Germany decided that helping solve the al-Mabouh assassination was one potato that was too hot to handle when it released Mossad spy “Uri Brodsky” on bail and told him he could leave Germany immediately for Israel. The German ‘cave’ is breathtaking in its abjectness. I presume that Angela Merkel thinks she already has enough irons in the fire regarding the complexity of the EU-German relationship with Israel, that she wanted nothing to do with further complications like imprisoning a Mossad killer and getting to the bottom of the most breathtaking and doltish international assassination in recent years. It could also have something to do with German war guilt and an unwillingness to hear Bibi play that Holocaust card yet again against it.
The Germans noted that if Brodsky refused to return to Germany for further hearings in his trial he would be subject to arrest for the original charges of espionage related to fraudulent efforts to secure a passport for one of the Dubai hitmen. If he is captured in a third country with an extradition treaty he could be returned to Germany for trial. But does any German in their right mind think that Uri Brodsky will go anywhere near Germany for the rest of his life? He won’t return for his trial and he won’t return after that. The Mossad will keep him well under wraps in that regard. If he serves the spymasters again it will be in a country with no German extradition treaty.
And so one of the best and most likely ways of penetrating the veil of the al-Mabouh hit will be lost. All because the Germans have no guts to force the Mossad to be accountable for its actions; and have no guts about forcing Israel to honor international law and national sovereignty. But hey, Merkel will have gained the undying gratitude of Israel’s spookery and Bibi Netanyahu. That counts for something, right??
I’ve written here in the past that “Uri Brodsky” is not this man’s real name. He stole that identity too from an actual Israeli named Uri Brodetzki, who is a student in San Francisco, and whose parents are outraged that their spy agency put their son’s life in danger by implicating him in anti-Palestinian terror.