Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Was it really a Mossad hit squad?

As some British Olim from Beit Shemesh are finding themselves on Interpol watch lists for having allegedly participated in a hit squad (and reporters are camping out in front of their homes...though if they really were professional assassins, I don't think the best thing would be to hang out in front of their homes), the following was sent to me, describing the covert actions of the Mossad.

It reads like a blue and white Robert Ludlum spy novel.

Fantasy, fiction, hyperbolated or maybe understated?

Here's a sample. Read it all here. Decide for yourself.

"The plan to assassinate Mahmoud al-Mabhouh had been finalised in a small conference room next to the office of Meir Dagan, who has run Mossad for the past eight years. The 10th director-general, Dagan has a reputation as a man who would not hesitate to walk into a nameless Arab alley with no more than a handgun in his pocket.

Only he knows how many times he has asked a prime minister for legal permission to kill a terrorist who could not be brought to trial in an Israeli court, along with the kidon to whom he shows the legally stamped document, the licence to kill.

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh's name had been on such a document, which would have been signed by Benyamin Netanyahu. That, like every aspect of a kidon operation, would be firmly denied by a government spokesman, were he to be asked. This has not stopped Dubai's police chief, Lt-General Tamin, from fulminating against the Israeli prime minister.

Two years ago this week, Dagan sent a team of kidon to Damascus to assassinate Imad Mughniyeh. His Mossad file included details of organising the kidnapping of Terry Waite and the bombing of the US Marine base near Beirut airport, killing 241 people. The United States had placed a £12.5 million bounty on his head. Dagan just wanted him dead.

Mossad psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioural scientists, psychoanalysts and profilers – collectively known as the "specialists" – were told to decide the best way to kill Mughniyeh.

They concluded that he would be among the guests of honour at the Iranian Cultural Centre celebrations in 2008 for the celebration of the Khomeini Revolution. The team rigged a car-bomb in the headrest of the Mitsubishi Pajero they discovered Mughniyeh had rented, to be detonated by a mobile phone. As Mughniyeh arrived outside the Culture Centre at precisely 7pm on February 12, the blast blew his head off.

At Mughniyeh's funeral in Beirut, his mother, Um-Imad, sat among a sea of black chadors, a sombre old woman, who wailed that her son had planned to visit her on the day after he died. She cried out she had no photograph to remember him by. Two days later she received a packet. Inside was his photograph.

It had been posted in Haifa
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9 comments:

LeahGG said...

I actually doubt that it was a Mossad hit. It just doesn't look clean enough for Mossad.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the British secret service needs to find out who the thieves are who stole their passport information from British files and sold or gave it to 'you know who' terrorists.

Anonymous said...

Where the hell is JoeSettler?

LeahGG said...

He was going on a trip somewhere, maybe Ireland, and then someplace else, maybe um... I forget, and then I think to Switzerland. I can't quite remember.

Anonymous said...

The question in my mind is

Would a crew of professionals be so sloppy as to be caught on camera in all these places?

This appears to be something else all together..... but what?

The back of the hill said...

At Mughniyeh's funeral in Beirut, his mother, Um-Imad, sat among a sea of black chadors, a sombre old woman, who wailed that her son had planned to visit her on the day after he died. She cried out she had no photograph to remember him by. Two days later she received a packet. Inside was his photograph.
It had been posted in Haifa.


That's so sweet!

amyrpk said...

Can someone explain to me how the Mossad could be so stupid as to use the names of Israeli citizens (the referred-to British olim in Beit Shemesh) for their false documents to pull off a hit?

No, no one can.

It seems inconceivable to me that it's Israel's doing, for that reason alone.

Ray Gardner said...

The only people that would truly care are already against Israel.

The rest of us are simply thinking "couldn't happen to a nicer guy."

Kamagra said...

Maybe the British secret service needs to find out who the thieves are who stole their passport information from British files and sold or gave it to 'you know who' terrorists.

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