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Old Jan 29th 2010, 8:39 am
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Old Jan 29th 2010, 12:28 pm
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The Mossad Kidon team strikes again....
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Good riddance...HAMAS are a particularly nasty organisation who raise children to hate blindly, give money and throw parties for the familes of suicide murderers and they have no interest in peace of any kind, just the destruction of Israel.

Their record of treatment of Christian Arabs in their territory is quite disgusting too.

Still I'll wait for the Guardian readers George Gallaway lookalikes to respond about how Israel causes all problems on earth and must be stopped even though it's Israel giving the palestinians power, clean water and medicine more than anyone else.

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Good riddance...HAMAS are a particularly nasty organisation who raise children to hate blindly, give money and throw parties for the familes of suicide murderers and they have no interest in peace of any kind, just the destruction of Israel.

Their record of treatment of Christian Arabs in their territory is quite disgusting too.

Still I'll wait for the Guardian readers George Gallaway lookalikes to respond about how Israel causes all problems on earth and must be stopped even though it's Israel giving the palestinians power, clean water and medicine more than anyone else.

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An update on this story - Dubai police have broken their silence and acknowledged that it "could have been Mossad".

How deliciously cloak-and-dagger.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...9jPF9SfNeFUk9Q
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Its almost Inspector Clouseau-esque.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Chief of Dubai Police, reserved from giving details about the crime scene saying the cause of death is by suffocation. "Forensic examination point out that the deceased was suffocated with a pillow in his hotel room"

Manama: The hit squad that killed a top Hamas commander in a hotel room in Dubai injected him with a drug that induced a heart attack

The officials confirmed that al Mabhouh, a leading member of Hamas’s military wing, was a key arms supplier for the group, and was in the UAE on “a mission” when he was killed, possibly by Israeli agents.

According to Hamas, citing information it said it received from Dubai authorities, he was electrocuted while walking in the hotel corridor, dragged into his room, and then strangled.


And people wonder why you cant trust anything that comes out of the newspapers here?
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Its almost Inspector Clouseau-esque.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Chief of Dubai Police, reserved from giving details about the crime scene saying the cause of death is by suffocation. "Forensic examination point out that the deceased was suffocated with a pillow in his hotel room"

Manama: The hit squad that killed a top Hamas commander in a hotel room in Dubai injected him with a drug that induced a heart attack

The officials confirmed that al Mabhouh, a leading member of Hamas’s military wing, was a key arms supplier for the group, and was in the UAE on “a mission” when he was killed, possibly by Israeli agents.

According to Hamas, citing information it said it received from Dubai authorities, he was electrocuted while walking in the hotel corridor, dragged into his room, and then strangled.


And people wonder why you cant trust anything that comes out of the newspapers here?
Well, it's nice to see that Hamas have not been distracted from their cause with this minor set-back:

"We will avenge the blood of this giant. If today you [Israelis] are happy about his death, your joy will be short-lived, because we will avenge his blessed blood. If you think that we will abandon the option of resistance, you are under an illusion. Our resistance won't be weakened by settlements, occupation, killings, walls or starvation,"

I'm often tempted to employ the Arabian school of over-bloated rhetoric in a business meeting, but to date my courage has failed me......
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I'm often tempted to employ the Arabian school of over-bloated rhetoric in a business meeting, but to date my courage has failed me......
I've seen it employed in a few meetings. Can stop a contractor or supplier fresh off the plane from Europe/Asia/USA dead in their tracks.

My favorites

"Stop - let me tell you..."
"You are a fraud, your product cannot be the best in the world"

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"Habibi - why should I buy this item/service from you, when my cousin can do exactly the same for half the price? Leave, leave now"

Might work when you are buying a carpet...
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After reading a number of articles I was able to get a hotel name out of Google News: Al Bustan Rotana.

I really wanted to know that. I'm also surprised at the serious lack of attention this is receiving in the international press. Fascinating stuff and the NY Times says that this along with 4 other recent incidents blows the lid off the "it won't happen in Dubai" theory.
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After reading a number of articles I was able to get a hotel name out of Google News: Al Bustan Rotana.

I really wanted to know that. I'm also surprised at the serious lack of attention this is receiving in the international press. Fascinating stuff and the NY Times says that this along with 4 other recent incidents blows the lid off the "it won't happen in Dubai" theory.
Nor have their yet been any howls of diplomatic protest from the UAE. Oddly enough, this comes only days after another story that got limited press attention:

The first ever visit of an Israeli Cabinet Minister to the UAE!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6104434.shtml

Another interesting story from Defense News - UAE/Israeli deal on sat surveillance:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3958937

FWIW, however, I don't think that the putative Mossad op in Dubai is a pre-cursor to a terrorist attack. The two are not really linked in any meaningful way, and quite apart from inter-government dealings the UAE is reliant on business links with US multi-nats with Israeli sympathies....

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Did anyone also miss the fact that the guy was supposed to be the major organiser of terrorist attacks.

I suspect that may have brought him into contact with some fairly savory types in the international armaments arena.

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Nor have their yet been any howls of diplomatic protest from the UAE. Oddly enough, this comes only days after another story that got limited press attention:

The first ever visit of an Israeli Cabinet Minister to the UAE!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6104434.shtml

Another interesting story from Defense News - UAE/Israeli deal on sat surveillance:

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3958937

FWIW, however, I don't think that the putative Mossad op in Dubai is a pre-cursor to a terrorist attack. The two are not really linked in any meaningful way, and quite apart from inter-government dealings the UAE is reliant on business links with US multi-nats with Israeli sympathies....
To be clear I wasn't referring to a full blown attack. Just that Dubai had been considered exempt from the ugliness and violence in the region since everyone had a stake in Dubai. It now seems that Dubai is "in bounds" for these sorts of things.
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To be clear I wasn't referring to a full blown attack. Just that Dubai had been considered exempt from the ugliness and violence in the region since everyone had a stake in Dubai. It now seems that Dubai is "in bounds" for these sorts of things.
Interesting development.

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs....702039836/1010

Hamas denied entry to Dubai after killing

Gen Tamim pledged that his department would reveal more information about the killing when it was appropriate.

“We do not work in the dark and we are transparent,” he said. “Every single detail about the murder will be made public.”

He also dismissed media reports that al Mabhouh was in Dubai to buy weapons, claiming instead that he was here to buy items for a “personal workshop”.


So...why are they banning Hamas again?
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Interesting development.

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs....702039836/1010

Hamas denied entry to Dubai after killing

Gen Tamim pledged that his department would reveal more information about the killing when it was appropriate.

“We do not work in the dark and we are transparent,” he said. “Every single detail about the murder will be made public.”

He also dismissed media reports that al Mabhouh was in Dubai to buy weapons, claiming instead that he was here to buy items for a “personal workshop”.


So...why are they banning Hamas again?
What makes me chortle is Gen Tamimi's statement that he will issue an arrest warrant for Ben Netenyahu if he finds that Mossad were responsible.

Yeah, right. That'll show them.
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The Israelis are quaking in their boots at the thought. Oi Vey.
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What makes me chortle is Gen Tamimi's statement that he will issue an arrest warrant for Ben Netenyahu if he finds that Mossad were responsible.

Yeah, right. That'll show them.
Dubai is no doubt making this fake threat about issuing a warrant figuring they can use that to extract benefits for Emiratis.
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