Friday, October 24, 2008

Pigeons Arrested at Iranian Enrichment Facility

Yes I mean real pigeons - the ones that have wings and fly. This is hilarious:

Iranian security forces have arrested two "spy pigeons" near the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, the Etemad Melli newspaper reported. One of the pigeons, which had some metal rings and "invisible" strings attached to it, was caught near a rose water production plant in the nearby city of Kashan in Isfahan province. A source told the newspaper, "Early this month, a black pigeon was caught bearing a blue-coated metal ring, with invisible strings."
That's not all:
last year Iran reportedly arrested 14 squirrels for spying. Iran's state-sponsored news agency said at the time, "The squirrels were carrying spy gear of foreign agencies, and were stopped before they could act, thanks to the alertness of our intelligence services."
I wonder what kind of hard time these squirrels and pigeons will be sentenced to do...

Picture of a spy pigeon from the International Spy Museum in DC.


kb said...

This story reminds me of the old Operation Acoustic Kitty.

Joseph said...

If they're arresting squirrels, they've got to arrest a moose as well.