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.

If the Mossad handled this killing, it should be congratulated (any other group who did this should also be congratulated). The Jews of Israel will not wait passively for the next round of rockets smuggled by Hamas under the supervision of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Firing a rocket by a drone creates a terrible mess and can lead to the loss of many innocent lives. In this Dubai hotel, they just needed to change the sheets.

But here are six other possible scenarios for the death of the Hamas operative:

Option 1: Why did the Mossad need 11 men for this guy’s death? A two-man hit team could have done the job. Eleven men seems to suggest that something else was going on here -- you need a crew like that for a kidnapping, not for a hit job. It feels as if the killing of Mabhouh is just the surface disguising the true nature of this action.

Option 2: This wasn’t the Mossad; it was another agency trying to manipulate the reputation of the Mossad. Would the Mossad really use the names of real Jews? Wouldn't it have been better to have used some Norwegian names of real Norwegian atheists?

Option 3: The Mossad used real names of real Jews in order to create confusion about the question of whether the Mossad really did it. So it was the Mossad indeed.

Option 4: The Mossad kidnapped Mahmoud al-Mabhouh and left another dead guy, a double, in the Dubai hotel, while at the same time creating confusion about the question of whether it was involved by using the real names of real Jews, because this was going to be considered by experts a sign that the Mossad was not involved.

Option 5: Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was killed by a hooker and the Dubai police are making up the story.

Option 6: Mahmud al-Mabhouh faked his own death by having a double killed by European friends, who used the identities of real Jews as their cover. Mabhouh is now having a piña colada on a Caribbean beach and is negotiating with several spy agencies over the price of his story. The highest bidder is going to win.