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Israeli vulture detained by Saudis for spying

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Israeli vulture detained by Saudis for spying

Postby Kay » Thu 6 Jan 2011 07:10 GMT

Here's a rather curious news story.

It's difficult to know which side to believe but it does seem rather unlikely to me that a vulture would be used as a spy. What do you think?
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Postby Dave » Fri 7 Jan 2011 03:47 GMT

I'm really not sure what use knowledge of a bird's movements would be to a spy agency unless it was also carrying some kind of camera - otherwise, this just sounds like paranoia and silliness. Just another day in Middle Eastern diplomatic relations, then.
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Postby ruggie » Sun 9 Jan 2011 20:24 GMT

Ignorant paranoia on the part of the people who discovered the bird. Cynical manipulation as a follow-up.

Same with the shark story.
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