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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Judge Ito of Dubai

Even though Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim hasn't revealed any substantive evidence in days concerning the Mabhouh hit, he still gets daily headlines.

While the world media still ignores his anti-semitism, he is still being quoted daily as if he had anything new to say. For example, from The National:
Gen Tamim described the methods used by Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service suspected in the killing, as “primitive”.

“The majority of those working in Mossad are still stuck in a 1970s mentality,” he said, making reference to “basic disguises”.
Apparently, Tamim has succumbed to Judge Ito disease, where the constant presence of cameras and reporters makes one believe that he is far more important than he really is and that his statements are wiser than they really are.

He will also be the last to know that he has turned into a worldwide punch-line.