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July 23, 2007

Iran Arrests GPS-equipped spy squirrels

Topics: Iran

And to think that I just did a post pointing to the madness and irrationality of the Iranian regime; now we have this [thanks to Guido for "catching" this (sic) - he asked me in his email how I could have missed this vital piece of news - it's Iran at its nuttiest.]. This supposedly happened a few weeks ago:

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Reportedly, some 14 implike squirrels were recently "arrested by Iranian authorities for espionage," as the critters were apparently found to have various amounts of "spy gear from foreign agencies" on (er, in) their bodies. Some reports even mention that the animals were sporting embedded GPS sensors, but due to the high level of secrecy surrounding the capture, things are still a bit foggy. Nevertheless, Iran has apparently claimed that the "rodents were being used by Western powers in an attempt to undermine the Islamic Republic," and while it doesn't seem that anyone is really aware of the squirrels' fates, it looks like sending in the animals to do a human's dirty work isn't as effective as it once was.

On the other hand, could it be true?

Posted by Richard at July 23, 2007 10:18 AM



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