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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Something that's been in the news here recently is the assassination of a top Hamas leader in a Dubai hotel. (The Hamas are a group whose goal is to create a Palestinian country separate from Israel.) The story itself is a bit like a movie. A team of what was originally thought to be 11 people carried out a plot involving surveillance teams, fake passports, wigs, costume changes, and fake mustaches. Most of the people involved were out of the country by the time the body was discovered. Dubai police have since realized that there were at least a total of 17 people involved. While there is no admission, the belief is that the squad was an elite Israeli group. As the story unfolds, more and more odd details are surfacing.

Don't let my boring description stop you from reading the article about it. It really is a story out of a movie. When they eventually make this into a Hollywood film, I may audition for the role of the guy third from the left on the top row.


  1. This is what first brought my attention to Mossad hit squads way, way back. No Bull! Literally!


    This is what happens when you agree to design and build a "Super Gun" into a mountainside for ol' Saddam!

  2. Aaron,
    Hamas is a terrorist group whose goal is the extermination of the state of Israel.
    The Palestinians and their issues are just a means to an end.

  3. I know that I over simplified things for the sake of keeping this blog reasonably unpolitical. I figured that I'd provide a link or two to let people know what's in the news this part of the world and the local news's take on things. If people are interested in finding out more about Hamas, they can check out the hyperlink to the Wikipedia article and the associated links.

    I also realize that the 11 people involved are not the cast of the movie "Oceans 11" ;)


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