Before reading this story, I thought the global warming crowd was the most wacky group stirred up by Katrina's winds.... It just goes to show, never underestimate the moonbats.
Armed and dangerous - Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina
by Mark Townsend Houston
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 [EXPERTS? Why do they always mention "experts" in every moonbat story? Who are these "experts?"-ED] 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.
[Expert Alert] 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.
OH so here is the expert... Some old fart who "has worked for government and industry." Well... Who needs more qualifications that THAT??? I mean, this guy has worked for both government AND industry, he must be some sort of expert on mythological six-gun toting aquatic mammals right?
And let me do some translation for you: "he had received intelligence from sources close to the US government's marine fisheries service "
Translation: He read what some other tin-foil hat wearing goof-ball wrote on the internet and called the newspaper. (Who ran the story!)
'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?'
OH the old, "Highly trained marine mammals with tranquilizer dart guns" trick... The worst kind of marine mammal to be sure.
But it is in the The Observer so it must be true... Right?