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Mans best bomb, or friend?

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posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 07:45 AM
Mans best bomb, or friend? Seems that the Iraqi insurgents are using mans best friend as a way to deploy IED's into the field in Iraq. The Muslim world looks upon the dog as a filthy, unclean animal so there is no love lost. However, a muslim clreic is denouncing the acts

Abdel Salam Kubaisi, a spokesman for the Muslim Scholars Assn., a hard-line Sunni Arab clerical organization sympathetic to insurgents, called the practice un-Islamic. "Our religion does not permit us to hurt animals," he said, "neither by using them as explosive devices nor in any other manner."

However, In a war where the civilian and soldier is a thin line this seems trivial. They were vital in Vietnam too but not always treated so kind in the US Army...

Of 4,300 dogs sent to Vietnam, 2,000 were handed over to the South Vietnamese army and 2,000 were put to sleep. Only 200 managed to make it home, said Ron Aiello, Vietnam War-era dog handler who runs U.S. War Dog, a 1,100-member Burlington, N.J., organization.

Personally, I think they ate the other 2000 dogs...

The article explains just how resourceful the canine can be to the soldier in combat. They are used to sniff for explosives and at checkpoints. Countless lives are saved by the nose of the dog, 25x more receptive than the human nose and always alert.

However, I guess the insurgents are running out of cars and trucks to use, and I guess beleivers too, since they are turning to canines and even donkeys...

Last year in Ramadi, in the vast desert west of the capital, insurgents dispatched a booby-trapped donkey toward a U.S.-run checkpoint around sunset. "As one of the soldiers tried to stop it, the donkey exploded," said resident Mohammed Yas, 45. The only casualty was the donkey.

Is this an act of desperation, or just good guerilla tactics against an undeafeatable foe that they are attempting to drive from their homeland. I hope PETA doesn't get ahold of this or we are all in trouble.

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 07:57 AM
It's nothing new to use dogs a bomb carriers.
Red army used dogs as AT weapons by training them to run under a tank with TNT strapped to their backs.
They allso used to put two Kg satchel charges on their patrol dogs at Finnish front. If a Finnish patrol was seen theyd send the dog charging and when at blast range pull the cord and detonate the charges... effective bu disgusting...

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 10:52 AM
This is Uncle Sams animal bomb of choice,

"There, as Steve Coll tells us in his riveting book Ghost Wars (pp. 128-135), the CIA organized terror on a major scale in conjunction with the Pakistani ISI which trained "freedom fighters" in how to mount car-bomb and even camel-bomb attacks on Soviet officers and soldiers in Russian-occupied cities (techniques personally "endorsed," according to Coll, by CIA Director William Casey). "

Camel bombs, what will they think of next!


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