Assassination

January 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm by David Farrar

AP report:

Hamas has accused Israeli agents of assassinating a veteran operative of the Palestinian militant group, saying he was electrocuted last week in a Dubai hotel room.

While it is quite possible did take direct action, I do wonder why would you do it via electrocution?

Talal Nassar, an official in Hamas’ media office in Damascus, said al-Mabhouh had been “poisoned and electrocuted in his hotel room in Dubai.” He did not elaborate.

Poisoned and electrocuted? This is starting to sound like someone has real too many comics.

Al-Mabhouh’s brother, Hussein, 49, who lives in the Jebaliya refugee camp in Gaza, said his brother “died by electric shock and suffocation with a piece of cloth.”

So they electrocuted him, poisoned him and suffocated him? Would it not be easier to just have shot him!

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16 Responses to “Assassination”

  1. kowtow (8,524 comments) says:

    I read somewhere that the Arabs have a saying for when anything goes wrong;”the Israelis did it”.
    Even pot holed roads in Cairo .

    As if to confirm that on Al Jazeera the other day a panelist listed off all the countries in an arc from the Horn of Africa thro to Pakistan,including Somalia Yemen and Afghanistan and blamed the lack of stability on ,yes you guessed it ,an Israeli plot!

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  2. mawm (211 comments) says:

    Not only the Arabs. A very prominent muslim’s excuse is ‘it’s all Bush’s fault’.

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  3. jaba (2,143 comments) says:

    Israel have no idea about killing people. You are supposed to strap explosives around your body, walk into a crowd, call out whatever (man utd for the cup will do) and ka boooooooooooooom .. 18 virgins later and all’s good.

    what do fuck knuckles Locke/Minto/mcCCCCCarten think i wonder?

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  4. Fletch (6,410 comments) says:

    Probably another Pallywood stunt.

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  5. Mark (496 comments) says:

    Sounds more like someone in Hamas is cleaning house (so to speak).

    Dubai cannot be cheap to live in, I wonder if he was actually selling info to the Isreal’s?

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  6. Kris K (3,570 comments) says:

    Hamas (and most Muslims) remind me of one of the scenes in the movie “Lord of War” (great movie, by the way) when Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke) says of Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) “He must be lying … He’s talking.”

    By the way, it’s not wrong for a Muslim to lie to an infidel – it’s actually encouraged – all in the name of Allah.

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  7. Manolo (13,840 comments) says:

    So the poor Al-Mabhouh missed out on the seven virgins had he chosen to blow himself up.
    I’m very sorry to read about the demise of this peaceful and law-abiding man.

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  8. Patrick Starr (3,674 comments) says:

    “I read somewhere that the Arabs have a saying for when anything goes wrong;”the Israelis did it”.’

    you mean something else rivals Global Warming?

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  9. radar (319 comments) says:

    Three detainees were found dead hanging in their cells at Guantanamo with rags stuffed down their throats, so maybe it was the same people who killed them.

    http://harpers.org/archive/2010/01/hbc-90006368

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  10. jaba (2,143 comments) says:

    I reviewed the link radar and my opinion is suicide.

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  11. reid (16,520 comments) says:

    Whether or not Mossad did this guy, Mossad is known for creative killings with a sense of irony, such as when they planted a bomb in the cellphone used by a master Palestinian bomber and then gave him a call…

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  12. noodle (151 comments) says:

    Manolo, nah, he probably figured that 7 virgins would only last a week. Not worth the price of a decent boom boom jacket.

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  13. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    shame.

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  14. kiwitoffee (383 comments) says:

    It’s sad that somebody should die in such a way, or ways.

    But why am I thinking Austin Powers?

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  15. jcuknz (704 comments) says:

    From my reading of the ‘Bourne’ novels et al. I would suggest that electrocution is much quieter way to kill somebody than shooting, even with silencer. A blown fuse or circuit breaker hardly causes a problem outside the immediate area.

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  16. Brian Smaller (4,023 comments) says:

    So they electrocuted him, poisoned him and suffocated him? Would it not be easier to just have shot him!

    Never underestimate the evil Juice.

    Look what they are doing in Haiti under the cover of offering assistance – stealing organs from the poor people there. At least according to Khamanei or one of the other high priests over there in Iran.

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