Six Degrees of Assassination

One of the key players in the shady world of international networks supplying terrorist groups with weapons and explosives, the Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, was killed in a Dubai hotel by, supposedly, the Mossad.

The operation seems to have been executed seamlessly. At the moment, pictures and names of the Mossad agents (remember that the Mossad has been accused of stealing passports and identities for this operation) are circulating in the media, and as could be predicted, anti-Israel sentiment is getting louder. Interpol seems to have placed the 11 agents on its most-wanted list.

No innocent bystanders were killed, no building was blown up. No, a surgical operation planned by professionals resulted in the death of a terrorist, an evil man with a specific task in the machinery of terrorist acts organized by an anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, anti-Western, pro-mullahs organization called Hamas. The world should rejoice.

In the universe of the Persian Gulf, where cruel, terrorist attacks on innocent civilians are part of the daily routine, this killing was simple and clean. It's an act the Israeli government, if it really allowed it, should be proud of. As should other governments that oppose terrorism.

Colleagues of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh are targeted in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and when they are killed in the dirty explosion of rockets fired by drones -- often together with innocent civilians -- the Western media doesn’t seem to bother with who killed the terrorists: it was a silent plane without pilots (who are in a hangar somewhere in the Nevada desert), and the deaths are part of an ongoing war.

“Islamists clashed with Fatah gunmen in a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon on Monday, killing at least two people,” the Jerusalem Post reported on February 15. That’s a 100% higher casualty figure. But not an echo in the Western media.

No, what is going on here is the fact that Mahmoud al-Mabhouh -- again, an evil man -- was killed by Jews. Not by a drone, not by Arabs. No, he was killed, supposedly, by a group of highly trained and cool Jews, who just left their homes and found disguises in order to kill their enemy. That’s why this killing is catching the Western media’s attention -- and condemnation.