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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Conspiracy theory of the day

Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between Arabs and the Onion.
The state-run Syrian daily al-Thawra lately hinted that Israel developed the bird flu virus to harm the genes of its Arab neighbors.

An article published by the newspaper argues that Israel spread the virus in the Far East to mislead the world.
This is a quantum leap over last month's Palestinian Zionist bird flu conspiracy: (via Iranian news):
Tehran, Jan 17 - The Palestinian Authority accused the Zionist regime of attempts to transfer the deadly bird flu virus to the Palestinian-settled areas by burying infected birds there.

PA's Environment Preservation Minister, Yusof Abu Safiyah, revealed to a press conference in Gaza Monday that the regime has buried 85 thousand of infected birds on January 9 in Beit Forik region, close to Nablus.
This is not to be confused with the Lebanese freaking out over thinking that an Israeli carrier pigeon that strayed over the border was biological warfare.

Now, what Syria should have claimed is that the greedy Joooz developed bird flu so that they could market an antidote and make bilions of shekels to fulfill their purpose of keeping Palestinian Arabs in refugee camps forever. That at least is more believable.