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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Dubai Series Part 3 - If it was the Mossad...


We will now continue our series on the Dubai Assassination. In this case that let's just say we conclude that this is again a Mossad hit as the Dubai police believe. If it was the Mossad, is this justified killing or not? Does the Dubai police have a case in bringing the Israeli leaders to Hague?

1. Is the Mossad justified? One should ask two questions, do we now have a global war on terror or not? If not then this act was a crime. If we are not in a global war on terror, Dubai has all the right for an uproar. The killing is as a crime no ifs and buts about it.

2. Now if we are in a global war on terror, this might justify the Mossad's act. For the terrorist, they attack at anyplace, not just Dubai. The whole global area in this war on terror is considered a battle field for all protagonist. If someone does not consider a global war on terror as global in scope then the terrorist would win this one this early. That is just the reality before us. Now if this was a global war on terror, then the Mossad was just fighting a war and unfortunately a part of the stage was in Dubai.

3. Finally did the Mossad get the right man? Was this an enemy combatant? That is a big question in order for the hit to be a justified one. You cannot just go on killing innocent Palestinians.

In today's news the aide of the assassinated Hamas man confirms that Mabhouh was a weapons smuggler and indeed supplied it to Hamas in Gaza.
The news article also said that the aide of the assassinated Hamas man confirms that Mabhouh was a weapons smuggler and indeed supplied it to Hamas in Gaza.

ynetnews.com

"The right-hand man of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, assassinated in Dubai last month has confirmed Israeli claims that his boss supplied weapons to Palestinians in Gaza."


Now if by going by war procedures, a global war was started, it encompasses by its nature the whole world and the killing was done on an enemy combatant. Knowing all this, is the Mossad justified? You be the judge.