View radio show, giving listeners the latest on Israel and the Middle East.

Mr. Klein's reports and analyses are always very interesting, but one thing he said (then quickly rephrased) really struck me. At the 36:42 point in the broadcast, host Kerby Anderson asked about what it's looking like in Israel. Here is the first part of Aaron's reply, with my emphasis added:

I'll tell you, normally I would say that it's just the usual craziness, but in the last 24 or 36 hours, Israel has really been concerned about the increased troop presence and movement along its northern border with Syria and with Lebanon.

Basically, about a month and a half ago, you right remember that Israel - it took out - and.. uh well... somebody assassinated a leader of Hezbollah, one of the the... most-wanted terrorist leaders in the world, actually. His name's Imad Mugniyeh.

The broadcast has since been removed from their archives, but I have posted a full copy at my Web site. Or you can listen to just the question and answer in a short (46-second) clip here.

Actually, the whole broadcast is interesting. Here's the synopsis from their archive page

April 3, 2008 - Thursday

Topic(s): Book: Tragedy of American Compassion; Book: Schmoozing with Terrorists; Planned Parenthood's Racism; Gay Studies and Media Bias; America Concerned about Children's Future

Guest(s): Marvin Olasky, Author: Tragedy of American Compassion; Aaron Klein, Jerusalem Bureau Chief, World Net Daily, Author: Schmoozing with Terrorists

aron Klein is a frequent guest on many of my favorite shows, such as The John Batchelor Show, The Loftus Report, and The Tovia Singer Show, among others. I enjoy their work.

UPDATE Oct. 25, 2008

Caroline Glick's column from Sep. 18, 2008 in the Jerusalem Post seems to treat Israeli involvement as a foregone conclusion:
"As the assassination of Iran's terror master Imad Mughniyah in Damascus in February demonstrated, Israel has the capacity to carry out sensitive covert operations deep inside enemy territory."

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