Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ongoing Investigation

The Dubai Police Force still has an ongoing investigation on the assassination of Mahmoud Al Mabhouh, a high level Hamas Official. Mabhouh was found dead in his hotel room at the Al Bustan Rotana on January 19th. The most recent count of suspects Dubai has released is 27 people. A majority of the suspects were traveling on falsified European or Australian passports.

The plot thickened when Dubai Police connected major US media outlet reports to the crime. Many of those who were involved in the crime were connected to the USA and corporations based in the US and in Israel. According to the New York Times at least two of the assassin's had entered the United States after they had left Dubai. Dubai Official believe that the suspects connected to the US are most likely members of the Mossad's Worldwide Network. According to Police reports 14 of the suspects used credit cards from META Bank, a regional American Bank, to pay for hotel rooms and travel arrangements. The Vice President of META Bank responded with a statement saying that the credit cards used where prepaid cards. The prepaid cards are used by American Companies to pay expatriates, employees, and contractors of their company who live in the US and in foreign countries.

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