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Dubai killing awakes ghosts of assassinations past

Jeremy Bowen assesses the fall-out in the Middle East from the alleged assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh by Mossad agents in a luxury Dubai hotel.
"Shame you are not filming on a Friday," said a local resident.
Jimmy, the BBC cameraman, was trying to get some decent pictures of the Dubai skyline, but there was a haze that was not helping.
"Why Friday?" we asked.
"Well, there is less building on a Friday," he said, "so the air is not so dusty."
Even with Dubai's well-advertised economic problems there is still a lot of construction going on, by the standards of most places.
This is my first proper trip to Dubai since the late 90s and it is unrecognisable.
Back in the 1960s, according to my uncle who was here with the British army, the runway lights at Dubai airport were barrels of burning tar.


The long war, the century or so of conflict between Arabs and Je

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Added: Feb-25-2010 
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Tags: Dubai, Assassination, Reminder, Consequences, For, Israel
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  • PROOF! It does the body good. Got any? Nope? Didn't think so.

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    • All true, but there is still no PROOF that mossad was behind it.

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  • can't watch or read anything by this guy Bowen - for years he has been well known as an anti semite and a Palestinian terrorist sympathiser - a bad egg, always was and probably always will be.

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  • Forgot the link:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/8524170.stm

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  • You always break a few eggs when making an omelet.

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  • Screw the UK. The Aussies are on the job. Lets hope they have the fortitude of the Kiwis.

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