What do you call somebody who enters another sovereign state under a false passport and murders a man?
Well, in most civilised countries, such a person would be called a terrorist, but not in Israel. In fact, the Israelis have gone a step further and denied that they had anything to do with the murder of Hamas leader, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai.
According to Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, the Arabs blame Israel for anything that happens in the Middle East.
He’s right, of course. Why blame the Israelis, simply because all the terrorists were using names from a database of people who had passed through Israeli airports? Why blame the Israelis just because Hamas is a Palestinian resistance organisation and the Israelis just happen to be imprisoning Palestinians in the Gaza concentration camp? Why blame the Israelis, just because Mossad is the only organisation in the region with the ability to mount such an operation?
You know what?
It was probably the Fijians who whacked Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Or the Amish. Or maybe the Haitians.
Every one of them had more reason to kill a Hamas leader than the Israelis did and every one of them was capable of forging EU passports using names on an Israeli intelligence list, and delivering highly-trained assassins in a coordinated operation.
As Judge Judy says, Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining.