As though more proof were needed that the Islamist world is heavily populated by fruits and nuts, we have today’s Associated Press article about Hezbollah accusing an Israeli bird of being a spy.
This really should not surprise me, being as the Jews have been accused of somehow brainwashing sharks to attack specific types of people in Egyptian waters, but it does.
And this mental disorder is not limited to the Arab world. An anti-Israel (read anti-Semitic) academic somewhere in the U.S. recently accused the Israeli army of failing to rape Palestinian women out of some sort of racism. File under Can’t Win for Losing.
This time, its an endangered Israeli eagle that Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas are convinced is a spy.
“Hezbollah’s Al-Manar website recently boasted of capturing an eagle that carried an Israel-labeled transmission device on its back and claimed the bird was an Israeli spy,” according to the report. “It said hunters in central Lebanon shot down the bird and found devices on it as well as a copper ring on its leg that reads ‘Israel’ in English followed by letters that refer to Tel Aviv University.”
An Israeli ornithologist and university professor who is tracking the bird for research reportedly said he was “incredibly frustrated” it was harmed. This professor has specialized in this type of eagle for decades and reportedly said they are in terrible danger of extinction with just nine pairs of mating age in the country.
“The whole field of conservation is based on regional cooperation and not this nonsense,” the scientist said. “It’s not enough that they kill people, now they are killing birds, too.”
He also said this is not the first time. “Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Turkey all have targeted migrating birds from Israel in the past and made similar unfounded espionage accusations,” the story notes.
“Egyptian authorities, for instance, recently detained a stork that was tagged with a tracking device and claimed it was spying for Israel,” A.P. reports. “Previously, Egypt has accused Israel’s Mossad spy agency of training sharks to reach the Sinai Peninsula to harm tourism there.”
In a recent essay, the professor lamented that “Every time a migrating bird from Israel, carrying a satellite transmitter or a ring, is captured by one of the neighboring countries, it is immediately thought to be the instrument of a sophisticated spy work by the Israeli Mossad,” even though “all the countries mentioned employ the same methods of research and use the same electronic devices in tracking birds and mammals in their studies.”
You know, this out-of-control paranoia might be made to work in our favor, if approached properly.
If the barbarians want to believe the Jews have this magical, Doctor Doolittle-like capacity to speak with the animals, maybe we can send some rats or bats or pigeons or something with notes attached warning them against continued violence or human rights abuses, or whatever, or else. I don’t know, but it just seems like there should be some way to use this insanity for the betterment of mankind, doesn’t it?
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