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March 26, 2004

A Four Legged Hero

From CPT Patti, this story:

AN ARMY sniffer dog was the target of an ASSASSINATION bid by Iraqi guerillas because he found so many weapons.

Hero Blaze, an English springer spaniel, was marked down for a 'hit' after nosing out huge caches of guns, ammo and explosives.

A contract was put on Blaze's head by militia men loyal to toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. And a hitman struck as the dog was searching a roadside in Az Zubayr, south-west of the city of Basra.

The would-be killer came roaring up in a car, deliberately swerved and ran over Blaze who was wearing a fluorescent harness and could be clearly seen. The attacker then sped off.

Blaze's handler, Lance Corporal Steve Dineley, watched in horror as the dog disappeared under the car. Amazingly he escaped with only bruises and cuts.

Full story here.

Posted by annika, Mar. 26, 2004 |


Good dog! Where can I send the card and Milk Bones?

Posted by: Matt on Mar. 26, 2004

We have an English Springer Spaniel who specializes in getting dirty and chewing holes in socks - but then again we spent a lot less than $25k on training.

I know how I would feel if my dog got run over I would want to do the same for the driver.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin on Mar. 26, 2004

Is anyone surprised that a dog would outsmart a raghead? And smell much better too.

Posted by: Radical Redneck on Mar. 26, 2004

When I was in the AF, I heard of a dog in the Philippines that had a contract out on him by drug dealers.

Posted by: Ted on Mar. 27, 2004

That dog is a higher order of animal that those rotten Islamofascist pigs!

Posted by: Madfish Willie on Mar. 27, 2004

I thought it was a heart-breakin' story to read, but then it was in the Sun which is not all that accurate ... after all, the Weekly World News said it was not a dog, but was the Bat Boy.

Posted by: notGeorge on Mar. 29, 2004

"Bat Boy engaged the terrorists in a small-arms firefight."

Ironically, the Batman refuses to use firearms. (Except for, i think, a short time at the beginning of his career as noted by Frank Miller in Batman, Year One.)

Posted by: annika on Mar. 29, 2004