Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, told Army Radio on Wednesday: "There is no reason to think that it was the Israeli Mossad, and not some other intelligence service or country up to some mischief.However, he also said that Israel has a "policy of ambiguity" on intelligence matters.
It's somewhat incredible to see the pictures of these people all over. Great-Britain and Ireland (and possibly France and Germany too) are investigating who falsified passports that belonged to citizens of their respective countries. Britain's prime minister Gordon Brown considers it to be a serious matter and the Israeli ambassador was summoned to give an explanation.
Six Israeli's who immigrated from the United Kingdom and one from the US are implicated, because their passport numbers and names have been used on these falsified documents. Nobody knows the consequences this will have for them in the future. Austria is trying to find out the origins of a number of cell phones with Austrian sim cards that were used during the murder operation. A number of secret agents had better stay inside and devote themselves to paperwork from now on, since they are not that secret anymore as their pictures have gone all over the world, and the scans that the Dubai customs took from them will be in many computers.
The actions of the perpetrators of the killing have even been recorded on tape and made available by the police of the UAE. In this way it is visible how the victim, Mabhouh, is followed by people in tennis gear in order to find out which room he is in, how some agents disguised themselves with false wigs or beards, how Mabhouh is tailed till the moment of his suspected murder, etc. (In order to watch the tape, click here).
The Mossad certainly did a great great job. If they had hired some sloppy agents from Mubarak's Egypt, of from Lebanon or Iraq, the perfomance woudl have been better, for sure.