Thirty years, yes, THIRTY years after Sadr went missing somewhere between Libya and Italy, Lebanese justice issued an arrest warrant against his suspected killers/kidnappers, "Moammar al-Kaddafi and six of his associates", and requested the death penalty.
Judge Samih al-Hajj requested “the death penalty for Libyan President Colonel Moammar Abu Mohammed bin Manyara al-Kaddafi, who was arrested on April 24, 2008 in absentia and remains a fugitive after the kidnap of Imam Moussa al-Sadr, Sheikh Mohammed Yacoub and the journalist Abbas Badr al-Din.” (Now Lebanon)
Lebanon prides itself on being the land of do as you please. Imagine Kadhafi's disappointment when he learns that its judiciary has grown balls, albeit outside the border.
If it's, say, downtown Beirut, and the perpetrators are, say, a neighboring regime, then Lebanese justice will turn a blind eye. A newly elected Lebanese president will visit the killer's house, ushering in a new era of forgive and forget.
Kadhafi might be regretting not dispatching booby-trapped cars to scare off the Lebanese investigators, killing a few journalists and politicians along the way.
But then, does he really care? Isn't he a reformed man of peace now, so says Bush?
Finally, does this mean the imam is ... dead? Do Imams die? And when they do, do they go to Hizbullah's martyr-infested heaven, or Berri's purgatory?
Back to occultation. Miss you all.