08 October 2008

Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) canards

Some people will start fasting tomorrow evening, according to their faith. Some other people want to make the first people suffer from extra hunger pangs by deliberately freeing some tasty succulent canards in the direction of the fasting people. Here comes one:

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said the security forces have arrested a group of alleged Islamist militants linked to Israeli intelligence.
And of course (this usually goes without saying):
Mr Saleh did not say what evidence had been found to show the group's links with Israel, a regional enemy of Yemen.
There even is a name:
Mr Saleh did not identify the suspects, but official sources were quoted saying it was same cell - led by a militant called Abu al-Ghaith al-Yamani - whose arrest was announced a week after the attack.
Don't let the Arabic-sounding name to mislead you. The Elders obtained a photo of this rabid Zionist from their archive:

Oops, sorry - another glitch in our archiving system. Here it goes - second try:

Well, this should settle the misunderstanding, shouldn't it? Now to the next canard:
A foreign aircraft has been forced to land in Iran after violating Iranian airspace, Iranian news agencies say.
There is some controversy on the nature of the passengers, though:
The semi-official Fars said the plane was a US Falcon carrying military officials, while state TV said it was European with no Americans on board.
Here come Elders to the rescue (with their powerful photo equipment):

We cannot show the aircraft, it is still classified (meaning that our trained reptilians are currently dismantling it for future documentation and redesign to local standards).

In related news:

Girl gave 'hash cakes to teachers'

Man ate wife's passport

Odourless underpants - Subtle Butt

Have a nice and easy fast!

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.