...Da boy is Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a leading Hamas operative who habitually boasted of killing two Israeli soldiers and was renowned as an arms supplier for various Palestinian groups in Gaza.What about the lox? A cream-cheese'd bagel is nekkid without the lox.
He who lives by the Kalashnikov tends to die by the Kalashnikov.
It’s a tragedy that violence still occurs in the world, but it would be equally tragic if we singled out one nation for condemnation.
There is a very good chance that some branch of Israeli intelligence killed the man.
The Mossad is often mentioned, but historically the people who carry out the frontline acts, the “wet jobs” as they’re known in such circles, are agents of the internal security service, what is generally known as Shin Bet but is more properly called Shabak.
Beyond this is the Kidon or Bayonet unit, an inner group within Mossad.
Whatever and whomever, it is predictable but still deplorable that Israel is considered so pernicious when it eliminates its sworn enemies abroad, but the United States, various European countries and certainly numerous Arab regimes escape censure.
Mahmoud al-Mabhouh had dedicated his life to killing Israelis and wiping Israel from the face of the map.
Did we seriously expect the Israeli government to send him flowers and chocolates and a cream-cheese bagel just for luck?..
Update: The Brits have arrived in Israel to "investigate" the Hamas hit. Who wants 'em? Who needs 'em? Tell the sanctimonious blighters to mind their own beeswax.