I'm picturing Claude Raines playing the role of Dubai Police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim: "Major Strasser has been shot! Round up the usual Jews!"
Okay, it wasn't Nazi Major Strasser; it was some murdering goat-herd named Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. And it wasn't the movie Casablanca, it was real life in 2010 Arabia. But the question arises: so exactly how many Jews does it take to whack a Hamas terrorist hanging out in a luxury hotel? According to recent reports it takes 27 of 'em. This is getting ridiculous. The number of suspected assassins gets much higher and this hit-team would have enough guys to suit up for an NFL game.
Oh, and did I mention maybe it wasn't the Israelis that did the deed? The Reuters article linked above reports that Hamas suspects Jordan and Egypt of what I suppose is, strictly speaking anyway, a crime. No surprise. If I remember correctly, the Mossad didn't need 27 guys to snatch Adolf Eichmann in South America. They may not make Jews as tough as they used to, but I think the children of Israel could still kill a middle-aged arms dealer in a hotel room with no more than, say, 10 or 15 guys.
It's interesting that to Dubai, America, and Europe, the Israelis were the first suspects in this plot but apparently Hamas has reasons to know better. (HT: PowerLine Blog)