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Dubai To Have CC Cameras ‘Everywhere’

From the Agence France-Pressee:

Dubai to have security cameras ‘everywhere’

Sun Jun 20, 2010

DUBAI (AFP) – Dubai, where a top Hamas commander was killed in January in an assassination blamed on Israel’s Mossad spy agency, is to have security cameras "everywhere," the police chief was quoted as saying on Sunday.

The bustling Gulf city currently has 25,000 security cameras, but "surveillance needs to be ramped up to meet the growing requirements of an expanding city," Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan told The National newspaper.

"We need to work according to a well-studied strategic plan and not only react to events as they come along… We will have cameras everywhere," said Khalfan of the 136-million-dollar (110-million-euro) project.

Hamas commander Mahmud al-Mabhuh was killed at a luxury hotel in the emirate, and Khalfan said police were able to track down the suspected killers with the help of security cameras.

"With the al-Mabhuh murder we were able to play back time through the footage captured by cameras," said Khalfan, adding they analysed 1,700 hours of images and "were able to pull the strings together and identify the suspects."

Isn’t that odd?

When, as we have previously noted, authorities are ‘bagging’ security cameras in Birmingham, England because they are offensive to the Muslim denizens there.

Why are they offensive in the UK and not in Dubai?

In both cases it would seem to be a matter of protecting terrorists.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Dubai To Have CC Cameras ‘Everywhere’”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Isn’t that odd?

    When, as we have previously noted, authorities are ‘bagging’ security cameras in Birmingham, England because they are offensive to the Muslim denizens there.

    Why are they offensive in the UK and not in Dubai?

    In both cases it would seem to be a matter of protecting terrorists.

    Steve, you hit it right on the head. They don’t want terrorist getting killed in their country, they’re probably afraid of retribution. On the other hand, they don’t want the terrorist in England on camera as they go about their jihad.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    “Here’s lookin’ up your wazoo, kid!”

  3. joeblough says:

    In both cases it would seem to be a matter of protecting terrorists.

    Badabing!

    Give that man a cigar.

  4. heykev says:

    They started with 25,000 security cameras. But because Israelis were able to get in and kill a Moose Limb terrorist they need more security cameras in Daubi. Heads will roll in customs because the let Israelis in….


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