Last week, Dubai Police issued identities of 11 European passport holders as the members of a hit squad (presumably Mosad perpetrators) that assassinated Mahmoud Al Mabhouh, the Hamas commander. Yesterday 15 more suspects were identified again all using European passports, give or take an Australian or Two. It later appeared to be that the passports were fake and identities of those portrayed in them were stolen by the body that carried out the assassination (this time evidence suggested that it almost certainly is the work of Mosad).
Now, EU passports holders are free to travel to Dubai without anybody giving them a hard time at the airport there. They don't need a visa and they are treated as royalty upon their arrival at the airport. Iranians (and similarly most of middle eastern nationals) need a visa. The process includes them passing through a series of security checks before the visa is issued and an eye test upon their arrival.
So what exactly happened in Dubai was that due to relaxation of rules and regulations of Dubai immigration with respect to the EU passport holders, the assassins were able to enter Dubai in a breeze, kill their prey, and walk out no sweat. The fact that their pseudo identities were revealed is irrelevant as they most probably are residing in Israel and no one can touch them.
The British PM summoned the Israeli Ambassador to discuss the matter (not protest, discuss!), Dubai government did not say anything to the EU countries (other than to work with Interpol to see if they can get the criminals), no one objected to Israel, and life went on as normal while EU passport holders come and go as they please to Dubai.
Now imagine if one of forged passports appearing in this case was an Iranian one!!!! Oh my god, hell would break loose. Everyone would condemn the government of Iran, Iranians would have never been issued another visa to Dubai, everyone from shamsi kooreh to the grocery shop owners in Europe and Israel would condemn and blame Iran and Iranians, there would UN resolutions and so on and so forth.
In case of Dubai, no one has contributed to the economy of Dubai than the Iranians. our presence here goes back at least a half a century, we have made a lot of money making this City the re - export hub of the Middle east. We have been loyal and law abiding citizens (mostly). And our tourist come and once or more a year here and spend shit loads of their earnings and leave. Europeans on the other hand, come here, steal the jobs, have sex on the peach, get pissed like a broken fridge, insult the local culture, and take a lot of money from here and go.
I don't know! I may be the only one that sees the hypocrisy in this affair! Since September 11th and even before that, Iranian nationals have never performed an act of terrorism outside their own border (give or take the regime agents who have done a bob or two against fellow Iranians here or there). Yet when it comes to consular treatment, we are the last ones any one wants in their country.
Is it the diplomatic failure of our regime? If so what has it got to do with ordinary nationals? Are there any other reasons involved?
I'm confused, been confused over a while on this matter! Help me understand this please!
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