February 16, 2010, - 12:45 pm
My favorite terrorist assassination story of the last month is the hit on HAMAS leader Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh a/k/a Mahmoud Abdel-Raouf Mohammed Hassan a/k/a “Abu Abed,” who was staying in Dubai. You know, “moderate” Dubai, where Mabhouh was a welcome and honored guest. While no-one knows for sure who did it, everyone suspects–and I believe it’s correct–that the Israelis did it. I mean, not Israelis, but “Kevin,” “James,” “Gail,” and eight others who held passports from European countries–Britain, Ireland, France, and Germany.
The Hitmen: (Clockwise from Top) Michael Lawrence Barney, James Leonard Clarke, Stephen Daniel Hodes, Paul John Keeley, Jonathan Lewis Graham, Melvyn Adam Mildiner
The Complete “Abu Abed” Hit Squad
Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh a/k/a Abu Abed, Rot In Jehenim [Hell]
On the other hand, two Palestinians were already arrested in connection with the assassination, so it could be a Fatah/Mahmoud Abbas operation (when he’s not busy trying to put out fires of sex tape scandals) or even an inside job within HAMAS. And Dubai’s Keystone Kop police chief, Lt. Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, backed off on claiming Israel’s involvement, though he said the tactics resembled Israeli intelligence at work.
The Britons were identified as James Leonard Clarke, Stephen Daniel Hodes, Paul John Keeley, Michael Lawrence Barney, Jonathan Lewis Graham, Melvyn Adam Milliner.
The woman had Irish papers and was named as Gail Folliard. The other Irish were named as Kevin Daveron and Evan Dennings.
As a dear friend of mine, who used to work with Israeli intelligence says:
Good luck in catching them. In your dreams.
I love it! Now, that’s a movie I’d love to see, except that we’ve seen what happens when Hollywood gets ahold of these stories. When Abu Spielberg, er . . . Steven Spielberg “told” the Munich story, he portrayed brave Mossad agents, who snuffed out the Islamic terrorists who planned and perpetrated the massacre of the Israeli athletes, as softy crybabies who regretted that they killed these cold-blooded murderers. In a Spielberg or Hollywood vehicle, “Kevin,” “James,” and “Gail,” would be crying to Dr. Phil and Oprah over assassinating this top HAMAS terrorist figure. We’d probably see Gail wearing her black wig forever as self-flagellating punishment for her horrible deed of eliminating this terrorist cretin and telling us that he goes #1 and #2 to the bathroom just like all of “allah’s” creatures. Yup, that’s how they’d portray this in Lalaland.
And, actually, we already have the movie. Surveillance cameras captured on closed circuit TV the movements of “Kevin,” “James,” “Gail” (the chick in the operation–black wig) and eight others, who skillfully carried out the assassination and escaped the joke known as “Dubai police.” The video shows them arriving in Dubai and checking into their various hotels and room, including a room across from Mabhouh’s room, where they carried out their hit. Notice that for most of this, they’re wearing hats, so their faces aren’t very visible, except at the hotel check-in. It was a clean operation–in and out in 24 hours and their target on sent well on his way to the 72 revirginized.
Some of the suspects donned wigs and posed as tennis-racket-toting tourists and hotel staff. The suspects checked into different hotels, paying cash. Several suspects eventually checked into a room across the hall from their victim at a hotel near the airport, according to the police.
Gen. Tamim said Dubai police had arrested two Palestinians in the city-state in connection with the murder. He said the two may have provided logistical assistance to the suspects.
The suspects haven’t made any public statements. . . .
Forensic tests indicate Mr. Mabhouh died of suffocation, but that lab analysis was continuing.
Mr. Mabhouh, 50 years old, was found dead in his Dubai hotel room on Jan. 20. He was a top Hamas operative. Current and former Israeli security officials called him a key link in smuggling operations ferrying Iranian weapons to the group in the Gaza Strip.
And, by the way, the Israelis ID’s Mabhouh after he did an Al-Jazeera interview:
Top Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was identified and killed following an interview he gave to Al-Jazeera on instructions from the movement’s leadership in Syria, according to a Fatah-affiliated news agency.
The interview with Mabhouh was conducted against his will and against the advice of his colleagues in the armed wing of Hamas, Izzadin Kassam, the agency said.
The Palpress news agency said it did not rule out the possibility that the killing was an “inside job.”
“Did he know too many secrets and that’s why they decided to get rid of him?” the agency asked. “Perhaps he knew about the weapons convoy [to Hamas] that was destroyed by Israel about a year ago?”
Although the Hamas operative appeared masked in the interview and was only identified by his nom de guerre, Abu Abed, Israeli security authorities were able to identify him and later track him down, according to the report.
Carl in Jerusalem has further coverage of the story. Check it out.
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