Sunday, March 21, 2010

Followup - did Dubai expel any spies?

On March 10,
Dubai Police have warned spies operating in the Gulf to leave the region within one week or face consequences.

"Those spies that are currently present in the Gulf must leave the region within one week — if not, then we will cross that bridge when we come to it," Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim told Gulf News.

The statement comes following the January 19 assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud Al Mabhouh, which Dahi has blamed on Israel.

The ultimatum indicates that Dubai Police are aware of the identities of spies operating in the UAE and the Gulf region and appears to be a warning of exposure if they do not comply.

Well, the week deadline has passed. The chief received some praise from Asharq Al Awsat for his gutsy move of threatening unknown spies.

But, for some reason, we have not heard about any spies exposed or expelled from the UAE.

I guess his threat must have forced all the spies to leave, afraid that they'd be exposed.

Yeah, that must be it.