The case of the missing shoe.

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Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. This comes from Stephen Leather’s blog – as you doubtless know, SL is the author of the wonderful Inspector Zhang mysteries, and is also a big wheel in the thriller world.

What this is about … well … it’s about a gent called Asghar Bukhari, who complains that his shoe has gone missing. He complained on social media (Facebook – I’m not on Facebook, having never seen the attraction). He said, to be precise, that Mossad had stolen his shoe. Most people (on Facebook – don’t they have lives?) either didn’t believe it, or made fun of him, or both.

Ah, but that’s just what Mossad wanted. Here’s a critic of Israel behaving like a loony. Perfect. So score a big One-Nil win to Mossad.

How credible? here’s where Stephen comes in.

But I can tell you one thing with absolute certainty. Things like this do happen. They happen in this country. And sometimes it is Government employees who make it happen.

How do I know this?

Because many years ago I met a man who did exactly that. I kid you not. For a time it was his job to, as he put it, ‘destabilise bad guys’.

So SL says – but no, go read it yourself.

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