Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Dubai police clown tries to get back in the headlines

Back in March, Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim basked in his newfound fame in the wake of the Mabhouh assassination, and he held daily press conferences to feed his growing ego, each time saying something more ridiculous than the time before.

Eventually, the media got sick of him and he lost his audience.

But last week he came up with new, completely unverifiable information!
Dubai’s police commander Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim received two death threats from Israel over the assassination of a Palestinian Hamas leader in the emirate earlier this year, Al Ittihad reported Thursday.

Tamim disclosed that a new suspect believed to be among those involved in the murder of Mahmoud Mabhouh has been arrested in a Western country in the past two days, adding that Dubai is in touch with that country.

Tamim accused Israel’s Mossad of sending him death threats twice, a few days after he revealed the details of Mabhouh’s assassination at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai on January 20.

Tamim said the contents of the letter he had received said ‘protect your back if you want to keep your mouth open’. Tamim told the paper that 'Dubai authorities have traced the source of that letter.'

Tamim also disclosed that he received the second death threat indirectly when one of his relatives received a phone call from a retired Mossad agent.

“The call came from a retired Mossad agent with Western-Israeli nationality. He asked my relative to advise me to keep silent,” Tamim was quoted in the newspaper.

Tamim revealed a new suspect in the Mabhouh assassination case had been arrested in a Western country but declined to identify the suspect or the country, according to Al Ittihad.
So we have learned that the Mossad sent him a letter that has been traced back to its source, but no details. Also that he was threatened by a retired Mossad agent, with no details. And that both of these events happened while he was still doing his daily ego boost press conferences, but he didn't say a word about it then. And that there has been a new arrest in some unnamed country of some unnamed suspect.

But it all must be true, because it has that aura of believability about it, since it accuses Israel of crimes, and as everyone knows, an accusation against Israel is as good as a conviction, and facts are not to be bothered with.

Well, I'm convinced!

I'm still wonderng why the Dubai police didn't release any tapes of Mabhouh's travels throughout the Emirate, nor why they didn't release any video from the hallway of Mabhouh's room - where there was a beautiful color camera.