"Saudi Arabia has rejected accusations that it is covering up details of a deadly new SARS-like virus, which has recently been shown to be capable of spreading from person to person."
Nice video, right? A griffon vulture soars in the sky, its mighty 8-foot-wingspan holding it aloft above the desert. Beautiful to watch, right? Yeah, well, that's what he wants you to think. Actually, that vulture is a Mossad operative, collecting information that will help Israel take over the world. He and his friends, a Zionist cabal down in the sands of the Negev, are plotting against the governments of the surrounding Arab countries. And eating carrion, of course. They're very sneaky, those bald, large-beaked Jew spy vultures. But for one of them, on a secret surveillance mission to the Saudi Arabian city of Hyaal, the jig is up! [...]
The 1990s came back last night during the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, and everybody was so happy to hear about "grunge" again. What else is from the 1990s? How about the 1991 Gulf War? It seemed stupid at the time, but in retrospect it was kind of nice to have a very short American war in the Middle East, and also to win that war. Now a living memory (in the form of an inanimate piece of weaponry) is back in the news, bombing people in Syria. It's hard not to wonder if the return of the Scud missile will also mark the return of the [...]
"I call it a weapon because it guarantees winning the war. When someone parks in front of your house and continues to do so to annoy you, then the easiest way to get your message across is to discharge your sewage in front of his house for three days. However, this also creates problems between other residents in the same area and can lead to counterattacks." -Abdu, a Saudi man living in the southern Jeddah district of Ghulail, explains the new tactics in a conflict wherein residents block the entryways to the homes of neighbors with raw sewage, "often to devastating effect."
If you're wondering whether any new SARS-like virus killed people in the Middle East over the long American holiday weekend, the answer is yes. The coronavirus, only discovered by researchers in September, is the confirmed cause of death for victims in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, while another case is being treated in Britain. The number of known cases doubled on Friday, so be careful out there, when you're breathing.
While we're all waiting for those green shoots to fully bloom, there are certain industries in which it is still possible to make a decent living. In Saudi Arabia, for example, there's big bucks in spells:: "Hardly a day passes without a local newspaper reporting the arrest of a sorcerer in the Kingdom, something that is indicative of the widespread meddling in sorcery. It is, however, not just sorcerers who make money – those who treat (or claim to treat) magic and the evil eye are also rolling in dollars."