An interesting comment from the Dubai Police Chief on the mysterious Hamas operative death in the city --
"Whoever attempts to pass unseen behind our backs and gets involved in things that are considered by the law as crimes should protect their own backs."
"This goes for whoever enters the country, whether they are from Hamas, Mossad or any other intelligence service attempting to pass unseen behind our backs. Those should protect their backs," Tamim said in a call-in on Abu Dhabi TV channel.
The equation of Hamas and Mossad and the implication that Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh might himself have been up to no good in Dubai should be noted. This one is going to be messy.
UPDATE 16 FEBRUARY: The surnames of the Irish suspects: Daveron, Folliard, and Dennings, sound made up.