Al-Mabhouh was a murderous terrorist, no doubt, and no one should weep for him. But Israel seems to have seriously miscalculated the diplomatic fallout from this operation.
I take some umbrage at this line. It is certainly true that various governments of the world are always angry at Israel for defending itself from murderous terrorists. The diplomatic fallout is about what is to be expected.
However, let’s not let that distract us from some persistent facts.
1. Do you mean that spies use false identities? I am shocked, shocked I say. Here, I thought that spies wear tuxedos and announce their real names when ordering martinis… The very fact that anyone would whine about this at all is specious.
2. The fact that people are looking for any excuse whatsoever to to whine about Israel killing a known murderer and terrorist, who was a clear and present danger to the lives of innocent people is only proof of the old maxin that dead Jews don’t bother Europeans. In particular, I say fuck the British for their sneering hypocrisy.