Sympathetic Stupid

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The War On Cetacea

It's just weird.

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

No, that's from the Observer, not the Weekly World News. The US Navy has been training dolphins to shoot underwater terrorists! And now they may have disappeared in the aftermath of Katrina.

There's so much that's disturbing about this. Could you tell a terrorist from a recreational scuba diver? Do the dolphins just look for the beard? But there's worse. Everyone knows that dolphins are very intelligent. Until now we've been saved by the fact that they don't have opposable thumbs; what are they gonna use for weapons? But now we're arming them. I don't want to be alarmist, but remember when the US armed the Taliban? Or S Hussein?

As Rogers says on Kung Fu Monkey, the Human Age is over.