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The Mossad Mystique February 19, 2010

Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
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UPDATE: It seems the plot is thickening regarding the  possibility of a Palestinian/Mossad collusion in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.


The recent revelations surrounding the murder of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January have all the makings of a great Hollywood screenplay.

Dubai officials are nearly “100% certain” that the Mossad, Israel’s super secret spy agency was responsible. Security cameras in the Dubai hotel where al-Mabhouh was staying clearly show upwards to 11 individuals in the right place at the right time to have pulled off the assassination. The uproar now is the fact the 11 all held forged passports of real citizens. Six were from Britain, three from Ireland and one each from France and Germany.

The nasty business of political assassination has to be the pinnacle of the spy biz. Ninety-nine percent of any spy organization is made of technicians, analysts, bureaucrats and bean counters. There just aren’t that many professional killers out there. Or so I thought.

This revelation that eleven individuals carried out the deed is stunning—and there may be more directly involved. Recent news reports are expanding the number involved to as many as 18.

Having 18 people directly involved in the killing of one person flies in the face of Hollywood’s depiction of spy assassination plots. We are so used to seeing a lone assassin, meticulously plotting, executing and then disappearing into the crowd. These 11, shown on security tapes at the Dubai hotel stalking their prey and at the airport escaping to who knows where, all acted in concert to pull off the diabolical deed. John LeCarre couldn’t write it any better.

The Mosaad have a long history of political assassinations. Frankly it’s the best way to effect the most change. Target the head of the organization and you get the biggest bang for your buck. It’s way cheaper than going to war and, as grisly as it may sound, far more humane—only the bad guy gets killed.

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was reportedly in Dubai to pay for weapons undoubtedly destined for use against Israel. New reports say that two Palestinians were arrested in Jordon after leaving the United Arab Emirates shortly after the murder. Reports say at least one of the Palestinians had contact with the hit squad prior to the murder. That begs the question; was this a double-cross?

We may never know and that’s what feeds the Mossad mystique.



1. inshasoft - February 21, 2010

Its WonderFul Post, Excellent work, keep it up

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