This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

February 26, 2010
Week in Review: Dubai assassination, Afghanistan offensive

This week saw new developments in the continuing investigation into the killing of a Hamas militant in Dubai. Officials there say 26 people were involved in a plot they link to the Israeli secret service. Israel has not commented on the matter.

In Afghanistan, the offensive for the town of Marja in the Helmand Province seems to have been largely a success, with Afghan forces claiming to be in control of the town after a two-week battle.

James Rubin, an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the implications of both events. He says the Afghan government will face new challenges as it tries to govern in Marja, and that Dubai revelations are bad news for Israel.

bookmark    print

Comments

10 comments

#10

To catch a glims at understanding the goings -on of the ..middle east one would need to be full of wisdom…or a wisard of liken-to a Rubik’s Cube
in type of mind-set ..to beable to solve any of the problems ……… ANY SOLUTIONS ??

#9

Dubai police chief was involved in weapon smuggling and lost his kickback. He is mad and looking for escape goat. EU diplomats accusing Israel are notorious for being liars and genetic anti-Semites.

#8

The “Executed” was a cold blooded murder and an arm dealers. He admitted to kidnapping killing two IDF solders. I there invoke the “Texas” justification for killing vermin like him. “He needed killing.” Solders who defend their country are due respect and loyalty in return. Great job Mossad.

#7

Lapses notwithstanding, these latest terror-cell busts are more like how the British do it. They have had numerous arrests by simple good police and intel work. That kind of approach to what is a rather small number of gihad lunatics, is going to be more productive than trying to send armies after them — saw a cool site; Balkingpoints ; incredible satellite view of earth

#6

Palestinians are under occupation. They have been under occupation for almost 40 years. They have a right to defend themselves, just the Jews tried to protect themselves against the Nazis. The assassinated person was a Palestinian. How can can one discuss the heinous act without mentioning Palestinians?

#5

It seems cothing can happen without using palestine as a licensed grievience. If israel did carry out ( and i am also relatively certain they did ) the assassination, then they removed a security threat that had in the past accepted responsibility for killing two of israels soldiers. Payback is what it is.

#4

I am certain Israel was behind the assassination. I do not think Israel was too concerned about the plot being exposed because it has been getting away with murdering Palestinians with impunity for a long time with little disquiet from the world.

#3

I certain Israel was behind the assassination. I do not think they were too concerned about the plot being exposed because they have been getting away with murdering Palestinians with impunity for a long time with little disquiet from the world.

#2

[…] original here: Week In Review: Investigating the Dubai murder | Worldfocus Share with others: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and […]

#1

What happened February 23 and 24th in Bangladesh?

Facebook Twitter YouTube

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2018 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television