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Forum Post: Dolphins in the military

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 18, 2012, 4:22 a.m. EST by Spade2 (478)
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"With fears that Iran may attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy may call upon the underwater mine-detecting capabilities of dolphins to keep important oil shipments moving safely out of the Persian Gulf." What do y'all think of that?



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[-] 2 points by ImaDawgDoo (10) 12 years ago

"Marine Mammals" as the military calls them, have been used for years. They were used in the first Gulf war offshore of Kuwait and were part of the deceptions and tricks that were used by the U.S. Military to make the Iraqis believe the nain thrust of the U.S. would be a sea-borne attack rather than the now well-known "left hook" manuver that the U.S. used (going from the south-west Saudi desert, first moving north, then turning right to outflank the Iraqi troops in Kuwait). Marine mammels are used to locate mines, but they are far too valuable to be allowed to be killed...so usually in most cases the mines they find are destroyed by explosives carried and attached by robot vehicles. It takes a long time to train a Dolphin, and anyhow they are to smart to be willing to blow themselves up. They also are very friendly and enjoy human company...so their human handlers often make great friendships with them.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 12 years ago


[-] 1 points by anly (1) 12 years ago

The dolphin fishing of Japan is cruel. However, a military dolphin in the United States is crueller than the dolphin fishing of Japan.

If it opposes the dolphin fishing of Japan, it is necessary to oppose a military dolphin in the United States. I think so. Will you think so?

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[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 12 years ago

No, they use dogs too and they take great care of them, I'd rather put dolphins in harms way than my fellow Americans


[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 12 years ago

Remove the trade sanctions on Iran.

The BS propaganda about Iran is the same shite they spruiked about Saddam. Don't buy it.

Your govt thinks you are all dumb as dogshit.

Let them know you are onto their BS campaign.

Laugh at the media crusade against Iran.

Remember that Iran herded up Al Qaida reps after 911, and handed them over to your military.

This is not about dolphins. It is about hundreds of thousands of innocent people, just like those killed in Iraq.

And remember the thousands of American troops killed and maimed for life in that illegal invasion.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 12 years ago

I personally don't believe we're heading for a war with Iran, so for me it is about the dolphins, it's kick ass!

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 12 years ago

Sorry to burst your bubble Spade, and I do love dolphins myself, and my two times of actually being in the waves surfing with a pod of fifty plus dolphins at Double Island point, and again at Fitzgerald River National park, were spiritually deep times for me, but the invasion of Iran seems pencilled in with ink these days.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 12 years ago

Only time will tell

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 12 years ago

I hope you are right, Spade2.

I won't mind at all losing on this one.


[-] 0 points by gosso920 (-24) 12 years ago

Well, they're no good at football. They couldn't even "Suck for Luck" this season. It looks like they're stuck with another mediocre draft pick.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 12 years ago

That's why I'm glad I don't live in Miami