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    Monday, September 26, 2005

    Bad Flipper! Bad!


    Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico. Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.

    Dolphins have been trained in attack-and-kill missions since the Cold War. The US Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have apparently been taught to shoot terrorists attacking military vessels. Their coastal compound was breached during the storm, sweeping them out to sea. The navy launched the classified Cetacean Intelligence Mission in San Diego in 1989, where dolphins, fitted with harnesses and small electrodes planted under their skin, were taught to patrol and protect Trident submarines in harbour and stationary warships at sea.

    This is awesome and yet another example of our perpetually tragic dysfunctional government. Oh yeah that hurricane we thought those guys were gonna take care of the people. Nice job yet again. Can't wait till someone drops in on a wave only to be taken out by flipper.
    armed and dangerous

    2 comments:

    essence60nickolas 3:42 AM  

    Just passing by your blog and though you'd like this website.

    Tono Rondone 12:07 AM  

    In my first novel, POP Goes the Weasel, I mention twin dolphins equipped with depth charges and blow hole activitated rocket launchers briefly -- and everybody laughed. Check out my work here: www.piscesbooks.com, and keep up the good work. Oh, the robot SUV desert race just got a notice on NPR (radio) today, 10/5/05.

    Tono Rondone

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