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That’s just nuts ...
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, July 14, 2007

A new spy ring along the Iranian border has apparently been broken up with massive arrests:
Police in Iran are reported to have taken 14 squirrels into custody - because they are suspected of spying.

The rodents were found near the Iranian border allegedly equipped with eavesdropping devices.

The reports have come from the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

[...]

The IRNA said that the squirrels were kitted out by foreign intelligence services - but they were captured two weeks ago by police officers.

A Foreign Office source told Sky News: "The story is nuts."
Let the quips begin ...
 
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I wonder if Chip ’n’ Dale followed the don’t ask don’t tell policy?
 
Written By: jpm100
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Oh man, jpm, Chip’n’Dale are chipmunks. They’d never associate with a bunch of squirrels.
 
Written By: McQ
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I’ve been warning my friends about the evil squirrel conspiracy for years now. They want to enslave us all and force us to work in their nut mines. Beware the squirrels!
 
Written By: Grisha
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Squirrels are the perfect weapon!

http://www.nbc11.com/news/9946298/detail.html?rss=bay&psp=news
http://www.local6.com/news/4872001/detail.html?GetStory
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,226760,00.html
 
Written By: JWG
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Cursed Moose and Squirrel!
 
Written By: Natasha
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chip·munk / Pronunciation[chip-muhngk]
–noun
any of several small, striped, terrestrial squirrels of the genera Tamias, of North America, and Eutamia, of Asia and North America, esp. T. striatus, of eastern North America.
Rodent sensitivity training for you McQ.
 
Written By: jpm100
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Rodent sensitivity training for you McQ.
So does that make them hyphenated squirrels?
 
Written By: McQ
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Squirrels with racing stripes.
 
Written By: timactual
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Did you know that the groundhog is a squirrel?
 
Written By: JWG
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Did you know that the groundhog is a squirrel?
OK that just makes the term "squirrel" meaningless.
 
Written By: McQ
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This was a pretty squirrelly post.
 
Written By: SShiell
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"OK that just makes the term "squirrel" meaningless."

Except as a description of the Iranian government.....
 
Written By: SDN
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Somebody earlier said it pretty well: if you made up a press release like this, people would laugh at you. Sometimes, truth really is stranger.
 
Written By: Firehand
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So, all wisecracks aside... does anybody still think we can negotiate with these people?
 
Written By: Bithead
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