04 Jan 2011

Saudi Security Forces Nab Mossad Agent Vulture

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Believed to be a photograph of notorious Israeli agent Vulture

Gil Ronen, at Israeli National News, indulges in a bit of what the late Edward Said would have pointed to as Orientalism: looking upon the worthy oriental gentlemen of the Middle East as distinctly different: primitive, irrational, superstitious, and backward compared to Westerners. How could anyone possibly believe that?

Saudi Arabian security forces have captured a vulture that was carrying a global positioning satellite (GPS) transmitter and a ring etched with the words “Tel Aviv University.” They suspect the bird of spying for Israel, Maariv-NRG reported Tuesday. The GPS and ring were connected to the bird as part of an long-term project by Israeli scientists that follows vultures’ location and altitude for research purposes.

The arrest of the vulture – whose identification code is R65 – comes several weeks after an Egyptian official voiced the suspicion that a shark that attacked tourists off the Sinai shore was also acting on behalf of Mossad. The incidents may reflect a growing irrational hysteria among Arabs surrounding Israel’s military prowess and the efficacy of its intelligence services, possibly fueled by the Stuxnet virus’ success.

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T. Shaw

Amnesty International is demanding to visit the prisoner to ensure that his rights are protected.



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Is there somewhere to find an english translation of this poem?

بم التعلل لا أهل ولا وطن
ولا نديم ولا كأس ولا سكن
أريد من زمني ذا أن يبلغني
ما ليس يبلغه من نفسه الزمن
حتى يصل الشاعر الى قوله :
قد كان شاهد دفني قبل قولهم
جماعة ثم ماتوا قبل من دفنوا
ما كل ما يتمنى المرء يدركه
تجري الرياح بما لا تشتهي السفن
ويختمها بقوله:
وان تأخر عني بعض موعده
فما تأخر آمالي ولا تهن
هو الوفي ولكني ذكرت له
مودة فهو يبلوها ويمتحن

Thanks for any help someone may be able to provide.



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