Pigeons Arrested for Espionage in Iran

. Monday, October 20

Two pigeon suspects were arrested near Iran's uranium enrichment facility today. The birds were found with metal rings and "invisible strings" attached. Earlier this month, another pigeon was arrested with blue metal rings and invisible strings. Of course Iran still denies nuclear weapon development and resents the US for resorting to espionage to produce an intelligence report that proves otherwise.

I'll admit that it's probably possible to use pigeons for various tasks, since they have been known to carry messages in the past. However, this still strikes me as a bit ridiculous, if not straight out paranoid. What could possibly be held in a metal band besides a microchip used for tracking?  And, what, pray tell, is an "invisible string"?  If it's invisible, how do they know it's there? What would the purpose of string be since that implies it's not an antennae?  Next, they'll be declaring jihad against pigeons!

3 comments:

The Hawg! said...

Won't it be fun -- just dandy fun -- when those folks get nukes. Good grief! We may miss the "good ol' days" of the Cold War when at least we knew the Soviets were well aware of the consequences of dropping nukes here and there.

I wonder if the Iranian leaders give a damn about the consequences.

Chilling stuff...

Theresa Komor said...

I would say that no, they don't give a damn about the consequences. They have no fear of death at all, and will die to promote their extremist beliefs. If Iran manages to get nukes ready and aimed, the world will be in a world of very deep doo-doo.

pamibe said...

I wondered about the 'invisible string' myself! LOL!