Keep swimming

Nothing like starting Monday morning a bit of news-inspired anger. UPDATED.

UPDATE: Includes link to reference of sea lion anti-personell project.

This pisses me off on so many levels. Someone should be made to die a lingering and painful death for having the arrogance and gall to conscript animals into shit like this. Despite the objections voiced by the Navy on this, I have no trouble at all believing that they would do something as vile as fucked up as this. They tacitly admit to corrupting dolphins for mine hunting, ship protection, and item recovery - despite the blurb on their FAQ page saying that they never have and never will use trained dolphins - and it would not be a stretch to accept the existence of another "Marine Mammal Systems" project that just happens to be under everyone's radar.

Interestingly enough, there was a previous "marine mammal" project that was specifically anti-personnel in design, and anecdotal evidence points to the sea lions in the original system being replaced with dolphins. So you can probably take anything the Navy says here with a couple of thousand grains of salt.

Have I mentioned lately that I like animals and pretty much hate people?

Posted: Mon - September 26, 2005 at 09:40 AM