For those of you who don't know him, General Hasan Shatri was the head of the Iranian revolutionary guard in Lebanon. Why does the Iranian revolutionary guard even need a representative in Lebanon you ask? Good question. The answer you will get from the Iranians is that he is there for "humanitarian" purposes, to help the poor south Lebanese people who have suffered in the 2006 war with Israel. The real reason is not that at all. He is there to coordinate the transfer of weapons from Iran, through Syria to the Hezbollah. The second reason is to help the Syrian regime butcher it's citizens in the civil war that has been going on in the past year.
So, when the Israeli Mossad found out that the Syrian regime is about to transfer SA 17 Anti Aircraft weapons to the Hezbollah terrorist in south Lebanon and that more importantly, the general himself is going to monitor the transfer, it was an opportunity not to be missed. The attack on the convoy carrying the missiles not only stopped the weapons from getting to the terrorists but also killed the general him self and a few senior advisors. No wonder the Iranians got so pissed off. News about his death was only admitted to a few days ago because the Iranians did not want to even admit his presence in the area attacked. What is also interesting is how the Turkish prime minister reacted to the alleged attack by suggesting that Syria should not stay idle in the face of Israeli aggression. This is because the Turkish Islamist prime minister is trying to pander to his Iranian allies and not because he really cares about the Syrian government. What Hippocrates