He who lives by the sword dies by the sword
During the 2006 war in Lebanon, it was fashionable among some Western liberals to pronounce "We are all Hezbollah now". Imad Moughniyah's life and death is a timely reminder of the sort of people Hezbollah really are, a ruthless terrorist organisation, who don't discriminate between soldiers or civilians, men, women or children.
As Con Coughlin has so aptly put it....
Although Mughniyeh inflicted more carnage against America than he did against Israel, the Israelis have never forgotten his involvement in the Buenos Aires bombings and, just as they hunted down the perpetrators of the Munich Olympics massacre, they were never going to allow Mughniyeh to die peacefully of old age in his bed.
So far as the Israelis are concerned, he who lives by the car bomb, dies by the car bomb.