Skip to comments.Head of Mossad Ousted
Posted on 06/26/2010 11:44:42 AM PDT by marioinohio
Israeli top spy, Meir Dagan, is stepping down. According to local TV station Channel 2, Dagan, who was appointed as head of Mossad in 2002, requested to continue another year in the role, but was refused by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sources tell Fox News that the main reason for Netanyahus decision is the international criticism following the January assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, which was widely believed to be carried out by Mossad agents using forged foreign passports. Israel never responded to the allegations made by Dubai Police regarding the case.
According to the report, Dagan successor will be a person from within the organization. Fox News has learned that among the candidates Dagans former deputy and two current heads of Mossad units, Tevel and Tzomet. Another name that was mentioned, current head of Israeli Shin Bet, Yuval Diskin.
An official announcement is expected in a few weeks.
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Meir Dagan for President of the USA! (Who needs a verifiable BC, anyway?)
It’s a safe bet that Bibi had good reason....unlike our own Stroker, who was just wagging his weinie.
Hmmm, something’s up. Godspeed, Bibi.
Wonder if he’s given a credit card and the freedom to freelance?
+1 - Think...Mohammed Jamal Khalifa...
Fired for doing a good job, just like our border guard who shot a trespasser in the gluteous maximus.
Maybe the next one will have better sense regarding a certain world leader’s birth certificate...
Their pictures were all over the internet.
one only leaves the Mossad in a horizontal box, Dagan will still be instrumental in back office operations... he will still have a secure phoneline in his living room.
further, Dagan has stated publically on international TV in an English language interview that he will not leave Israel for fear of arrest, that he is Mossad until the day he dies.
Wait for Avigdor’s statement on this...
they didn’t really get caught. Apparantly, the entire hit squad made it safely out of the country.
Also keep in mind that there is a lot of misinformation from Dubai on this case—I highly doubt Israel would send in 27 agents to perform this hit—it’s not believable.
New chapters, same character, we hope will follow...
That's JUST WHAT MAKES it believable! ;)
A REAL bad guy bites the dust, even his (interviewed) mother expected it way before the HIT.
FINI! Mission Accomplished! Put to Bed! Won't be down for Breakfast! The announcement just is a sort of olive branch to publicly move on.
Top guy is removed- will move on, retire-never retire, makes it even more believable.
It's now you see it, now you don't..confusing as my post? A word scramble.
Some of us have payed pretty close attention to the story in the study of other things.
On the positive side, is that just like other retired spychiefs, he now has time to devote to writing his memoirs — which definitely would be a bestseller, Dagan has lived an exceptional life.
Writing a book seems admitting you are not needed anymore and have to live in the past. I actually hope he doesn't go the book route.
It's better to let the lying dogs believe you are sleeping.
Like in Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy, I think George Smiley came out of “retirement” and whacked the mole.
I sincerely hope some intelligence reports of Obama go public shortly thereafter.
Mossad knows, they have the best humint assets worldwide. Not the largest as China has them beat by a large margin, they have simply the best.