The World Tribune is reporting that:
The United States is quietly examining the feasibility of assassinating Hizbullah leaders linked to the deaths of U.S. soldiers and civilians in the 1980s.
Well if it’s in the news it isn’t that quiet is it? Anyway, what’s left to discuss? Load up some predators and get to work.
The assassination option was bolstered following the success of a U.S. mission that tracked and killed six Al Qaida operatives in Yemen last month.
Oh man that was cool.
So far, Lebanon and Syria have refused to cooperate in efforts to capture Hizbullah members responsible for the killing of hundreds of Americans in the early 1980s, Middle East Newsline reported. The Iranian-backed group blew up the U.S. Marine Corps barracks and the embassy in Beirut in 1982 and 1983 during the U.S. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
In Yemen, the United States used a Predator unmanned air vehicle to follow a car with the Al Qaida members. The Predator then launched a Hellfire anti-tank missile to destroy the car. U.S. officials said the issue is being discussed by the intelligence and law enforcement communities after an assessment that Hizbullah has been cooperating with Al Qaida to launch attacks on civilian installations in Africa and the Middle East.
Who cares if they are cooperating with Al Qaida. They were well deserving of death long before Al Qaida hit the scene. I don’t care if you can link these guys to Satan thru Miss Cleo just kill the sons a bitches ok?
The prospect of assassinating Hizbullah leaders was raised publicly during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week. Such a move was supported by committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, who was questioning U.S. Attorney Robert Conrad, who helped break up a Hizbullah ring in North Carolina last year.
I’m moving to Pennsylvania just to have the honor of voting for this man.
“The United States is moving against Al Qaida key people,” Specter told Conrad. “You saw what happened in Yemen not too long ago with military action taken against Al Qaida key figures. Would you recommend that for Hizbullah, key figures outside the United States?”
Recommend it? He’s begging for it.
“Yes, sir,” Conrad replied. “And I hope that extradition efforts and other rendering efforts might someday be fruitful here. At that point, Specter said the prospect of the United States obtaining the extradition of Hizbullah suspects from Lebanon appears dim. Then he added, “But it’s possible to do other things in Lebanon.” Specter did not elaborate.
Extradition from Lebanon will never happen. Prospects aren’t dim they’re non-existent. Just sign the paperwork and start building new predators. Lots of them.
Officials said any such move would take place in the next stage of the war against terrorism. They said any assassination must be preceded by an intensive monitoring effort of Hizbullah leaders and operatives in Lebanon.
Lets hope thats already going down. I’d be disappointed if it wasn’t.
I was going to detail some of Hizbullah’s crimes against humanity but then I stumbled across something written by Jed Babbin who was a deputy undersecretary of Defense in the first Bush administration.
We remember that in October 1983 Hezbollah suicide bombers killed more than 250 U.S. Marines in Beirut by ramming a truck past a guard post and detonating a bomb against the Marines’ barracks. In 1984, they kidnapped and murdered CIA station chief William Buckley. Also in Lebanon, four years later, they kidnapped Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins. They tortured Higgins before he died, and then published photographs of his battered body to show how proud they were of their brutal and cowardly act. Hezbollah is on America’s list of designated terrorist organizations. In fact, three of its leaders — Imad Magniyah, Hasan Izz-al-din, and Ali Attwa — are on our list of the 22 Most Wanted terrorists. We want these men, dead or alive. Of the two conditions, I do have a strong preference.
I strongly suggest that you read the rest of the article at The American Prowler.