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January 05, 2011

Newsflash: Vulture Arrested in Saudi Arabia

Now that talk of the Mossad sharks seems to have died down, the Zionist vulture is all the rage. According to Arutz Sheva:

[Israeli daily] Maariv said that the R65 [vulture] was caught near the home of a sheikh in the community of Hayel in Saudi Arabia. The words “Tel Aviv University� etched in English on a ring clasped to its leg, and especially the transmitter, caused the finders to suspect espionage and alert the security forces.

vulture.gifAny thought that the ring and transmitter were identifiers for a scientific experiment? Apparently, not. Because there was more: A report in a Saudi Arabian newspaper, al-Weeam, said that the vulture had a “foul odor coming out its mouth – proof of a Zionist plot.�

According to UPI, a “spate of anti-Israeli comments in the Arab media� followed the Saudi Arabian media report.

Herein lies the problem. As utterly ridiculous as the espionage claim is, it is being used as the basis of anti-Israel incitement in the Arabic speaking world. Coverage in the English- language media -- and especially the Western media -- is sparse and generally light-hearted, since the story is so . . . funny. Except it’s really not funny. By not taking the vultures and sharks and killer rats seriously, the media fails to inform the Western public about an important aspect of the conflict and its implications. The stories are important because they both breed incitement and demonstrate the mindset of those who wish to destroy the Jewish state. An increasingly radicalized Arab population can point to crazy theories, which are actually believed and used as justification for all kinds of dangerous activities.

And for the record, Israeli scientists connected the GPS and ring to the bird as part of a long-term research project on vultures’ location and altitude. We are unable, however, to account for the bad breath.

To read more about the media’s failure to adequately cover incitement against Israel, click here.

Posted by at January 5, 2011 01:34 PM


fowl breath?

Posted by: DanS at January 5, 2011 03:44 PM

First sharks,now birds,next "The Fly" or snakes,maybe bats with night vision goggles or snails with antennas.Sneaky Israelis!

Posted by: Henry Federman at January 5, 2011 06:47 PM

A carrion-eating bird has bad breath? Say it ain't so! Next, they'll report that the Rome wasn't built in a day -- proof of Zionist obstructionism.

Posted by: Eric at January 6, 2011 08:26 AM

If this is symptomatic for Saudi thinking, you don’t have to wonder why no Nobel Prize has ever been awarded to a Saudi (while 9 Nobel Prizes have gone to Israel). But it rather adds to my worries about what will happen with Saudi Arabia once the oil reserves will have been depleted:

Posted by: Andreas Moser at January 8, 2011 04:45 PM

Foul breath? Heavens, what a surprise--it's a vulture!

Posted by: John N. Ely, Ph.D. at June 24, 2013 01:24 PM

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