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Ripples of Dubai killing spread across region
CNN ^ | February 10, 2010 | Pamela Hancocks

Posted on 02/10/2010 9:36:54 AM PST by La Lydia

Dubai, UAE -- A shadowy figure murdered in his Dubai hotel room by a hit squad that the police say operated with European passports. It sounds like the plot of a John Le Carré spy novel, but this is reality and the hunt is on for the killers of top Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh...al-Mabhouh landed at Dubai International airport on January 19. Then, a short drive to his hotel, the al Bustan Rotana, where just hours later he would be killed.

Dubai police say he was not traveling under his real name, so the hotel staff would have been unaware he was one of the founding members of Hamas' military wing and was wanted by Israel for more than 20 years.

...His brother in Gaza tells CNN he never ate or drank in a hotel or on a plane as he knew he was a target...

Dubai police...told al-Mabhouh's family there were signs of five or six electric shocks on his legs, behind his ears, on his genitals and heart. Blood on a pillow led police to believe he was suffocated...

It's believed they left the country even before al-Mabhouh's body was discovered. Dubai police...have publicly voiced surprise that such a figure within Hamas was traveling without his own security.

At his family home in Gaza there is the same conviction that Israel's intelligence unit, Mossad, was responsible...Al-Mabhouh was behind the kidnapping and killing of two Israeli soldiers in 1989. Israeli security sources say al-Mabhouh was a key link between Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas and he was involved in smuggling arms to Gaza....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assassination; dubai; fatah; hamas; mahmoudalmabhouh; notmossad; pa; palestinianauthority; palestinians; terrorist; wot
One the Israelis no longer have to worry about.
1 posted on 02/10/2010 9:36:55 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
but this is reality and the hunt is on for the killers of top Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh..

One less terrorist! Gee I love a happy ending.

2 posted on 02/10/2010 9:40:44 AM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: La Lydia

The Mossad and Israel know how to handle terrorists


3 posted on 02/10/2010 9:42:50 AM PST by expatpat
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To: La Lydia

He was killed by his own security; that’s why there were no guards in his hotel room when police arrived.

...or at least, that’s what I’d say if I was Mossad!


4 posted on 02/10/2010 9:43:57 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: La Lydia

Do we get to celebrate now... like the Muslims did on 9/11?


5 posted on 02/10/2010 9:45:50 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: La Lydia; onyx; Bahbah; SE Mom; Yaelle

God bless and protect Israel ... long live Israel.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 9:52:55 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: expatpat

Gosh, I wonder if they read him his Miranda rights, I’m concerned (sarc)


7 posted on 02/10/2010 9:54:26 AM PST by depenzz (Children follow examples, not advise.)
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To: La Lydia
At his family home in Gaza there is the same conviction that Israel's intelligence unit, Mossad, was responsible.

And I would have to agree.

Al-Mabhouh was behind the kidnapping and killing of two Israeli soldiers in 1989.

Mossad doesn't forget about these things.

8 posted on 02/10/2010 9:57:37 AM PST by Drew68
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To: depenzz

This should be tagged, ‘inspirational’. Would read again.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 9:59:16 AM PST by BenKenobi (;)
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To: Star Traveler
Never ever forget, on 9/11 muslims around the world handed out candy to children to celebrate what had happened.
10 posted on 02/10/2010 10:03:43 AM PST by Huskerscott
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To: La Lydia

Damn, I love these feel good stories. I get a tingling going up my leg.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 10:04:18 AM PST by Cyman
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To: BenKenobi

Some stories just make you grin!


12 posted on 02/10/2010 10:05:43 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: La Lydia

The story doesn’t indicate if they know the location of his security detail. The weren’t in the room when the body was found. The people who did this had time to interrogate the subject prior to him dying.

The subject was careful enough to take as many precautions as possible to avoid risk.

Whoever did this was good. I’m wondering if the entire detail wasn’t abducted and processed somewhere else.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 10:07:51 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: La Lydia

Pamela Hancocks of CNN = WHORE FOR HAMAS.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 10:10:29 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: RinaseaofDs
If you click on the link and read the story, it says, "Dubai police say he then left the hotel, returning around 9:30 p.m. They want to know where he was during that time and, crucially, who he met...Dubai police have publicly voiced surprise that such a figure within Hamas was traveling without his own security."

More mystery

15 posted on 02/10/2010 10:11:13 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

“Dubai police have publicly voiced surprise that such a figure within Hamas was traveling without his own security”

There are only two things that would make him do that. First, he is meeting with someone that if seen might jeopardize his existence in the world of Hamas. Secondly... a woman.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 10:17:35 AM PST by Cyman
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To: La Lydia
At his family home in Gaza there is the same conviction that Israel's intelligence unit, Mossad, was responsible...

Waaaaay to go Mossad!!!! Hats off to the good guys.

17 posted on 02/10/2010 10:20:51 AM PST by GOPJ (Prius - - unsafe at any speed.)
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To: FARS; nuconvert; SJackson

ping


18 posted on 02/10/2010 10:23:14 AM PST by GOPJ (Prius - - unsafe at any speed.)
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To: La Lydia

I caught that, but I don’t buy it.

Nowadays, there would have been security, but it wouldn’t have been as overt as a secret service detail would be.

I guy like him, traveling alone, wouldn’t have even been able to take a cell phone with him nowadays. That’s how good surveillance has become. Even a prepaid phone can be used to paint a target once you know who he or she is.

For someone this prominent to travel without a detail of any kind, the subject would have had to have gone very heavily disguised. For a Muslim, a change of gender would have been very easy to pull off. In fact, a member of your detail could have been disguised as the husband of the subject to enhance both security and cover.

The subject could have just gotten careless I guess, but who knows. All I know is that for a team to get this guy, have the time to interrogate, and then kill the subject in the hotel room in a Muslim country is pretty amazing. A good get, as it were.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 10:29:11 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: La Lydia

You kinda get the tone that Dubai is more concerned with the rights of the Islamic Terrorist just offed....than the people that have been terrorized by this Hamas higher-up.....

The Quran Thumpers just hang together no matter what.

Kudos to whoever offed this Islamic Terrorist. Better that the Islamic Terrorist is now with his 72 Virgins and not killing innocents


20 posted on 02/10/2010 10:31:11 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: RinaseaofDs

I am shocked!, shocked! that gambling is taking place here such a figure within Hamas was traveling without his own security in Dubai!

Psst, was it a Mossad honeytrap?

21 posted on 02/10/2010 10:54:09 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: OldCorps

Makes sense. But still, why go dressed as you, under a fake name, and probably carrying his own cell phone?

What do you think these guys pulled off the dearly departed’s cell phone, if indeed he had it on him?

One can only hope he did.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 11:16:31 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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23 posted on 02/10/2010 4:30:58 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: GOPJ

Thanks for the ping


24 posted on 02/10/2010 5:16:53 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith; Valin; mazda77

pong


25 posted on 02/10/2010 5:22:46 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: RinaseaofDs
I’m wondering if the entire detail wasn’t abducted and processed somewhere else.

Interesting insight.

26 posted on 02/10/2010 5:37:17 PM PST by GOPJ (Prius - - unsafe at any speed.)
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To: SJackson

Thanks for the ping.

If the Mossad did it ,...good!

Actually ...Good for who ever did it.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 5:42:20 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: nuconvert

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh dead?

Darn and me being fresh out of sympathy!

Given what a rats nest of competing groups the wonderful world of Palestinian terrorism is, nothing would surprise me less if it was another group.


28 posted on 02/11/2010 5:52:55 AM PST by Valin
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