Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mossad mythology

I love this completely breathless "expose" of the Mossad's operation methods in the Telegraph today. It is a perfect example of how the Mossad's fearsome reputation is bolstered by rumours, innuendo and just plain old meaningless rubbish. Best line:

In the past year, al-Mabhouh had moved to the top of Mossad's list of targets, each of which must be legally approved under guidelines laid down over half a century ago by Meir Amit, the most innovative and ruthless director-general of the service. Born in Tiberius, King Herod's favourite city, Amit had established the rules for assassination.

Wow. King Herod's favourite city! He must be really scary.... and probably loves fish.

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