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.Â
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:
Islamic Republic’s intelligence agents allege rodents were carrying advanced Western spy gear
Dudi Cohen Published:Â 07.13.07, 23:43 / Israel NewsÂ
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.
Â “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.”Â Â
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.Â
“I heard of this but I have no specific knowledge on the subject,” he said. He refused to give further details.Â Â
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.Â But you know what? Squirrels might actually have been an intelligent choice for spying on Iran.
‘Cuz they know all about nuts.