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Sharks with Laser Beams?

December 20, 2010

Well, there may be no Dr. Evil, but apparently some Egyptian officials think Mossad is close to him.

This past month, the Egpytian resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh saw a string of unusual shark attacks.

Here’s the Dec. 6 story from an English newspaper in Egypt:

Speaking on the public TV program “Egypt Today” yesterday, a specialist introduced as “Captain Mustafa Ismail, a famous diver in Sharm El Sheikh,” said that the sharks involved in the attack are ocean sharks and do not live in Egypt’s waters.

When asked by the anchor how the shark entered Sharm El Sheikh waters, he burst out, “no, it’s who let them in?”

Urged to elaborate, Ismail said that he recently got a call from an Israeli diver in Eilat telling him that they captured a small shark with a GPS planted in its back, implying that the sharks were monitored to attack in Egypt’s waters only.

“Why would these sharks travel 4000 km and not have any accidents until they entered Sinai waters?” asked Ismail.

As Newsweek reports, the governor of South Sinai, Mohammad Abdul Fadhil Shousha thought this was plausible:

“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.”

CNN followed up with interviews of locals, finding that chumming and a possible dumping of animal carcasses may have attracted the aggressive shark, leaving it searching for slow moving surface objects.

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