No, really. Egypt Shark Attacks Spur Conspiracy Theories - Newsweek by Babak Dehghanpisheh Not even Jaws can escape the volatile politics of the Middle East. In the past week the Egyptian resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh has been hit by a spate of gruesome shark attacks, with one person killed. Authorities have been scrambling to reassure tourists that the issue is under control. But the shark is still on the loose, prompting some Egyptian officials to accuse outside forces of sabotaging the countrys booming tourism industry. In an interview with a TV talk show Monday, the governor of South Sinai, Mohammad Abdul Fadhil Shousha, came up with this gem: What is being said about the Mossad throwing the deadly shark in the sea to hit tourism in Egypt is not out of the question. But it needs time to confirm. You just can't make this kind of stuff up. There are movie producers around the world that are just kicking themselves for not writting this. Huh? There are plenty of wacky conspiracy theories circulating around the Middle East (note Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads contention that the U.S. government was responsible for the 9/11 attacks), but this one tops them all. Well, almost. A dive captain working in Sharm al-Sheikh also weighed in on the TV show, suggesting that the Mossad may have guided the shark into Egyptian waters through GPS tracking devices. Hmm, where to start with that one? Where, indeed. The part that is actually upsetting is that someone did get killed, and these asshats are blaming Israel. At least they didn't claim they trained the sharks by feeding them pork, or lined their teeth in pork.