‘Cuz They Know All About Nuts

At first I thought that this was a prank. Then, I did some checking, and apparently both Sky News and sources in the UK Foreign Office both confirm that the story is legit. 

(sigh)

It’s normal to have enemies that hate you. But, as long as they are rational, you can have a kind of peace. You can even work with psychopaths, as long as they have some kind of grasp of reality. But, when they are genuinely nuts…

All bets are off.

Here’s the article that I’m talking about:

Iranians arrest 14 squirrels for spying

Islamic Republic’s intelligence agents allege rodents were carrying advanced Western spy gear

Dudi Cohen Published:  07.13.07, 23:43 / Israel News 

Iranian intelligence operatives recently detained over a dozen squirrels found within the nation’s borders, claiming the rodents were serving as spies for Western powers determined to undermine the Islamic Republic.

 “In recent weeks, intelligence operatives have arrested 14 squirrels within Iran’s borders,” state-sponsored news agency IRNA reported. “The squirrels were carrying spy gear of foreign agencies, and were stopped before they could act, thanks to the alertness of our intelligence services.”  

Iranian police commander Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqadam confirmed the report, saying that a number of squirrels had been caught bearing foreign spy gear within Iran’s borders. 

“I heard of this but I have no specific knowledge on the subject,” he said. He refused to give further details.  

Recently, Iran has increased its efforts in combating espionage by the West. The use of rodents has not been documented in the past.

I’ve always gotten a kick out of watching the furry Little critters. I love their fluffy tails and their cheek and impudence, but I never would have thought that they were doing serious work for OUR side. But you know what? Squirrels might actually have been an intelligent choice for spying on Iran.

‘Cuz they know all about nuts.

32 thoughts on “‘Cuz They Know All About Nuts

  1. I knew it! I never did trust those rodents. Sure, they’re working for us today…what about tomorrow’s double agents? Don’t even get me started on chipmunks!!

  2. LOL!
    I’m still laughing,
    If you can put chips in dogs and cats with infomation,
    why not put cameras/recorders/whatever in social creatures.
    wonder what would happen if they used birds…

    Hey, I hope people aren’t going on a squirrel-killing frenzy…how sad.

    Actually, I think a better idea would be snakes………

  3. So what do you mean by arrest?
    Do the squirels have to pay a fine or something…THAT is SO not fair.
    I’d like to adopt those squirrels if you have any more info

  4. Now that’s laughable.

    Are you that bored?

    ~yawn~

    I think i’ll go back to watching some real news.

    smooches sweetie!

    s

  5. So, it was fake news? Fiction?
    Oh
    Yeah, I thought it was kinda odd to use squirrels instaed of birds.
    That just doesn’t make a lot of sense
    I wonder what their idea was?.. Only if it was really real news..

  6. Hi Anna

    I have a lot to say about a lot of things this morning except that Christian girls don’t talk like that. LoL

    Hey, have you ever read about the Hindu religion? I recently did some research because of an offer I recieved from a local company.

    It was pretty interesting!

    Then I stumbled across an article where one of their employees was murdered in 05 while meditating in the park down the street. Took a bullet to the temple and never knew what hit him.

    I was intrigued. (My snoopdog side came out) This always gets me into predicaments.

    Hey, I thought you were a barrista or something?

    I tried to get a job at Starbucks just cuz I thought it would be fun. They won’t hire me cuz they know i won’t stay. Plus I want to choose my weekend hours. I don’t want those hours to interfer with my church stuff. I really don’t want to give up my weekends to be honest cuz then I really wouldn’t have a life.

    I think i’ll go tinker under the hood of my car.

  7. One last tid bit before I go….

    Governor RicK Perry of the fine State of Texas is trying to encourage state pension funds to divest from Iran so as not to support a country steaped in terrorism. If they don’t do it voluntarily then he is prepared to step it up and make it happen officialy.

    This is the kind of news I like hearing about.

    It’s as exciting as the fact that my new radiator cap was made in Israel and NOT China!!!

  8. Hmmm..I think you must be thinking of Jenn up there?
    That’s a steamy job title..never heart of that..

  9. You know, maybe the article was just written funny.
    Maybe scientists or Animal Planet were doing a study-I pray on only native, mideastern squirrels-whatever those look like-
    I know that squirel in the photo (from state fairs, live) and he wouldn’t survive free in the desert.

  10. John may have been just giving us a dose of humor before he once again slams us with stuff like “A Stolen Youth”

    Hopefully people who are not aware of this crap will read this site and get a clue…

    Our world is inundated with evil, point he’s trying to make is that in the middle east, Israel takes a lot of undeserved heat.

    Isreal really does go way out of their way for peace sake.

  11. If my mother had her way she would kill every squirl out there. LoL we have commando squirls in our hood. They pounce on unsuspecting grandma’s doing yard work.

    I like to watch squirls move. I love it when they freeze thinking it makes them invisible.

    Ok, phew they didn’t see me…..mmmm there’s a pecan….that cute human chick really takes good care of us wild thangs….

  12. Well, I think of it as John gets us thinking…
    maybe some of us take a different tangent…
    who’s to criticise any kind of learning or understanding

    I was speechless about his last article as well

    When I lived in Kansas City, my co-worker and I laughed about how I thought the squirrels were so aggressive…
    I told him we used cayenne pepper to keep them away from the bird feeders…he said, “We’ve got Cajun squirrels here..that wouldn’t help”:):)

  13. So you’ve never heard of the show he was talking about specifically targeting children? He encourages us to read J Post but this was on MSN front page…

    Over in the Middle East they teach their kids to hate from birth. They are raising terrorists over there.

    Not everyone over in the M.E. does this but in Iran they do. Muslims do but not ALL muslims teach hate.

    It’s kinda the same here where some Baptist are totally against Harry Potter, Quige boards, fortune tellers, tarro cards, a plain ole deck of playing cards, scary movies, dark music etc… they forbid any involvement what so ever in any of it..Then there are those that have a weight and balance system. They tell their children NO at a young age and as they grow and mature they give them a lil bit of rope easing it out very gently and teaching them along the way with the hope that they will make good decisions in adulthood…. There are extremist everywhere.

    I use this very simple example as an illustration only.

    Reading fortunes here in america and teaching hate and murder to the innocent children of the Middle East are two very differant extremes.

  14. John has his fact straight for sure. I struggle keeping track of all of the differant evil groups. One day I will spend some time on a spreadsheet.

    Of course with men like John, who needs a spreadsheet?

  15. No, never seen the program..I live in America:)

    Yes, I was like that as well..untill i realized evil is evil…or messed up is messed up..no names can change that.
    There is really a grey line between evil/good.

    I’m just interested in what% think the way radicals do in the mideast.

    As a Catholic/Lutheran? I read Harry Potter as fiction…
    don’t tell me the ending.

  16. If you believe in evil than you can’t read Harry Potter as fiction. Denomination has nothing to do with it.

    You believe in evil. It’s in the mideast and in the states it’s everywhere and Satan is the ruler of it all.

    He uses music, movies, books, people, philosophy and anything he can to decieve. He’s very good at it too…

    my ending to HP is this once the book hits the hand of the child the entire set turns to dust and blows away…. Of course the authors money dissappears as well….hopefully her marriage stays intact.

  17. I believe parents are supposed to oversee their childs beliefs.
    Gosh, if we cant read Harry Potter as fiction, then why not
    just eliminate the TV? movies…video games…
    I do not subscribe to the theory “It takes a Village”.
    No, it takes the parents of the children..and family if they are lucky.
    parents should not shun their kids on the public

  18. I concure. When my first born came into this world we took her to church all wraped up in her blanket.

    She grew and toddled around the nursery while we were learning about the Lord from the preacher and then in a bible study class with other married couples.

    As she got older she graduated into her own lil kid sunday school class where she learned about God protecting Daniel while he was in the lions den and about Shadrack Meshack and Abendigo (my favorite) They were thrown in an oven for praying to the one true God who created heaven and earth. They lived through it along with an angel that was in there with them. The guards burned up on the outside.
    She colored pictures of fishes when she learned about how Jesus made enough food to feed thousands out of two loaves of bread and three fish or was it 3 loaves and two fish….and when Jesus told the disciples to cast in there nets and the nets where so full of fish that they tore. He told them that they would be fishers of men. They had been fishing all day without a catch and that’s why that story is so significant.

    We oversaw her beliefs…so when she was 18 and moved to a really big city she went looking for a church…..now she’s in another big city and she’s found a really good church.

    She’s learning a lot and she doesn’t need her mamma telling her what to do or think even though sometimes I still do or she still asks for my advise.

    She’s 22 and a smart cookie. My other daughter is a little more secular in her beliefs. She’s a diamond in the rough.funny like none other and doesn’t realize her own potential. She’s been through a lot and still remains strong in her beliefs. Though her forms of exspression are for shock value. She was raised the same way but had to endure more hardship and so she handles things differantly.

    Daughter #3 is still being overseen. She teaches her friends about the Lord.

    For that matter I am still being overseen. We don’t arrive spiritually until we are in our new bodies. That happens when we die or when Christ returns whichever comes first.

    Hmmmm I have never really thought much about “the village” theory. I guess you don’t need family around, but when they are it’s good. Unless you have a really yucky family. My parents never interfered in the upbringing of the kids. They did make suggestions from time to time but not in a way that was domineering.

    Here’s a glimmer of my past…..I was 16
    Case in point Dad caught me smoking and told me to stop. I stopped immediatly. Mom went balistic after the fact. Had she caught me there’s a good chance I would have continued out of rebellion. My Dad’s style and nature caused me to want to comply.

    I was raised in a home with many rules, to many, but it’s made me a stronger in my beliefs.

    I get frustrated when I don’t know how to play cards cuz they were considered a sin back then or im playing some kind of trivia game and I don’t know an answer cuz I wasn’t aloud to watch that show or listen to that music or go see that movie.
    My parents have since lightened up some…but because of their respectful fear of the Lord and their love for him they avoid some things as do I
    I Corinthians 10:23 says “Everthing is permissible”-but not everything is beneficial. “Everthing is permissible”-but not everything is constructive.

    We should do what we do to Gods glory…..ask ourselves if we would do it with Jesus in our presance….in addition to that we gotta be careful NOT to make someone else stumble…..this means don’t invite an alcholic over for a glass of wine.

    Remembering always that none of us are perfect….that’s where Gods grace comes into play…of course that doesn’t mean that we keep doing the same mistakes over and over and over again.

    We were created to rely on Him.

    Do you have a MySpace by any chance?

  19. I won’t believe the squirl story till I seem them lined up in their lil pink fuzzy handcuffs being frisked. LoL

  20. Actually, i didn’t even bother to read about the Village book.
    I just get tired of parents letting their kids go wild, and making the
    public deal with them.
    Example:
    1. I went on a walk for some cure for something. A toddler was playing on the driving lawn mower and the keys were still in the ignition
    ummmmmmmm…hello? where are your parents?
    2. too many more examples

    we don’t see any squirrels here..maybe they’ve been recruited

  21. Hey Anna,

    Maybe the squirl theory could be a part of your novel…suspense intrigue and squirls.

    LoL

  22. I am not even going to comment on the squirrel business. I will make an observation however, regarding the Harry Potter series. My take on the H.P. stories is that yes, there is magic and evil in every episode, but good ALWAYS triumphs over evil! Have you watched “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”? There was a bit of magic there also, but the message was about good triumphing over evil. The Lion was a picture of the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for others. The witch, a picture of satan and his evil empire, seeking whom he may deceive and devour. No one was screaming and clammoring about the magic in that book/movie! Then you recite the Bible stories of Daniel in the lion’s den and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, thrown into an extremely firey hot furnace, and not a hair on their heads was scorched. How about Peter walking on water? 5 loaves of bread and two fishes that fed 5,000 people??? Fishermen who cast their nets on the opposite side of the boat, and drew in so many fish it broke their nets??? Do you not see how magical this sounds?

    Maybe we should all stop listening to the voice of hysteria and check it out for ourselves. Yes, there is evil and magic in the H.P. series, but it is also present in the Narnia tales and other children’s books. The over-all message however is not one of evil. It’s a picture of how we do our very best to overcome evil with good! I will go see this last movie and make up my own mind about the benefits or lack thereof, and recommend others do the same.

  23. Cool comment, Carol
    I haven’t read the last 2 HP books..and went to see the movie this weekend..I still am a little lost, but that was such a gorgeous movie!!
    The scenery, the buildings, etc. Was that filmed in Ireland?
    Absolutely stunning visuals
    Thanx for not telling me the ending..I have two, big, fat books
    to read….

    I think this squirrel article is a perfect example of
    promoting thinking….A++

  24. Who is trying to snag SandMonkey???? That’s as infuriating as someone telling me I need a rich man.

    If I wanted a rich man I’d of taken the last one up on his offer. Yup, he made me an offer I HAD to refuse… YUCK!!!LoL

    Any man that would use money to lure women gets what he deserves….a life of nothingness with the chick that is using him for his bank account or a life of lonliness because intelligent, self respecting women worth having won’t fall for “an offer” like that.

    And Carol you know full well that The Lion, witch and wardrobe was and allegory dipicting Gods love for us and Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for us.

    Those bible story’s were miracles not magic…..it’s just not the same…..light is Light is Christ…dark is Dark is Satanic. (period) and you missed the part about introducing books such as HP to very small impressionable children.

    I was blacklisted in the public school system years ago for objecting to “James and the Giant Peach.” This book is steeped with New Age concepts.

    I beleive we as parents are to be watchdogs over our kids to help guide them into the ability to make wise choices when they are teens, twenties and so on…

    It works best with two parents activly involved.

    We are adults and we need to read this stuff to know what we are up against as parents. Just like the music our kids are listening to, the friends they hang with and what their myspace reflects.

    and one more very most important thing….If you are a follower of Christ than the holyspirit will guide you and prode you to what you should or shouldn’t be doing. It’s a package deal, you know, three in one…..father son holyspirit…..

    Ok, gotta run and leave my soap box behind for a while…

    I agape you guys like none other…

    ciao

  25. Oh. I thought you were interested in SM, SP.
    It’s on some tangent somewhere here:):)
    Oh yes it is.

  26. All I have to say is: I don’t have any kids, and when I go to a restaurant or the grocery store or the pool I don’t want to play free babysitter..lifeguard..
    unbelievable some people…

    Squirrels..well, they are another story…

  27. i know, I know, I KNOW!!! I told you I was done and I was until this lil thought as opposed to this “Little” thought popped into my head as I was walking away from my computer.

    God can, will and does use evil for good. He uses everything for good cuz he is good. I have experianced this in my own life in more ways than one.

    Then my mind got caught on these words.

    Crazy, but that’s how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it’s not to late
    To learn how to love and forget how to hate.

    Ozzy Osbourne

    Of course I couldn’t remember the rest of the song so I googled them and read them and didn’t embrace the whole thing….

    Ozzy like lots of folks out their have missed out on the ONE thing our hope is in

    that’s the Lord.

    He is our HOPE.

    So get off of your bum and spread the word to everyone.

  28. Okay.
    I walk 6-7 miles a day..so don’t you dare go there.

    Did OO really bite the heads off live birds? Did he really throw
    alive puppies into the crowd and say he wouldn’t start the concert until they were dead?
    Sick.
    Sick.
    Sicko

    I don’t care if they were freaking mice..that is not cool

    sicko.

    who even says OO wrote those lyrics?
    AND
    if he supposedly did, how do we know he didn’t buy out the writer..

    Oh, I am so not going to go there today.

    Hollywood is going green, so I shall shut my big mouth
    and appreciate any goodness they promote
    :):)

  29. I caught SM by the tail and He caught me with his blog…LoL

    He’s off saving the world in another way….

    Gods got the perfect (you know what I mean) dude in store for me…..

    He’s multifaceted….and we will compliment each other…

    and this, my dear, is a Little known fact until now….

    LoL

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