Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Israel and the Dubai Murder Mystery
Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2010

Posted on 02/20/2010 4:02:01 PM PST by nickcarraway

Edited on 02/20/2010 4:17:31 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The circumstantial evidence all points to the Mossad, and the result is a diplomatic nightmare for the Jewish state.

Israelis woke up Wednesday morning to pictures of 11 individuals plastered on the front page of every newspaper. The familiar guessing game began immediately: Don't I know him? Didn't we serve in the same army unit? Isn't that guy my geeky neighbor, the one who says he's an accountant? An acquaintance of mine swore she had dated one of the men. "He behaved exactly like you'd expect a killer to behave," she said.


(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: assassignation; dubai; fatah; hamas; israel; notmossad; palestinians
Genesis - Just A Job To Do
1 posted on 02/20/2010 4:02:03 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I can’t imagine Mossad using 11 ops for a simple assassination.


2 posted on 02/20/2010 4:07:03 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: arthurus
I can’t imagine Mossad using 11 ops for a simple assassination.

17, plus the three palestinians who have been arrested.

The number doesn't surprise me, a 2 or 3 man team to kill the terrorsit, three 3 or 4 man surveillance teams, you're there. Getting videoed all over Dubai, using known passports, known credit cards, that part isn't smart. Unless there's some message being sent, I haven't a clue what that could be, or it wasn't Israel. And Mossad could have screwed up, that happens.

3 posted on 02/20/2010 4:25:13 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

4 posted on 02/20/2010 4:25:40 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Maybe Mossad wanted to send a message...


5 posted on 02/20/2010 4:32:48 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

It would seem to be either inter-Palestinian or the Israelis had a particular message to deliver to whom and the content of which will not be made explicit. If it is a message then the intended recipient surely received it.


6 posted on 02/20/2010 4:44:35 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
An acquaintance of mine swore she had dated one of the men. "He behaved exactly like you'd expect a killer to behave," she said.

Sweet.

7 posted on 02/20/2010 5:02:28 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson
The question these days is how do you not get video taped when there are surveillance camera everywhere? There is video of them at the airport, immigration, hotel, elevators, etc..

Also, what do you mean by known passports? They were using fake passports (that were based on unrelated parties).

8 posted on 02/20/2010 5:12:20 PM PST by MrShoop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SJackson
Getting videoed all over Dubai, using known passports, known credit cards, that part isn't smart. Unless there's some message being sent, I haven't a clue what that could be, or it wasn't Israel. And Mossad could have screwed up, that happens.

The ONLY thing I can think of is that they want (certain) people to know that they're still out there and still the same organization that many used to fear.

9 posted on 02/20/2010 5:25:17 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

The use of real names, and no disguises so that they appear at the hotel as at the immigration desks where the passports are photographed, and also not having a set of credit cards in a different name ... very odd.

But the anomolies don’t end there. The Hamas guy himself was usually big on security - a man in his position would not have lived for years like that, otherwise. But for Dubai, he went without his bodyguards (they were delayed and meant to meet him the next day), he travelled under his own name, he made his travel and accomodation bookings on the internet - in his own name, and he TOLD PEOPLE WHERE HE WAS GOING.


10 posted on 02/20/2010 6:15:33 PM PST by BlackVeil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: BlackVeil
All what you posted I was thinking also. I'd look more into the background of the victim and see who within his own sphere wanted him out. Pinning it on the Mossad is 3rd grade. Using 11 people is also 3rd grade, so it reeks of amateurism.
11 posted on 02/20/2010 6:36:10 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: MrShoop
The question these days is how do you not get video taped when there are surveillance camera everywhere

Not easy, but it's interesting they were so easily "identified". Technology, I guess, probably scan the videos for facial features, but I'd think intelligence agencies would be ahead of that. Why wear the same disguise, if there was one, to the airport, shopping centers and the hotel.

Also, what do you mean by known passports?

Actual identities. That struck me as odd, but I've been told is relatively common in these circumstances.

12 posted on 02/21/2010 5:23:05 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Howdy, they didn’t identify the actual Mossad agents. The passports were fake, but based on real people, so they identified the passport sources. i.e., the identity theft victims. All they have on the mossad agents is the photos (from the faked passports and video footage).


13 posted on 02/21/2010 8:21:09 AM PST by MrShoop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

This really adds a new wrinkle to the identity theft problem. What if the “Mossad agent” was chosen not just for competence, but because he actually looked like you?


14 posted on 02/21/2010 1:52:46 PM PST by etcetera ("Victory over the insurgency is the only meaningful exit strategy." Henry Kissinger)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: arthurus

It is very difficult to tail a person. The tail has to switch out constantly.


15 posted on 02/22/2010 7:55:35 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson