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‘Beautiful’ and ‘Talented’ Military Dog Recovering After Cornering al-Baghdadi

‘Beautiful’ and ‘Talented’ Military Dog Recovering After Cornering al-Baghdadi

“The dog holds one rank higher than who’s handling them because that’s how valued they are as a team member.”

While American forces raided a compound that held ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the military dogs came out as heroes. They chased al-Baghdadi “down a dark underground tunnel before he detonated a suicide vest.”

The explosion injured one dog, but the heroic animal should recover.

President Donald Trump said during his press conference on Sunday that this “beautiful dog – a talented dog – was injured and brought back.”

A soldier with Delta Force did not provide many details about the dog. Nothing will come out until those involved in the raid receive permission to talk.

This soldier told The Washington Examiner the military “dog is a war veteran and a valued member of the team.”

He described the dogs as “a special breed of courageous.”

The military hand picks these dogs to serve in these special units. The dogs have the ability to attack “the enemy and bomb-sniffing.” They often become the first to jump into a fight, “giving them special significance among the special operations forces with which they operate.”

The dogs even outrank their handlers:

“The dog holds one rank higher than who’s handling them because that’s how valued they are as a team member,” Deborah Scranton, a filmmaker who directed the documentary War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend, told the Washington Examiner.

Traditionally, the dogs hold the rank of a noncommissioned officer. They outrank their handlers as a way to prevent mistreatment, according to the U.S. Army.

“That’s out of respect,” Army Sgt. 1st Class Regina Johnson, operations superintendent at the Military Working Dog School, told Linda Crippen of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. “I see it all the time, especially in these young handlers. They make the mistake of thinking they’re actually in charge. You’ve got to tell them, ‘Hold up. That dog has trained 100 students. That dog is trying to tell you something.’ I think the tradition grew out of a few handlers recognizing the dog as their partner.”

The dog was either a German shepherd and Belgian Malinois, the two common breeds used by the military. A dog with full training can cost $283,000, but their abilities are priceless for the military because soldiers “can’t replicate what they do.”

Retired Marine and U.S. War Dogs Association President Ron Aiello said they pick these dogs because “you want a dog that can be aggressive when necessary.”

The dogs receive “their own protective gear, including waterproof vests with night-vision cameras.”

Handlers and dogs share a special bond, which often leads them a lifelong companionship. It’s not uncommon for retired dogs to live out the rest of their lives with their handlers.


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Here’s how Trump can really make the left go ape-shiitte,

Release the Woof-Cam video of the dog zero-ing in on al-Baghdadi, with a sound track of Patsy Cline singing “I Fall to Pieces.”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to pfg. | October 28, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Pfg, have you seen the news that President Trump may release parts of the video of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s capture?

    That will really drive the DEM-RINO-UNI-PARTY Leftists wild.

    fscarn in reply to pfg. | October 28, 2019 at 4:17 pm


    That’s hilarious!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to pfg. | October 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Variation: I Wanna Be Around (to Lick Up the Pieces).

      Speaking of licks – the dog released a statement this morning.

      “I had to lick my butt non-stop for hours, just to get the al-Baghdadi taste out of my mouth!”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | October 28, 2019 at 4:12 pm

After the Dog has recovered, I wish it could be “sicced” onto those Globalist trying to crash the world’s econonmies!

“Goldman Slashes GDP Forecast After Wholesale Inventories Tumble In September”

Commenter there states:
“BULLISH! Explain to me why a short term drop in inventories, waiting for the possibility if tariff/off, is a negative going into holiday season?”

Don’t know what that same Commenter means by this. Anyone know?

“Now if you want to talk about how Nancy Pelosi’s son has f***ed up what used to be something like the world’s 3rd largest economy in the “I’ve only been here 9 months” length of time in office, that is an argument, but LOW INVENTORIES? GTFO!”

Is there a Go Fund Me page for the dog?

He’s back at work already!
No slacker here!

The dog did not kneel. He did not share responsibility. He just did it and now terrorist scum will not rise another day, and planned terrorism faces a significant setback. Good boy!

This dog needs to be at the White House. Wouldn’t you love to see it attacking Jim Acosta, April Ryan and Chuck Todd?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to bw222. | October 28, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Alo, I would love to see Trump demanding clemency for the dog.

      “He’s so perfect. The Best dog. World leaders tell me about this dog. What a great dog! They can’t get enough of this dog. Look at this dog. What a dog!…”

      I like my dog. I’ve grown to like Donald Trump. But admit it. If DJT had a dog, that’s how he would talk about him.

        Operation Downfall in reply to Arminius. | October 30, 2019 at 4:36 pm

        That is DJT’s charm.
        I think the dog should be transferred (with the handler) to a new duty station: The White House.

        Operation Downfall in reply to Arminius. | October 30, 2019 at 4:36 pm

        That is DJT’s charm.
        I think the dog should be transferred (with the handler) to a new duty station: The White House.

Am I the only one who is just DE-lighted at the absolute irony of a dag — a filthy horrible creature — taking down Babaganush (or whatever the h_ll his name is).

Musloids hate dogs. I wish it had been a pig.


JusticeDelivered | October 28, 2019 at 6:02 pm

As far as I am concerned, one of these dogs lives is more precious than a million camel jockeys 🙂

Semper fidelis, puppy.

goddessoftheclassroom | October 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm

I grudgingly admit that dogs are better than cats in this instance.

    Grudgingly? I defy the definition of “dog person” in many respects. Really, if I had a hope in hell that a cat would point birds for me I’D have had a cat. I love playing air hockey with my friend’s cat.

    Really, though, in that sense raptors give me more to work with than cats, who only point at me and laugh. And then you have to let them go.

I hope the dog was black. I’m going to make that clear when I follow this up with my usual wordy, stream-of-conscience comment. But this time, hey! it’s going to be entirely on point.

Something like 8 years into my naval career I learned that the Navy had a career path for dog handler. I was like, “I can bring my dog? Where do I sign up?” Then I found out that you had to be an enlisted Sailor, not an officer. And from time to time you had to put up with the shrieking harridan Hillary Clinton.

I would have risked prison to backhand that b***h. Nobody insults my dog. Given that I was in the Navy I would have faced court martial. Which means a jury of my peers. I have actually had conversations with Marine Corps generals about the leadership lessons we learned from our dogs.

What do you imagine the odds, that my USN and USMC bros or sisters are going to send me to prison after every syllable of Hillary’s tirade about my dog is read into the record? Right. They’d be buying me drinks at the nearest bar shortly after they finished treating Hillary like a piñata.

I can get frustrated with my dog. I can call him or her names. But you can’t. And I have never raised my hand to any of my dogs except to give them a pet or some treats.

A Navy dog handler blew the whistle on the abuses at Abu Ghraib. It’s a two way street. Dogs have a way of keeping you honest. Dogs are good for the soul.

How is it that I have to word-up to this measure?

Fast, good eyes, great nose, smart and probably 1000 pound pressure bite. What’s not to like if it’s your dog? In the tradition of the Corps’ Sgt. Reckless.

    Arminius in reply to alaskabob. | October 29, 2019 at 12:48 am

    I hate to be the kill joy in all this, but dogs don’t bite with a great deal of pressure less than 300 foot/pounds per inch. Some dog breeds like Rottweilers and Pits bite harder.

    An adult human male can exert a bite force of 150 foot/pounds.

Already a movie in the works called Zero Bark Thirty. Hear bits of the story from the dog himself at the link.

Actual picture of the dog in meme form.
Caption reads:
“Special forces doggo waits patiently for the DNA to finish so it can have the bone back.”

I like my dog.

I know I’m in the middle of a dream when I reach for my wallet and it is not there. So I laugh, and say f**k you, monster. It’s only a dream.

Because I always have my wallet.

You know that guy who picks the time when the bathroom calls right when the check arrives?

And stays there until you pay it? No, I am not that lousy jerk. My dad, the sainted senior chief, would not have put up with me.

I was thinking. Which is always dangerous. Polar bears are not nearly as threatened as the nature fakers would have you believe.
Eternally grateful to my USCG dad. Who had the good sense to not make the Murmansk run in the Summer when the nearly 24 hour daylight would have given the German bombers nearly unlimited access.

On the down side now you have to put up with me. And I am going to make it at least as painful as my USMC DI made life for me.

Just kidding. I actually like bears. And coyotes. And badgers. And deer. And ducks.

It would be easier to list the things I don’t like.

Here is how old I am.

I was alive when the United States Coast Guard Cutter was a commissioned ship. That’s saying something.

I can see I’m late to the party. Tiger66, yeah, I picked up on the fact that the filthy dog killed Mr. Al-Baghdadi. I am reveling in it.

The ironic thing is, I was born in the year of the tiger per the Chinese zodiac. So, really, I should prefer cats. But I get so much satisfaction out of dogs it is almost crazy.

Or, maybe not.

I saw what you did, alaskabob.

Alaskabob, I trust you. I know you didn’t pick SGT Reckless out of nowhere.

I meant a specific Coast Guard Cutter.


Bears make good neighbors. The nice thing about bears is they keep the a##h%%les away.

If you want to see bears, anytime. We can show up to the land fill on Kodiak Island just after the municipality dumps the garbage.

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