Skip to comments.Turkey suspects bird of being Israeli spy
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.
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?
Half of the world’s tinfoil production will be moving to Turkey over the next few years.
Come to think of it, that squirrel outback is very suspicious, I seem him everyday except Saturday. You don’t think?
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.
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...)
They don’t call it Turkey for nothing.... ;-)
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.
wonder if Tom Turkey will get gravy-boarded?
Next thing they will tell is they found a jewish mockingjay . / s
It appears there is no reason to ask if they still smoke hash over there....;-)
Depends on the pecking order...
Gives new meaning to the old saying: “a little bird told me”
There are things in the world that piss me off more, but at the moment, I can't think of one.
Q. Why do the people in Turkey have big nostrils?
A. Because they have big fingers.
I guess if I was named after a bird I’d be paranoid too.
It’s for their hats.
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...
As a friend of mine used to say:
“You aren’t paranoid if someone is really out to get you.”