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Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing
    #4713352 - 09/26/05 11:41 AM (12 years, 25 days ago)

This is insane...

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1577753,00.html


Armed and dangerous - Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina

by Mark Townsend Houston

Sunday September 25, 2005
The Observer



It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 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. But those who have studied the controversial use of dolphins in the US defence programme claim it is vital they are caught quickly.

Leo Sheridan, 72, a respected accident investigator who has worked for government and industry, said he had received intelligence from sources close to the US government's marine fisheries service confirming dolphins had escaped.

'My concern is that they have learnt to shoot at divers in wetsuits who have simulated terrorists in exercises. If divers or windsurfers are mistaken for a spy or suicide bomber and if equipped with special harnesses carrying toxic darts, they could fire,' he said. 'The darts are designed to put the target to sleep so they can be interrogated later, but what happens if the victim is not found for hours?'

Usually dolphins were controlled via signals transmitted through a neck harness. 'The question is, were these dolphins made secure before Katrina struck?' said Sheridan.

The mystery surfaced when a separate group of dolphins was washed from a commercial oceanarium on the Mississippi coast during Katrina. Eight were found with the navy's help, but the dolphins were not returned until US navy scientists had examined them.

Sheridan is convinced the scientists were keen to ensure the dolphins were not the navy's, understood to be kept in training ponds in a sound in Louisiana, close to Lake Pontchartrain, whose waters devastated New Orleans.

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.

Criticism from animal rights groups ensured the use of dolphins became more secretive. But the project gained impetus after the Yemen terror attack on the USS Cole in 2000. Dolphins have also been used to detect mines near an Iraqi port.


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4713629 - 09/26/05 12:55 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

I know who has them........Dr. Evil.  :tongue2:


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: ZooDoggy]
    #4713635 - 09/26/05 12:56 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Oh...he took the sharks. nm


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4713773 - 09/26/05 01:29 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

I got a reach around from a marine mammal this
morning while surfing...

I wonder if this is connected.


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: afoaf]
    #4714022 - 09/26/05 02:13 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

That's fucking amazing.


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: downforpot]
    #4714062 - 09/26/05 02:20 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

post of the week!


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: kotik]
    #4715030 - 09/26/05 05:15 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Everyone go eat alot of tuna...create a huge demand in the industry...we will find those dolphines in a fish net in no time!


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4715787 - 09/26/05 07:36 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Good to see the US spends our tax money well...

I still can't figure out if I should laugh or not. Is this real? With all the stupid crap the US government spends money on I could believe it.

I can't find any other satire on there webpage, so I guess this is not a joke....

I'm fucking hoping this is just some journalist going on rumors and trying to sensationalize...

Waste of moneyyy, but I guess if you're the US government who cares, just print more right?


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: Anisotropic]
    #4715790 - 09/26/05 07:37 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

It is real, but I'm laughing anyways.


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4716153 - 09/26/05 08:27 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

They should teach the dophins to give blowjobs, that would be better.


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: lIllIIIllIlIIlIlIIllIllIIl]
    #4716215 - 09/26/05 08:34 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Jesus man have you ever seen their teeth. I mean they got TEEEEEEEEEEEETH. In spades


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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: zappaisgod]
    #4718713 - 09/27/05 07:46 AM (12 years, 24 days ago)



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Re: Military "Attack Dolphins" are missing [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4718780 - 09/27/05 09:05 AM (12 years, 24 days ago)

Shooting terrorists.... underwater? With poison darts? Nice to see my tax dollars at work for practical means of defense.


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