Thursday, February 18, 2010

Extermination in Dubai

How many Mossad agents does it take to kill a terrorist? Apparently 11.

Of course, Israel is denying everything. And they should. This 9-minute video shows a bunch of hotel surveillance video with only one suspicious act. At 6:52 a suspect changes his appearance in a men's room. The prosecutor is going to have to convince a judge and jury that all these travelers were part of some plot to stuff a pillow in the face of Mahmoud Al Mabhouh. Good luck!

With our vast experience in corporate America, let us suggest how this plan was chosen in Israel. First, some bureaucrat who's positioning himself for a promotion within Mossad hears Plan A: We shoot the f**ker. "We're not amateurs" says the bureaucrat. The bureaucrat reminds the others that he has many missions under his belt and holds degree in International Relations. He ponders deeply, then suggests (decides) the best course of action is to layer the offensive for maximum risk mitigation. This boosts the operation's costs from under a million to more than $5 million. For this expense, the bureaucrat must take an approval request to the top guy. While others avoid this extra effort and exposure, the bureaucrat knows this will help him convince the big guy of his intellectual genius and emphasis on risk mitigation. it will also give the bureaucrat 5 minutes to kiss some serious butt. He gets his higher figure approved, then explains to the team that he'll swarm the island nation with assassins. The first assassin to find the target.... holds a pillow over the terrorist's face. The mission - the bureaucrat's promotion - is accomplished.

While we poke fun of this operation's flaws, at least Israel has the determination to go after their enemies regardless of where they are. And, their other enemies are now looking over their shoulders at 11 suspicious people instead of just one.

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