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    This, if true, is the most ridiculous Iranian propaganda I've seen to date.

    Iran Arrests High-Tech Squirrels Trained to Conduct Espionage

    "In the July 20 issue of the Washington Post, columnist Al Kamen reports that the BBC has translated a story headlined 'spying squirrels,' published in the Iranian newspaper Resalat on the use of trained animals to conduct espionage against their country: 'A few weeks ago, 14 squirrels equipped with espionage systems of foreign intelligence services were captured by [Iranian] intelligence forces along the country's borders. These trained squirrels, each of which weighed just over 700 grams, were released on the borders of the country for intelligence and espionage purposes.' According the story the squirrels had 'GPS devices, bugging instruments and advanced cameras' in their bodies. 'Given the fast speed and the special physical features of these animals, they provide special capabilities for spying operations. Once the animals return to their place of origin, the intelligence gathered by them is then offloaded. . . .' Iranian police officials captured the squirrels before they could carry out their assignments."
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    Quote Originally Posted by daThomas View Post
    This, if true, is the most ridiculous Iranian propaganda I've seen to date.

    Wasn't there a cartoon about a spy was also a squirrel, I think he was called Secret Squirrel
    Last edited by kamizuno; 07/23/2007 at 05:11 AM.
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    Thank You da for sharing this most wonderfull tid bit of information.....

    I can only hope my 700p does not get squirrley on me after this most exciting bit of Iranian news graced it's screen....

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    I'm going to train a squirrel and make a tiny harness that secures my Treo to it's back and do some surveillance of my own...

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