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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dubai fauxtography

Haaretz reports that the Dubai police cannot identify any of the people whose photographs are in the European passports that were used in the liquidation of Hamas terrorist and arms dealer Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. The reason: All of the photographs were doctored.
The passport photographs of the agents who assassinated Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai were doctored so the agents would not be identified, a Haaretz probe discovered Friday.

The discovery casts doubt on claims that the espionage agency that carried out last month's hit on the senior Hamas operative committed grave errors.

Various features of the people in the photographs, such as eye color or the line of a lip, were changed - slightly enough so as not arouse suspicion at passport control, but still enough that the real agent could not be recognized.

According to the Dubai police, only a few of the agents were caught on security cameras without their disguises. However, it had been assumed until now that publication of the photos of the 26 agents had blown their cover. Now it appears that the Dubai police still do not have viable information about their real appearance.

That calls for the second part of that Mission Impossible episode (I showed the first part here). Let's go to the videotape.


At 2:00 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I'm sure the photos are real... if Dubai says so!



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