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Turkey suspects bird of being Israeli spy
Y-Net ^ | 5-15-12 | Amir Ben-David

Posted on 05/15/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy

Ankara investigating possibility that bee-eater was 'implanted with Mossad surveillance device'; Israeli wildlife officials say accusation ridiculous

Turkish authorities believe that they have found a bird used for espionage purposes by Israel, the country's media reported.

According to a Tuesday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, an investigation to that effect was launched in Ankara several days ago, after a farmer discovered a dead Merops Apiaster, commonly known as the European Bee-Eater, in his field. The bird had a ring reading "Israel" on one of its legs.

Bird-banding is a common practice in ornithology, meant to help scientists track bird migration routes.

The band, however, was not the most damning piece of evidence against the bee-eater: Its nostrils were.

The bird-beak in question reportedly sported "unusually large nostrils," which – combined with the identification ring – raised suspicions that the bird was "implanted with a surveillance device" and that it arrived in Turkey as part of an espionage mission.

The bird's remains were originally handed over to the Turkish Agriculture Ministry, which then turned in over to Ankara's security services.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cuckoo; espionage; israel; napl; paranoia; stupidity; turkey; turks
We wily Juice have a long history of subverting wildlife:
Iran exposes pigeon espionage ring
'Mossad may be behind Red Sea shark attacks'
Iranians arrest 14 squirrels for spying

I have a question for the learned Turkish spy-catchers though. If Israel had really recruited a spy bird, WHY WOULD THEY PUT THEIR NAME ON IT?

1 posted on 05/15/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Half of the world’s tinfoil production will be moving to Turkey over the next few years.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 5:52:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Come to think of it, that squirrel outback is very suspicious, I seem him everyday except Saturday. You don’t think?


3 posted on 05/15/2012 5:53:39 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Re “The bird was then turned over to the Turkish security service” which had it as a snack.

The bird is only Israeli and Kosher if it has a “U” in a circle on its ass. Otherwise, it is imitation kosher and has the letters “FU” on its ass.

As Tom Hanks would say, “There is no crying over dead birds” in politics.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 5:54:17 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: LukeL

I’ve always suspected my cats are spies... they lurk... they hold secret meetings in out of the way places and scatter guiltily when I walk in... they watch me poop. Why? WHY???? WHY DO THEY WATCH ME POOP???

Spies... SPIES I tell ya! It’s a worldwide conspiracy... they’re plotting a takeover! We’re dooooooommmmmmmmeeddddd!!!!!

(OK... time to cut back on the Red Bull...)


5 posted on 05/15/2012 5:57:17 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SunkenCiv

They don’t call it Turkey for nothing.... ;-)


6 posted on 05/15/2012 6:06:06 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

It’s official, folks! Mooselims are the laughingstock of the world. Well .... maybe not so new. First the Saudis ended up looking like fools over the “Mossad vulture”, then Egypt doing likewise over “Mossad sharks”; now Turkey has joined the madness. Hatred of Israel has a way of turning some people stupid! So be very afraid Emperor Omuslim.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 6:22:00 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Average Al

wonder if Tom Turkey will get gravy-boarded?

:)


8 posted on 05/15/2012 6:22:42 PM PDT by homegroan (Veni, Vedi, Velcro....since 1998)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Next thing they will tell is they found a jewish mockingjay . / s


9 posted on 05/15/2012 6:23:15 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: homegroan

It appears there is no reason to ask if they still smoke hash over there....;-)


10 posted on 05/15/2012 6:26:55 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Average Al

:’)


11 posted on 05/15/2012 6:28:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: homegroan

Depends on the pecking order...


12 posted on 05/15/2012 6:36:13 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: atomic conspiracy

Gives new meaning to the old saying: “a little bird told me”


13 posted on 05/15/2012 6:37:15 PM PDT by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: SunkenCiv; null and void
Half of the world’s tinfoil production will be moving to Turkey over the next few years.

There are things in the world that piss me off more, but at the moment, I can't think of one.

14 posted on 05/15/2012 6:43:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Q. Why do the people in Turkey have big nostrils?

A. Because they have big fingers.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 6:44:16 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

I guess if I was named after a bird I’d be paranoid too.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 6:55:46 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: bigheadfred

It’s for their hats.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: atomic conspiracy
It's not birds.

Israel has trained mosquitoes to bite Turks, analyze their blood and spit secret monitoring devices into their arms... Turks have a right to be worried... And don't get me started on the trained worms...

18 posted on 05/15/2012 7:03:00 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Popman

Stool Pigeon.....?


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:13:34 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: atomic conspiracy

As a friend of mine used to say:

“You aren’t paranoid if someone is really out to get you.”


20 posted on 05/15/2012 7:16:45 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: SunkenCiv
It’s for their hats.

That used to be mine.


21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:29:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Primitive superstitious fools!


22 posted on 05/15/2012 7:49:28 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Gives ‘let’s talk turkey’ a whole new meaning...


23 posted on 05/15/2012 7:58:39 PM PDT by homegroan (Veni, Vedi, Velcro....since 1998)
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To: bigheadfred

That reminds me, I should surf Crackle when I go to bed.


24 posted on 05/15/2012 8:08:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Slings and Arrows
“He may look dumb, but that's just a disguise.” ping!
25 posted on 05/15/2012 8:17:13 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Clay Moore; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Methinks that all those generations of first-cousin marriages are starting to kick in.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 8:36:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ronin
I've got a theory
It could be bunnies
Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes
They got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses
And what's with all the carrots?
What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?
Bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies!
Or maybe midgets.
27 posted on 05/15/2012 8:49:00 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; Ptarmigan

You two should have a lot to talk about.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 9:02:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“The bird-beak in question reportedly sported “unusually large nostrils,”

Henry Waxman should avoid visitng Turkey.


29 posted on 05/15/2012 11:58:28 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

...or anywhere near me.


30 posted on 05/16/2012 12:08:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

...nor me.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 12:10:50 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Clever bunch, that Tribe of yours!

>>> “I have a question for the learned Turkish spy-catchers though. If Israel had really recruited a spy bird, WHY WOULD THEY PUT THEIR NAME ON IT?”

Be wary of the ones on which you DON’T see a label. Those are the ones that go *Allah ahb-KABOOM*.

*shifty eyes*


32 posted on 05/16/2012 2:13:51 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Projection.....

They wouldn’t be thinking others are doing it to them if they didn’t think of doing it to others.


33 posted on 05/16/2012 4:21:02 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Popman

Someone has been reading his kids books again I think... :)


34 posted on 05/16/2012 5:39:05 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: dixiechick2000
Henry Waxman should avoid visitng Turkey.

LOL. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the “unusually large nostrils,” part of the article.

35 posted on 05/16/2012 6:31:06 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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36 posted on 05/16/2012 3:52:18 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SunkenCiv

Useful for making crazy-people hats.


37 posted on 05/16/2012 4:18:45 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

I see Iran still hasn’t closed in on the arch-squirrel spy Rocky and his moose companion, though.


38 posted on 05/16/2012 4:20:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Israeli Spy Suspects Bird Of Being A Turkey.


39 posted on 05/17/2012 3:16:40 PM PDT by Sawdring
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