Today I was watching a TV news program and the journalist was talking about the recent Israeli fiasco. So he said that Israel’s embarrassed after Dubai police unveiled the faces of the presumed killers of Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh, and that the UK, Ireland and France are so angry at their Israeli ally because the killers have used forged passports of these European countries.
But all the journalist insisted on was actually the amateurism of Israel’s agents. He indeed forgot to comment on the assassination itself, that it was perpetrated in an independent country which is one of the few publicly admitted Arab friends of Israel, and that it probably reduced even more the dialogue (not even thinking of peace) chances between Israel and Hamas people in Gaza. He also didn’t say that Israel’s agents have always used British and other European passports in their missions (c.f. Gordon Thomas‘s book) without any serious complaint from the “victim” states.