February 17, 2010, - 3:40 pm
Readers won’t be at all shocked by the latest news coming out about the Dubai assassin team who served as the “cleaners” of top HAMAS official Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh a/k/a Mahmoud Abdel-Raouf Mohammed Hassan a/k/a “Abu Abed.” In fact, yesterday, several readers figured it out: that the passports and names of the assassins were fakes. That’s why I put them in quotation marks in the headline of my entry. Only lazy, fat, oil-rich Muslims wouldn’t figure out that the names–which sounded like the cast of characters in an English porn film–were phony. Too busy looking for Israeli passport stamps and the JOOOS to pay attention.
Alhamdillullah [Praise allah]: The Complete “Abu Abed” Hit Team
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And we’re also learning more details that point to this especially professional and clean job being the work of the Israelis, who did a great service to the world, if–as it seems–they performed the “clean-up job.”
The U.K. and several other European countries said that passports used by 11 suspects wanted in connection with the killing of a senior Hamas leader in Dubai had been faked.
Police in Dubai appealed for an international manhunt on Tuesday after releasing names, photographs and passport information identifying six Britons, three Irish citizens, a German and a Frenchman as suspects in the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior leader in the Palestinian militant group.
Dubai’s attorney general, Essam al-Hemaydan, said international arrest warrants have been issued for those accused of links to the slaying. Officials said they would seek the help of Interpol.
Good luck with that, Habibi.
“We are aware that the holders of six British passports have been named in this case,” a spokesman for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office said. “We believe the passports used were fraudulent and have begun our own investigation,” he said, adding that Britain was offering its assistance to Dubai’s investigation.
The U.K. Foreign Office spokesman declined to comment on speculation that the assassination was carried out by Israeli security service Mossad.
Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs said it couldn’t find the three alleged Irish suspects in passport records and that the numbers listed were counterfeit because they had the wrong number of digits and contained no letters.
“Ireland has issued no passports in those names,” the department said in a statement to the AP.
Germany’s Interior Ministry said the passport details cited by Dubai don’t appear genuine: The five-digit passport number given for the German suspect is too short and lacks the letters that now appear on German passports. . . .
Israel has declined to comment.
At least four people who live in Israel share names with suspects identified by Dubai police investigating the killing. Three of the four said they weren’t the people whose photos were made public by Dubai; a daughter of the fourth said the allegations were a mistake.
One of the Britons, identified as Melvyn Adam Mildiner, said the passport photo on the Dubai wanted flier isn’t a picture of him, but that the passport number was correct. Mr. Mildiner, who has dual British-Israeli citizenship, said he had nothing to do with the assassination. “I have my passport. It is in my house,along with the passports of everybody else in my family,… and there’s no Dubai stamps in it because I’ve never been to Dubai,” he said.
Three other men on Dubai’s list gave similar accounts to Israeli television stations and Web sites. Most shared a profile of having immigrated to Israel from English-speaking countries and had dual nationalities.
In 1987, Britain protested to Israel about what London called the misuse by Israeli authorities of forged British passports and said it received assurances steps had been taken to prevent future occurrences.
Alain Chouet, a former chief of French spy agency DGSE, said authorities world-wide need to concentrate more on compiling and checking biometric data or risk being fooled by fake or altered passports or IDs.
While I feel for the innocent Israelis whose identities were stolen (and they now have serious safety concerns, b/c some Muslims ain’t that bright and will think they’re the real assassins), this is one form or identity theft that ain’t so bad (unless you’re the victim). It’s for a good cause.
Don’t you love how all of these countries are all upset about this, but not upset about HAMAS or that a top HAMAS operative–who was working directly with Iran, as Mabhouh was–was comfortably, openly hanging out in Dubai, where he planned to buy arms.
Priorities, shmiorities. Perspective Shmerspective. Whoever did “Clean-up on Aisle HAMAS” (and I believe it was, in fact, the Israelis) did the world a great service and showed how it’s done . . . to the embarrassment of the Keystone Dubai Kops. One down, hundreds of thousands to go.
Can’t wait for the non-Spielberged movie version.
Tags: Abu Abed, Alain Chouet, assassins, Dubai, Essam al-Hemaydan, execution, Hamas, Mahmoud Abdel-Raouf Mohammed Hassan, Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh, Melvyn Adam Mildiner, Mossad