Head of the Lebanese Hizbullah organization, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, attacked the U.S. and its president, Donald Trump, in a speech he gave commemorating nine years since the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh.
Imad Mughniyeh was killed on 12 February 2008 by a car bomb blast. No one claimed responsibility for the assassination, but fingers were pointed at Israel. The Bush administration welcomed Mughniyeh's death. A spokesman of the U.S. State Department said: "The world is a better place without this man in it. He was a coldblooded killer, a mass murderer and a terrorist responsible for countless innocent lives lost. One way or another he was brought to justice." Danny Yatom, former head of the Israeli Mossad said: "He was one of the most dangerous terrorists ever on Earth."
A measure of what he meant to Hizbullah can be seen from the fact that even the ninth anniversary of his death was marked by a speech by Nasrallah.
"When the White House houses a fool who reveals his idiocy in public, it is the beginning of the deliverance of the underdogs of the world," he stated.
He maintained that one must thank the new president for exposing the hypocritical face of America. "Now we no longer fear the future," he said, adding that Trump's predecessor, Obama, had put a mask on his face and used pretty words, and everyone felt sorry for him because of his black skin, "but in reality, he stood behind the establishment of the Islamic State."