Israeli social media users were quick to point out that the name “Asa Flots” would translate to “made a fart,” ridiculing the latest Iranian claim of Mossad activity in Iraq.
“We would like to give our heartfelt condolences to the family of Asa Flotz. Like a waft in the wind, you were gone too soon. We toot our horns in your honour. Let’s all remember his him by saying ‘smell you later,’” wrote the Mossad Twitter account (not officially affiliated with the actual espionage agency).
When another Twitter user congratulated GiliCharley for seemingly gaslighting IntelSky, GiliCharley responded “Gladly, but the real applause should go to our dear hero ‘Asaf Lotz’ (another pun on the “made a fart” joke) may he rest in peace.”
The Iranian Fars News Agency and Mehr News Agency cited IntelSky as a source for the report. As of Thursday afternoon, the articles were still up and still citing the IntelSky tweet that had already been deleted.