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Stray Dogs Used as Suicide Bombers

Stray Dogs Used as Suicide Bombers

The poor, dead dogs.

It happened two years ago, but was just recently uncovered.

A French newspaper — Paris Le Figaro — recently revealed the foiled Al-Qaeda plot.  Two stray bulldog-type canines from the streets of Baghdad were abducted.  Bombs with detonators were surgically implanted, albeit crudely, into the poor creatures.  They were placed in air flight kennels and sent to Baghdad Airport for delivery to the United States.  Intelligence agencies believe the intent was to blow up the flight once it was airborne.

Unfortunately for the dogs — but fortunately for everyone else — the bomb-filled bulldogs died as a direct result of the butchered procedure before the flight took off.  Thanks to the observation of soldiers in the cargo section of the airport, the dead strays were sent for a necropsy, which is when the bombs were discovered.

Apparently photos of them post-mortem and the bomb findings were circulated to intelligence agencies to warn of yet another method Al-Qaeda came up with to wreck havoc.

Dogs traveling from Iraq to the U.S. are not uncommon.  There are several animal welfare organizations that rescue stray animals from Iraq to be re-homed in the States.  Far from home, a stray dog can warm a soldier’s heart.  Although military policy discourages service members adopting pets while deployed on duty, some have arranged for the dogs or cats to be sent to their family back home.

The idea of using innocent animals as a bomb receptacle is not surprising for terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.  After all, the group is able to convince members to use their own bodies as suicide bombs against innocent civilians.  The difference: a person has a choice to sacrifice themselves for their cause by becoming a suicide bomber.   

A dog does not.

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10:05PM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

these pussy boils of humanity have finally reached an all time low which can't go any lower. i hope on their way to hell some day these dogs will be waiting at the judgement gates to give them a good canine send off.

4:59AM PST on Feb 11, 2011

al Queda and their associates kill more muslims than Western whites, because they say that anyone who's not with them is against them. They kill women and children going to buy food in the market. They kill people going to pray in the mosques. They kill and mame every chance they get, be it girls going to school in Afganistan or people going to work. Nothing those low lifes do surprises me anymore. And as for the Western democracies...US and others have used animals to create death and destruction a long time. What's really new when it comes to showing of power?

7:15AM PST on Jan 9, 2011

THIS IS UTTERLY APPALLING AND MUST BE STOPPED. ALL CARGO MUST BE CHECKED PROPERLY BEFORE ANY FLIGHT DEPARTS IRAQ.

7:15AM PST on Jan 9, 2011

THIS IS UTTERLY APPALLING AND MUST BE STOPPED. ALL CARGO MUST BE CHECKED PROPERLY BEFORE ANY FLIGHT DEPARTS IRAQ.

2:10AM PST on Dec 28, 2010

THESE PEOPLE ARE SO SICK.I FEEL SORRY FOR THESE POOR ANIMALS.

5:04PM PST on Nov 26, 2010

Sad, Sick, and uncalled for

8:12AM PST on Nov 23, 2010

SICK!! SICK!!! SICK!!!

2:04AM PST on Nov 23, 2010

i couldn't bring myself to even read this

12:05AM PST on Nov 19, 2010

The US trains suicide dolphins to blow themselves up taking out ships. I posted this comment before but it did not appear so i repeat, the mass murdering torturing DU and WP WMD deploying US is world renowned for it's hypocrissy, killing innocent people with predator drones etc. I believe nothing the coallition of the killing says anymore.

12:00AM PST on Nov 19, 2010

The US govt has trained dolphins as suicide bombers to destroy ships... well documented, yet the finger of the worst war criminals on planet earth is always pointed elsewhere... evil is as evil does and remove the log from your own eye before pointing out the speck in another's. The utter hypocrissy of mass murdering torturing DU WMD and white phosphorous deploying war criminals is world renowned!

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