Skip to comments.Meir Dagan: the mastermind behind Mossad's secret war
Posted on 02/20/2010 10:29:49 PM PST by bruinbirdman
IN early January two black Audi A6 limousines drove up to the main gate of a building on a small hill in the northern suburbs of Tel Aviv: the headquarters of Mossad, the Israeli secret intelligence agency, known as the midrasha.
Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, stepped out of his car and was greeted by Meir Dagan, the 64-year-old head of the agency. Dagan, who has walked with a stick since he was injured in action as a young man, led Netanyahu and a general to a briefing room.
Mossad spy agency chief Meir Dagan
According to sources with knowledge of Mossad, inside the briefing room were some members of a hit squad. As the man who gives final authorisation for such operations, Netanyahu was briefed on plans to kill Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a member of Hamas, the militant Islamic group that controls Gaza.
Mossad had received intelligence that Mabhouh was planning a trip to Dubai and they were preparing an operation to assassinate him there, off-guard in a luxury hotel. The team had already rehearsed, using a hotel in Tel Aviv as a training ground without alerting its owners.
The mission was not regarded as unduly complicated or risky, and Netanyahu gave his authorisation, in effect signing Mabhouhs death warrant.
Typically on such occasions, the prime minister intones: The people of Israel trust you. Good luck.
Days later on January 19, Emirates flight EK912 took off from the Syrian capital Damascus at 10.05am. On board, as Mossad had anticipated, was Mabhouh, who was also known by the nom de guerre of Abu al-Abd. The Israelis suspected he planned to travel from Dubai to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas to arrange for an arms shipment to Gaza.
As the Airbus A330 rose into the
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Or a warning to Rahm’s boss?????
“Way cool!” I wish our CIA were this slick. Who can quarrel with the Jewish need to never again be subjected to another Holocaust?
Yeah, I think so too. And he was probably Jonathan Pollard’s boss, as well.
Abu means “father of.” I don’t know what al-Abd means.
I support Mossad. I wish the CIA can learn from them.
Better than a Predator UAV assassination which is approved by 42 contributors to the Coalition of the Willing in Afghanistan.
You’re Mossad baby and I’m gonna sic Ron Paul on your a$$
This Uzi Mahnaimi seems to be a lefty according to some bloggers.......Might want to take all this info from him with a grain of salt. As one blogger said”two shakers of salt.”
“he daid” in this case.
However, few believe that Mossad will give up the secret war it has long waged against Israels enemies.
"Few"? Sorry, Uzi, but you couldn't find even one if you tried. Ridiculous.
In Israel the reaction is mixed. Few shed tears over the death of one of Hamass top men, but there is dismay that Mossad may have damaged the countrys reputation abroad.
LOL, so Israel has simpletons like our own Democrats, little fat girls who care what "the world", ie., the Euro-socialist press, thinks.
If the press in the United States had done one half the investigative reporting on 0bama0 before our last election that this reporter did, we would not have the racist Marxist occupying the White House.
George Costanzas’ Evil Twin
:...According to an Israeli report yesterday he specifically asked for a room with no balcony, presumably for security reasons. The Mossad team booked the room opposite.”
Interesting that they were able to get the room directly opposite their target. Almost seems to imply an associate within the hotel.