September 25, 2006, - 10:44 am
Meet Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (& Hezbos): Stray Pets May be Smuggling Devices to U.S.
By Debbie Schlussel
You’ve heard of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals–PETA (or as we prefer to more accurately describe the group, People for the Unethical Treatment of Animals and humans–PUTAh).
Now meet, Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA), PETA’s Lebanese contingent–headquartered cozily in Hezbollah-controlled Southern Lebanon (we guess they forgot the real location of Beirut, which is not in the South). Given the imprecise appellation, we’re not exactly sure if this group is dedicated to the welfare of Hezbollah members or four-legged furry beings. After all, both fit the definition of animal. But we note that BETA is more concerned with animals than it is the victims of Hezbollah in their own country (Lebanon) and in Israel.
Because we don’t have enough stray animals in America, nor enough Hezbollah-supporting “Americans” who were paroled into the country, this summer, and now roam free with no oversight from ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) and CIS (Citizenship & Immigration Services), we now have to add Lebanon’s stray pets to our nation, thanks to BETA.
In an AP story, Monica Khoury, co-founder of BETA, announced that thousands of abandoned pets from Lebanon will be flown on a private United Arab Emirates cargo plane to Las Vegas, today. Since we know that Islamic terrorists will stop at nothing to smuggle things into the U.S. and to blow up things, what is to stop Hezbollah supporters from smuggling various items, including explosives, inside the body cavities of cats and dogs?
We also note these interesting items from the AP article:
* the animals were originally being housed in an animal shelter right next to a Hezbollah stronghold.
* there is plenty of opportunity for smuggling things in and out of the cargo plane:
There will be two refueling stops–one in Manchester, England, and another at New York’s JFK Airport–before arriving in Las Vegas, where the orphaned pets will be put on Best Friends trucks for the 3.5-hour ride to temporary housing at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, southern Utah.
To sum up:
* Animals in Beirut more important than human victims of Hezbollah.
* Animals–and who knows what else?–being flown to U.S. on cargo planes (which we know are rarely checked), with several convenient “re-fueling” stops.
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