Get this – they’re afraid of Israeli spies. So afraid that they’re arresting vultures under suspicion of espionage.
You can’t make this stuff up. From Haaretz:
A vulture tagged by scientists at Tel Aviv University has strayed into Saudi Arabia, where it was promptly arrested on suspicion of being a Mossad spy, the Israeli and Saudi media reported Tuesday.
The bird was found in a rural area of the country wearing a transmitter and a leg bracelet bearing the words “Tel Aviv University”, according to the reports, which surfaced first in the Israeli daily Ma’ariv.
Maariv said that the R65 was caught near the home of a sheikh in the community of Hayel in Saudi Arabia. The words “Tel Aviv University” etched in English on a ring clasped to its leg, and especially the transmitter, caused the finders to suspect espionage and alert the security forces.
Where would these people be had the Americans and English not built and operated their oilfields? Living in tents and wiping themselves with their left hands, that’s where. And we’re kissing their rear ends, why?