Iran claimed to have killed a mysterious Israeli commander named “Asa Flots,” but Hebrew speakers quickly found the story smelled a bit funny. . .
Iran’s leaders have been the subject of a strange joke after they claimed they killed an Israeli Mossad agent in Iraq.
The agent’s name was Asa Flots, and he was killed in a “kamikaze drone attack in Erbil, northern Iraq.”
They also claimed he was a commander of the “Mossad Assassination Unit”.
The claim was tweeted by the Intel Sky account, which claims to be an “aircraft tracking” and image analysis account.
The tweet was accompanied by images of a crashed car, but with no evidence of who owned it or where it was found.
But Hebrew-speaking social media users quickly realized something about the claim smelled a bit odd.
Because the alleged Mossad agent’s name actually translates to “made a fart” — and it didn’t take long for the jokes to roll in.
The fake Mossad account @TheMossadIL tweeted: “We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Asa Flotz.
“Like a breeze you left too soon. We blow our horns in your honor.
“Let’s all remember him by saying, ‘Sniff you later.’ Asa Flotz was a brave warrior who was not afraid to operate in the depths of enemy territory.
“We were saddened when wind broke over his death.”
And Israeli journalist Michael Starr tweeted: “Over the years Asa Flotz has amassed a whole gallery of villains – Dr. Bophades Nutz, Prof. IC Weiner, Captain Seymour Butz.
“We always knew he was going to go out with a bang.”
According to the Jerusalem Post, the joke came from a Twitter user named GiliCharley, who responded to a tweet by Khaled Iskef, a reporter for Lebanese pro-Iranian TV channel Al-Mayadeen.
He claimed a Mossad commander named “Ilak Ron” was killed, to which GiliCharley replied, “‘Ilak Ron’ was his operation name – his real name is Asa Flots (sic).”
Asa Flots has been trending on Twitter in Israel for most of this week when social media got wind of the incident.
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