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Head of Mossad Ousted
Fox News ^ | June 26, 2010 | Yonat Friling

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 Netanyahu’s 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 Dagan’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bibi; dagan; dubai; espionage; israel; israelispychief; israelssuperhero; meir; meirdagan; mossad; news; sp00ks; spies; spooks; spycraft; swearword

1 posted on 06/26/2010 11:44:46 AM PDT by marioinohio
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To: marioinohio

Meir Dagan for President of the USA! (Who needs a verifiable BC, anyway?)


2 posted on 06/26/2010 11:50:48 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: marioinohio

It’s a safe bet that Bibi had good reason....unlike our own Stroker, who was just wagging his weinie.


3 posted on 06/26/2010 11:51:31 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: marioinohio
Wonder if we can recruit him
4 posted on 06/26/2010 11:53:36 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: marioinohio

Hmmm, something’s up. Godspeed, Bibi.


5 posted on 06/26/2010 11:55:20 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: marioinohio

Wonder if he’s given a credit card and the freedom to freelance?


6 posted on 06/26/2010 11:56:16 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: Howie66
It’s a safe bet that Bibi had good reason....unlike our own Stroker, who was just wagging his weinie.

His guys got caught. For a spy there is no worse failure. It was not the killing of terrorists in other countries that was the problem, after all that is his job. It was that he did it in such a way that it caused an international incident. When a spymaster does his job correctly, you aren't sure he has done anything at all. If you know enough to reasonably debate the wisdom of something a spymaster has done, he has already lost the battle.
7 posted on 06/26/2010 11:58:52 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: marioinohio

Very unfortunate.


8 posted on 06/26/2010 11:59:09 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Good analysis.


9 posted on 06/26/2010 12:00:04 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GonzoGOP

+1 - Think...Mohammed Jamal Khalifa...


10 posted on 06/26/2010 12:03:58 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: GonzoGOP

Exactly.


11 posted on 06/26/2010 12:07:19 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Bingo!


12 posted on 06/26/2010 12:21:57 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: marioinohio

Fired for doing a good job, just like our border guard who shot a trespasser in the gluteous maximus.


13 posted on 06/26/2010 12:23:37 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: marioinohio

Maybe the next one will have better sense regarding a certain world leader’s birth certificate...


14 posted on 06/26/2010 12:44:37 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 519 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Their pictures were all over the internet.

Disgraceful!


15 posted on 06/26/2010 1:11:30 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Well stated,

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...


16 posted on 06/26/2010 4:38:03 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: sonofstrangelove; jhpigott; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Nachum; SJackson; SunkenCiv; Yehuda; Moe Tzadik; ...

Noooooooooooooooooo!


17 posted on 06/26/2010 4:41:26 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: fight_truth_decay

*ping*


18 posted on 06/26/2010 6:48:03 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: fight_truth_decay; LucyT; STARWISE

*ping*


19 posted on 06/26/2010 6:48:34 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: El Sordo

*ping*


20 posted on 06/26/2010 8:57:15 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: GonzoGOP

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.


21 posted on 06/27/2010 3:59:36 AM PDT by Jaysin
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To: hennie pennie
no one really valuable ever steps down..just off behind the curtain perhaps? ;)

New chapters, same character, we hope will follow...

22 posted on 06/27/2010 10:18:39 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Jaysin; hennie pennie
I highly doubt Israel would send in 27 agents to perform this hit—it’s not believable.

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.

23 posted on 06/27/2010 10:32:04 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

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.


24 posted on 06/27/2010 12:15:44 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie
..but they always have their "contacts" even though retired or can "consult" [for money] when needed. His talents will not be wasted.

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.

25 posted on 06/27/2010 1:15:46 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Like in Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy, I think George Smiley came out of “retirement” and whacked the mole.


26 posted on 06/27/2010 1:19:03 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: marioinohio

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.


27 posted on 06/27/2010 1:22:31 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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