Ben, you are far too smart to start making excuses for the forensic sloppiness of the Dubai police chief's running commentaries to the media. The Dubai police chief did NOT "formulate hypotheses" as to what caused Mabhouh`s death. He reported the alleged electrocution and poisoning as facts on the basis of which he said he was "99% certain" (recently upgraged to 100%) that Mossad was to blame. And that is the way his views have been reported around the world. If the Dubai police chief had been humble enough to characterise his florid descriptions of the cause of death as mere "hypotheses", and to speak in the clinical and detached manner of your post, you would have a point. You and I both know that is not the way the police chief spoke.
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