Australians, Israelis and a Bicycle
By Micah Halpern
Friday March 5, 2010
I've Been Thinking:
A team of Australian police investigators is now in Israel investigating the case of the Australian passports that were used during the assassination of Mahmoud Mabhouh.
This is not unusual.
This is a serious violation of the law in any country. That police officials did not stop is scandalous. The woman, thankfully, was not badly injured. She is, however, demanding an apology and a new bicycle wheel.
In general, one of the rules of safe counter espionage in very risky environments is not to stop after minor accidents.
An innocent, however unfortunate, encounter may now turn into a diplomatic incident. This time there is real evidence - as opposed to the assassination the Australian team is investigating which is filled with speculation.
Then again, this would be a Mossad-like tactic to discredit the Australians, wouldn't it.
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