Do you suppose Mossad might actually be called to account...? [UPDATE]
i had a feeling this story would grow legs...
West turns diplomatic screw – but Israel refuses to crack
'We know nothing', say ambassadors called for talks over how assassins who killed Hamas leader were holding foreign passports
Dubai yesterday explicitly accused Mossad of assassinating Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh on its soil, as David Miliband declared the use of British passports in the plot "an outrage" and demanded "full co-operation" from Israel in finding out what had happened.
The Foreign Secretary's comments came after an apparently fruitless meeting in London between the Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor and Sir Peter Ricketts, the permanent secretary who heads Britain's diplomatic service, which lasted just 14 minutes with no sign of any intelligence being shared. As the Israeli envoy left Whitehall, he said: "I was unable to add any information. I could not shed new light on the said matters".
There was a similar outcome in Dublin where the Israeli ambassador, Zion Evrony, had an hour's meeting with a senior Irish diplomat over how three Eire passports were used in the assassination. "I told him I know nothing about the event," Mr Evrony said afterwards.
oh, please... don't tell me israel knows nothing... what a bunch o'crap...
hey... dubai and the uae are no shining lights where shady police state tactics are concerned, but let's face it, israel is long overdue for some public accounting about its policy of wholesale assassinations... this is going to get a lot more interesting before it's over...
Dubai police directly accused Israel's Mossad spy agency of orchestrating the hit squad slaying of a Hamas commander as the number of suspects rose Thursday to 18.
Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim was quoted as saying he was "99 percent, if not 100 percent" certain that Mossad was behind last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a luxury hotel room in Dubai.
The comments — which appeared on a newspaper Web Site — came as international pressure mounted for Israel to answer questions about possible links to the Jan. 19 killing.
The investigation also widened to the United States. Emirates authorities said the alleged killers used fraudulent passports to open credit cards accounts through U.S.-based banks, an official said.
"Our investigations reveal that Mossad is involved in the murder of al-Mabhouh," Tamim was quoted as saying by The National newspaper, which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi.
He told another local paper, Dubai-based Gulf News, that: "All elements strongly indicate the involvement of the Mossad."
actually, i'm glad to see this... israel has operated with almost complete impunity for a long, long time... way TOO long, in fact...
p.s. interestingly enough, the hotel where the guy was popped, the al bustan rotana in dubai, was the hotel where i stayed for a night last year... Submit To Propeller
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