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Old May 26th, 2010, 6:15 pm
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Re: One-Week Thread: Australia Expels Israeli Diplomats

Taking up question three: there is a difference between the creation of fake passports and forgery.

Australia, like just about every country, produces fake Australian passports for intelligence operatives who need to travel covertly.

However, these are technically legal as they are done within the law and with the cooperation of the passport issuing authority. The same applies in the very rare cases where passports are produced for foreign agencies.

What Israel did was steal the identity of real people and forge the passports of foreign nations without the permission or cooperation of those countries.


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