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Taliban Claims Capture of
Military Dog in Afghanistan

NBC News, by Henry Austin and Jamieson Lesko*

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 2/6/2014 2:02:13 PM

U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan are investigating Taliban claims that they have captured a dog from a military unit. Militants released video Thursday showing a dog they claim to have captured from American forces fighting in Afghanistan. The U.S.-led International Assistance Security Force confirmed a dog had gone missing. The nationality of the dog was unclear, with U.S. military officials in Washington saying it belonged to a British unit. Britain’s Ministry of Defence said it was still investigating. Surrounded by bearded insurgents, the sheepish-looking, reddish-brown canine is pictured being held on a lead by a long haired man, wearing a harness

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*(NBC News´ Akbar Shinwari and Mushtaq Yusufzai contributed to this report.)

Will they consider a trade? There´s a guy at 1600 Pennsylvania we could offer.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: watashiyo, 2/6/2014 2:10:18 PM     (No. 9722028)

Will PETA sacrifice their own for a trade?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 2/6/2014 2:23:43 PM     (No. 9722047)

Looks like some random mutt

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harper, 2/6/2014 2:26:55 PM     (No. 9722054)

Canine before Schwein...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/6/2014 2:32:01 PM     (No. 9722063)

It´s not a good idea to mess with people´s dogs.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/6/2014 2:51:45 PM     (No. 9722089)

Do I hear wedding bells?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lilo, 2/6/2014 3:00:55 PM     (No. 9722107)

I´m sure PETA will be all over that. NOT.
But I am equally sure they will want to boycott the US military.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/6/2014 3:13:33 PM     (No. 9722116)

That poor dog. Once surrounded by loving soldiers is now subject to torture by these monsters.

How sad.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/6/2014 3:17:05 PM     (No. 9722119)

A crude stunt, but Muslims know how to play public opinion in Western societies. We love our dogs. In Afghanistan (maybe I´m wrong) dogs would only be valued when grilled on a stick.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: yo-yo, 2/6/2014 3:47:34 PM     (No. 9722154)

My main concern is, with all of the fleas jumping off that scum, that poor dog could get a disease.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/6/2014 3:58:01 PM     (No. 9722171)

First they came for the goats. I did nothing. Then they came for the dogs........


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/6/2014 4:12:05 PM     (No. 9722191)

Will they torture him until he talks ?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Breccia, 2/6/2014 4:24:51 PM     (No. 9722206)

It appears that the dog has better grooming habits than the scum bags holding him

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Reply 13 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 2/6/2014 6:38:48 PM     (No. 9722366)

Let´s see. He was being led by a long haired man wearing a harness and a camera. Was the man on a leash also?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 2/6/2014 8:52:18 PM     (No. 9722530)

lunch?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/6/2014 9:05:23 PM     (No. 9722544)

Note the assault rifle that the Talib on the right was holding, it looks like a Western made firearm. More into the video the guy in the middle picks up another such firearm from the right, that weapon appears to have been damaged in that only the barrel assembly appears present.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/6/2014 10:19:29 PM     (No. 9722605)

Doggone.
Where is PETA ? Not on a plane for sure.

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