Bracing for Revenge

[New York Times] Ronen Bergman - On March 7, 1992, Ehud Sadan, chief of security at the Israeli embassy in Ankara, was blown up by a bomb planted under his car. The authorities arrested several members of Turkish Hizbullah, acting under orders from Imad Mugniyeh. Ten days after that, Mugniyeh's men blew up the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 people and wounding more than 220. Two years later, in July 1994, a suicide bomber struck at the offices of the Jewish community in Buenos Aires, killing 85. A joint investigation by the Mossad and the Central Intelligence Agency uncovered clear evidence of Mugniyeh's involvement in all three bombings. The telephone monitors of the U.S. National Security Agency turned up "not a smoking gun, but a blazing cannon," in the words of a Mossad official. A senior Hizbullah operative, Talal Hamiyah, was taped rejoicing with Mugniyeh over "our project in Argentina."

2008-02-18 01:00:00

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