New Ratsh*t Crazy Conspiracy Theory Plaguing the Arab World

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Jordanian TV Host Dr. Bakr Al-Abadi: Israel Released Norwegian Rats Carrying Bubonic Plague in Egypt, Develops Ebola

Jordanian TV Host Dr. Bakr Al-Abadi: Israel Released Norwegian Rats Carrying Bubonic Plague in Egypt, Develops EbolaJordanian TV host Dr. Bakr Al-Abadi said that in 1967, "the Zionist entity gathered all the rats carrying the Bubonic plague in Norway" and released them in Egypt, where they harm crops and children. He also said that they smuggled "chemical fertilizers and rotten seeds" into Egypt, causing great damage to agriculture. "The clear goal is to annihilate the Arab world," he asserted. Al-Abadi, speaking on the Jordanian Prime TV channel on March 13, further said that Israel developed the Bubonic plague and the Ebola virus, and "has harnessed scientific and technological development in the service of its evils and to satisfy its criminal urges."

Posted by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dr. Bakr Al-Abadi: “The Zionist entity gathered all the rats carrying the Bubonic plague in Norway, and released them in all the Egyptian provinces near the Sinai. According to several Egyptian sources, this operation took place in 1967, and these rats still exist in very large numbers. These rats breed very quickly and cause significant harm to crops. They devour these crops very quickly, and destroy grain silos. Even children are not safe from them. These rats often bite children’s limbs. According to these sources, the Zionist entity, since the beginning of the normalization of its ties with Cairo, managed to smuggle chemical fertilizers and rotten seeds into Egypt, leading to the destruction of vast areas of soil and crops in Egypt. This is a well-planned strategic operation, with both short-term and long-term implications, but the clear goal is to annihilate the Arab world.

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“Why does the Zionist entity strive to invent new types of WMDs, focusing on biological weapons? Why do these institutes produce so many bacteria and viruses, which are capable of destroying a human being? They spread diseases like bacteria or the Bubonic plague, which was called the ‘Black Death’ in the Middle Ages, and the lethal disease called the Ebola virus. [Israel] develops this kind of bacteria. Sadly, the Zionist entity has harnessed scientific and technological development in the service of its evils and to satisfy its criminal urges.”

Bakr Al-Abadi, huh? More like Half-baked Baddie.

Top marks for inventiveness, though. I especially like how his Egyptian sources supposedly told him the operation took place in 1967. Because guess who got their asses handed back to them on a platter by Israel that very year? Convenient!

Although it seems like a convoluted plot – bring in Bubonic plague-carrying rats to eat the crops and bite children’s limbs. And why only children’s limbs? Do these rats not also like biting the limbs of adults?

You also have to love Bakr Al-Abadi’s specificity in identifying Norway as the country from which we gathered the rats – although I would love for him to have explained how. Was it a Mossad rat honey-trap agent?

Not that this insane conspiracy theory demands any serious refutation, but there has been no record of a plague outbreak in Egypt in and around 1967. And for the record, ancient Egypt might just have been the source of the plague to begin with!

By the way, experts think it was another rodent that was responsible for the Bubonic plague in the Middle Ages. So perhaps we should start a conspiracy theory that the palestinians have tried to smuggle and then release it into Israel.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.