Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Dubai Assassination--Updated

I think this is all pretty obvious: The operation has Treadstone written all over it.

These guys, they don't make mistakes. They don't do random. There's always an objective. Always a target.

Update: All kidding aside, two things occur to me, aside from how awesome it is that some countries still have functional wet-works divisions.

(1) The really crazy thing about a complicated op like this is that it makes you wonder how often these scenarios occur. One assumes that the logistics involved don't simply pop into place overnight, that the operatives aren't simply pulled in from other divisions, and that planning and expertise is the product of neither luck nor improvisation.

(2) To get back to Bourne: "Kill Wombosi? We can do that anytime we want. I can send Nicky to do that, for Christ's sake."

For such a sophisticated op, wouldn't the real goal be to kill Mahmoud al-Mabhouh and have his death appear to be either accident/unexplained, or the result of some third party?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"...or the result of some third party?"

Everyone seems to think that Mossad was behind this one, but it isn't really their style. Could it be that someone else really did it, and is trying to frame Mossad for it?