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Iran accuses West of using lizards for nuclear spying
www.timesofisrael.com ^ | 02/13/2018 | By AFP and Michael Bachner

Posted on 02/13/2018 6:45:34 AM PST by Red Badger

Adviser to Khamenei says aid collectors for Palestinians sought to deploy reptiles whose skin 'attracted atomic waves'

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The former chief-of-staff of Iran’s armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards to “attract atomic waves” and spy on his country’s nuclear program.

It was the latest in a long line of incidents of Western countries, including Israel, being accused of deploying secret agents from the animal kingdom.

Hassan Firuzabadi, senior military adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was responding to questions from local media on the recent arrest of environmentalists.

He said he did not know the details of the cases, but that the West had often used tourists, scientists and environmentalists to spy on Iran.

“Several years ago, some individuals came to Iran to collect aid for Palestine… We were suspicious of the route they chose,” he told the reformist ILNA news agency.

“In their possessions were a variety of reptile desert species like lizards, chameleons… We found out that their skin attracts atomic waves and that they were nuclear spies who wanted to find out where inside the Islamic Republic of Iran we have uranium mines and where we are engaged in atomic activities,” he said.

Firuzabadi said Western spy agencies had “failed every time.”

His comments came after news that a leading Iranian-Canadian environmentalist, Kavous Seyed Emami, had committed suicide in prison after he was arrested along with other members of his wildlife NGO last month.

Several spying allegations involving various creatures have been leveled against Israel over the past years.

In January 2016, Lebanese residents captured a griffon vulture wearing an Israeli tracking device, but released it upon realizing that the transmitter strapped to the bird was intended for scientific research rather than espionage.

Several months earlier, Hamas claimed to have caught a dolphin wearing Israeli spying equipment.

Twice in recent years, Turkish media has highlighted allegations that birds tagged with Israeli university tracking devices were on espionage missions.

In 2012, an eagle with an Israeli tag in Sudan was captured and alleged to be as a Mossad spy.

Two years earlier, an Egyptian official said Israel-controlled sharks may have been involved in a number of attacks on tourists in the Red Sea.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
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To: Delta 21

I see your Viking kitty, and raise you a Kzinti...

141 posted on 02/14/2018 7:10:18 AM PST by Jonah Hex
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To: Delta 21; NicknamedBob; Dead Corpse; Darksheare

We’re not quite the Astral Asylum, as yet but I’m sure that Bob, Darks or DC can ‘splain to you about the *kof-kof* Lower Levels.

;o]


142 posted on 02/14/2018 7:10:18 AM PST by Monkey Face (It's probably my age that tricks people into thinking I'm an adult. ~~ FB ~~)
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To: ArGee

Here, 40° is chilly. There, it’s probably “warm.” Although when I move NE, the weather will be “cold” by my standards.

(I will continue to pray for your employment, since that’s the best I can do. <3)


143 posted on 02/14/2018 7:15:44 AM PST by Monkey Face (It's probably my age that tricks people into thinking I'm an adult. ~~ FB ~~)
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To: ArGee
Katy Perry actually put something like that in a song, didn't she?

I have no idea.

I'll pray for you to find gainful employment.

144 posted on 02/14/2018 7:18:56 AM PST by Tax-chick (Happy Lent!)
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To: Monkey Face; ArGee

I’m told it’s 48 here and will be 64 later.


145 posted on 02/14/2018 7:20:29 AM PST by Tax-chick (Happy Lent!)
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To: SJackson

Could be true. We used to use piles of feces to spy on the enemy in the 70s...


146 posted on 02/14/2018 8:08:45 AM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Tax-chick

I don’t know what it’s going to be later here, but probably not much more than 60°. It’s overcast, for now.

I’m thinking the manager is not going to be pleased with the statement in the cover letter that said, “...on the advice of my attorney...” He likes to retaliate, so we’ll see how he handles that item.

The two copies will be going out in the mail this afternoon, and according to the HASIII, the manager has already contacted the offending business. There will be no joy in Mudville, today!

Speaking of no joy, this computer is acting up again, and it’s really starting to irritate me. I may have to start researching others, and see if I can find one (NOT a Dell) somewhere for not a lot of money. This thing is just getting too unreliable. About every two weeks, I transfer everything to the slave and delete the copies, just to make sure I don’t lose stuff in the event of a crash.


147 posted on 02/14/2018 8:52:47 AM PST by Monkey Face (It's probably my age that tricks people into thinking I'm an adult. ~~ FB ~~)
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To: Jan_Sobieski
Could be true. We used to use piles of feces to spy on the enemy in the 70s...

Now we just send them to Congress.

148 posted on 02/14/2018 9:24:13 AM PST by ArGee (It's not life's trials, it's the idiots.)
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To: Monkey Face

It’s good to have a project!

We’re back from church. Next, we’ll go to the gym.


149 posted on 02/14/2018 9:26:20 AM PST by Tax-chick (Happy Lent!)
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To: Tax-chick

The laptop has been down more than it hasn’t this morning, and I’m not a happy camper.


150 posted on 02/14/2018 10:16:39 AM PST by Monkey Face (It's probably my age that tricks people into thinking I'm an adult. ~~ FB ~~)
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To: Darksheare
And we can even have a theme song.

Foil

You have to wait to the end.

151 posted on 02/14/2018 10:23:17 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not a Romantic, not a hero worshiper and stop trying to tug my heartstrings. It tickles! (pink bow))
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To: Salamander

I like that idea.. ;-)

I suggest the room we use for testing purposes is Adam Schiff’s office..

Although upChuckie Schumer’s cubbyhole is also a viable alternative.


152 posted on 02/14/2018 10:36:18 AM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

LOL!


153 posted on 02/14/2018 10:57:29 AM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; Darksheare; Tax-chick

I wasn’t going to watch that, but then I saw that it was Weird Al, and I ALWAYS watch Weird Al!

And now, it’s like, “That’s one I need to keep!”

LOL!


154 posted on 02/14/2018 12:17:50 PM PST by Monkey Face (It's probably my age that tricks people into thinking I'm an adult. ~~ FB ~~)
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To: Tenacious 1
Why would they resort to lizards when we have thrones of Iranian Scientists doing the spying for us?

Ah, yes, the gem-encrusted thrones of Royal Iranian Scientists... complete with mossy oak trailcams embedded in the armrests.

155 posted on 02/14/2018 12:27:07 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: mewzilla

We can’t pull the animal spies trick on the North Koreans because all animals spotted there are eaten on sight.


156 posted on 02/14/2018 12:30:35 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
Ah, yes, the gem-encrusted thrones of Royal Iranian Scientists... complete with mossy oak trailcams embedded in the armrests.

DOH!! Throngs, THRONGS! (Dang spell check!) This is why you shouldn't FReep from a smart phone.

157 posted on 02/14/2018 1:21:08 PM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: Tenacious 1

Mobile debice helping with spelling is a tradition around here.


158 posted on 02/14/2018 9:53:35 PM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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So I brought Mrs. NoC some of these red things for Valentine's Day. Or our Anniversary. Whichever comes first..


159 posted on 02/15/2018 12:12:30 AM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Tax-chick; fanfan; ColdOne; Cyber Liberty; null and void; Anoreth; Monkey Face; ...

160 posted on 02/15/2018 2:23:00 AM PST by Tax-chick (Happy Lent!)
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