Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Mossad sharks attacking Egypt?

Are Israel trying to torpedoe Egypt's tourist trade via shark attacks orchestrated by Mossad? That's the pretty stunning suggestion being made by Egyptian General Abdel-Fadeel Shosha, governor of South Sinai, in the wake of a series of shark attacks on the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh.

The attacks have left one dead, four tourists maimed, beach-goers scared shitless to step foot in the water and threaten to dent the resort’s future popularity with (naff) holiday-makers.

Below is the background and comment which I've basically pillaged from myself at The Periscope Post:

The allegations of a Mossad plot were first put forward by an Egyptian diver on the Egypt Today TV show who noted that the sharks involved in the attacks are not native to Egyptian waters and provocatively asked: “Why would these sharks travel 4000 km and not have any accidents until they entered Sinai waters?”

Somewhat surprisingly, the leftfield theory of planted sharks was given official backing when General Abdel-Fadeel Shosha, governor of South Sinai, reportedly commented “What is being said about the Mossad throwing the deadly shark [in the sea] to hit tourism in Egypt is not out of the question, but it needs time to confirm.” “Whether this was an Israeli agent in a shark costume, a specially indoctrinated Zionist shark, or a remote controlled cybershark, the general does not elaborate, but he says the theory needs investigating,” joked Sky News' Middle East blogger Dominic Waghorn.

“Israelis get blamed for a lot in this part of the world, but Egyptian officials have plumbed new depths of pottiness with their latest Zionist conspiracy theory,” slammed Waghorn. “The shark attacks have the potential to do some real damage to Egypt, where tourism is pillar of the economy and an important provider of jobs. But the idea that Israel is behind the attacks is pretty farfetched,” adjudged Max Strasser at the Foreign Policy Passport blog.

Israel English-language newspaper The Jerusalem Post reported on the Jaws-style attacks but informed that the Mossad plot allegations have been deemed “too preposterous” for comment by Israeli officials.
Photo credit: 126 Club

1 comment:

  1. .. far-fetched? Too preposterous? Mossad put worms in sushi