Thursday, March 04, 2010

Dubai Police Incriminate Themselves in Mabhouh "Assassination" Tapes

As time passes since the death of arch-terrorist Mahmoud Mabhouh the pronouncements of the Dubai Police get more and more pompous. Dubai's Chief of Police Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim tells us that he wants to arrest Mossad chief Meir Dagan and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in connection with the assassination! This guy's chutzpah knows no boundaries.

The surveillance camera footage released by the Dubai police incriminate themselves more than anyone else. (The clips can be seen at the bottom of this post.) They unknowingly implicated themselves in a number of offenses, especially the crime of being unbearably haughty.

For instance, in the first clip at 7:17 the editors add the following caption:
"14:30 A suspect from the surveillance team arrives at another location anticipating the arrival of the victim, as he was known to frequent this hotel."

Here Dubai's law enforcement officials inform us that they knew that Mabhouh, a senior member of the Hamas terrorist group, one who is known to have murdered Jews and probably Arabs as well, was "known to frequent" a certain hotel in their jurisdiction. The Dubai police, instead of arresting this murderer, harbored him in their midst. Let's issue a warrant for police chief Tamim's arrest!

Another revelation is in the caption of the third clip at 4:55:
Possible ways of gaining entry:

- Entry by reprogramming the lock on the door to room 230, as the system shows an attempt to do this during this time.

- Kevin or Gail could have knocked on the victim's door posing as hotel staff.

The Dubai police don't know how Mabhouh's room was entered. The truth is, they don't even really know if the room was entered by anyone other than Mabhouh himself. Mabhouh's room was out of the range of the surveillance cameras, as one can see from the diagram shown in the second clip at 1:35. This gap in knowledge did not prevent the Dubai police as labeling certain people as belonging to "the execution team" (for example in the second clip at 8:41 and 9:02).

I wonder if the Dubai police tampered with these tapes. In most of the footage from the various surveillance cameras the date and time are integral part of the frame, appearing on the top or the bottom of the screen. This is not so in the footage from the Al-Bustan hotel. If the time and date were not embedded in the footage, where are the Dubai police getting the times of the events that took place there? If they were part of the original footage, why were they edited out?

If you look at the third clip at 9:44, "Gail Foliard" seems enter the frame in a very sudden fashion. It seems to me that the tape was edited here. I would be interested in what experts have to say on the matter. If the tape was indeed edited, then we know why the time was also cut out of the footage.

If the footage is authentic, the characters, with their forged passports and wigs are indeed suspicious. The Dubai police mentioned that some of the suspects were in Dubai more than once. It seems to me that if Tamim would have kept his big mouth shut, the police would had a better chance of catching the suspects.

Here are the clips:

Clip 1:

Clip 2:

Clip 3:

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