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Dolphin Force Field Blocks Chinese Ship from Somali Pirates

Dolphins

Who needs snipers when you have dolphins?

"Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden, the China Radio International reported on Monday. The Chinese merchant ships escorted by a China's fleet sailed on the Gulf of Aden when they met some suspected pirate ships. Thousands of dolphins suddenly leaped out of water between pirates and merchants when the pirate ships headed for the China's. The suspected pirates ships stopped and then turned away. The pirates could only lament their littleness before the vast number of dolphins. The spectacular scene continued for a while."

Apparently, however, they're loyal to the Chinese.

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  1. I got a feeling that eventually we'll learn that this picture, like some of the more impressive opening ceremony spectacle at the China Olympics, is computer enhanced.

    Posted by: DAK | Apr 15, 2009 7:32:42 AM


  2. I'll bet Aquaman was behind that one...

    Posted by: Michael W. | Apr 15, 2009 8:44:34 AM


  3. That ship is CRAZY long!

    Posted by: MT | Apr 15, 2009 9:14:26 AM


  4. The situation is much more complicated than simply being a bunch of "somali pirates"

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    The Somali free Coast Guard has gone too far from its original goals when it confiscated an aid ship, but the "pirates" originally formed for a good cause

    We the USA took out the Somali Gov under clinton and no strong central gov has taken its place

    In that power vacuum = Europe, China, etc all began dumping their excess toxic and nuke waste off the coast of Somalia

    The resulting illegal dumping (no somali gov to stop it) of toxic and nuke waste from europe and asia has resulted in the death of large segments of the ocean life in the area hampering the somali fishermen while also causing massive birth defects, cancer, and death in the somali people living along the coasts. China has also moved into the area to illegaly poach what fish remain thus harming the somali fishermen in yet another way.

    The somali fishermen formed the SOMALI FREE COAST GUARD to try to protect their fishing areas and prevent toxic and nuke waste from being dumped off of their shores.

    Nobody listened. They began to hijack passing freighters, particularly oil, in the hopes of getting the world to listen to them. We ignored them

    They then started demanding ransoms so as to buy food and medical supplies. We ignored them

    They took this particular freighter carrying aid which was american and well........

    It isn't a simple issue of rogue "pirates" and we the west being pure and innocent

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 15, 2009 9:30:11 AM


  5. Oh come on. The Chinese "press" is saying that dolphins are defending its ships? "The pirates could only lament their littleness before the vast number of dolphins"?

    I know you just woke up, Andy. But still.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 15, 2009 9:33:58 AM


  6. PS

    I have to agree with paul R on this one

    This is a doctored photo and story put out by the chinese to say "we have big dicks too" post the rescue by US navy seals which is impressing the world.

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 15, 2009 9:56:51 AM


  7. Why would you put the word 'pirates' is quotes? Are they somehow NOT "criminals" because they are poor and feel put-upon, and that no one "listens to them?"

    Boo hoo!

    Plenty of people don't listen to me all of the time. But I don't go out and rob banks and 7-11's.

    These "pirates" are criminals and they are terrorizing the crews of ships. The three that got their heads shot off last weekend got what they deserved.

    Personally, I think the rule of thumb should be "open season" on any pirate attempting to board a ship.

    Posted by: PatrickPatrick | Apr 15, 2009 10:57:36 AM


  8. Jimmyboyo wins the prize today for the most fantastic story. Undoubtedly the Somali piracy issue is a function of the utter train wreck of a country that is Somalia, and equally undoubted is the fact that the west, and the US in particular, are partially to blame for that situation. But the idea that the Somali pirates are just freedom fighters trying to get the world's attention is really quite funny. Good one!

    Posted by: Glenn | Apr 15, 2009 11:54:38 AM


  9. @ PatrickPatrick

    All pirates are criminals, though Not all criminals are pirate though.

    Don't forget that the word pirate doesn't equate Disney. It means scary criminals on the sea who commandeer ships and loot, kill, kidnap, etc the crew.

    It's all semantics though, so I guess the exact terminology doesn't matter. I just wanted to point out that calling them pirates accurately describes what they are.

    Posted by: Richard | Apr 15, 2009 2:23:37 PM


  10. Glenn

    re-read what I posted

    HAS GONE TOO FAR FROM ITS ORGINAL GOALS
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    One wonders how lawful and peaceful you would be if your livelyhood was destroyed and your family sickened by illegal toxic and nuke waste dumping around your home.

    it is easy for everyone to pontificate on their own self rightousness when fat and healthy in a western nation

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    here is a great link to educate yourself about the reality of the complex situation

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-you-are-being-lied-to-about-pirates-1225817.html

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    richard

    read up on pirates

    - many escaped from forced slavery on british ships serving the queen against their will

    - many were homosexual britt citizens who found escape from persecution and a place to opebly love men in pirate culture

    - the majority though were offical and sanctioned by the crown british naval troops practicing a false flag/ guirilla war against the spanish navy. They couldn't very well fly britt flags otherwise the spanish would have declared open war in retaliation. The britts cooked up much of the pirate thing to practice a long drawn out gurilla/ false flag war against the strongest naval armada at the time = the spanish and weakened them with many pirates documented recieving knighthood honors from the crown of england

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 15, 2009 2:50:36 PM


  11. jimboyo, you are so full of shit.Go put your head in the toilet and flush.That what it should be done with turds.Shut up.

    Posted by: Oscar in Miami Beach | Apr 15, 2009 7:28:48 PM


  12. " Oscar in Miami Beach "

    Another typical Amerikan Loozer......with an arrogant attitude..........no wonder the Somalis are pissed. The Amerikans have mutilated their country.
    Yankees do it everywhere, overthrowing STABLE regimes, only to ruin those helpless countries. Iraq, Communist Afghanistan, Somalia...blahablahablah

    Posted by: Majin Buu | Apr 23, 2009 7:55:48 AM


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