The Demise of Hezbollah’s Untraceable Ghost

Mustafa Badreddine, a cocky Lebanese bomb maker and one of the architects of Islamic terrorism, was buried Friday. He was Hezbollah’s top military commander, and, along with his brother-in-law Imad Mughniyah, who died in 2008, masterminded one of the longest-running sprees of violence—bombings, hostage-takings, assassinations, and airplane hijackings—in the Middle East. Badreddine, who was fifty-five, was killed in a mysterious explosion in Syria, where he commanded at least six thousand Hezbollah fighters who are propping up the regime of President Bashar Assad. A few months ago, he vowed, “I won’t come back from Syria unless as a martyr or a carrier of the banner of victory.”

He came back in a box.

  • tom_billesley

    killed by jihadist artillery fire

  • Hard Little Machine

    Within 30 minutes of this news – the BBC of course ran 30 column inches blaming the Jews. Today even Hezbollah themselves says they’re crazy bigots.

    • tom_billesley

      There’s no islamist like a proxy islamist

  • ntt1

    probably a very small box….with lots of saw dust .

  • Ron MacDonald

    May he rest in pieces.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    He went out with a bang.