Mughniya & the Mahdi Army

Adding to the good news that’s followed the abrupt end of one of the world’s most notorious murderers, MEMRI Blog has turned up one more benefit of the end of Imad Mugniya: He had worked with the bad guys who have fought against our troops in Iraq.

The Sadrist Shi’ites in Iraq, led by Muqtada Al-Sadr, have declared a three-day mourning period for Imad Mughniya.

An Iraqi security source said that Mughniya had entered Iraq via Iran, and had trained some 500 members of the Mahdi Army, which belongs to the Sadrists.

He added that he had also trained a number of squads in planning and carrying out assassinations within Iraq.

This might explain why elements of the Mahdi Army turned out to be more combat effective than your average spray-and-pray jihadist rabble. Good riddance.