The US State Department endorses terrorism. Will anyone notice?

“The world is a better place without [Imad Mughniyah] in it. He was a coldblooded killer, a mass murderer and a terrorist responsible for countless innocent lives lost,” said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack. “One way or another he was brought to justice.”

Imad Mughniyah was killed by a car bomb.

At the scene of Mughniyah’s death, only a black patch on the asphalt remained from the explosion that tore apart a Mitsubishi Pajero in a newly built, upper-class Damascus neighborhood called Kafar Soussa. By Wednesday evening, the site was again open to passersby, although glass from shattered windshields still littered the ground.

One witness, who declined to give her name, said the explosion occurred about 10:15 p.m. and blew parts of the car into her apartment. Her husband said the blast hurled Mughniyah’s body into the building entrance about 15 feet away, severing his arms and legs. He was dead by the time rescue workers arrived, she said. Other residents told her that the bomb detonated as Mughniyah opened the car after visiting Iranians who live on the building’s second floor. “We hadn’t seen him here before,” she said.

Mmmmm, the smell of Freedumb™ asada.

Yes, the world is a better place without this man in it.  But let’s stop pretending that the US opposes terrorism, m’kay?  I’ve long said that this is a war for terrorism, not against terrorism.  It is a struggle to monopolize the exercise of violence by arrogating the legitimacy of violence to one bloc:  ours.