Sudanese media reported Thursday that officials had captured a bird carrying spying equipment for Israel.At least that's what Israeli media reports. The story about Israeli feathered spies is getting a bit tired. First it's a griffon vulture in Saudi Arabia, then a European bee-eater in Turkey, now a hawk in Sudan.
So it's time to fess up. We have sent a few hawks to Sudan indeed, but not for spying. This time it's a purely political mission, to do just that:
We used to send pigeons on such missions, but came to an inevitable conclusion: a hawk would carry a much bigger payload.