Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Oh dear

From the Ynetnews website: Alert civilian at Tel Aviv Port spots government agent planting dummy bomb near vehicle as part of training course. Panic ensues as alarmed police officials unaware of exercise evacuate area; three employees suspended over incident.  

The full comedy of errors is here.

A slight digression: I wonder whether Khaled Mashaal's feet dragging over the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap might in some way be connected to the fact that Bibi once tried to have him wiped out. It didn't work out as it happens, mainly because the Mossad agents sent to do the deed were as competent as the fellow above...

Enforced absence was the result of my Mac's hard drive dying on me. I had no idea it was possible to form such a close relationship with an inanimate object...

2 comments:

Adam E. said...

I don't know if the Mossad people were incompetent so much as the Hamas bodyguard was super-competent.
But living in Israel has changed my perspectives a bit. In "chu'l", the image of the Israeli army is often of a super-trained, super-efficient task force...which contrasts a bit with the exposure to it I've had over the last few months, waiting around in endless lines at the army offices, trying to get forms processed.

Goy said...

Nah, I think the Mossad messed up. By all accounts, it was a rather ad-hoc operation. If I remember correctly, there's an interesting account in Ephraim Halevy's "Man in the Shadows."