Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The powerful, shadowy Mossad chief Meir Dagan is a ‘streetfighter’
Timesonline ^ | 2/18/10 | Sheera Frenkel

Posted on 02/18/2010 10:35:23 AM PST by Nachum

The brazen assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh has thrown the spotlight on one of Israel’s most powerful but shadowy figures, Meir Dagan, the current Mossad chief, who yesterday faced calls for his resignation.

There is a piece of folklore often repeated about him: when he was appointed in 2002, Ariel Sharon, then the Prime Minister, ordered him to run the Israeli spy agency “with a knife between its teeth”. Eight years on, Mr Dagan appears to have followed his orders to the letter. The killing in Dubai of one of the top men in Hamas is only the most recent in a string of assassinations that have been traced to Mr Dagan.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assassination; chief; dagan; fatah; fatahversushamas; hamas; hamasversusfatah; israelssuperhero; meirdagan; mossad; notmossad; palestinianauthority; palestinians; savemeir; streetfighter; superhero

1 posted on 02/18/2010 10:35:24 AM PST by Nachum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Saw this on NCIS.


2 posted on 02/18/2010 10:38:38 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: edcoil

Donatella Rahn bump


3 posted on 02/18/2010 10:43:01 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Job 19:25 As for me, I know my Redeemer lives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

This guy is cool.


4 posted on 02/18/2010 10:43:45 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

My first thought on this was, why are they trying to find these assassins? They just did the world a huge favor.


5 posted on 02/18/2010 10:44:33 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

What ever happened to Ariel Sharon? The last I knew was a couple of years ago, he was still in a coma.


6 posted on 02/18/2010 10:46:06 AM PST by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YellowRoseofTx

Still is, since 2006:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Sharon


7 posted on 02/18/2010 10:48:28 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: YellowRoseofTx

I think he is still in a coma...


8 posted on 02/18/2010 10:50:59 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

It’s normal for Mossad to wipe out terrorists one by one, usually by sniper and sometimes with heroic long shots. The thing not typical about this time is the scope and style of the operation. Some newbies join the organization who were James Bond fans? It get farmed out to some other group?


9 posted on 02/18/2010 10:52:59 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." WSC
10 posted on 02/18/2010 11:02:43 AM PST by TonyInOhio ( Professor Corpseman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
Mossad’s rumoured involvement in the assassination of Hezbollah security chief Imad Mughniyah in February 2008. Talk of other killings of senior Hezbollah and Hamas officials began to spread. An alleged strike by Israeli planes on Syrian targets in September 2007 was also credited to him, part of his focus on nuclear weapons programmes in the Middle East.

Don't forget the MV Arctic Sea.

11 posted on 02/18/2010 11:03:10 AM PST by Sax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

WE should be doing what HE is doing.

He is RIGHT ON.

Why the hell should any nation respect the borders of another country which is granting asylum to a mudering bastard who plots attacks against its civlians?

Dubai, like most other Islamic “nations” is a desert sheikdom, in bed with Islamic terrorists. They have no right to claim nationhood, in the sense that term is understood in the west, than the man in the moon.


12 posted on 02/18/2010 11:10:44 AM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I don’t think the Mossad exists. These Pallie terrorists are dying from a airborne lead virus.


13 posted on 02/18/2010 11:16:08 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2nd Amendment
their inbreeding, and consequent feral behavior, makes them susceptible..
14 posted on 02/18/2010 11:19:18 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ZULU

>> WE should be doing what HE is doing.

You’re kidding, right? Our CIA is now an incompetent band of rag-tag politically-correct wussies. Valerie Plame is their prototype. Even if they knew what to do, they don’t have the skill or will to carry it out.

We’d have to clean the whole nest out and man up first. That might take some time.


15 posted on 02/18/2010 11:26:10 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

16 posted on 02/18/2010 3:45:48 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: YellowRoseofTx
PM Sharon had a stroke December 18,2005. As far as I know he is still comatose.

I remember because I had a stroke January 18, 2006.

I had bleeding and swelling in the brain , but was not on blood thinner as was Sharon.

17 posted on 02/18/2010 4:04:12 PM PST by BARLF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BARLF; YellowRoseofTx
Correction

Sharon first stroke was December 18, 2005. Second stroke Thursday, January 5, 2006.

Sorry for the error.

18 posted on 02/18/2010 4:16:43 PM PST by BARLF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Valentine_W

*ping*


19 posted on 02/18/2010 4:31:52 PM PST by hennie pennie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

They should give him a promotion and a raise.


20 posted on 02/18/2010 4:53:39 PM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I blame Abbas, no wait it was Litchenstein!


21 posted on 02/18/2010 6:41:03 PM PST by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."DDE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson