State assassins who put 007 inthe shade
Published 20/02/2010 | 05:00
It is now suspected that the people who murdered top Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai belong to the world's most efficient killing machine -- The Mossad.
The Israeli secret service has a history of clandestine operations and first gained notoriety in the 1960s when its agents kidnapped Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, the SS officer and key architect behind Hitler's "final solution".
Eichmann was approached on the street, grabbed by the throat and, within seconds, bundled into a getaway car. Passers-by were unaware anything had happened, though Mossad said that the abduction took 20 seconds, 10 seconds longer than planned.