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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Squirrelly espoinage

"In recent weeks, intelligence operatives have arrested 14 squirrels within Iran's borders," state-sponsored news agency IRNA reported. "The squirrels were carrying spy gear of foreign agencies, and were stopped before they could act, thanks to the alertness of our intelligence services."

Unfortunately, Iran has noted that the Geneva Conventions guarantee no specific rights to squirrels. Godspeed, fluffy-tailed sentries of freedom, godspeed.

(Appears to be an actual news story, reported in a number of sources. Definitely excellent Photoshop fodder for the bored.)

4 comments:

lj said...

What?

Wait.... what?

teague said...

Possibilities:

1) Iran is totally paranoid and actually believes that it has captured US spy squirrels.
2) Iran is just fucking with us.
3) Story is fake.
4) We have deployed a worldwide network of spy squirrels.

I think those are roughly in order of likeliness.

lj said...

I dunno, I actually think #4 should be #1. We do, afterall, employ dolphins for military purposes.

It's a weird, weird world we live in.

teague said...

Well, you might be right. Squirrels are the last ones you'd suspect, so that might make them perfect. And you would know where all the nuts are buried.