Thursday, June 12, 2008

Show of force

ABOARD THE HMS GREYHOUND, Gulf of Mexico (AP) -- The world's largest interfaith, interspecies ministry flexed its naval muscles Thursday in a massive show of force off the Texas coast.

Members of the Armed Revolutionary Forces (ARF) naval branch engaged in exercises across a broad swath of the Gulf of Mexico, with upwards of 8,000 seadogs taking part. The ARF is the military wing of Pug Life Ministries, led by the enigmatic Ayatollah Mugsy.

The exercises included artillery bombardment, torpedo targeting and a scuba demonstration by the elite special-operations Chihuahua Force. Details on the Chihuahua Force are sketchy, but its members are rumored to be experts in dog-paddling and underwater demolitions, as well as highly trained assassins.




The show of force is believed to be the result of a heightened alert level at the ministry, whose leader has at times been called insular and paranoid. Officials at Ayatollah Mugsy's office declined to comment.

The U.S. Navy scrambled F/A-18 fighter jets in response to the ARF naval exercises, but Navy officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said they wanted to make sure the situation did not escalate.

"So far, these dogs are just engaging in training exercises," said one high-ranking admiral. "The last thing we want to do is provoke them."

5 comments:

JMG said...

Wow, those are some talented canines to learn how to use a snorkel!

Sarah O. said...

It is surely by the grace of Allah that those dogs get in and out of those wet suits.

Lucy said...

That is one smart general, they should also consider dropping rawhide as a opening negotiation.

sarah s. said...

"The show of force is believed to be the result of a heightened alert level at the ministry, whose leader has at times been called insular and paranoid."

Better safe than sorry!

Good work.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Yes, JMG. If you only knew of their other talents -- the ones that are classified -- you would be amazed.

Yes, Sarah O. Inshallah.

Such a negotiating tactic would be well received, Lucy.

That is my motto, Sarah S. One of them, at least.