Turkey: Bird with Big Nose is Israeli SpyMay 15, 2012 13:16 by Alex Margolin
We’ve seen Mossad Sharks in Egypt and Zionist Vultures in Saudi Arabia. Now, Turkey is claiming it caught a bird with “unusually large nostrils” spying for Israel.
According to Yediot Aharonot, which broke the latest installment of Israel’s conquest of the animal kingdom for intelligence purposes, a farmer spotted a dead bird with a ring bearing the word “Israel” on it’s leg. While that would be suspicious enough, it wasn’t what drew the attention of Turkish authorities. Apparently, it was the fact that the bird had a particularly big nose.
The bird-beak in question reportedly sported “unusually large nostrils,” which – combined with the identification ring – raised suspicions that the bird was “implanted with a surveillance device” and that it arrived in Turkey as part of an espionage mission.
The bird’s remains were originally handed over to the Turkish Agriculture Ministry, which then turned in over to Ankara’s security services.
When it comes to anti-Semitic tropes, Turkey has hit it, well…right on the nose. Hopefully the Mossad will stop using animals to do its dirty work – or at least the ones with classic Jewish features.