While some governments are expressing shock, shock, shock that an intelligence agency would forge passports, Mossad mania has taken over Israel, according to a report in The Times of London.
Israelis are flocking to join the agency and even to buy eyeglasses similar to those worn by the agents (image right):
The Israeli spy agency Mossad may be the target of international reproach since it allegedly killed the Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel this month, but at home emerging details of the operation have generated Mossad mania.
It has never been more popular in Israel, with stores selling out of Mossad memorabilia and its official website reporting a soaring number of visitors interested in applying to become agents….
Opticians have reported a rise in sales of the horn-rimmed glasses in the style worn by 14 of the 26 suspects,
But there is a more important possibility. Suddenly, all middle-aged, slightly overweight, somewhat disheveled guys will become objects of desire.
Just saying. Not that I would care if such a thing happened.