Shateri as important as Mughniyah
Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Hassan Shateri, who was killed by Syrian rebels this past week, was apparently an important cog in the IRG machine. He is being compared with Imad Mughniyah.
Meir Javedanfar, an Israeli-Iranian Middle East analyst who teaches
Iranian politics at the Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya), said
reports in the Iranian media suggest Shateri was an important figure who
had an overt and a covert role.
One of the mourners at Shateri’s funeral, an employee of the Iranian
Embassy in Beirut, described him as being “no less [important]” than
Hezbollah’s assassinated field commander Imad Mugniyah, Javedanfar said.
was a critical figure in the Hezbollah hierarchy, who was behind the
Shi’ite terror organization’s most ambitious attacks over many years.
comparison to Mugniyah could be a reference to the centrality of
Shetari’s role in aiding Hezbollah’s armaments efforts. The organization
is estimated to be in possession of some 65,000 rockets at this time.
Shateri was described as being in charge of Iranian construction
efforts in southern Lebanon following the 2006 Hezbollah war.
Javedanfar said reports in Iran openly acknowledged Shateri’s double
role. “They said he did reconstruction and other secret stuff which we
don’t know about... those who belong to the Quds Force have a double
They don’t introduce themselves as Quds Force Operatives in Lebanon.”
You don't think the Mossad had anything to do with this, do you? Heh.
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