When we read this story, our best theory was that his death was an accident, since the Israelis have denied any connection (surely they wouldn't have done it covertly, now would they?).
Maybe one of the bombs he was making detonated prematurely, or maybe he committed suicide by car bomb. Who knows? What we do know is this: when you piss off people like the Israelis ... sooner or later, accidents happen.
To tell you the truth, we really care don't how it really happened. With someone like this, results are all that matters. In any event, there is a certain bit of dark humor in seeing the master of car bombings got blown up by his own car.
Imad Mughniyeh, the militant accused of attacks that left hundreds of Americans and Israelis dead, including a U.S. Navy diver during the infamous 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner, has been killed, Hezbollah said Wednesday.
The militant group blamed Israel for the assassination — a charge the Jewish state denied — but it did not say how he died. However, Middle East media reported he was killed in a recent car bomb in Syria.
His killing is a major blow to Hezbollah, which fought Israel in the summer 2006 war in Lebanon, and its Iranian and Syrian backers.
Mughniyeh, who had been in hiding for years, was among the fugitives indicted in the United States for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA airliner in which a U.S. Navy diver was killed. He was also suspected of masterminding attacks on the U.S. Embassy and the Marine base in Lebanon that killed more than 260 Americans in the 1980s when he was then the Iranian-backed Hezbollah's security chief.