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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bird Accused By Saudi Arabia Of Spying For Israel

Saudi Arabia arrested a vulture on suspicion of spying for Israel. Seriously.

The vulture was part of a research project at Tel Aviv University into long-term migration patterns of birds. However, when the bird strayed into Saudi airspace, the “Tel Aviv University’ tag on its ankle led to a prompt arrest over concerns the bird was a Mossad Agent.

According to the Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz: “The accusations went viral, with hundreds of posts on Arabic-language websites and forums claiming that the "Zionists" had trained these birds for espionage.”

Andrewbruss.com readers may be wondering what information a vulture could provide that a spy satellite could not. Your guess is as good as mine. 

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